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3.8
667 Reviews (667)
5 Stars
100
4 Stars
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3 Stars
146
2 Stars
73
1 Stars
72
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
86.6%
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508 out of 667 reviews
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3.8
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.1%
Recommend this course
32 out of 39 reviews
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3.8
111 Reviews (111)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
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2 Stars
7
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.6%
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95 out of 111 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6626 yards
Slope 125
Rating 71.1

The golf course at the San Marcos Golf Resort boasts an impressive list of past players that includes presidents and celebrities. The golf course is nestled on a property in downtown Chandler that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Although it has a desert landscape, the course is still lush with a canal that runs through it, a lake, and plush Bermuda grass greens, the former two creating water hazards that come into play on several holes. The San Marcos Golf Resort course is challenging with each hole having at least three bunkers. The two most difficult holes on the golf course are two lengthy par 4s, the fourth and the 10th.

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Course Details

Year Built 1928
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Reviews

3.8
667 Reviews (667)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 48
Patio Dining 25
Brunch 20
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 77
Water Hazards 54
Forced Carries 27
This course/club is great for:
Locals 57
Seniors 48
Walkers 48
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 71
At a Resort 62
Near Local Attractions 28

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5.0
Previously Played

Course is in great shape

I've always liked playing here but sometimes the conditions are a bit rough. This year their overseed has come in quite well...greens are nice...price is right...pace of play is well managed. Kudos for the good job to the staff here. Will be on our regular rotation this winter.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Course That Reads its Golf Now Reviews

It never ceases to amaze me how in over-seeding season especially, people just saunter out onto course after course and find themselves disappointed by slow greens and "cartpath-only" conditions. Read a review or better yet call the pro shop. I have reviewed San Marcos not too long ago and mentioned the considerable sum of money sunk into it in recent years in a successful effort to "bring it back". I am pleased to report that the staff continue to work on improving the golf experience while keeping rates amongst the more reasonable in the Valley. This time out we noticed the bunkers had been given extra attention by the greenskeepers which is important as they guard almost every green and catch any and all errant shots. The fairways, tee-boxes and greens were all in very decent condition for this time of year. The staff, as always, were helpful and friendly.
This is an "old school" Phoenix track that will never see the front cover of Golf Digest. But if you want a nice round of golf amidst wide fairways lined with old trees with a decent variety of shots called for, this is your course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Course was good condition.

Given the time of the year the course was in good condition. Greens were bumpy but not bad. Good food in the restaurant. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Give the course a try and I’m su4e you will enjoy it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very wet conditions

There hasn't been any rain to get the course as wet as it is, so there must be a problem with the sprinkler system.
There were areas on the fairway and in the rough that I thought should be roped off so that we didn't drive through them, I'm always respectful of the course, but there were times that we were in the water before I realized it. The wet conditions made the course play even longer than usual as there was no "roll" on most shots. It was still an enjoyable day, but they have some work to do.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun course

Nice course and a good layout. Staff was very friendly. A good value for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Long Par Fours, Flat Course

I've reviewed this course before. The course is one of the oldest parkland-style courses in Arizona. The course is flat and without any elevation changes. Several holes are crisscrossed by irrigation canals that you have to navigate though none is a significant obstacle. Conditions are fair to good throughout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

great conditions

The course is in great shape, we moved through quickly. There was a twosome a couple groups in front of us that were just drink and not really playing, but they were kicked out and everyone finished the round.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Old Course

This is a relatively short and straight golf course. Typically play from the tips, and only measures just short of 6,700 yards. The course is usually in pretty good shape, although at the moment, the greens are slow due to the punching and sanding of the greens recently. I like this course; it's a confidence builder. The greens should speed up over the next few weeks.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

greens still healing from being punched

no range, waste land that could be used for range...ranger was rude...course still has potential just get a range much better parking

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cool course

Was my first time playing San Marcos and I loved it. Itwaslong and open course and the greens had a pretty good speed. I love the course and I look forward to going back soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Moderate

The pace was slow. Greens hardly have any grass on it. Else it’s an easy course

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good

Stay & Play Offers

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Valid dates: Dec 01, 2019 - Mar 01, 2020
Includes 3 rounds of golf - one each at Legacy Golf Links, 7 Lakes and Southern Pines Golf Club - and lodging for two nights in a 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Golf Front Condo located on the Pinehurst Resort Golf Courses.
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