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Name: Elliot DeBear
From: New York, USA

Handicap: 11
Date: Jan, 2007


Arizona Biltmore - Links Course

Arizona, USA

Semi Private

US $125 including cart


Greens: Good
Fairways: Good
Tees:  Good
Sand Traps: Average
Scenery: Average
Layout: Average
Comment: nice place to vacation.

Club and Facilities

Pro Shop : Average
Pro Shop Service : Average
Practice facility :
Food and beverage: Average
F&B service: Average
Food value: Average
Bev Cart : Yes
Bev Cart Rating: Average

General Comments:

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 Value

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