Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort

3.8797529412 3.9 stars from 5 (495)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6626 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout

  • 100 N Dakota St, Chandler, Arizona 85225, Maricopa County
  • (800) 972-3574, (480) 963-3358
  • (480) 963-6777
  • m.sanmarcosresort.com
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Year built: 1928
Architect(s): Harry J. Collis (1928), Willie Watson (1928)
Type: Resort
Style: Traditional
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6626 yards 71.1 125
White 72 6158 yards 69.3 120
Gold 72 5832 yards 67.8 117
Red (W) 73 5431 yards 70.2 119

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 495 Reviews
5 stars:
60
4 stars:
187
3 stars:
112
2 stars:
66
1 stars:
70

recommend this course

355 out of 490 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort near local attractions   Great for locals seniors walkers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good shape"


lshedden's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Forward tees challenging for mid/high hcap...enough length and have to approach greens accurately or spend time at"the beach"


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Nice little course"


Marc6000873's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
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Fairways a little patchy, very nice greens, not very long, confidence builder.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great day out"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
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Reviewed on

Course was in very good shape and the greens were excellent!

Staff in Pro Shop as well as the cart girls were courteous and met all expectations.

Always enjoy the course and others in my foursome felt the same.

Can’t wait to return.


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
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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


"All grass!"


Tom5552374's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
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Reviewed on

Nice course and all grass. Very small greens surrounded with sand traps. You want to bring your A game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Good pace. Convenient."


Rob1575011's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Since serious $$$ was put into rehab here, it's been a fun course to play. It's also a short (15 min) drive as well.

Enjoyable layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Busy"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
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The course was very busy so we were a little late getting off but once on the course the pace of play was very good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



tosteeles's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u5433938's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
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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


"Good Value"


u000004110999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
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Nice traditional track. Good challenge from the back tees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Misrepresented price"


u000005433602's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not complaining about the course at all. Good track although only played the back nine. Think that would be any easy walk so no need for cart in my opinion.

Now, for the cost, was advertised as $29 per player and at the end of the day the 3 of us payed $116.00. My understanding is Arizona tax is 7.3% so it should have come to just over $93.

When we enquired, we were told that the "with breakfast" had an 8 dollar per person maximum and there was an additional tax on that that was built in. (not apparent on the booking). So we paid the extra $10 bringing our total to $103. We were informed by the Manager who didn't want to come talk with us for a while, that the additional $4.50 was tax on the $8.00 meal which I thought didn't make sense. He then said it also included gratuities. Really?

If all of this were put up front to us as a bottom line figure, we would decide to either play here or not. Although not a King's ransom, I kind of felt like I had bought a new car wth add-ons galore and the money takers all pointing at one another.

Not what we expected.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



phoenix480's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice resort course"


rathke's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course was not expecting much but turned out better than expectations. Greens in excellent shape and several challenging holes. Fairways need more grass a little bear in spots but overall a very good experience and would recommend if in the Chandler area


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Average course"


JP5756links's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was terrible as we were constantly waiting,there was a tournament just ahead of our group.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Marconi's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Had a great day on the course. Weather was beautiful, company and the pace of play were good. The course itself was in good shape and of the last five courses I've played in Phoenix these were the best greens I've putted on - med to fast and very true. Using Golf Now I got a great rate and would recommend this course to anyone. We played the tips and this made most holes challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pleasant"


lshedden's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Frost delay, off a bit late...pace a bit slow ,probably due to the delay.

Course is good shape. Enough hazard to make it interesting.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Perfect Round"


snap1535's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, fairways and greens were in great shape, staff was very helpful. Pace was really good. There is a little construction near the course, but it was easy to get around the road closure. Construction site was very clean, so no concerns with it.


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


"Pleasant day at San Marcos"


u00000258535's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Chose this course from years of playing in the valley as a good test for myself and my two sons-in-law. The greens were great and putted true. The fairways and tees are very good for January in Arizona. We had the course almost to ourselves on Sunday at 12:24. Good time had by all.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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