Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort

3.0679000000 3.1 stars from 5 (427)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6626 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout

  • 100 N Dakota St, Chandler, Arizona 85225, Maricopa County
  • (800) 972-3574, (480) 963-3358
  • (480) 963-6777
  • m.sanmarcosresort.com
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Year built: 1928
Architect(s): Harry J. Collis (1928), Willie Watson (1928)
Type: Resort
Style: Traditional
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6626 yards 71.1 125
White 72 6158 yards 69.3 120
Gold 72 5832 yards 67.8 117
Red (W) 73 5431 yards 70.2 119

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 427 Reviews
5 stars:
41
4 stars:
149
3 stars:
103
2 stars:
66
1 stars:
68

recommend this course

290 out of 422 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort near local attractions   Great for locals seniors walkers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Course is in the best shape I have seen it in!"


scott8353's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played San Marcos since 2005. Every part of the course is in the best shape I've ever played. Tee boxes fairways bunkers and green near perfect. Staff was very friendly. My wife and I played in 3hrs 20mmins. We will be back. Thank You.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice local course"


u000006355792's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
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Reviewed on

Easy layout, mostly flat with well placed bunkers to protect the greens . Greens didn't hold a ball well, but rolled true .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Decent value for low amenity course."


ddevries3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout is average. The ground is hard and dry, and the greens do not hold. The ball rolls true and fast on the greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Serf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



dispatcheral's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Poor condition"


u115854029's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were in poor condition. Very boring course layout. Don't bother playing here.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Nice little resort course"


uCZMT1844CZ's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course before, and enjoyed it once again. Just enough water and bunkers to keep you on your toes, trees for shade and some nice homes to look at along the course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice surprise"


davew01now's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I didn't know that there was a golf course in downtown Chandler. The course isn't a desert layout -- so there are no "postcard" moments here. But the golf is good, and it's a very good value for this time of year (early April). As reported in other reviews, the green can be tricky, with lots of bunkers, but the fairways are wide open -- not nearly as close to houses as on may resort courses. A few marshy areas where sprinkler heads may have broken or something, and there's a canal that runs through several holes. Overall, very nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course with history"


Michaelteetime's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Though not an overly challenging course it is a pleasure to play. It was in great shape and reasonably priced. We teed off very early and it was like we had the course to ourselves.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000005878666's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bob from ct."


bfrazee's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens rolled good. Great place to play your first round after winter layoff. Women friendly. Good value. Where else are you going to see AL Capones house?


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Flat track, firm greens"


Elliot3539374's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had fun in this flat course.

Most greens raised up slightly with bunkers all around. Be prepared to play from the sand, which was in good condition. Greens are firm, so play all shots to roll out more than expected.

Fairways are simple, but needed to have the correct angle in to the green to avoid the bunkers.

The white and red tees are the same yardage on many holes, so be prepared to wait if the ladies are not long hitters.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



fatcells's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"The putting greens were in great shape and rolling very well."


golfer1953's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The overall course was in great condition the greens were in perfect condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



FASTADAM's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Shape"


sundance8191's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition. Pace of play could improve. Staff very friendly. Beer price a little too high.

Would definitely return.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



nogs's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Ordy's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

a nice course with not a lot of difficulty but does have sand traps on both sides of every green and some water but yet can be very playable.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The greens are the challenge!"


smhaines's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are small, hard, fast and as described by the amiable British starter shaped like potato chips. Difficult to keep the ball on the green on approach shots. Better to hit short and roll onto the greens. That is also difficult because the greens are heavily guarded with sand traps. The course is well maintained. I really enjoyed this course and will definitely play it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/21/2017

Hi "smhaines"

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on GolfAdvisor. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the course, and our potato chip greens :) We hope you'll come back and visit us again soon!

-Ben @ San Marcos GC


"You have to try it again"


gido's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Recently I had the opportunity to play this course again for the first time in about 4 years. My expectations were based on the last time I played the course. I was totally blown away by the staff and their accommodating attitude. Then the course which I remembered to be somewhat let go and scruffy.... was really a pleasure to play. There were some renovations done a couple of years ago, which were needed and the overall condition was fabulous.This is a very historic and "special" course in Phoenix area history and it's so nice to see it back as a real contender for the golf dollar. It's playable by all levels of player and worth your time .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/21/2017

Hi "gido"

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We truly appreciate you coming out and giving us another chance after our renovation. We hope that you'll come visit us again in the future!

-Ben @ San Marcos GC



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