Palm at McCormick Ranch Golf Club

3.6455000000 3.6 stars from 5 (584)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7044 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

  • 7505 E McCormick Pkwy, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258, Maricopa County
  • (480) 948-0260
  • (480) 998-9300
  • mccormickranchgolf.com
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Year built: 1971
Architect(s): Desmond Muirhead
Type: Public
Style: Traditional
Greens: TiffDwarf Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: No

Policies

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

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7044 yards 73.7 137
White 72 6279 yards 70.0 130
White (W) 72 6279 yards 75.9 131
Brown 72 5820 yards 67.5 123
Brown (W) 72 5820 yards 72.9 126
Red (W) 72 5057 yards 68.7 114

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 584 Reviews
5 stars:
117
4 stars:
254
3 stars:
131
2 stars:
53
1 stars:
29

recommend this course

454 out of 582 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for locals playing multiple courses advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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u231862445's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course but brutal driving range"


Johnnyfastball1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a chance to play the Palm course at McCormick Ranch and enjoyed the course layout and condition but was really disappointed in the condition of the driving range. It did not have any grass to hit from which if I just wanted to simulate sand shots would be great but for a driving range it was unacceptable.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"McCormick Ranch"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
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I've played there many times over the years and can't remember greens being so full of ball marks, traps not raked, etc....Still a nice place but not worth the $$$ they require.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u9391071's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
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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


"lOVED "pALM" McCormick Ranch"


u674670240's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
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Love the "Palm" however there are some challenging holes! A must to stay on fairways to score well.

Guess therein is the challenge. Will play it often.

BTruelick


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Slow pace with no hope"


u295857915's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is just "okay" -- boring really - but okay. But as a public course it was too stacked up for our liking and the course staff just sat and watched. That's just too frustrating for me to enjoy.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Scottsdale layout"


jperrie's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A traditonal resort style course in central Scottsdale. The course is a challenging layout with lots of steep faced bunkers and water in play. Many of the bunkers were water compacted and hard. Great for fairway shots but bad for explosions around the greens whick are large, undulated , fast and in good condition. If you can get a good rate, definately worth a play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good place"


docgs's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
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Reviewed on

I haven't played here in years. The course was in good shape and the greens were really good. Difficult pin positions. Older crowd on a Monday so predicatably slower round but so what! It was Monday and I was golfing. Beautiful weather and views.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Well bunkered fairways and water make this a challenging layout"


u000003657769's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played the Palm course three times and it is my favorite course to play here. The layout presents some great risk reward holes that keep the round challenging. I think the course is also very beautiful to play especially early in the morning.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Turned out to be pretty good day"


Terry2082712's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
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Played on 2/11! Fairways and green in really good shape. Lots of water that you have to watch out for. Overall a decent value for a Saturday in Scottsdale.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very slow pace"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
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Played on a Friday afternoon. Pace of play was extremely slow. We decided to quit after 11 holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"McCormick Ranch Golf"


Snooch1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
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The golf course overall was extremely disappointing. The fairways were in winter condition, but the rough was just horrible. There was ruts and no winter brown grass. It was like hitting off of under seeded course conditions. I would not recommend for the money we spent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



Randy2085181's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



Bob4913301's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
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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



PAM124's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great place to catch a quick round"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place to catch a quick round between business meetings. Course was a little damp from overnight watering as we were first out, but course layout had a nice blend of challenge and forgiveness.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Public links"


David5751667's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
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Good value for less expensive golf in the valley. Fairways in great condition; rough still dormant.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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