Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
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
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
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
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
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
Read Reviews

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.

Book a Tee Time at
McCormick Ranch Golf Club - Palm Course
Powered by GolfNow.com

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

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course. Fun time

We played the course in 4 hours. Great condition. Greens ran at 10 on the stimp and rolled true. Only saw beverage cart twice and would have been nice to see it more. Great time. Friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Behind a 5 but Finished in4:10

Everything pleasant and professional- greens played true, tough to read but fair. Ranger let 5some play in front and professional q
Qualifier two groups ahead had Us waiting on every hole so round seemed longer than it was. I would play Palm course again

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The staff was friendly and professional. Scott the starter was very informative. Excellently pace of play without a Marshall,

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course for a rusty game

Played with 3 very cool guys from Portland. I was a single. Course was perfect for my 1st round in almost 4 months. Pretty straightforward with enough water in play to keep you alert. I would describe it as a higher end muni. Staff was very friendly and practice facilities (free) were excellent! Huge putting green, 2 chipping greens and a nice sand trap for practice.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tough One

Lots of water; lots of slope on the greens which were fast,Course was in great shape

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day in January to play golf

Good golf course great staff. Treat you like a club member.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

So so

Time of year probably has something to do with the course conditions lots of wet spots and dead grass in the rough

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

Mckormick

Great views
Peaceful serenity
Great staff
Excellent Value

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 146
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Both courses are nice.

I've played both the Pine and Palm courses. Both are well maintained and challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Not the best resort course

This course and amenities do not measure up to a “top” resort course. Arrived at course bag drop, no one the to load my clubs onto a cart.

Driving range in poor condition, only thing green were weeds. Course was in fairly decent shape, played front in 1 1/2 hrs, back in 2 1/2 hrs. No Marshall came by to move things along

Water fountains on course shut off, only saw beverage cart girl once.

Disappointing Resort Golf Experience

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Apples and oranges?

I had a lot of fun and the team was outstanding in how they treated everyone, even some folks who were a bit belligerent at the social distancing guidelines.

Greed on Palm Course were perfect on the front, good on the back.

Maybe I’m comparing too stringently, but when we tried to get a seat right at 2, the restaurant was closed and no food available after 2:00.

Even sandwiches, anything would be fine on the patio or bar, but we were just stuck.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice Scottsdale Course

You can spend $40/$50 a round at a municipal course of spend a little more for some awesome greens, and amazing fairways. Course was just as solid as more expensive courses in the valley. I live 10 minutes from the course and will be back soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great In December

It was a chilly day in Scottsdale but the course was in very good condition. The staff was friendly and in fact I am playing MCCormick Ranch tomorrow.

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

Fun on a cold December Day

I thought the course was challenging. The staff was great very helpful and friendly. Conditions were not fantastic but I guess as it should be for December

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 62
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

DECENT TRACK

Palms is a good for a warm up round for your golf trip to the greater Scottsdale area. Decent shot making required with a few strategic water features sprinkled in throughout.......it is a better design than the Pine.

The facility has good practice areas for chipping and putting and the greens on the course were good. Decent sand in the traps as well.

It’s rated exactly were it should be 3 - 3.5 stars

Don’t pay more than $45 just because it’s in the heart of Scottsdale because it is not worth it!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 62
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

DECENT COURSE

The Palm course is definitely the better of the two. There are some good design features scattered throughout the course and some nice water hazards. Greens where great and the bunkers had good sand. Good practice areas as well.

This is a great warmup round for your trip to the area.......this course is rated properly........3 - 3.5 stars.

Don’t pay more than $45........just cause it’s in the heart of Scottsdale, don’t mean it’s worth more than that!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good civic tract.

Enjoyable afternoon. No pressure on the course and able to finish in 3 1/2 hrs. As always on the Palm 18 the water hazards came into play. Only slight negative is that the repair of ball marks on greens seems to be an issue on greens that otherwise were in much better shape than earlier this year when I played there last.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Nearby Courses
Scottsdale, Arizona
Public
4.2495235294
1311
Scottsdale, Arizona
Public
3.6231294118
768
Scottsdale, Arizona
Resort
4.3000764706
578
Scottsdale, Arizona
Resort/Private
5.0
3
Scottsdale, Arizona
Resort/Private
5.0
3
Scottsdale, Arizona
Resort/Private
5.0
3
Scottsdale, Arizona
Resort
4.2360117647
511
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Resort
4.3878117647
568
Scottsdale, Arizona
Private
5.0
1
Scottsdale, Arizona
Resort
4.2550058824
806
Scottsdale, Arizona
Public
4.2541176471
429

Stay & Play Offers

From $646
Valid dates: Jul 01, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
The Residences at the World Golf Village offers a home style atmosphere for your stay near golf rich activities and history at the World Golf Hall of Fame, Slammer & Squire and King & Bear.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE