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3.5
928 Reviews (928)
5 Stars
183
4 Stars
397
3 Stars
200
2 Stars
102
1 Stars
46
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
71.0%
Recommend this course
703 out of 928 reviews
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3.8
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
87.9%
Recommend this course
29 out of 33 reviews
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3.6
80 Reviews (80)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
73.8%
Recommend this course
59 out of 80 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
928 Reviews (928)

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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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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3.0
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Service Gap

It’s a massive tell when the backshop is more interested in you returning from your round to lightly rag your clubs with there hands out. Versus creating a great experience of for you from the moment you arrive. The young ones need someone to show them what high quality service excellence looks like so they have a point of reference.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Palm 2019

Solid value. Greens all in great shape and with consistent speeds. A little dry in spots but otherwise great shape. Overall

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

Some good some not

Overall a nice course and challenging enough for me. The one issue was the traps. You would think they didn't know how to rake a trap. They were hard as concrete and almost impossible to get a club under the ball. Finally told my playing partner to fluff his lie with the rake before trying to get out.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't waste your time or money!!!

Played this course today and was utterly disappointed. First off, They would not allow me to walk. Never been to a course that forces someone to ride! Secondly, they course was a glorified goat pasture! Being April, courses in this town should be in tip top shape! Mccormick Ranch was far from it! Lastly, there are so many ducks and geese on this course it has the fowl odor of goose crap! There was nothing peaceful or serene about this place so do yourself a favor and go elsewhere!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course condition and staff

They have not done anything about the enormous amount of geese on the course - the course is covered with poop which is impossible to miss - it is very unhealthy as when you touch your ball at anytime it will have been in some droppings for sure. A few people we have golfed there with will not return. Although when we went it was slow the staff there was very slow getting your clubs and not friendly. We will not return

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/02/2019

We are sorry to hear about the conditions you played in during your round here. Our bird-chasing dog is 14 years old and recently has been falling short of her duties. We are looking for other solutions to keep geese off of our courses. We sincerely hope you’ll give us another chance in the future.

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Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

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
Verified Purchaser
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
Verified Purchaser
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
Difficulty Moderate
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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

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