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3.7
978 Reviews (978)
5 Stars
193
4 Stars
421
3 Stars
212
2 Stars
105
1 Stars
47
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
76.8%
Recommend this course
740 out of 978 reviews
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3.7
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
73.3%
Recommend this course
33 out of 45 reviews
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3.8
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
79.5%
Recommend this course
66 out of 83 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7044 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.7

McCormick Ranch Golf Club features two lush manicured year-round courses amid the lovely views of Scottsdale. Both the Palm and Pine golf courses' championship tees lay to over 7,000 yards, and there are also the options of men's, seniors' and ladies' tee sets to allow everyone a crack at the tests offered by these golf courses.

Golf Illustrated selected the ninth hole of the Palm Course at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club to be "One of the USA's Top 18 Water Holes." It's just one of 10 water holes on the golf course, which, as you might imagine, also features lots of big palms. In all, the golf course plays to over yards from the blue tees, including four par-5 holes that measure over 500 yards.

A round of golf on the Palm Course at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club kicks off on the par-4 first hole, which plays close to 400 yards from the blue tee and requires a drive right-center to ensure a short-iron second shot.

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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Desmond Muirhead

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Reviews

3.7
978 Reviews (978)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 43
19th Hole Scenic Views 26
Patio Dining 26
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 130
Bunkers 103
Undulating Greens 63
This course/club is great for:
Locals 85
Playing Multiple Courses 65
Advanced Golfers 63
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 139
Near Local Attractions 38
Worth the Drive 28

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Played the Palm today. Greens on the front were a little bumpy but expected for this time of year in Arizona. Greens on the back were great! Teed off at 6am and done in less than 3 hours! Love the layout of the Palm!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Pretty good

Great course design

Fairways in good shape for Arizona in the summer

Greens were pretty good

The sand traps are in poor condition though

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Better than most

The greens didn’t look that great but ran smooth and fast. Fairways were mostly ok, but need to use “winter rules” as a little sparse in places. Like the layout and if get a good price, certainly worth playing. I played by myself and played two balls and got done in less than three hours.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played

No Golf Cart lady

The only main issue that really had during playing golf was that there was only one golf cart person and saw her once on 18th green when playing

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 146
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

4.085 stars

Palm was great! Ive played so many courses in the last month and Palm ranks next to the best! For summer Az greens- wonderful! Great views of the desert mountains and very nice staff!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Doesn't measure up to a top of the line resort course

The course was in far shape, but the amenities were lacking. No one offered to take my clubs from my car, or after I left them it at drop off. Loaded my cart myself.

The driving range conditions were poor, very little grass, and the grass there was, was mostly weeds.

Played the front in under 2 hrs, as a 3 some, but the back was loaded, took 2 1/2 hrs, no marshal moving groups along.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice day to play

Golf course is in good condition. There are few tee boxes that need some repairs, but no major thing. Greens are in excellent shape giving a nice steady roll. Able to play under four hours under nice early summer temperature.
Taking into consideration all the restrictions that are in place because of Covid-19 this was a good day, nice staff keeping the social distancing in place.
Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Hiles

The course was in nice shape. Was not a fan of the holes being raised and only needing to touch them. Foam in the holes 1” down much better.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 63
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Hardpan everywhere

Hardpan in rough. Bunkers like concrete. Green would hold week struck shots from the fairway. Cart girl drove past us 4 times without stopping. Not worth it. Never going back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Value

Championship caliber golf at a decent price. 7200 yards from the tips presented a challenge, plenty of water, but great value for the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor condition

They definitely did not over seed with winter grass. The rough is all dead grass and hard ground. Not worth the money for the condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/03/2020

Thank you for your feedback about the condition of the course. While it is not the type of feedback we like to hear, we appreciate it nonetheless.
Just so you know, we do overseed our tees, greens and fairways.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Almost a Dog Track

First time playing Palm course in years. It was in woeful shape. Bird crap everywhere, fairways muddy and tee boxes sparse of grass. Practice tees were dirt... no grass at all at 1:30 pm.

Would recommend the Pine course and avoid the Palm.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A public course that gets a lot of play. Greens were good, rough areas are pretty bare, and tees beat up.
Played Saturday mid morning, so crowded and fairly slow, but not horrible.
A nice layout and a decent value for the money.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Expected better for the money.

Truly expected more for the money. We will start with staff friendliness. Either they’re all burnt out or they don’t want to be there. Course conditions left a lot to be desired. Let’s start with the greens. The greens are beat up, the amount of ball marks , patchy grass and inconsistent pace are just not ok. The fairways are strewn with a massive amount of un repaired divots. The rough is more like dirt than grass and in many places it’s just simply dirt. Bunkers sand was very inconsistent it was like a rock in many places where the sand is less than an inch deep. For $100+ for the round you would think the conditions would be better. Lastly the pace of play was over 5 hours. We saw the marshal multiple times but he never spoke to anyone or did anything to keep the pace of play moving. Other than saying he would have the pro shop message them on their GPS. What a joke.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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