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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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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
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4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A course to appreciate and not humbled!

This course maybe near the heart of Scottsdale but it is not pretentious nor over the top like the likes of Troon North, The Boulders or Camelback! It is well maintained and has distinct personality of its own to make it both fun and challenging at the same time. Some views are appreciative minus the multi-million dollar homes that surrounds Troon or Boulders - making one less humbled but feel welcome and comfortable! Okay, so the rough are long and thick and make it difficult to find your ball if you hit a stray shot! Water hazards also come into play which contribute to its own personality! Highly recommended to anyone at all levels!

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

Showings it’s age

Played the Palm course for the first time in a decade and it’s a shame the course conditions have deteriorated. The majority of the course has natural grass and weeds growing through everywhere with old plugs and dirt spots that never regrew. Pace of play was excellent as there was hardly anyone else playing.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Always enjoyable golf course to play! We will be back

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

McCormick Ranch

I played 18 holes on the Palm Course. It is a fun, challenging layout that requires all the shots from all your clubs. Sometimes right to left is required, sometimes left to right. Fairways, bunkers and greens were all on nice condition, considering it is summer in the desert. Pro-shop and range staff, and beverage cart staff very helpful and friendly. Just a really nice place to spend an afternoon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great venue and golf facility

Really enjoyed this course, a good challenge, practice facilities excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Very Poor Experience

I hadn't played this course in about 6 months, not because I didn't like the course but because of the rude, inconsiderate and super unfriendly staff in the pro shop. Unfortunately, a friend talked me into giving it a second chance, and not surprisingly, nothing has changed. I play all over Scottsdale, and for that matter have played all over the country. Never, and I mean never, have I experienced such miserable staff members. You'd think they'd recognize they're in the service industry & treat their paying patrons better. Nope, they have a knack for being the most unfriendly, rude pro shop I've ever been to. Funny thing is I get treated much, much better when I play courses that put this one tho shame, go figure! Don't get me wrong, all I ask is for a little respect, and oh yeah, maybe a thank you would be nice. Needless to say, this place won't be getting anymore of my money. Way better course options, and much friendlier staff all over The Greater Phoenix area!!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Poor Showing

I paid for the Palm course, but the superintendent decided to close it right as we got there, so we had to play the Pine course instead. The reason we were given was the course needed watering. Will not go back. Speaking of watering, if you play this course you better take plenty of water because there is not much out there to drink.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Lat Minute Pick

Booked this at the last minute and played 27 holes for $29! (inc. cart GPS). Course wa in great condition given time of year (very hot 104f). only issues was that the back 9 for the Palm course course was closed due to a water problem so we played the front 9 and the whole 18 on the Pine course.
Pro shop staff where excellent to deal with as so was the cart giril (Trish) whom we saw approx 5/6 times.
We have played this course numerous times over the years and it has always been one of the best deal anywhere by none.
Highly reccomended.

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

Member

Mothers Day should be like this everyday at McCormick. No Marshalls needed today.. yet pace of play was under 4 hours.. the way it should be when Marshals are there.

A lot of thin grassy areas due to potential fungus/blight. A lot of super wet areas due to ??Maybe a sprinkler issue or 3 ?

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course has gone WAY downhill

Played the other day and I was VERY disappointed in the condition of the course. The fairway grass was very inconsistent, especially on the back nine. There were lots of bare spots. There were a few greens in decent shape, but most looked like they were affected by a fungus which had not been treated. There are lots of better and nicer places to play in the Phoenix area, for about the same money. The course is definitely showing its age.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed!

Most of course was in poor shape. Wanted to play this course for many years & picked a horrible time to do so. Think they have some broken water lines- both incoming & outgoing. 14th hole looked & smelled like sewer- sad to say, so did my "brand new" shoes. For $75 a player (×2) & no mention of anything in advance, we'd never go back. My wife & I couldn't figure out why nobody was teeing off on the Palm course but we soon found out. Think they should have paid us to play.
Like so many courses these days, their bunkers were pathetic- no sand, just pebbles & gravel. Don't know why they even have them any more as all I did was scratch & scrape up my fairly new irons & woods. Greens & fairways also looked "diseased". I'm SAD DEAL! Painted Mountain $41 & Arizona Golf Resort $25 both in much better shape and a much wiser choice.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Palm Course is horrible

We play in a league on Wednesday afternoons. When I arrived the cart said we would be playing on the Palm but the outside service staff said Pine. Then it was switched to the Palm. AAAARRRGGHH! The bunkers we're basically dirt, no sand. We didn't see the beverage cart until the 9th hole. I'll pass on Palm.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Palm course is awful

Layout is terrible
Course conditions were bad. Fairway could be mud, nice, or dirt. Never know what to expect. Area around the greens is terrible. I could get better lies at my dog park.
I will say the speed of the greens and surface was pretty good. Other than that it was really poor.
Won’t be playing there again.

I have had some better experiences on the Pine course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I thoughtt the course was in very poor condition for a golf club right in the middle of Scottsdale There were too many bre spots throughout the course

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

Phenomenal round. The course is well laid out and in great condition. Really enjoyable for a first round. The architecture had a lot of risk reward options

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

Not long

Not the greatest conditions but I did like the layout. It was a decent course for the first course in Scottsdale. Lots of tournaments played on this course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

nice course, but could be in better shape

not in as good of shape as i would exlpect for the price

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

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