New Ambiente Golf Course opens in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - For the first time in years, a new golf course opened up in the Valley.

Officials at Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale officially unveiled the new course Tuesday.

Club officials say they've designed the Ambiente course with a specific focus on the environment.

During construction more than 1,000 non-native trees were removed and replaced with 1,400 native trees.

Camelback Golf Club said the native plants will use significantly less water and be easier to maintain.

Building the newly redesigned course cost around $10 million. Officials said it's the first golf course to open in the Phoenix-Scottsdale, Paradise Valley area in five years.

Designers choose the name "Ambiente" because it is Spanish for environment.

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