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3.5
900 Reviews (900)
5 Stars
175
4 Stars
383
3 Stars
195
2 Stars
102
1 Stars
45
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
69.8%
Recommend this course
677 out of 900 reviews
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3.3
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.5
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.8
64.5%
Recommend this course
20 out of 31 reviews
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3.5
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
71.6%
Recommend this course
58 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

3.5
900 Reviews (900)

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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2.0
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this is a great location and golf course layout.after playing this course for many years it is time to never return. the course refuses to get rid of the tons of goosepoop all over the place
I am sure if they dealt with the goose problem their rounds would improve a lot.a few friends of mine that used to golf their earned us not to go there. they were right.with all the infections etc this is also a health issue.too bad for McCormick.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice Course

I actually played the Pine Course as they said it was open. Course was in very good condition. Had a great time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Greens in terrible condition

Pock marked greens. Very slow play. Marshals on course but no improvement

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow Day on the course

Round took five hours and not a Marshall in sight. Waited 10 minutes on most tee boxes. Greens were rock hard. Could not even hold well struck gap wedge.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Slow play and rough greens

Loved the layout and practice facilities. Greens need to be punched and sanded to get rid of ball marks. Pace of play was brutal!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Conditions not the best

If off the fairway, your ball sits on dead hard dirt and impossible to hit from. Fairways were ok and greens decent but course looks ugly and plays poorly because of the dead grass and horrible sand/dirt in bunkers. Not 100 bucks worth for sure! Try another place

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Poor first impression and unfair lies

Our first impression of the course was shaped by the condition of the golf cart. A busy day and obviously the cart had been just in service. But not cleaned at all for us. The floor was covered in dirt, there were no tees, the steering wheel was filthy . For a higher end course the Cart had a torn seat and there was no wind screen. It did have a GPS. We played in 4 hours 30 minutes. We waited on every hole. Several of the fairways and greens slope into the water, so even if you hit md fairway or green your ball is lost. There are better courses for less money in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very Tough Greens

Found greens very hard, balls bouncing hard and rolling off back

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow Play

A 5 hour round at a resort course is ridiculous. The cart guys’ are only interested in the tips. I had to load and unload my clubs

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Was not impressed at all

A friend and I played the Palm course for $90 each and we expected much more than the course offered. Good luck finding your way around the course between holes. The “cart side” signage is sparse at best. The fairways and greens were in decent shape but the rough was dead. It was very difficult to get a decent shot out of the brown, dead rough. We played at another local course the day before and would play that course again over this one any day of the week. Don’t waste your money.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

I realize the course had just received 2+ inches of rain on Feb 21-22. The fairways were barely acceptable and the greens were terrible. The greens were covered with unrepaired ball marks, were extremely bumpy and slow, and were not mown. The condition of the course shows a general lack of maintenance. Not what I would expect from a resort course in Scottsdale.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awful!

Alot of rain few days prior
Course was in awful shape
Alot of empty bottles on fairway, and dead fish on 9th Fairway
The didnt bother to touch the sandtraps as they were concrete.
85 bucks was a waste
Shouldve spent the extra 20 to go golf elsewhere!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Back again

Been 6 years since my last round here. Course was in excellent shape, given the busy golf season. Greens did have lots of ball marks, but that’s more about players repairing dents vs course maintenance staff.

Pace of play about 4 hours. Tee boxes and fairways in excellent shape, and rough not long.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Greens need work

Great course but the greens had pock marks all over them. I’m assuming that people don’t repair their divots and the course is not bothering to repair them. Other than that it was well layed out .

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Palm Course

Really busy but pace of play wasn’t too bad, tee boxes, fairways, and greens all in great shape. would be in BETTER shape if people would actually fix their ball marks on the greens. would recommend this course for sure. Range is artificial mats, but practice area and putting green were well done.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Too much brown grass along the fairways. The fairways were nice and green but it made an expansive course seem very narrow .

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Ball mark city

Fairways were fine but the greens are absolutely thrashed with ball marks. Hundreds on every green. People need to learn how to fix their ball marks plus a few others. Not one spot on any geeen had a true roll. Awful pace of play, unacceptable really. After an hour frost delay, the round took SIX HOURS. Where the heck is a ranger?

Never again on a Sunday. I may give it a second chance on a weekday and see if the green-mines is an every day thing.

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

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