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 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!
Very nice course. Lots of water but not daunting. Will be back.
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.
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.
What A Disaster
From the pace of play to the course conditions to the nastiness of Stan, the Course Ranger, this goat track is a must avoid. It’s not worth the money, nor is it worth the 5-6 hours of your life.
I love golf and play 2-3 times a week. I wouldn’t play this course again accompanied by Tiger Woods and a beauty queen. The best part? Leaving the parking lot.
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.
Best shape in a few years.
Been playing McCormick Ranch for a few years. Best shape I have seen it. Greens rolled true, even with many pitch marks. Fairways were softer than previous years. Pace of play was perfect. Sure it is an older course, and maybe not as nice as some. But fair test!
Lack of golf carts
While entertaining a visitor from Minnesota we were upset about the brashness of the boys working to place our bags. There were no carts up to 10 minutes prior to tee time. When we asked a few times prior they were rude to both of us each time. I realize it was hectic and they had no carts available but their response was unacceptable. First off there should be more than enough carts. Are some broken down? They don’t have the cash to purchase more? How about a bench for us seniors to sit on as we wait? There was no place to be patient as we waited and prompted us to keep asking. Thankfully the course was outstanding and playable and our round ended well.
Enjoyed the course but pace of play was so slow we stopped after 11 holes- 4 hrs to play 11 holes. Didn't see a ranger anywhere to let him know .
Course should have given us another play but not so far. So cannot recommend as a good course to play. Greens were also very pitted because so many players.
Will play again
First time here and the staff made me feel very welcome. From bag drop to starter absolutely wonderful. Pace was a little slower than I like but that’s golfing later in the day. Will be back. I live in Buckeye so it’s a long drive.
Not bad course
A little muddy
Greens got faster as round went on
Had two holes 9 and 16 where GPS mid identified the water lead too two penalties
Pace of play was better on back 9
good track to play but not easy
lot of challenges but overall a good course to play..add it to the list
Good course. Good value for the money. People need to fix their pitch marks.
Hot Deal Bargin
It was a great Day and the pace of play was exceptional. We were done in less than 4 hrs.
The course was in good condition and the bunkers were recently raked. Lots of water hazards to make it challenging.
Could Be Good
Overseeding completed and tee boxes had not been mowed...however, the main issue was not stepping in all the "goose poop." The are doing nothing to keep critters in check unfortunately.
Also, the pace of play was horrible...took us 5 hours to complete our round.
Stay away until overseeing finished
Tee boxes shaggy, greens fuzzy and slow. Fairways in decent shape. Was cart path only which wasn't mentioned when I booked or checked in and made the round tiring and less than enjoyable. Overpriced for current conditions. Nice course generally but not right now.