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4.4
755 Reviews (755)
5 Stars
330
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
25
1 Stars
34
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
92.2%
Recommend this course
662 out of 755 reviews
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4.5
76 Reviews (76)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
93.4%
Recommend this course
71 out of 76 reviews
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4.5
172 Reviews (172)
5 Stars
104
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.4%
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159 out of 172 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6868 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.2

Arthur Hills designed the Padre Course at Camelback Golf Club to deliver a fun round that's tough to forget. Trees tower, landforms show subtly, and bunkers improve your golf skills. The par-72 golf course measures 6,903 yards, and has gained its renown by offering a design that requires strategy.

A round of golf on the Padre Course at the Camelback Golf Club kicks off on the par-4 first hole, which measures 446 yards from the black tees. Things get long on the fifth hole, a par 5 that comes in at 553 yards from the black tees, one of four 500-plus-yard holes. The 18th hole is one of these: It's 547 yards from the black tee to the post-round celebration.

After your round on the Padre Course at Camelback Golf Club, head to the Golf Grill, serving U.S. cuisine and a fancy Sunday brunch in the style of Southwestern country clubs. There's also a luxury lounge where you can spend winters on the patio by the fireplace.

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Course Details

Year Built 1966
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TiffEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arthur Hills (1999) Jack Snyder (1980) Chris Wilczynski (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Non-metal spikes are preferred.
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking 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.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.4
755 Reviews (755)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
Patio Dining 22
19th Hole Scenic Views 21
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 58
Water Hazards 52
Undulating Greens 33
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 36
Locals 34
Playing Multiple Courses 29
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 67
At a Resort 27
Worth the Drive 18

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Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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From Canada

Course was in great condition for summer time in the desert, greens were great, fairways great and green, tee boxes the same! Only issue pace of play was terrible, I mean round only took 4 hrs 30 min but waited on every hole, the guy I played with bounced after 11 cause if it, but couldn’t beat the course will play again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great public golf course

I have played this course multiple times and always enjoyed it! The staff is really friendly and helpful. The range and other facilities are great. The holes are challenging but fun. I enjoy playing the 9th and 18 holes, both of which, are par 5's and end right next to water The rangers are very friendly and helpful also.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent course and staff

Excellant course in great condition! Staff is very friendly and able to help out with anything needed. One thing I disliked was the replay rate was almost the same price as the full round we paid for. Other than that no complaints and is GREAT condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Layout

Course was recently aerated but greens had filled in nicely and were puttable. Fairways were well maintained for a few summer dry spots as expected in AZ. Course is well watered so morning time will be wet, Overall group had great time on course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Good course

The course was in good shape.! Greens were smooth and true. Padre doesn’t get enough credit being the little brother of Ambiente. But it’s a great and fun course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Padre Course-

Fun layout with views of Camelback from many holes. Greens rolling fast and fairways in good shape for late June. Staff always friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Used cart

no food in restaurant Tues/Wed

Was planning on breakfast before the round but found it closed. Would have planned other option to eat had we known

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Camelback—Padre

Very fun and well conditioned course with friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 184
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Padre

Padre is a parkland style course with just enough blind targets and approaches to keep you guessing. As a result, a few rounds around this course are usually necessary to get the trick zones. The course is generally in very good condition. On this round, I did notice a few patches that were under 'repair'. On this round, the greens were fast and harboring difficult pin placements.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible Conditions!

The course was in terrible condition. The fairways were bare and the greens were all scuffed up. Course was basically unplayable. The staff was terrible - the ranger is an a-hole. And you have to deal with the "members" (why would anyone pay to belong to this crappy course?) who act like the own the place. There are so many better places to play in Scottsdale area - no one should bother to play this course, which is basically a crappy muni track

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good choice

I’ve never been to AZ in the summer so I can’t really compare but I thought the course was in very good condition considering the heat. My only complaint and it’s definitely not just here but most places, I think the pro shop/starter could do a lot better to pair up singles and doubles to aid the pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Good condition? You have to be kidding!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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