- Preserving the resort’s 1930s adobe brick
- The renovation of 453 casita-style guestrooms
- A new 20,000 square-foot, hi-tech grand ballroom
- The debut of BLT Steak, Laurent Tourondel’s modern American steakhouse
Replacing the old Indian Bend golf course, the Ambiente has stunning views of Mummy Mountain, Camelback, the McDowells and the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Hurdzan/Fry Environmental Golf Design laid out rolling fairways with significant drops throughout the course, along with five sets of tee boxes, and massive greens averaging 122,000 square feet. The new track focuses on water and wildlife habitat conservation throughout, with 100 acres of native flora and a 50% percent decrease in pesticide, fertilizer and fossil fuel use as compared to the course it replaces.
The existing, parkland-style Padre course is lovely with mature pine and eucalyptus trees and plenty of water hazards. Together, the two 18-hole courses comprise a golfer’s mecca in the Paradise Valley of Phoenix. Also at the luxury resort are 6 tennis courts, the 32,000-square-foot Spa at Camelback Inn, 2 swimming pools, and 7 restaurants and lounges.
Founder/editor of BestGolfResortsofTheWorld.com, Karen Misuraca is a travel and golf writer from the California Wine Country. She blogs golf travel and writes about Deep Culture Travel. Check out Karen's new iPhone app, California Coast North.