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Conditions
3.5
Value
3.3
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.9
73.3%
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3.0
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2.9
Value
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Layout
3.9
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
3.8
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3.4
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
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Layout
3.9
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.7
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3.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6300 yards
Slope 124
Rating 69.7

The Links at Arizona Biltmore Golf Club is the "younger" of two golf courses on the Biltmore property, and offers intelligence and innovation, with little room for impatience, on a much-feted design that fast gained reverence from both local and visiting golfers. The golf course features fairways that wind amidst lush pine trees and some of Phoenix's showier houses, greens so bunkered that precision is the minimum to shoot for, and contoured greens that roll as they come. Put the ball where it belongs, and it'll show up on the scorecard; put the ball where it doesn't, and that will show up, too.

After your round on the Links at Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, head in for one of several dining options, from Southwestern to French to Asian to fusion dishes, as well as snacks and high tea post-tee.

Looking to do more than get on the Links at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club and have a nibble and a cup? Look into one of several packages available, including stay-and-play deals.

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Course Details

Year Built 1979
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Johnston (1979) Forrest Richardson Jack Snyder (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
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 VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes, members only
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Food & Beverage

Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Reviews

3.6
483 Reviews (483)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 54
Drinks 50
Brunch 28
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 54
Bunkers 52
Water Hazards 45
This course/club is great for:
Locals 54
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 33
Advanced Golfers 29
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 79
At a Resort 48
Near the Airport 37

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Reviews 52
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Links Course 12/30/2020

Always enjoy the Links course. Conditions are below the normal standards. The overseeding this year is not as solid as previous years. Many, many areas where the overseed is thin or non-existent. Greens are in pretty good shape, but still a bit bumpy.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Biltmore Luxury

Great fairways and greens. T-Boxes need attention. Beer Babes friendly. Nice Pro-Shop. Good value for the $$$.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Biltmore Dec 2020

Fun course and great vistas. The homes are always a plus. Biltmore never disappoints. But it was a bit too wet at 0915 tee time. A little crowded the tee off but well managed thereafter. We tend to be spoiled in Phoenix by the course options and this at $130 is not worth it.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Over Booked

The course was completely overbooked. Our tee time was supposed to be at 1pm, and we didn’t tee off until 1:45pm. I booked our tee time 3 weeks in advance. The course was so overbooked that they were directing people to park on the grass near the practice area. We didn’t get to finish 18 holes before sunset because the pace of play was so slow. Didn’t see a single Marshall on the course to tell groups to speed it up. Only saw the cart girl once during our round. At the 15th hole it was starting to near dark so we headed towards the clubhouse and our cart kept shutting off saying we were in a restricted area even though we were on the cart path. The only good thing about the course was that it was in good condition. But all in all this course was a complete disappointment. Do yourself a favor and book your tee time elsewhere.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 2
2.0
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No Ranger

The course was slammed and extremely slow with people that were novices or totally inexperienced. The course stacked up, called the pro shop for a ranger to assist and NO ONE CAME. Horrible experience that I won’t repeat again.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

These greens continue to be an embarrassment to the game of golf. Time and time again, I give it another chance and it never fails, the greens are ridiculously slow. Putts downhill should not stop on the slope. Why on earth do you keep
Them so slow?

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

A last resort

This was the o Ly course that had an opening for a threesome at the specific time we needed. I now know why.

Like all the other reviews... thin grass, greens like molasses, etc.

My real complaint is that they should have indicated the course conditions in advance. There is no way I would have paid $100 to play a course like this!!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stan

Ok so it was just coming out of overseed but they should not have been playing it. Grass very thin, mud on the ball on every shot, greens were terrible, muddy, and the sand pails were grown over so you could not help take care of the coarse even if you wanted to. Not even close to worth the money and I play here all the time. Might be ready in another month.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Not Nearly Worth The Money

Played here late October 2020 which is normally the perfect time for courses in Arizona. Most courses have over-seeded and had time to let the course recover from the harsh summer. Not Biltmore! Charged $115 for the round (TPC Scottsdale $20 more for a similar tee time) and there were completely bare tee boxes on the front 9 with very rough and patchy greens throughout the round.

Seems as though they are showing further disregard for the course by packing it with players, pace of around 5 hours for reference.

Had i known the condition of the course I would’ve opted for Camelback or Phoenician. This is a very, very bad look for a club that has been held in a high regard by locals.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not Quite as Expected

I'm sure the course USED to be lovely but it is no longer the course in the photos. Combine that with waiting several minutes on each and every hole, and you'll understand my less than positive review...

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

nice views

This course is over rated. I’ve played nicer courses for half the price ! I’ll never be back any time of year !!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good not great

This was our first time playing the Links course at the Arizona Biltmore.

The location is good. The holes are mixed, some good and others not. The corse shape is only ok. The greens are decent but the fairways are mixed.

I play d all the way back. A reasonable challenge. My wife played almost all the way up. Good challenge for her as well.

There are a few holes with good views and others with apartment / condo views only.

We enjoyed the bar and lunch.

I doubt I will play the course Rae again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Biltmore’s Best

Cart staff provided no assistance to load clubs, direction for first tee, starter or end of round. Course in good shape. I found greens to be small and narrow compared to other local courses. Overall a fair layout, but played other courses I found to be better and a better value.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great location, OK layout, horrible service, $10 for balls at the worst range ever

This course is in a great location - very centrally located. The layout is pretty good- they are severely space limited so you can't complain too much. There's not a lot of "shot value" here- the bunkering is very typical, and you just hit driver on the majority of holes.
The service is beyond horrible. When you arrive, there's no one to take your clubs- you have to carry then about 100 yards to the cart staging area. Once there, you see about 10 young guys in uniform talking, laughing, and waiting for people to return carts so they can spend 30 seconds cleaning the clubs for (hopefully) a large tip. They do not help with anything ... I heard another visitor complaining "aren't you guys going to help me at all?". Sad.
The small buckets of range balls are $10, and they have mats, though there is some grass that they may have open from time to time. Given the cost of the golf, balls should really be free, IMHO.
They had ZERO water on the course, and don't give you any water bottles at any time. There are drink carts, but the pricing is high- bottles of powerade are $4.
Our round was 5.5 hours, as there are no rangers trying to keep things moving. I think every employee was in the golf shop or hawking tips in the staging area...
Overall it's a pretty decent golf course, but just realize the customer service is beyond horrible, and you're going to have to fend for yourself. It's a bit surprising to see this, as the Biltmore was at one point the premier resort name in Arizona.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 10/09/2020

Hi there. So sorry to hear about your experience. Due to COVID we do not provide a bag drop attendant at this time. Also due to course policy and COVID we aren’t allowed to touch bags unless requested by the individual. Also as far as coolers of water on the course go we aren’t allowed to have those on the course as well due to COVID and the close proximity to walking paths and other people in the community. Once carts finish our outside staff has to ask if people want there club’s cleaned and taken care of. Usually we only have 2-3 guys in the staging area so I’m not sure where you got the 10 person number. Maybe some of our members talking with the guys? Sorry about the range as well but Monday to Thursday we are on the grass tee and Friday to Sunday we are on mats to try and conserve the grass. Hope this cleared some things up. Any other questions or comments please feel free to contact me. Thank you

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 175
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Back 9 Worth the Wait

I have reviewed this course before. You will find the front 9 holes fairly straight forward, although there is a blind -approach par 3 that you do not see every day. But the front 9 is all prelude to the back 9 that moves into foothill terrain and some fairly interesting holes. The fairways undulate and there are multiple elevated tees and/or greens you will navigate. A fun par 3 with a 100+ yard drop from an elevated tee caps off the adventure. The fairways were a bit stressed from the heat though very playable. The greens were all running slow on this outing.. I am guessing that they were being grown out from being punched and sanded a few weeks bak.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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