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4.2
1331 Reviews (1331)
5 Stars
378
4 Stars
668
3 Stars
203
2 Stars
56
1 Stars
26
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
91.5%
Recommend this course
1194 out of 1331 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.3
151 Reviews (151)
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
67
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.0%
Recommend this course
142 out of 151 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
372 Reviews (372)
5 Stars
152
4 Stars
168
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.7%
Recommend this course
341 out of 372 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6743 yards
Slope 125
Rating 72.1

Located in the metropolitan Phoenix area, the affordably priced Ken McDonald Golf Course is a championship-length course that is suitable for any level of golfer. The flat terrain of the course makes for an enjoyable stroll, while the water hazards that come into play on eight holes provide plenty of challenge. The water hazards are provided by the Western Canal, which flows directly through the golf course. The par-5 11th hole is the longest on the course at 570 yards; it is very difficult to reach in two shots. In addition to the course, Ken McDonald Golf Course offers several other amenities including a restaurant, club fitting and repairs, and professional golf instruction.

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Course Details

Year Built 1974
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Snyder (1974)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.2
1331 Reviews (1331)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
Brunch 13
19th Hole Specials 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 71
Water Hazards 63
Narrow Fairways 20
This course/club is great for:
Locals 86
Walkers 69
Seniors 58
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 101
Near the Airport 38
Worth the Drive 23

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Reviews 1
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

Great Course for the money

Love this course. The fairways are excellent. The course is in great shape. All the staff are excellent. Can’t go wrong playing here for $52.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
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

One of our favourite courses in the area

A bit over 6300 yards from the white tees. Fairways were lush and in great shape. Greens were also in excellent shape and quick. Can be challenging to read. This course can be quite busy. However, the day we played, the pace was great and we completed the round in just a bit over 4 hours. We brought some friends who had never played this course before. They enjoyed it and found it fairly challenging. The only negative that day was that the beverage cart was not operating. At the turn, we went to the bar to get something but they only had a single person working and she looked pretty busy. We couldn't wait so we left. Still, as many other reviewers have said, this is a bargain course. One of our favourite courses in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairway Heaven

Fairways and greens are in great shape as usual for the last few years but rising even above those standards this season are the fairways - they are a ribbon of green in the AZ desert and a pleasure to play on

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Love the Track

Best value for your money in the valley, great layout green perfect as always, play 15-20 rounds a year here, always good time. you will not be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, Great value for the dollar

Play this course regularly and it has great c greens is a great value !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good golf

It was a good golf experience. The course was forgiving and the greens true and in very good shape! Definitely worth playing again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

2 hrs 40 mins on back nine

Marshalls are passive and unwilling to get pace of play where it should be—whenever I’ve asked them to address slow play, they always say the pace is fine. This is a 3 1/2 hour course when you’re one of the first tee times (and when playing in league play), so when it plays 4 hrs 45 mins for an 11:18 tee time, it’s a VERY frustrating experience. Unfortunately this is not uncommon, and it’s the reason why I often choose somewhere else for a mid-day tee time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Local favorite

Challenging enough for scratch golfers. Greens are rolling fast. Beverage cart service with Kilt lifter beers.. Moderate free fees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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