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4.5
833 Reviews (833)
5 Stars
457
4 Stars
272
3 Stars
61
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
21
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
90.4%
Recommend this course
735 out of 833 reviews
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4.4
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.2%
Recommend this course
37 out of 45 reviews
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4.4
127 Reviews (127)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.0%
Recommend this course
113 out of 127 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7225 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.9

Camelback Golf Club features two courses, Padre and Ambiente (formerly known as Indian Bend Course). The Ambiente Course underwent a major renovation in 2013. Making the course more eco friendly was one of the major goals of the renovation in addition to improving the layout's playability for a wider range of skill levels. The creatively shaped greens offer a variety of different putting options that present interesting risk-reward opportunities. The renovation added 100 acres of native desert and grass areas that add not only beauty but also require a third less water. Rolling terrain is the defining characteristic of the Ambiente Course, from the undulating fairways to dramatic drops in elevation. There are five sets of tees with forward tees that have easier approach angles and no forced carried, allowing even beginners to approach the golf course with confidence.

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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Snyder (1980) Jason Straka (2013)

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, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No, soft spikes only
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

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
833 Reviews (833)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 44
Patio Dining 32
19th Hole Scenic Views 19
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 117
Undulating Greens 102
Thick Rough 72
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 100
Locals 68
A Weekend Splurge 54
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 114
At a Resort 47
Near Local Attractions 42

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Reviews 41
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Camelback (Ambiente) -Wicked Nice

First time playing Camelback and the Ambiente course did not disappoint. Other than a frost delay, the course and the day was perfect. Links style course that can be very challenging if the wind picks up. Course conditions were very, very nice. I'd recommend this course to everyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Camelback-Abiente after significant rain

I played Camelback-Abiente for the first time on January 2nd, 2023. I was fortunate that the course was open as there had been a tremendous amount of rain the previous two days. There was flooding on the course but it was still playable. The greens held up incredibly well. My ratings on the course conditions reflect the weather. I am sure if it was a normal day, my rating would have been Excellent. I would play this course, again, and would recommend it to a friend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Over priced for the value

Played sand course ;5 days ago and was in much better shape and half the cost

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Vanilla. Good, but still vanilla

Let's start with the good ...

Pace of play was excellent. I played here with my son who is a hack at best and we finished in 4:10 during a cart path only round. Greens were very good and rolled true the entire round. The restaurant food was excellent and all the staff was very friendly.

The "Meh" ...

The starter began by telling us wonderful things about the architects that built a course that doesn't drain very well. Ok, it's Arizona and that's likely not important. The course is completely unremarkable and I believe overpriced for the layout. I played at Raven, Verrado, Southern Dunes and Raven this week and each course had holes/shots that were memorable. Camelback is totally forgettable.

Please understand that this does not mean it's a bad course, it's just very vanilla and the day after playing it I can't think of a single hole that made me go "wow" or recall it later. My son agreed as did the other twosome, (they played Phoenician prior), that there's nothing special here. Just regular golf with excellent greens but I don't think it justifies the price.

I'd play here again if I wasn't paying but would play other courses instead.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course

Although due to rain in the morning,some areas were flooded

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

Just did not fit my game very well. Go right off the tee going to be a long day. Large bunkers in play on every hole.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent experience

This is an expensive course, but overall experience was excellent. Conditions excellent overall; greens were good, but really sandy and seemed like they used green dye to make them appear more green (golf ball would pick up green sand/grass)

If you are looking for a great resort golf experience you won’t be disappointed

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

Good Course

Enjoyed the course but wasn't wet enough to
warrant cart path only.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Make sure to check your reservation confirmation price or they will charge you more than what you originally booked it for.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great track!

BEAUTIFUL CLUB! Very well maintained courses! Staff were great! There was a mix up with my shuttle transportation from the JW Marriott Camelback Inn to the golf club and the general manager of the resort and the gentleman working in the golf clubs pro shop made sure I was well compensated for my inconvenience. True class act!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Epic golf course

This course is always in top notch shape.
The pace of play was super fast, like the greens!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love this course

The Ambiente course is a fun course with a great layout. One of the best course in Scottsdale.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Golf Packages
FROM $237 (USD)
PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE | Enjoy 3 nights’ accommodations at The JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa and 2 rounds of golf at Camelback Golf Club – Ambiente & Padre courses.
FROM $227 (USD)
PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at the Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale Old Town and 4 rounds of golf at the Phoenician Golf Club, Longbow Golf Club, Papago Golf Club, and Eagle Mountain Golf Club.
FROM $207 (USD)
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FROM $247 (USD)
PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa and 6 rounds of golf at Troon North Golf Club, Whirlwind Golf Club, and Westin Kierland.
FROM $247 (USD)
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