Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort

3.0365000000 3.0 stars from 5 (411)
  • 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

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 3.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 411 Reviews
5 stars:
38
4 stars:
140
3 stars:
100
2 stars:
65
1 stars:
68

recommend this course

275 out of 406 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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"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


"Good value"


gramof7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With the price of golf going up and up especially in March, this was a great value. Ranger kept up on play time and the surroundings homes were quite amazing. Greens were fast and nice. Will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/21/2017

Hi "gramof7"

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. We look forward to seeing you out here again in the future.

-Ben @ San Marcos GC


"Mature but tricky"


davidbeck1234's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is mature with many well aged trees down the fairways. Those fairways are in good shape. Greens are well protected with bunkers on both sides. Going long will always make it tough to get up and down. Fairways are close and often run parallel to each other, but still a lovely course to play with some doglegs. Greens were quick and didn't allow much bite or check for the iron shots no matter how close.

Very enjoyable course to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/21/2017

Hello "davidbeck1234"

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. Glad you enjoyed the course and we look forward to seeing you back out here again in the future.

-Ben @ San Marcos GC



u454816048's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great course"


u000005671871's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

good shape, very friendly staff, overall nice round


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



jrada59's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/21/2017

Hi "jrada59"

Thanks for the 5-star review. Hope that you come back and see us again in the near future!

-Ben @ San Marcos GC


"It's in great shape!"


Pauli22's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course is in the best shape that I've seen it in for a number of years! Pace of play was a problem on the front 9, but picked up on the back. The sand traps have been "revitalized" and the rough made keeping the ball in the fairway the best option. All in all, it was a very enjoyable afternoon!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/02/2017

Hi "Pauli22"

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on GolfAdvisor. We're so glad that you enjoyed the afternoon and we hope that you come visit us again soon!

-Ben @ San Marcos GC


"Average Course"


wtavon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has no features to make it interesting, pretty much up one side and down the other, with the major hazard being a ditch, which ran across the property. Other than that, bunkers and slow greens were the only issues. Some holes were close to residences, which reduced the comfort level of a full drive


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/02/2017

Hi "wtavon"

We appreciate you taking the time to share your most recent round with us. We hope to see you back out here in the future!

-Ben @ San Marcos GC


"Fun Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

San Marcos is a fun challenging layout. The canal that crosses 6 holes, really makes shot selection a must. Wether to lay up or go for it. Seeing Al Capone's house at the end of One of the par3's was pretty cool. Greens were a little slow because of a couple days of unusual rain, but putted true and were not beat up. Some extra Casual water From the rain made it cart path only for the first 5 holes, but after the sun came out the ranger informed us we could do the 90 degree rule.

The ranger was very informative about playing time and course conditions. Overall a great golf experience!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/23/2017

Hi "mtbassman"

Thank you taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. We're glad you enjoyed the round and we hope that you will come visit us again in the near future!

-Ben @ San Marcos GC



Gilbert12's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was in very good condition and greens were in excellent shape.

In general it was a very enjoyable round however speed of play was frustrating, course Marshall did appear and finally address however this did not occur until the 12th hole. More timely attention required.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/23/2017

Hi "Gilbert12"

Thank you for letting us know how your round with us went. We apologize that the course marshal wasn't quicker in addressing the pace of play issue effecting your group, we promise to do better next time. Thanks again for the review and we hope to see you back out here in the near future.

-Ben @ San Marcos GC


"Solid course"


dougmccarihan's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were quite good. Never had to touch the ball in the fairway. Greens moderate speed. Could be a bit quicker since there is not a lot of pitch to the grrens. I enjoyed the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/23/2017

Hi "dougmccarihan"

Glad to hear you enjoyed the course! Thank you for sharing and we hope to see you again soon.

-Ben @ San Marcos GC


"Challenge for average golfer"


uLPPJ4901LP's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We usually play once a year as snowbirds. Good course for money. Slow play on day we played.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



martyk's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great value"


trumpet13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sand traps are now the best I've seen....terrific improvement!! Great value, great staff, challenging for the 12 capper


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/24/2017

Hi "trumpet13"

Thanks for the review! Glad your are enjoying the new bunker sand, hopefully you didn't have to hit out of too many of them. We hope to see you again soon.

-Ben @ San Marcos GC


"Under-rated"


Gridlok's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Excellent day at San Marcos. Course conditions were nice. Greens were great, not too fast, but not too slow. As reviewers have posted, greens are small and all have the same narrow entry point protected by bunkers. If you can't get out of sand, then you need to approach carefully.

Some reviewers complained about course marshall and/or starters. We had a great experience. Course was busy, and we almost never waited on a hole more than a minute or two, thanks to the starter. As for the marshall, he was professional and courteous. There was a point where we were plaing a bit slow from jet lag. He simply made his presence known, didn't need to talk with us, and we sped it up. Great day, great course.

Range does use limited flight balls, which can be a disappointment. Did not use the restaurant/bar.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/19/2017

Hi "Gridlok"

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. We appreciate you coming out and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Hope that you come back out and visit us again in the future!

-Ben @ San Marcos GC


"First Time San Marcos"


rezabfw's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was surprised by the first hole - did not realize the canal ran completely across the course. After that, the course was in good condition. Greens hard so learned to run them up from fairway but rolled nice.

Beer a little expensive - would suggest a six-back price (less than individual per). Would play the course again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/17/2017

Hello "rezabfw"

Thank you for the review on GolfAdvisor. Hope you come back and visit us again soon!

-Ben @ San Marcos GC



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