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3.8
1008 Reviews (1008)
5 Stars
208
4 Stars
430
3 Stars
215
2 Stars
107
1 Stars
48
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
78.1%
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765 out of 1008 reviews
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4.1
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
84.6%
Recommend this course
33 out of 39 reviews
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3.9
95 Reviews (95)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
81.1%
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77 out of 95 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

3.8
1008 Reviews (1008)

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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4.0
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Conditions Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Good
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Conditions Fair
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Friendliness Poor
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ROUGH SHAPE

other courses in Scottsdale are much better than this.
large area of no grass on fairways, tee boxes shaggy
i think they are late in overseeding. cart path only.
greens were fine.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 29
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Very nice course

I played early in the morning and was able to finish in 3 hours. Fairways are in good shape. Greens are fine. Water comes into play several times. Course is challenging, but not ridiculous.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course isn't ready and my range finder disappeared

We played the Palm Course on Friday. Don't bother for another two to four weeks - the grass is way too high on the fairways and the greens after overseeding. In general, the whole place felt like a factory - really busy and nothing special.

Also, we were one of (if not the) last carts to come in. It was dark and I left my range finder on my golf cart. That's on me but there's no way it wouldn't have been found. I called the next day and they said they didn't have one. I get it's on me but I'm pretty disappointed.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Course is average as far as layout and course conditions.Back nine more interesting and challenging than front.Course average at best.

Course is nothing special. Average to above average as far as course layout and overall course conditions. Back nine is more challenging and a better layout than the front (Palm Course). Overall, had a decent round and played in under 4 hours as a foursome.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

McCormick Ranch

My first time playing there. I enjoyed and will go again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

McCormick Worth Playing

A great course design. Fairways and greens are good but the rough is very spotty and the traps are rock hard and need more sand which has been a problem for a very long time

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time playing

Thought the course was nice, people were great,. Only comment is that they make you pay for range balls, even after paying for a round. Would definitely return

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Poor Overall course conditions for $100

Played at 8:10 this morning. Best part about the course was actually the greens-I’d rate them 7.2/10. Tee boxes, fairways, and rough were horrible. I play 2 times per week all around the Phx area, and I would not recommend this course to anyone other than someone with a handicap of 18 or higher.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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