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5 Stars
207
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
85
1 Stars
75
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
89.3%
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4.0
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.7%
Recommend this course
65 out of 75 reviews
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4.1
198 Reviews (198)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
91
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.9%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6626 yards
Slope 125
Rating 71.1

The golf course at the San Marcos Golf Resort boasts an impressive list of past players that includes presidents and celebrities. The golf course is nestled on a property in downtown Chandler that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Although it has a desert landscape, the course is still lush with a canal that runs through it, a lake, and plush Bermuda grass greens, the former two creating water hazards that come into play on several holes. The San Marcos Golf Resort course is challenging with each hole having at least three bunkers. The two most difficult holes on the golf course are two lengthy par 4s, the fourth and the 10th.

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Course Details

Year Built 1928
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

4.0
1001 Reviews (1001)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 50
Patio Dining 27
Brunch 22
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 78
Water Hazards 54
Forced Carries 27
This course/club is great for:
Locals 60
Walkers 51
Seniors 50
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 74
At a Resort 63
Near Local Attractions 30

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Reviews 42
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

great course!!! it’s cart path only for seeding which is expected this time of the year but had a great time… definitely play again txs SAN MARCOS !! staff was awesome !!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible pace of play

After 21/2 hours to play 9 holes we just left after waiting for every shot. Marshall told us at 2pm that he was out of there, so just follow that group. Nobody out there to keep pace going. Course was in good shape for reseeding, but there are better options for play and not spend 5-6 hours golfing. There are better options for my money and time spent.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable 18 holes

I thought the coarse was in great condition after over seeding. Play was 4 hrs 10 minutes. Yes it was cart path only as it was clearly stated when booked so a little walking did the heart good. Keep up the great work folks this golf coarse have come a long ways in the past few years.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 112
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 51
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

5 hour round....

Cart path only and slow play made for a frustratingly slow round. Greens good, fairways good.
Always a challenging course but fun to play!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Value

I enjoyed this course even though some areas were very wet from overseeding process. I don’t hit the ball very far & played from the red tees so it was challenging for me with the number of par 4s & 5s. I’m so used to playing desert courses this was a nice change with so much grass & all the trees. I played with my brother who is a long hitter. He played from the black tees, the farthest, & he also enjoyed the course. He found it to be long & challenging enough for him. It was super crowded but we still managed to play 18 holes in 4 hrs. I only gave 4 overall b/c of it being so wet & also you are only allowed to use your irons on the driving range. Neither of us had played in over 4 months so it sucked that we couldn’t practice our drivers or other woods.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Disappointing Experience

I have played this course once previously. However, I am not sure I will play it again after today… I am an avid golfer, approx 8 hcp for reference. Upon arrival today at the course we were notified that the course was cart path only due to the recent overseeding. I absolutely understand this. However, on hole #11 I hit an errant shot far right into the fairway for hole #10. I had the option to take the appropriate cart path to the left. This would have created a situation where I would have had to walk about 150 yards across the two fairways to get to my ball, then back to the cart. The waking wasn’t an issue, I was just trying to maintain a steady pace of play. Ultimately, this would have created a pace of play issue since the course was very busy today. Or, I could take the cart path on the right into oncoming cart traffic from hole #10 in order to maintain an appropriate pace of play. We chose to go right, still remaining on cart path only. Our shots continued down the right side until they reached the green. At the green, there was no place where the two cart paths connected. So, as a courtesy, I asked the marshal who was sitting there where he would prefer that we cross to the appropriate cart path. He responded that he would prefer that we drive back to the tee box and take the appropriate cart path from there. It wasn’t necessarily what he said, but how he said it. He was very rude and disrespectful. One of the primary duties of a course marshal is to keep the pace of play moving on the course, he did not do that today. After taking approximately 7-8 minutes to drive all the way around (while passing the group behind us who was waiting for us to clear the green… and the group behind them who were dreaded to the #11 tee box), I still had to play my ball. I was not going to rush playing my ball due to being sent all the way around. The marshal ultimately unnecessarily slowed play approximately 10-12 minutes. He apparently felt that the pace of play for the patrons was less important than flexing his course authority. As far as course conditions, they were ok. But not good enough to deal with people like that. I know I should let this situation ruin my experience, but I did. Pretty disappointing round…

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 35
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
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

They are cart path only but it really wasn’t a slow round. Less then 4 hours.

The golf course looked and played great for overseeing a week and a half ago.
The staff is friendly. The food service is very slow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't waste your money!!

Pace of play was ridiculously SLOW. Just out of overseed and CPO but c'mon... waiting 10 minutes a shot is soul crushing.

Overseed very spotty and a ton of dead grass on the incredibly SLOW greens.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

Last day of play before over seeding. Fun course to play, staff is always friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Just ok

For $40 it was just ok.
Had an 830 tee time and starter was kind enough to get us off early. Nice.
Course was fairly lush but all but unwatered. Greens ok.
The fellows that were paired with us were awesome.
Pace of play was 4:20. A bit slow for my liking but really only a brief pause between each shot.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Value and Great Staff

It looks like they are getting ready to overseed. The grass wasn't green, but it was still there and very playable. The grass was short everywhere, so it was easy to find errant shots. The greens were still pretty green...they were receptive and rolled well.

The pro shop staff and cart staff were, and always are, very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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