Palm at McCormick Ranch Golf Club
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.
|White (W)||72||6279 yards||75.9||131|
|Brown (W)||72||5820 yards||72.9||126|
|Red (W)||72||5057 yards||68.7||114|
|Blue M: 73.3/134||375||384||531||446||214||389||535||195||408||3477||394||420||510||203||413||448||564||187||428||3567||7044|
|White M: 70.1/127 W: 75.4/129||337||351||497||373||179||361||477||157||370||3102||351||376||489||169||325||418||511||148||390||3177||6279|
|Brown M: 67.7/120 W: 72.6/123||304||333||464||350||151||333||455||116||352||2858||328||359||474||146||307||382||479||114||373||2962||5820|
|Red W: 68.7/117||284||301||418||277||122||243||392||82||251||2370||295||332||427||136||276||349||461||76||335||2687||5057|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Championship caliber golf at a decent price. 7200 yards from the tips presented a challenge, plenty of water, but great value for the money.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Golf at the Ranch
The price was excellent for this resort style course. Challenging and entertaining. Would highly recommend
Course needs work
There are a lot of other courses charging 90 ish per round that are in a lot better shape. Traps were poor , some hard as concrete. Fairways pretty skinny of grass so lies were very tight.