5402 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, Arizona 85253, US
(480) 948-1700
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About JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Historic JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn dates back to 1936 and is set on 125 acres at the base of Camelback Mountain. This 425-room and suite property in a pueblo-style features a spa, tennis courts, heated outdoor pools, garden terraces and desert hiking trails. Camelback Golf Club features two 18-hole courses, the Padre (designed by Arthur Hills) and Ambiente (by Dana Fry and Jason Straka). In addition to these championship courses, there is also a small pitch 'n putt golf course onsite. Dining is highlighted by Lincoln Steakhouse & Bar, while Rita's Cantina & Bar is more casual with a southwest flair. Spa and poolside dining is also available. The golf club has American cuisine at Acacia. Spacious guest rooms feature outdoor living spaces and kitchenettes. Onsite car rental is available as well as 127,500 square feet of meeting space is available for large groups.

Facts

Price Range$$$, $$$$
Property Class★★★★★
Acres125
Year Opened1936
Number of Units300-500

Amenities

RestaurantsBar, Fine, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
PoolAdults Only
Short CourseYes
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Good, not great

The highlights were the course conditions and the friendly staff. The mediocre issues were the general course layout and the average scenery surrounding the course. It’s a course worth playing if you can get decent greens fees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Cart path only with covid rules

When the course is cart path only and with covid, I was single and spent all day fetching my golf cart. I walked 9,421 steps playing golf on the padre course. Without your cart, you have no idea the distance as the course is poorly marked, The greens were very sand not grass. The price was very high in my opinion. I live here year-round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Used cart

Ambiente is worth the playing of it

Nice layout and great course conditions. It's a bonus it's off the cart path already and it's in the heart of Scottsdale which is very convenient

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Very disappointing!!

I really hate writing negative reviews but this experience deserves it. From start to finish as a disaster... Pulled up to the starter 15 min before our tee time and he informs us that it’s cart path only!! It was never disclosed on the booking or when we checked in. So needless to say that was disappointing. Because it was cart path only the round took almost 6 hours to finish. There are a couple a couple other details that made the day unfortunate. Try better Camelback!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

No Call Back

My only complaint is with Golf Shop staff not keeping their word to call me back after I lost my range finder on the course. I called 4 times for them to check with outside staff each time was put on hold no one came back to phone. The last time I called reservations called the golf shop then came back saying golf shop didn't pickup. Course was great customer service SUCKS!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 53
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don’t believe the bad reviews

Beautiful course. Loved it. Excellent cart girls and staff. From arrival to leaving it was a good time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best shape.ever....

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Camelback

Underwhelmed by the course conditions and course layout. No warning on cart path only and then paired up with another couple. Golf balls filled up with mud on the course with no way to clean them.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Out and back layout

Nice course in good shape. Friendly staff. Interesting out and back layout with dry wash mainly on right side. Probably a long day if you are slicing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun challenge

We were blessed to play with Jay and Oz. Fun round. Pace of play was perfect. Greens were fast but not glass. Fairways were very green. Best to keep it in the middle

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful and challenging course.

Great day of golf from start to finish. Thanks again to members Mark and Sally for making it a really enjoyable experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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