Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort

3.9195352941 3.9 stars from 5 (543)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6626 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout

  • 100 N Dakota St, Chandler, Arizona 85225, Maricopa County
  • (480) 963-3358
  • (480) 963-6777
  • www.sanmarcosresort.com
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Year built: 1928
Architect(s): Harry J. Collis (1928), Willie Watson (1928), Forrest Richardson
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: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 543 Reviews
5 stars:
72
4 stars:
216
3 stars:
118
2 stars:
66
1 stars:
71

recommend this course

401 out of 538 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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"Back to the San Marcos after a WHILE !"


Marky3PuttzV's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
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Had been at least a dozen to 15 years since I'd been to San Marcos -what a tool! Have been here W/a Golf Budd twice in a week 'cause everything is so enjoyable.

Matt up front seems to definately have a handle on gettin' Folks started here. Man an actual practice range would go far Folks, Chip N Putt a bit then GO.

Conditions are real good and even the sand in the bunkering plays well, although only looks crusty. Greens are almost ALL the way back as My Budd had a few putts that seemed to bounce a bit a couple of times, I rolled 'em fine. Fairways are solid for the most part, where are they perfect this time of year in PHX Folks ?

Will be back here PLENTY as those mature trees provide plenty of welcome shade people. Can't wait to get My high school playing Nephew here soon & maybe His Dad too-THANKS.


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


"Looked great !"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
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Best I’ve ever seen this course look, and it is summer golfing season


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



uMLNZ5313ML's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
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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



golfer1953's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
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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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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The only problem I had was they over sold the course. They sent people off the front and off the back so when I got there the 1st tee box was backed up 45 min


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


"Caddie attitudes"


u2010518's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
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I golf at San Marcos fairly often. The last two times I’ve gone the caddies asked if they could clean my clubs. I replied one time with, “no thank you, I clean my clubs as I golf”. His reply was “don’t worry I can pay rent another month”. This most recent time the caddy asked if he could clean my clubs. I replied with “I’m sorry I don’t have cash for you” and his was “ never mind then!” In a very sarcastic tone. I really don’t appreciate being spoken to that way by anyone. I’m sure I’m not the only one these instance should have happened. I bet no other golfers like the disrespectful tone either


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



kotsonas's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
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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



phoenixwades4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



MMMora1980's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Cart girl"


u730634950's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
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Playing golf in Phoenix during the summertime is great however if your car girl doesn’t come around for four hours when temperatures are averaging over 100° that’s a problem and a health concern. From the first hole to the 18th hole we never saw the beverage girl one time. All four players would love to have a Gatorade a beer or something! By the time we arrived at the 18th hole she was just sitting there on her cell phone socializing. This speaks volumes of the management of this golf course. This may not seem like a big concern to you, but when I left the golf course I had heatstroke, was dehydrated, and getting lightheaded.

I won’t be back to this golf course if it’s above 85°. Which in the desert means basically never.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"okay conditions still no driving range no parking"


garryhill's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
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well there went the hopes of this course finally getting a driving range. they built new condos and apartments on the course. conditions were okay they punched along side of the fairways and left large chucks of ground all over the edges of the fairways and rough. greens were hard and inconsistent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The good bad ugly"


CairoDave's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
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Great course with open layout and just enough trees to make it interesting. Golfing here for over 25 years and I still enjoy playing. I also still dislike the number nine hole with the canal right in my way!

The course was a little dry but the greens were consistent and the fairway rough was not so rough.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
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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


"Nice Improvements"


Ed3616512's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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Friend and I had not played here for a few years. The improvements that were made are noticeable and welcome. One of the oldest courses around has a park like setting with huge tree lined fairways,which were in pretty good shape considering we are between seasons. San Marcos is also famous for its "postage stamp" greens, which were also in playable condition. I was greeted by a welcoming staff member, as well as two friendly and helpful gentlemen in the Pro shop. The Starter and beverage lady were also great. No issues with pace of play, finished in 3 1/2 hours. Still, a Ranger was on the course if any issues arose. That was a nice surprise because most courses now only have Rangers on weekends, if at all. We had a great day of golf and will be adding San Marcos to our rotation. Get out and play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course was in good shape"


u834325537's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
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Good grass tee box to green. Greens seemed a little fast, but we played in the afternoon so things may have dried up a bit. Had a good round. No driving range. Some kids were fishing on one of the par 3 holes. Had to yell at them to get out of the way. There was an A-hole single behind us who kept hitting up on us. None of these are necessarily the course's fault, but maybe have a ranger or someone out on the course to alleviate these things.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


". Relaxing"


alina's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
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Reviewed on

Fairly receptive off the tee and nothing for rough.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
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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

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



jwalks2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value in a relaxed atmosphere"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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This course was fun. The course was well suited for my wife and daughter who only play occasionally. The other golfers were polite and friendly. I appreciate courses that are accepting of the below average golfer who wants to have fun while improving. We played our round in 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000003699264's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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