Camelback Golf Club - Ambiente Course

4.4265882353 4.4 stars from 5 (381)
  • 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: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 381 Reviews
5 stars:
185
4 stars:
142
3 stars:
30
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

331 out of 381 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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"Fun course"


u000005327477's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course. Very well maintained. Excellent course for great scenic views. Lots of native grasses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"course condition"


Brnewton's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

condition was excellent. Greens could not have been better


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Links play in Scottsdale"


jperrie's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My first play since this course was redone and I like the new layout. The Links style layout was lush and green. The greens are large and prisine with some having big undulation and slope making most approach shots challenging. The bunkers were numerous and many had steep faces. I didn't like the large grooves in the ranked sand (I was in a few) but I think it is part of the links design. A great play if you can get a good rate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Course"


Jeff3773609's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great course. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The condition of the course was perfect. Lush fairways and smooth greens. Just the right degree of difficulty for a 20 handicap.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Perfect conditions"


pastorleigh's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wow this course was in great shape. Not sure how they do it. The fairways were perfect, the greens were marvelous and even the tee boxes were a 10. Truly a great experience with little play and I was sent out an hour before my tee time. The practice area was also unbelievable. From sand to chipping to working on my irons it couldn't get any better. I played Ambiente and it was a challenge but not particularly unusual. The course layout was a but basic but that is my only criticism. Great place to play. I will return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course is in fantastic shape- layout a little boring"


u504132723's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is built around an arroyo. The first 10 holes go straight out one side of it, the last 8 holes come back the other side of it. So the layout was a little boring. Many of the holes looked the same. Par 3's were ALL 200+ yards. It was in lush, pristine condition, but I thought the layout was repetitive. I'm glad I played it. Nice clubhouse and great burger.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"This is one of the best in Scottsdale"


rocyRoc1950's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
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Reviewed on

The course is in excellent shape! The fairways are well groomed. The greens are fast!

The staff are very friendly and helpful. I will definitely play here again!


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



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
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: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
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Reviewed on

Great value. Great course and in great condition. Will do it again.


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 Fall Day at Camelback"


sb14312sb's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in the middle of a scramble tournament but made it around before dark. Very nice layout. Greens were in super condition. Tees nearly all the way back on the par 3's made it more challenging and fun. Good track.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"course in excellent shape"


jmerillat's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

overseed came in very nice this year Carts in great condition.pace of play was a little slow took about 4 hours and 40 minutes. sand traps are in great shape but deep and tough. greens are excellent


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Deserves a 5 star only if the speed of play is < 4hrs & friendlier starter"


Connie9837287's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I am an out of towner and booked a round at this course since it is so close to my hotel. Nov during week day, I would imagine its not peak season yet, I can get my round in for around 4 hrs.

We have been waiting on every single hole since hole 1. Teed off 12:30 and finished at 5:30. I called in around hole 10 and asked if the ranger can take a look since there was a full hole in front of 2 groups ahead. Jose, a very friendly guy from the pro shot said he would page the ranger. 2 holes later, still no ranger. I called again and Jose said I should come in after my round and see "what the head pro can do for me" (meaning if they can give me some sort of discounts or compensation). I explained, I didn't want anything from them other than a decent pace.

Then in 10 mins, here came the ranger. He basically said "you are ahead. you are playing behind a 4 some, so what do you expect? The 4 some is actually 9 minutes early. We play 4.5 hr round". He literally made me feel like I am just a complainer. So I kept my mouth shut. I would expect a solution from a ranger and not justification on why those guys are playing so slow on a weekday, with NO ONE in front of them. So, Mr Ranger...my round lasted 5 hrs. Not 4.5 hrs that you said. One possible solution is move us to a different hole, OR check to see if those 4somes will let us pass, OR move us to a different course since they are a 36 hole course. I don't know what option we would have picked, BUT just saying "there is nothing wrong with this" is everything wrong with this. This guy has ruined this round of golf and the perception of this golf course. Don't they give ranger a customer service 101????


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Cart Paths only"


Christine2087136's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf Now did not indicate ‘cart paths only’ This was due to reseeding and. Too much walking and trying to hit near cart path.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Steven7946418's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Warren6959540's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
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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


"Play it."


tonyturchi's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Recently reopened after overseeing. Cart path only. Greens smooth and relatively fast. Tees and fairways with new grass and a bit shaggy. Excellent overall conditions. Sub 4 hour round - not crowded and twosomes mostly. Friendly and competent staff. $69 rate. If you don’t mind Cary path only I suggest you play it ASAP.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Outdated"


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



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