Ken McDonald Golf Course
Located in the metropolitan Phoenix area, the affordably priced Ken McDonald Golf Course is a championship-length course that is suitable for any level of golfer. The flat terrain of the course makes for an enjoyable stroll, while the water hazards that come into play on eight holes provide plenty of challenge. The water hazards are provided by the Western Canal, which flows directly through the golf course. The par-5 11th hole is the longest on the course at 570 yards; it is very difficult to reach in two shots. In addition to the course, Ken McDonald Golf Course offers several other amenities including a restaurant, club fitting and repairs, and professional golf instruction.
|Front (W)||73||5782 yards||71.4||116|
|Back M: 71.5/125||364||570||397||513||184||364||356||195||389||3332||515||170||402||216||359||529||443||341||436||3411||6743|
|Middle M: 69.6/118||346||514||374||490||161||351||332||171||363||3102||489||145||387||183||341||507||424||324||414||3214||6316|
|Forward W: 72.3/123||325||447||355||473||142||337||312||153||348||2892||461||127||321||157||320||476||415||308||305||2890||5782|
Food & BeverageBar, Snacks, Restaurant
Pretty darn green, obviously well watered
Was in very good shape for the summer season. Some thin spots in fairways but generally nice playing conditions. It's all flat and the front is pretty straight but from nine on gets more interesting with the addition of small lakes and doglegs. Even the bunkers were decent. Watch that second shot on #15.
My normal weekend group usually plays bucket list courses we have always aspired to play or haven't played. Sunday my buddy and I played a last-minute early 9 at K-Mac to beat the heat. It was fantastic. It is a nice course layout that has some challenges but it's generally very playable, and it allows you to try shots and work on some things without being too punative. Course had been punched not too long ago but is recovering and it wasn't really a factor. Honestly the overall course conditions were very good. Maintained very well, and in the middle of Summer that is even more impressive. Just a great experience, and you get a lot for the price. New local favorite for sure!
Kenny Mac 7/30/20
Have not played here in a while but I was pleasantly surprised as the fairways were in great shape and the greens were in the best shape I've seen. I played with another single but the groups were too slow in front of us, but I understand that they are part of the Wednesday mens's group that play all the time here. Nevertheless less the course was in great shape and the sands were just right too! I will play again here again but not on Wednesday.
Greens had been punched and were in tough condition, but not much can be done about that. Has to happen. Last time I played here was 15 years ago or so and I love the modifications they’ve made. Flipped the 9’s, moved what was 1 & 2 to 17 and 18, and made some nice changes to green and tee box areas. Fairways were in good condition and teeing areas were OK. Good layout, especially when you figure in the cost. Pace was OK, could’ve been helped by a ranger maybe?
Great course. Love playing here. Just need to cut down the greens or roll them-they are a little slow.
Overall the course was in decent shape, caught it a day after rain, so everything was a bit soggy; regardless, greens were in good shape, despite the recent aeration. Fairways played well, and roughs were long.
Friday morning round of golf
I played this morning. Pace of play was very good but the course is a bit rough in a number of spots. The greens were very slow and bumpy but overall wasn’t a bad deal for the price charged.
Ken McDonald Golf Course
The course as a whole was in pretty good shape. Some places were a little over watered. The bunkers were not too bad or hard.
Because of the set groups, the pace was such that you waited at some holes, Groups were of all numbers.
Very slow play. Took us better part of 4 1/2 hours.
Greens were being Air aided. Very sandy. Would not recommend course right now. Maybe in a few weeks.
Course was punched and sanded. If I had known the condition I would not have played, wait a month before you play this course.
The greens were good, the fairways are a little patchy, but it's a great track , some tuff holes ....always challenging....but not the best shape as I expected
Overall fun track in pretty good shape!
Greens and bunkers were in EXCELLENT condition! Fairways had a few crusty areas. Was a great pace and staff, as ALWAYS were awesome. Thanks for another great round!