Just returned from
a trip to the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix. One of
my favorite hotels in the country. Frank Lloyd
Wright design. Totally unique. Very dramatic views
of Camelback. Just a great place to stay.
Two golf courses: the Adobe course, established
in 1928 by William Bell for the Wrigley family.
Historic, but in my opinion pretty boring. 6428
yards from the tips feels like 6000 yards tops.
Wide open with back and forth fairways.
The other course, The Links, built in 1979, is
by far the more interesting track.
6300 from the tips with a 69.5 rating and a 125
slope. The slope plays higher on the back nine
for sure. Has water in play, nice conditions all
around. The last 4 finishing holes are really
terrific and fun to play, especially 16, a 183
yd par 3 from an elevated tee straight down over
desert brush to a light bulb shaped green, 17,
a 451 yd. par 4 and 18, a 521 yd. par 5. Elevated
tees, with the wind straight in your face makes
it a lot of fun with some nice challenge. Only
62 bucks with the cart after 2PM which is nice
since you can play until late in the day when
it cools down a little. Not the greatest courses
in the Phoenix area, but when combined with the
hotel stay a fine time will be had by all.
Best Hole: no comment
Why: no comment
Overall rating : Average
Overall value: Good