Ken McDonald Golf Course

3.4744588235 3.5 stars from 5 (422)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 422 Reviews
5 stars:
54
4 stars:
211
3 stars:
106
2 stars:
33
1 stars:
18

recommend this course

347 out of 420 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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"GREAT VALUE"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played a few days before closing for over seeding. The fairways were fairly hard and the greens were firm. Bunkers could use a little work but overall the course is in very good shape. A mix of water, bunkers, doglegs and some long par fours makes for a good day of golf. The rates are always reasonable here and if you can get a further discount on Golf Now you are getting great value for your money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 10/16/2017:

Hello dianab, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and found our staff friendly. Thank you for playing Ken McDonald Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!


u969872012's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 10/16/2017:

Hello, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and conditions. Thank you for playing Ken McDonald Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!


dispatcheral's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

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


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 10/13/2017:

Hello dispatcheral, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed the course layout and playing conditions. We also appreciate your rating/feedback about our pace of play. Thank you for playing Ken McDonald Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!

"Help! Pace of play is need.p"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was good but definitely need a Ranger to keep the pace of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 10/13/2017:

Hello contrerasd, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course. We are glad you enjoyed our course but we are sorry to hear about the subpar pace of play, we appreciate your feedback. Thank you for playing Ken McDonald Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon.


dennis6789's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 10/10/2017:

Hello dennis6789, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and playing conditions. We also appreciate your feedback/rating about our pace of play. Thank you for playing Ken McDonald Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!

"3 long months"


Rubeni's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Its been 3 months since I last played at Ken McDonald and I'm kicking myself for not returning sooner. The course is conveniently located to my home and I forgot how challenging it was. I had a great time and the cart "girl" I hate using that to describe the wonderful lady that served me my drinks in a timely manner, also had a great personality, and extremely friendly, I'd return just for her but the rate was affordable and the course was a little short of immaculate but all course are. I had a wonderful experience. See you soon


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 10/05/2017:

Hello Rubeni, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and found our staff friendly. Thank you for playing Ken McDonald Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!

"Hidden gem"


u000006217745's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course has had it's ups and downs over the years. But new management in 2017 has improved all greens and overall course conditions. I play over 100 times a year. This was usually last on list and more out of convenient location for me. However, its now in my regular rotation of courses. Its consistently in great shape. And the price is right!!


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


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 10/13/2017:

Hello, thank you for the five-star review and for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and affordable rates. Thank you for playing Ken McDonald Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!

"Good course"


Ron6448189's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good condition, nice people. Golf carts seem to run out of energy before I do.

I will play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 10/02/2017:

Hello Ron6448189, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and found our staff friendly. Thank you for playing Ken McDonald Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon.

"Great value"


jgomez27's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in really good shape. Greens we're rolling true. Actually landed up playing two days in a row because I enjoyed the first day. Kenny Mac doesn't let you down.


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


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 10/02/2017:

Hello jgomez27, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and we appreciate your feedback about our greens. Thank you for playing Ken McDonald Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!


KipBoetel's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 09/28/2017:

Hello KipBoetel, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our pace of play and found our staff friendly. Thank you for playing Ken McDonald Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 09/26/2017:

Hello jonathanhadden, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed the value for the money and found our staff friendly! Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again at Ken McDonald Golf Course!

"Good price, course and convienent"


u834325537's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a great deal online. I have played this course before and it is a good one. Location is great for me and my friends being off of Rural in south Tempe area. Course was real busy but pace of play was not too bad. Course has some interesting layouts. Conditions were good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 09/26/2017:

Hello, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and the value for the money! Thank you for playing Ken McDonald Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!


u409915455's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 09/21/2017:

Hello, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and pace of play. Thank you for playing Ken McDonald Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!


KipBoetel's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 09/21/2017:

Hello KipBoetel, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our pace of play and found our staff friendly. Thank you for playing Ken McDonald Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 09/18/2017:

Hello Hemperasu, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our pace of play and course layout. Thank you for playing Ken McDonald Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon.

"great practice course"


garryhill's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course was in great shape, a little over watered in some areas ... greens rolled true and surprisingly in better shape then most courses. Descent practice course, will use most clubs in your bag.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 09/12/2017:

Hello garryhill, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and conditions! Thank you for playing Ken McDonald Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon.

"Best Staff Anywhere"


steven2007275's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day on the course with the family. What really separates this course from all others is the staff. Courteous and friendly. Other courses could learn a lot from this management team. Definitely will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 09/12/2017:

Hello steven2007275, thank you for the five-star review! We are glad you enjoyed our course and found our staff friendly. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.

"Good greens, average fairways"


madermike's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For this time of year, the course was in pretty good shape. Greens were better than the rest of the course; many areas were soaked from watering. My ball became plugged in front of the greens 3 or 4 times, and once it was nearly plugged on the fairway. The traps were in pretty good shape despite the very hot weather. Fun round that took less than 3 hours to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 09/06/2017:

Hello madermike, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course. We are glad you enjoyed our pace of play and the conditions of our greens. Thank you for playing Ken McDonald Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon.


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 08/28/2017:

Hello dennyyard, thank you for the four-star review! We are glad you had a great experience at Ken McDonald Golf Course. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.

"Great fun course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, staff is so friendly and always helpful I have met so many new people there and love playing this course. They also offer group lessons for $10 , great price to help with golf game. You can also get private lessons with Pro's Ryan is awesome


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Ken McDonald Golf Course on 08/31/2017:

Hello Gizmolu, thank you for the five-star review! We are glad you had a great experience at Ken Mcdonald Golf Course; we strive to be one of the best courses in the Tempe area. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.


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