Palm at McCormick Ranch Golf Club

3.6565000000 3.7 stars from 5 (626)
  • 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 3.7 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: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 626 Reviews
5 stars:
128
4 stars:
273
3 stars:
137
2 stars:
58
1 stars:
30

recommend this course

488 out of 624 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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Toddtpace's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
Previously played 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


I recommend this course


"Super track"


Terry9469257's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the Palm course immensely, only complaint traps need attention.....lack of sand, weeds/grass imbedded....hopefully

maintanance will address


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Another great golf day in Scottsdale"


bstinne's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have been playing McCormick Ranch for several years and have always loved playing there. The staff is always top notch and show great appreciation for their work. This time was special because Karen in the clubhouse took excellent care of my wife during a purchase of a golf outfit! Thank you Karen. We highly recommend this course if you spend time in the Phoenix area!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"March delight"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and the weather was perfect. Great value for price. Pay a little extra to avoid the afternoon heat.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"GREAT COURSE"


Alexis5732021's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf this course every year on vacation. Great variety of holes. 8 and 9 are always a challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000004642876's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Great value"


WarrenPiece's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

I'm a 14 handicap and I find the Palm course to be challenging but fair. I'm typically on or near the fairway -- nothing too erratic, but not always on the money (14 handicap is bogie golf with a bunch of pars in there) -- and this course is perfect for me. It was in very good condition when I played it and not the most beautiful course I've played, but one I would return back to any time. Pace of play was not the greatest, but it was busy day. For those looking for a very nice and welcoming course at a decent price, I'd recommend it highly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Just meh..."



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only reason this course is getting relatively high dollar greens fees is because it is in Scottsdale. The older style course type , which I love as well as any, was just ok.

Not sure what was happening on the front, but the whole front smelled like raw sewage. Yuck! Conditions on the front were not great.

Back nine was redeeming as far as quality and conditions, but the pace dropped off because a couple of jerks cut in front on the turn. No Ranger either.

Out if the 200 some courses in the valley, I would leave this one for last. Too bad, I'm sure it was wonderful in its prime.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"One off our favs!"


sjcook44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything about this course is excellent! Beautiful course and didn't wait on a single hole. Love that they have 2 courses to choose from.


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


"Who Cares"


Tbird57's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Over five hour round. Course Ranger said just take your time it's going to be slow. At the turn, the starter laughed and said welcome to Scottsdale on a Friday. Well, I've played a lot of Fridays in four hours.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u84702128's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Fine Layout but Difficult Greens"


dave5616097's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fine little course, which is well maintained and relatively easy and forgiving.

Only two complaints, really. The small complaint is about the quality of the rental clubs. Very well used Pings ought not to cost $55 or over half the green fee. The larger issue is with respect to the greens. Getting on in regulation is not too hard, but the extreme slope of the greens makes a two putt a distant dream. If you are able, avoid landing uphill of the flags. A two inch miss will earn you a 6 footer. For Xmas we'll be buying the greens keeper a level.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Will definitely play here again"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My husband and I played the Palm Course last week and were very impressed. We played our round in 3.5 hours and didn't have to wait behind any groups. The cart girl came around a handful of times and had a nice selection of alcohol. The course was in excellent condition and had a lot of water hazards, which was fun.

We had lunch on the patio before our round, and both enjoyed it. The burgers were delicious and the view was great. We look forward to playing here again before it gets too hot out!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Alternative to Desert Golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I chose this course because I was looking for a reasonably priced alternative to desert golf. The Palms course delivered on both counts. Much more of an old fashioned resort feel to the course. Conditions were generally very good. Only complaint was with some bunkers which needed additional sand. Water comes into play on several holes and this is the type of course that requires a golfer to think his way around the course. If you're looking for a break from the more penal desert courses, give this course a look. It provides an enjoyable golfing experience at very reasonable rates. I intend to play it again.


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


"Water everywhere"


sooner90's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Good facility, dining and friendly staff makes this course feel like a resort course. The course condition is good and the layout is fun. But, water hazard comes into play a lot.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good greens"


7462011's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. Greens better condition than most in the area. Open fairways. Grass not cut too short Played in about 4 hours


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


"Great day of golf"


Rick8289365's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pro shop staff, bag and cart area people, on course beverage cart women were all great. The fairways and greens are in excellent shape. The greens aren't super fast but with the very undulating greens they were very appropriate speed. One of the best tracks for the money in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000003856303's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"It's all about the greens!"


garyleroyjordan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a challenging course from the back tees. The small greens are difficult to hit and even harder to putt. Excellent value for the money.


Pace of Play: Average

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



Mark9904200's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

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



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