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3.5
928 Reviews (928)
5 Stars
183
4 Stars
397
3 Stars
200
2 Stars
102
1 Stars
46
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
71.0%
Recommend this course
703 out of 928 reviews
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3.8
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
87.9%
Recommend this course
29 out of 33 reviews
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3.6
80 Reviews (80)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
73.8%
Recommend this course
59 out of 80 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
928 Reviews (928)

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a week
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4.0
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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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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.

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

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Palm Course

Not bad course
Good Food
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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

good track to play but not easy

lot of challenges but overall a good course to play..add it to the list

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course

Good course. Good value for the money. People need to fix their pitch marks.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

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

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.

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

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