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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%
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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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4.0
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First Time Playing

Was a cool and windy day and I didn’t play well. The course was very good, although it was quite wet from recent rain storms. Good greens and a good layout. I played the Palm course. I would definitely return

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

Great course layout.

Very courteous and professional staff. Definite play again. Rained the night before so wet fairways kept carts on paths.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

I appreciated the course and its amenities as well as the friendlyness of the staff.
However I was a bit dissapointed with the pace of play..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Course

Links course. Some interesting holes starting at around seven. Ninth hole is very interesting, but tough. Can take some aggressive lines off the tees to carry trees, for long drives, on the back nine. Sloped greens are a little bumpy from lots of unrepaired ball marks, but true enough and fairly quick. Played in under four hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice course nice layout- good pace of play

I like these courses but I have two complaints- please mark direction to next hole either by painting arrows on cart path or signage showing the way to the next hole- please put some sand in the traps. I would recommend these two courses.

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

National Compliment day

Nice course , enjoyed the round....... 6700 yards , but only 4500 yards of actual fairway. Lots of water

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

Good course, but facilities and fairways are due for a renovation

This is my first time playing the Palm course and In general the fairways were in good shape but deteriorated as the round continued. Before our round we had lunch at their restaurant and the salads were very good. My wife and I played inter afternoon and the pace of play was good - but starting on the 6th hole became backed up and we started waiting 10 minutes on every hole. My general impression is that the resort is a little rundown an in need of a renovation along with the fairways that need to be reseeded and fertilized so that you’re not hitting off dirt or mud on your approach shot to the green.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course for a casual round, pleasantly surprised by how decent the conditions are, consistent greens and tee boxes. Fairways were in nice shape

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

Like the course, not much else

We’ve played this course before and liked it. Nice layout, lots of water on the front, but can be avoided for the most part by the average golfer. HATE the pace of play at 5 hours. Also hate the golf etiquette displayed by many foursomes. Twice carts from adjacent fairways dashed onto our fairway while we were on the tee box, requiring us to wait while they found their ball. Also, a large and loud group of 4 or 5 foursomes were finishing on 18 while we were on the nearby 10th tee box. No one seem to care about waiting for us to tee off before celebrating their rounds. We may play this course again, but never again on the weekend.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Give it another another 30 days

Greens bumpy, course seems to be way behind in the area in regard to total course conditioning .

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Except for $5 for a 12oz beer. lots of water on the palm course. Overall fun place to play. Played several times. Staff is friendly.

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

A good winter play!

The Palm course has beautiful views, the layout is both playable and challenging, and very enjoyable. It has lots of water, however it’s often not in play. The sand on the other hand might! The only negative is the attraction of water birds to the course...sooo many geese and others! Course maintenance seems to be able to keep the greens relatively clean, but there’s poop everywhere else!

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

Fun Round

Very nice course. Lots of water but not daunting. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A thinking layout.

Haven't played here in awhile. Don't know why. I will be back if I can find a reasonable deal.

Course is well manicured. Scoreable if u can stay dry especially on the front. even though there's mucho aqua there. There is room to work around the water. It's not a narrow layout by any means.

A couple small things did irk me though. First, the cart was dirty. It needed a hose down. Poor first impression. Second, the pin placements were brutal.

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

Just ok nothing spectacular

They had a little rain yesterday and made you stick to the cart path for the whole round. This slows things down and only a few spots where water was noticeable. Could have told us to stay in the rough only at the very least.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

McCormick Ranch Palm Course

I always enjoy playing McCormick Ranch. They have two courses here and they are both very enjoyable, while very different types of courses. The staff is always friendly. The course is usually in very nice condition. And it just makes for an enjoyable afternoon or morning on the golf course. I would highly recommend these courses to any avid golfer.

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

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