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3.5
1135 Reviews (1135)
5 Stars
322
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
48
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.1
Layout
3.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
57.5%
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841 out of 1135 reviews
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3.0
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
3
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
2.9
Value
2.5
Layout
2.7
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
31.4%
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11 out of 35 reviews
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3.4
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
10
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
2.9
Layout
3.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
48.5%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Traditional/Parkland
Par 71
Length 6669 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.0

Some consider the Estates course (formerly known as Adobe golf course) at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club to be grand and stately, a prime example of golf course design in the pre-modern era, combining rare beauty with solid trickery. It makes for a round both relaxing and challenging played on lush 50-year-old fairways, with a spacious layout, reminding on of golf as it ought to be played: the glory days when graphite went into pencils and balls were only white.

The Adobe golf course at the Arizona Golf Club measures 6,430 yards from the white tees and comes in at par-71.

Due to the mild Arizona winters, the Adobe Golf Course at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club is open year-round.

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Course Details

Year Built 1928
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William P. Bell (1928) Forrest Richardson (1989) Jack Snyder (1996) Tom Lehman (2023)

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

3.5
1135 Reviews (1135)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 54
Drinks 44
Brunch 22
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 72
Water Hazards 39
Undulating Greens 24
This course/club is great for:
Locals 60
Entertaining Clients 44
Seniors 42
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 104
At a Resort 64
Near the Airport 32

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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

First time

From the start , finding it was horrible, finding your way around was also a little toy, but it was first time, it’s a course where everyone is in each others fairway, got to keep your head up, for the price I won’t be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Needs to mature a little

Greens need a few more months of growth and tending.
Pro shop beautiful
Still building restaurant
It’s going to be beautiful when completed

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
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Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Not worth it

Really poor conditions. I’ve never left a review on a course before but I would hate for anymore people to waste their money here. I’m not stingy either. If the course is pure it’s worth it but that’s just not the case here. Maybe they opened too early. Greens are not rolling true, plenty of greens with dirt patches all over the place. I didn’t score too bad here but was severely disappointed with the overall conditions of the course for a $200 round.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

This course has potential

The first problem was finding the Club House. The road had very little signs and there was construction that made it difficult to find. The staff were friendly and they valet parked my vehicle. That a nice. The course is not well defined. It is hard to see the greens as the holes are so close. People in our group hit to the wrong green on several occasions. You also must be aware of balls coming from different fairways. The pace was very slow and I joined a group ahead of me to try and pick it up. We still waited every hole. The beverage cart did not help as it stopped in the middle of fairways to serve people instead of by tees. The course looked like it had been recently sodded and some greens were already burnt. I did not find the layout to be interesting. It was mainly flat and open. This course is fine for a beginner, but not at the price. I hav played many munis that are nicer.

Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 118
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Shoehorned into the space

I think they didnt really have enough room for the course. Probably worked well with the older balls and clubs, but it’s very tightly packed into the space. The good news is that means that if your wild, your ball will likely end up on another fairway. Since the recently planted trees havent grown in yet, you will probably have a shot from the other fairway.

Green were in mixed shape. Some were good and a few were not. In particular, the day we played, the flag on #2 was surrounded by bare areas that came within about 10 feet of the cup. There was a lot of much better green available in other locations, but they chose to cut the cup in one of the worst areas.

Pace of play was ok, but not great.No restaurant due to construction. I didn’t sample the halfway house.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Congested course

The layout is pretty tight. I felt like I should wear a hard hat. Course is very playable but not super interesting. Very fun to see all the estate houses around the course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
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First Time Playing

Not worth it.

The course is not well laid out. The holes are much too close together. You can see three or four other holes when you play. I took us 5+ hours to play and we waited on every shot. Greens were hard as rock and almost impossible to hold a shot. Our GPS didn’t work. They gave us another cart and the gps didn’t work on the new cart either. Many other course better than this one for the price.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

The greens had big spots of burn out or something else but it made that part unplayable. Wear a helmet because balls fly at you from every direction while on the green, fairway or tee box. The whole course was not good, they said renovation but for that price go play somewhere. very disappointed. Will never play here again, layout cannot change so you will always have fairways right next to each other. Lastly, resort course, they had two somes all over the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 181
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dismal

I guess with the Iowa caucus just ending we are expected to believe everything we are told.
So, this is what I will tell you and you can say it's "fake news"
I've played 'Adobe' a couple dozen times. The 'Estate' course is 'Adobe" with the exception of a couple hundred yards.
Biggest difference is it's in very rough shape, coupled with indifferent grounds crews saturating the tract.
Oh yeah... third world technology GPS that won't show you the hole layout but it will stop your cart if you pull off the path.
Arizona Biltmore has a long and respectable reputation. I am embarrassed by their misrepresentation of the 'improvements' over the 'Abode' course.
Take my review for what it's worth but you will never see me at a MAGA rally.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor experience.

Very poor condition - especially for the green fees. Terrific staff but there are MUCH better alternatives.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Tom should be embarrassed

Horrible conditions and an awful layout. Definitely not worth the listed green fees nor the discounted fees available via GolfNow/Teeoff

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 02/16/2024

I thought the same thing, Tom Lehman should be embarrased. I decided to chalk it up to not enough space, but i agree with your review.

Played On
Reviews 44
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Green grass and lots of water

Loved the course. Plush green grass. Beautiful water holes. Very friendly staff. Would definitely do it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not ready for prime time

The Estates course could be good someday just not now
Course needs to grow in and mature
Greens had problems and were very slow
Surprising to see standing water in many places

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Not that exciting

I played the estates course for the first time this week. I found it to be just OK, not very exciting.

No real elevation changes the greens were not so great, the sand was very good!

Next time I’ll play the other course. I’m excited about the construction they’re doing on the new clubhouse. That will be pretty awesome.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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