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3.7
975 Reviews (975)
5 Stars
192
4 Stars
420
3 Stars
211
2 Stars
105
1 Stars
47
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
76.1%
Recommend this course
737 out of 975 reviews
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3.8
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.5%
Recommend this course
40 out of 53 reviews
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3.8
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
77.8%
Recommend this course
63 out of 81 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
975 Reviews (975)

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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Golf at the Ranch

The price was excellent for this resort style course. Challenging and entertaining. Would highly recommend

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
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Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Good
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3.0
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Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
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Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Disappointing

Disorganized pro shop, poor rental club experience—old, mismatched sets Course conditions were not good—thin grass on fairways, uneven spotty rough, bumpy greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bunkers need sand

Very good value for the money. Great course for a Midwesterner to play the first round of the year on. Green side bunkers need to either be ground under repair or bring sand in. Enjoyed the course layout and the practice facilities are great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great sunset golf

McCormick was a great course with very friendly staff. The course is a bit tricky with sloping greens lots of water and sand, so be prepared to lose a couple balls. Bunkers were a bit stiff but otherwise the course played great, especially in the late afternoon with the sun setting on the back nine.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 29
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Beautiful

Course was in great shape, greens were a little slow, downside of having a lot of ducks and geese I’d waste all over.
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

A little over priced

The course was in just average condition and a little over priced

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging greens

Need some strategy on this course. Hole #9 ate 5 of our balls. Lot of water on Palm. Sloped fast greens.
Been to McCormick 3 times and had to follow a Tournament or company scramble each time, so pace of play is slow. Check before you book if event is going on

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 29
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cart path only

Because of rains 2 days prior course was cart path only pretty exhausted at the end too much walking in and out but the pro shop said normally it's 90 degrees that's why you can see fairways were awsome condition we played the palm would come back to play the pine course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice but lacks hole markings

First off - it’s a very nice course - greens are great and the course is challenging. But, the course needs better signage marking where next hole is. Also the web site said 90 degree rule but when we got there it was cart path only. We may not have golfed had we known that. Understandably it had rained a lot a couple of days earlier, but the majority of the fairways were so dry that there was no reason to restrict the carts to the paths only. It’s a long course and the cart path only rule made it even longer. Caution: don’t purchase a mixed drink from the cart person unless you ask the price first. We got charged $11 US for a vodka/cran/soda., Should have had the $5 beer!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Over. Rated.

Overrated, and overpriced. I’d rather play at Sun City and pay less than have the price we paid for McCormick.
Got rained on Hole 1 from the driving range, while on the 1st fairway.
Front nine greens had lots of sand.
Few aesthetically pleasing holes; lots of holes side-by-side with little separation.
Would rather pay $100 for TPC Champions or Dove Valley courses.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great sraff

We visit Scottsdale most February’s and always make the effort to play McCormic Ranch. Our experience has always been super. The courses are both in great shape, friendly staff great cart service employees

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