Arizona Biltmore Golf Club Adobe Course has long been one of the most enjoyable tee times in Phoenix. The more interesting and challenging of the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club s two eighteens (its sister layout is Arizona Biltmore Golf Club Links Course), it s a fun, scenic and highly playable course that even beginners can handle. Even better, whereas so many of the most enjoyable golf courses in the sprawling Valley of the Sun are quite remote, the club boasts a convenient location just minutes from downtown Phoenix. History and atmosphere carry the day at Arizona Biltmore Golf Club Adobe Course. This William P. Bell design from 1929 is one of the oldest courses in Arizona. Though the golf club and the fabulous, architecturally resplendent Arizona Biltmore hotel are now separate entities, back in the resort s heyday under chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, the club was the chief amenity of the resort and a favorite of Hollywood royalty, presidents, and other notable figures when they came to Phoenix. You still get a sense of that aura when you play here. With its location looking out on the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, Arizona Biltmore Golf Club Adobe Course is a scenic treat. Piestewa Peak is constantly in view, and from time to time the Phoenix skyline can be seen in the distance. Bell s design, which has been updated a few times over the years, is a traditional parkland-style course. With its wide fairways loosely lined by palm and pine trees, Arizona Biltmore Golf Club Adobe Course is a fairly short, par-71 test (6,586 yards from the tips) that is manageable and fun for novices and skilled, experienced golfers. The gently rolling terrain and highly walkable nature of the course add still more fun to the experience. Arizona Biltmore Golf Club Adobe Course s primary challenges come on approach shots to the greens. A few water hazards and artful bunkering wait to ensnare your golf ball. The meticulously maintained putting surfaces are small, slightly elevated, and well-defended by bunkers. The Adobe Course and the Links Course share Arizona Golf Club s practice facilities and a clubhouse. You ll find a driving range as well as putting and chipping greens and practice bunkers. The clubhouse is home to an elegant pro shop and The Adobe Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and evening cocktails. While the patio dining is lovely, the interior of the restaurant is full of classic photographs that are like a who s who of the presidents, celebrities, and other notables who played the club and resort. For a rousing golf experience on a historic and fun playing field, make your tee time to play Arizona Biltmore Golf Club Adobe Course.