Ken McDonald Golf Course

3.5609000000 3.6 stars from 5 (394)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6743 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 71.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The Core Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6743 yards 71.5 125
Middle 72 6316 yards 69.6 118
Forward (W) 73 5782 yards 71.4 116

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 394 Reviews
5 stars:
49
4 stars:
192
3 stars:
102
2 stars:
33
1 stars:
18

recommend this course

321 out of 392 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks brunch 19th hole specials  

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"Ken McDonald Golf Course"


Shane7494875's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff here was friendly and the pace of play was pretty good. I was a single paired with three other guys and we played in under 4 hours. Some of the fairways have some beat up spots but the greens where in relatively good shape. Would play this course again for the price!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Socman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
Previously played 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


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



bbell09's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



kvigil47's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Can't beat Kenny McD for the price. Pretty open course with fun holes. Need to see the cart girl more though!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course Condition"


raisshoot67's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good shape considering this time of year. Some fairways had punch areas, however, most pretty good. Greens were also acceptable. Beverage cart was not working, yet the bar provided ice bags. Low rates and a decent pace of play. Will play again soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



James2675521's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"good course"


julia14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing this course. Hot Deal was a good bargain! Course very playable for avg. golfers but found some fairways were not in the best shape with several barren spots!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"First time at Ken McDonald"


u2743450's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall experience was great. I was paired up with a local which was great. Range was not bad. Course was well marked which helped with yardages. We caught up to groups in front of us so pace of play was average. I am replaying this course again. You cannot beat the value.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not bad"


berg8624's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No real complaints about Kenny Mac. It's your classic muni, so this isn't the most glamorous round of golf, but the course was in decent shape. Greens rolled just fine, sand in the bunkers, and I didn't have any situations where I felt like the turf cost me any strokes. All in all, it's a decent value if you don't want to spend a bunch. Dobson Ranch and Toka Sticks probably a little better, but this was okay too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"CAUTION WHEN BOOKING AT KEN MCDONALD GC"


Chipshot183's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

CAUTION WHEN BOOKING AT KEN MCDONALD GC: I wish I could leave a 'no star' rating because my experience here yesterday was AWFUL!! Now before I go on a rant I will let everyone know the course is in good shape and the value is certainly worth the money. Let me now tell you whats not worth the money...The time we waited/wasted and the lack of customer service received. We had a 1:16pm tee time and was told they were running 5-10 minutes behind. Not a problem as that is expected. What isn't expected when playing at a course is being packed in like sardines. These guys booked tee times every 6 minutes. EVERY 6 MINUTES?!?! That's insanity at it's finest. The guys ahead of us were a 1:10pm tee time and the guys behind us were a 1:22pm, so on and so forth. It was a minimum 10 minute wait at every single hole. I think we waited 23 minutes to tee off on the 9th hole. I know of at least 6 people that paid for 18 holes and were so upset and frustrated they left after 9 holes. Two of those people were in our group. We ended up teeing off at 1:33pm and didnt reach the 10th hole until 4:49pm. Oh, and we didn't see the cart girl until the 8th hole, about 2 and a half hours into our round. She was very pleasant by the way. Lets fast forward to hole 11, where our golf cart DIED. Dead, deceased, done for the round. I called the club house on my personal cell, told them what happened and they said they would send someone out right away. Me and my friend walked 3 holes and finally on hole 14, an hour later, someone showed up with a new cart in tow. We managed to finish our round just before the sun went down. I play a lot of golf and have never had an experience as bad as this one. I will never come back to this course due to the way they treat their customers which is a shame because the course was actually fun to play and in decent shape. I'm just not into playing a round that takes 6 hours to finish or having to walk when I paid to ride. I'm in decent shape and I don't mind walking, it's just the principal that someone told me they would be "Right there" with a new cart and it took them over an hour. I would never, EVER treat my customers like that. CAUTION WHEN BOOKING AT KEN MCDONALD GC.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Slow. Good Value"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was almost an hour past T-time getting out due to lack of carts. Slow round, 5 hours. Course was in decent shape...some greens a tad worn. Course presents some challenges, and is fun to play. Would advise a weekday!


Pace of Play: Poor

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



printman77's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"typical city course"


emalicdem's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As I get there at pro shop no parking available. Very few parking space near pro shop have been filled. So I turned arround over the bridge of SRP canal to find a parking slot way back maybe 200 yards to the Pro Shop, and I walked back to the Pro shop to check-in.

It was good that they allowed me to drive the golf cart into the parking and picked up my golf bag.

The last two holes I believe were separated far away from the rest holes for back nine because the parking and the SRP canal. Fairways are good, putting greens were in good shaped. All in all the golf course is well maintained. I like to play it again some day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



maclou's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot 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


"Fun and challenging public course"


hyongatcoxdotnet's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a fun course to play. 18 holes were played in about 4 hours and 10 minutes (very good). Lay out is challenging. There were some bare spots in the fairways that need to be fixed. Greens were in decent shape. The sand traps that I found had plenty of sand in them. Very friendly beverage cart staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



kingbea's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course is in the good shape."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in real good shape. Pace of play under 4hours. Pro shop, marshal, cart girl were very friendly and helpful. Greens, fairways, bunkers and tee boxes in good shape. I always enjoy this course. We will be back. Thanks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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