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4.1
806 Reviews (806)
5 Stars
160
4 Stars
439
3 Stars
149
2 Stars
37
1 Stars
21
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
94.3%
Recommend this course
712 out of 806 reviews
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4.1
98 Reviews (98)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.9%
Recommend this course
91 out of 98 reviews
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4.2
164 Reviews (164)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
91
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.5%
Recommend this course
155 out of 164 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6743 yards
Slope 125
Rating 72.1

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1974
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Snyder (1974)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.1
806 Reviews (806)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
Brunch 13
19th Hole Specials 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 69
Water Hazards 61
Narrow Fairways 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 84
Walkers 67
Seniors 57
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 99
Near the Airport 37
Worth the Drive 23

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Reviews 119
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice Surprise!

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!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good track

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?

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course. Love playing here. Just need to cut down the greens or roll them-they are a little slow.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Straight Away

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No Ice

Arizona in July please invest in some coolers for the carts. I was given a plastic bag with ice.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Course was punched and sanded. If I had known the condition I would not have played, wait a month before you play this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 68
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

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

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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