CAMELBACK GOLF CLUB - Padre Course (480) 596 7050
Arizona golf course review
Camelback Golf Club is part of the nearby JW Marriott Camelback Resort, but both courses are open for public play. The Padre Course was redesigned and opened in 2012 and
the Ambiente (opened November 2013) has been upgraded into once of the most acclaimed courses in the Scottsdale area. The practice facility is as comprehensive as you will
find in the Scottsdale area. Facilities include a huge driving range, putting and chipping greens and practice bunker. A beautifully designed clubhouse with restaurant, lounge,
banquet center (for up to 300 people) and outdoor grill compliment what is now a first class operation. Service at the bag drop, pro shop, starter booth and grill are top rate.
This is a highly recommended day of golf. Come early and work on your game. The GPS on each cart will provide you with course knowledge, and there are also 100/150/200
yardage markers on the fairways. The 150-yard stake is a great target on many holes. Obviously, the folks here did their homework when re-designing this property. If you are
looking for the complete golf experience, you will not be disappointed at the Camelback Golf Club.
If you would like to spend a few hours practicing (and do not have a tee time that day), the Camelback has a reasonable rate for use of their practice facility. This includes unlimited
range balls, putting green, practice bunker and chipping greens. A few hours spent toning up your game at the beginning or middle of your trip can make a huge difference in how
you perform on the course. Call for directions and rates for public use of their practice facility.
The Padre Course features 5 sets of tees that play to distances and slopes measuring 6868 yards/131 slope, 6421 yards/124 slope, 6014 yards/118 slope for men and 122 for
women, 5324 yards/117 slope for women and 5023 yards with a slope of 114 for ladies playing from the forward sets. There are 50 soft sand bunkers situated along the fairways
or greenside and water comes into play on 9 holes.
Uniquely, walking is allowed at any time on this course, even on weekends. Golfers will encounter mildly raised green complexes with mildly undulating putting surfaces. There is
significant room for recoveries from slightly offline approaches and the tree lined fairways provide ample landing zones. This layout is challenging from the tips, but very playable
as a resort course from the alternate sets.
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