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|
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!
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.
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!
Great venue and golf facility
Really enjoyed this course, a good challenge, practice facilities excellent.
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!!
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.
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.
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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
nice course, but could be in better shape
not in as good of shape as i would exlpect for the price