Arizona Biltmore Golf Club
Arizona Biltmore Golf Club Phoenix Reviews
Sep 23, 2004
The Adobe Course was completely renovated and restored in 2004, but continues to feature a truly classic look with wide fairways and intricately shaped strategic bunkering designed to make golfers think their way about the course. The original layout was the brainchild of William Wrigley Jr. (of Wrigley gum fame). William P (Billy) Bell - designer of the Riviera and Bel-Air Country Clubs in California, was
brought in to create the Adobe Course. The parkland design is a unique feature in Arizona, and this course is considered to be one of only 3 truly classic courses left in the state.
The Adobe plays to a par 71, with water hazards in play on 3 holes. There are 36 sand traps in play near the landing zones on the fairways or greenside.
To score well here, golfers will have to think their way about the course, while planning to stay away from the plentiful fairway and greenside bunkers. Decisions to drive the bunkers or lay up will often define course strategy. These sand traps are often sod walled, and penal in nature. The mildly raised, small round greens usually slope from back to front, meaning it is a good idea to keep approaches below the hole. Each fairway is tree lined - although not too densely.
Part of the Arizona 2004 travel blog
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