Central Arizona Scottsdale

Camelback Golf Club – Ambiente Course


Ambiente Course – Camelback Golf Club – Arizona Golf Courses
Ambiente is the new name for for the forgettable Indian Bend Course at Camelback Golf Club. Architect Jason Straka, on behalf of Hurdzan/Fry Environmental Golf Desegn, has completely transformed this tract into a championship caliber test of golf, and a complimentary pairing to Camelback’s original layout, the parkland-style Padre Course.

Ambiente, the Spanish term for “environment”, has a links-type feel as it winds its way across an area known locally as the Indian Bend Wash. You’re ensconced within a mature area of mid-town Scottsdale here so the stunning mountain backdrops, scenic water holes, colorful flowering gardens and luxurious homes are no surprise. And Ambiente is just one component of the $70 million, seven year renovation project completed at the historic JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa.

camelback-ambiente-13-photographLocal players are pleasantly “shocked” at the transformation, particularly the artful native grass vegetation that frames the playing surfaces and penalizes wayward shots.

Five sets of tee boxes are provided for your consideration, and the most forward set guarantees you’ll have no forced carries during your round.  Ambiente’s par 72 offering can be stretched to 7,221 yards; it’s up to you.

AZGA “Local Hang” – After the last putt drops, enjoy the 36,000-square-foot pueblo-styled clubhouse. It’s a great place to unwind with libation and tasty dishes, patio dining and outdoor adobe-style fireplace ambiance facing a lake and waterfall on the Padre’s finishing hole. The two courses are not located at the Camelback Inn at JW Marriott Resort, but are about three miles away. If you are lucky enough to stay at the resort, you will experience first-class amenities that are among the best in Arizona. If not, there are myriad hotels and restaurants in the area from which to choose because this golf facility, even with its rustic setting, is located near the heart of Scottsdale.

Click Padre Course at Camelback Golf Club to read about the original course, and for every golf course in Arizona, click Arizona Golf Course Reviews. It’s “All Things Arizona Golf” from the Arizona Golf Authority.