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3.7
975 Reviews (975)
5 Stars
192
4 Stars
420
3 Stars
211
2 Stars
105
1 Stars
47
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
76.1%
Recommend this course
737 out of 975 reviews
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3.8
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.5%
Recommend this course
40 out of 53 reviews
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3.8
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
77.8%
Recommend this course
63 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

3.7
975 Reviews (975)

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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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
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5.0
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Previously Played

Enjoyable day

The course has a few bare spots and some areas of casual water but was a fun course to play. Pace was good and we saw the beverage cart a good number of times which was good in this hot weather. There was a lack of available water around the course which is something I might prefer they address. Great staff all around and a great day playing!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A Day at McCormick Ranch

The course was in good condition for the time year. Greens are a little "rough" and fast but overall it is in very playable condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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It’s a Keeper

First time playing this course. Will definitely play here again. A lot of water and sand on the front nine, less so on back nine. Great scenery! Course is well taken care of. I love courses that challenge me.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once 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 Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Makng progress

I have played this course on numerous occasions and it is in better shape than I can ever remember. The greens were nearly perfect condition, fast and true. . The traps are still a little suspect but again better than past experiences. My only complaint is that the tee boxes on the par 3's were no where near what the card stated. For example the 17th hole from the white tees is listed at something like 146 yards yet the tee box was a full 180 yards out.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent public course but not worth $75

This is a flat basic course, which I don’t have any issue with. The course condition is sub par for the money. It’s and 35 to $40 track.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Service Gap

It’s a massive tell when the backshop is more interested in you returning from your round to lightly rag your clubs with there hands out. Versus creating a great experience of for you from the moment you arrive. The young ones need someone to show them what high quality service excellence looks like so they have a point of reference.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Palm 2019

Solid value. Greens all in great shape and with consistent speeds. A little dry in spots but otherwise great shape. Overall

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Some good some not

Overall a nice course and challenging enough for me. The one issue was the traps. You would think they didn't know how to rake a trap. They were hard as concrete and almost impossible to get a club under the ball. Finally told my playing partner to fluff his lie with the rake before trying to get out.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't waste your time or money!!!

Played this course today and was utterly disappointed. First off, They would not allow me to walk. Never been to a course that forces someone to ride! Secondly, they course was a glorified goat pasture! Being April, courses in this town should be in tip top shape! Mccormick Ranch was far from it! Lastly, there are so many ducks and geese on this course it has the fowl odor of goose crap! There was nothing peaceful or serene about this place so do yourself a favor and go elsewhere!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course condition and staff

They have not done anything about the enormous amount of geese on the course - the course is covered with poop which is impossible to miss - it is very unhealthy as when you touch your ball at anytime it will have been in some droppings for sure. A few people we have golfed there with will not return. Although when we went it was slow the staff there was very slow getting your clubs and not friendly. We will not return

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/02/2019

We are sorry to hear about the conditions you played in during your round here. Our bird-chasing dog is 14 years old and recently has been falling short of her duties. We are looking for other solutions to keep geese off of our courses. We sincerely hope you’ll give us another chance in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

this is a great location and golf course layout.after playing this course for many years it is time to never return. the course refuses to get rid of the tons of goosepoop all over the place
I am sure if they dealt with the goose problem their rounds would improve a lot.a few friends of mine that used to golf their earned us not to go there. they were right.with all the infections etc this is also a health issue.too bad for McCormick.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice Course

I actually played the Pine Course as they said it was open. Course was in very good condition. Had a great time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens in terrible condition

Pock marked greens. Very slow play. Marshals on course but no improvement

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow Day on the course

Round took five hours and not a Marshall in sight. Waited 10 minutes on most tee boxes. Greens were rock hard. Could not even hold well struck gap wedge.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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