Palm at McCormick Ranch Golf Club

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3.5
819
5 Stars
165
4 Stars
345
3 Stars
176
2 Stars
92
1 Stars
41
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.7
69.2%
Recommend this course
619 out of 817 reviews
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Average Rating
3.2
42
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.1
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
54.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 42 reviews
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Average Rating
3.3
150
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.2
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
62.3%
Recommend this course
94 out of 150 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7044
Slope 137
Rating 73.7
Type Public
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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McCormick Ranch Golf Club - Palm Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7044 yards 73.7 137
White 72 6279 yards 70.0 130
White (W) 72 6279 yards 75.9 131
Brown 72 5820 yards 67.5 123
Brown (W) 72 5820 yards 72.9 126
Red (W) 72 5057 yards 68.7 114
Scorecard for Palm Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 13 9 5 7 15 11 1 17 3 14 10 6 16 12 4 2 18 8
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

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

3.5
819

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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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A course to appreciate and not humbled!

This course maybe near the heart of Scottsdale but it is not pretentious nor over the top like the likes of Troon North, The Boulders or Camelback! It is well maintained and has distinct personality of its own to make it both fun and challenging at the same time. Some views are appreciative minus the multi-million dollar homes that surrounds Troon or Boulders - making one less humbled but feel welcome and comfortable! Okay, so the rough are long and thick and make it difficult to find your ball if you hit a stray shot! Water hazards also come into play which contribute to its own personality! Highly recommended to anyone at all levels!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Showings it’s age

Played the Palm course for the first time in a decade and it’s a shame the course conditions have deteriorated. The majority of the course has natural grass and weeds growing through everywhere with old plugs and dirt spots that never regrew. Pace of play was excellent as there was hardly anyone else playing.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Always enjoyable golf course to play! We will be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

McCormick Ranch

I played 18 holes on the Palm Course. It is a fun, challenging layout that requires all the shots from all your clubs. Sometimes right to left is required, sometimes left to right. Fairways, bunkers and greens were all on nice condition, considering it is summer in the desert. Pro-shop and range staff, and beverage cart staff very helpful and friendly. Just a really nice place to spend an afternoon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great venue and golf facility

Really enjoyed this course, a good challenge, practice facilities excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Very Poor Experience

I hadn't played this course in about 6 months, not because I didn't like the course but because of the rude, inconsiderate and super unfriendly staff in the pro shop. Unfortunately, a friend talked me into giving it a second chance, and not surprisingly, nothing has changed. I play all over Scottsdale, and for that matter have played all over the country. Never, and I mean never, have I experienced such miserable staff members. You'd think they'd recognize they're in the service industry & treat their paying patrons better. Nope, they have a knack for being the most unfriendly, rude pro shop I've ever been to. Funny thing is I get treated much, much better when I play courses that put this one tho shame, go figure! Don't get me wrong, all I ask is for a little respect, and oh yeah, maybe a thank you would be nice. Needless to say, this place won't be getting anymore of my money. Way better course options, and much friendlier staff all over The Greater Phoenix area!!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Poor Showing

I paid for the Palm course, but the superintendent decided to close it right as we got there, so we had to play the Pine course instead. The reason we were given was the course needed watering. Will not go back. Speaking of watering, if you play this course you better take plenty of water because there is not much out there to drink.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Ardglass
Ardglass Golf Club is a stunning 18 hole links course in a natural setting hugging the north-east coast of Ireland, with stunning views & a unique layout.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Lat Minute Pick

Booked this at the last minute and played 27 holes for $29! (inc. cart GPS). Course wa in great condition given time of year (very hot 104f). only issues was that the back 9 for the Palm course course was closed due to a water problem so we played the front 9 and the whole 18 on the Pine course.

Pro shop staff where excellent to deal with as so was the cart giril (Trish) whom we saw approx 5/6 times.

We have played this course numerous times over the years and it has always been one of the best deal anywhere by none.

Highly reccomended.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Member

Mothers Day should be like this everyday at McCormick. No Marshalls needed today.. yet pace of play was under 4 hours.. the way it should be when Marshals are there.

A lot of thin grassy areas due to potential fungus/blight. A lot of super wet areas due to ??Maybe a sprinkler issue or 3 ?

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

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Valid dates: Sep 17, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
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