Camelback Golf Club - Ambiente Course

4.4204588235 4.4 stars from 5 (364)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7225 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: Non-metal spikes are preferred.
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts and Bermuda length shorts for men and appropriate attire for women. No denim is allowed for men or women.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7225 yards 73.9 138
Verde (W) 72 6630 yards 75.8 135
Verde 72 6630 yards 71.8 132
Camel (W) 72 6123 yards 72.4 127
Camel 72 6123 yards 69.0 124
Teal (W) 72 5538 yards 69.1 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 364 Reviews
5 stars:
174
4 stars:
139
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

317 out of 364 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens thick rough   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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duncane4473's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even though in its hay-day it must have been magnificent however the years have taken a toll on this property. Did not enjoy the course lay out or the amenities. The rates are way over inflated.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"This course has a great layout and is very scenic."


tanitae's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has a fabulous layout and amenities. They were getting ready to overseed so fairways were a bit dry but after winter grass is planted I am sure it will be amazing. Green fees were very reasonable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worth the price"


mtseabolt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout. Fairways and greens were dried out, pre-overseeding. Will be really nice in a month or so


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good course - Tight"


stevecoxgolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

good course, very tight & you have to be pretty straight to keep on fairways


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"WOW.....What a fantastic design"


drumshtik101's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Ambiente is definitely in my top 5. The bunkering and green undulations are beautiful and the course from tee to green was in outstanding condition. For perspective on this, I just played both We Ko Pa tracks at the beginning of the week and Ambiente left the same lasting impression.

The sight lines on this course from tee to fairway to green are fantastic and call for some very quality shotmaking. The native grasses that line the fairways and wash areas give it a great links vibe. The massive bunkers are gorgeous...love them....The overall design reminds me a lot of the Faldo Course at Wildfire in North Scottsdale, which is another top 5 of mine.

The Camelback property is very nice and the other course on site "Padre" is a decent intermediate track......but if your a serious player then book Ambiente. You won't be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



tmhemenway's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great old course - the entire layout is fantastic

Greens ran true


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wonderful Experience"


u000006521066's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My oldest bro drove from Estes Park to visit, so I booked a tee time online with golfnow.comand the experience was wonderful! Challenging immaculate greens the size of a cul de sac and fairways groomed better than most greens elsewhere! Elevated approach to greens - all greens- make approach shots especially challenging! Had fun and shot score id ntical to when I played Pebble Beach!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great summer deal."


u7355717's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in really good condition for Arizona dead of summer. Friendly staff and a good value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



JChikahisa's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice layout and great Hot deal"


HV092302's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course and layout. The staff was great and they had a lot of rain storm the night before and shut down the other course because of it. Got off early, never held up. Good pace of play. I liked the design of the course but you end up looking for lost balls much of the day because of the long native grasses. Don't like courses like that really. Takes forever if you aren't a straight shooter. I am, so not such a problem for me. Not sure if it was because of the rains but not much sand in the bunkers. Greens rolled nice and not too humpty dumpty with the mounding. All in all, good experience but I can't see $189 as their seasonal rate. Great if they can get it but right now it is a great rate to play this course. So get out and play it now and you won't be disappointed. I play a lot of the high end places in Phoenix during the summer. The only time I can afford them, so get out early and play and you will enjoy it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of my favorited"


mmidkiff2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love the Ambiente course for its risk vs reward layout and the challenges of the greens. It requires you to use all the clubs in the bag. The links style layout is unique to most AZ courses. The staff is great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



martyk's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course for all golf abilities"


jakepars18's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
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Reviewed on

Great golf course that will challenge all abilities from scratch golfer to higher handicapp players. Greens are big but challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u472906362's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course As Always"


Dwhite083's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Camelback Golf Club in my opinion has the best facilities in the city. They boast two beautiful courses. Padre is your more traditional course and Ambiente is the link style course. Ambiente forces you to hit shots in certain areas in order for you to play the hole in regulation. I absolutely love this course and will continue to come back here every summer. It is pricey in the winter time, but i am more than happy to endure a hot day to play a course of this caliber. Their staff is always friendly and top notch. Course is in great shape. There were a few greens with some bare spots; but the shape the course is in, is miles ahead of everyone else in the city. Cant recommend playing here enough.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the best public access layouts in the Valley"


kappaman1990's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing the course since the renovation. I was pleasantly surprised. The layout rivals anything in the valley open to public play. The summertime rate is great. I know the winter rate will jump up but it will still be worth playing. If you are planing a golf trip to AZ you have to put this course on your list.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course, fast play"


Strati's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well worth the wait...difficult by not overly difficult. Lots of shot options. Would play again in a heartbeat.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



mikevito's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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