Palm at McCormick Ranch Golf Club
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.
|White (W)||72||6279 yards||75.9||131|
|Brown (W)||72||5820 yards||72.9||126|
|Red (W)||72||5057 yards||68.7||114|
|Blue M: 73.3/134||375||384||531||446||214||389||535||195||408||3477||394||420||510||203||413||448||564||187||428||3567||7044|
|White M: 70.1/127 W: 75.4/129||337||351||497||373||179||361||477||157||370||3102||351||376||489||169||325||418||511||148||390||3177||6279|
|Brown M: 67.7/120 W: 72.6/123||304||333||464||350||151||333||455||116||352||2858||328||359||474||146||307||382||479||114||373||2962||5820|
|Red W: 68.7/117||284||301||418||277||122||243||392||82||251||2370||295||332||427||136||276||349||461||76||335||2687||5057|
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.
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
The staff was friendly and professional. Scott the starter was very informative. Excellently pace of play without a Marshall,
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.
Lots of water; lots of slope on the greens which were fast,Course was in great shape
Great day in January to play golf
Good golf course great staff. Treat you like a club member.
Time of year probably has something to do with the course conditions lots of wet spots and dead grass in the rough
Both courses are nice.
I've played both the Pine and Palm courses. Both are well maintained and challenging.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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!
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.