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4.4
704 Reviews (704)
5 Stars
383
4 Stars
230
3 Stars
55
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
20
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
90.3%
Recommend this course
620 out of 704 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
93.0%
Recommend this course
53 out of 57 reviews
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4.6
132 Reviews (132)
5 Stars
88
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
93.2%
Recommend this course
123 out of 132 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

4.4
704 Reviews (704)

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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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
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Perfect weather
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Camelback

Great conditions and greens were quick and in good condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Camel back is a must play!

All positive and no negative. The Ambiente course is a must play for Phoenix visitors.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

The greens are very slippery. When you ground your putter it just slips and makes it hard to line up those birdie putts. HELP

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not for the meek

This course will challenge your skills and punish anyone trying to cut corners.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great experience

Super friendly staff, from the bag drop off person, the clubhouse staff, the starter and finally the beverage cart girl, all very courteous and friendly.
The course was in great condition, manicured bunkers, lush fairways and quick greens. Perfect day

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Nice course. Greens were a bit hard and dry. Grass long on tee boxes. Bunker sand a bit gritty. Otherwise perfect

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome round

This course makes you use your course management skills to the hilt.

Play it right and you can make birdies and keep doubles off your card or ignore it and you could rack up triple or more.

Enjoy the challenge as much as I do every time I play Ambiente or Padre,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Slow Play

Started at 1:40, quit at 16th at 5:45 when light ran out. Play is TOO SLOW!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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