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4.1
2005 Reviews (2005)
5 Stars
616
4 Stars
996
3 Stars
281
2 Stars
75
1 Stars
37
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
92.3%
Recommend this course
1823 out of 2005 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.7%
Recommend this course
48 out of 56 reviews
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4.1
237 Reviews (237)
5 Stars
83
4 Stars
105
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.1%
Recommend this course
216 out of 237 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

4.1
2005 Reviews (2005)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
Brunch 13
19th Hole Specials 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 72
Water Hazards 64
Narrow Fairways 20
This course/club is great for:
Locals 87
Walkers 70
Seniors 59
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 102
Near the Airport 38
Worth the Drive 23

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fix the sand traps

It is the cheapest in the "Phoenix " area but just because it's affordable, doesn't mean you can't take care of the sand traps better. Also making up for the cheaper price by packing the course like sardines doesn't make the round of golf fun. Teenagers playing like it's a play ground. I do appreciate the price but I'll pay more somewhere else to get a nice round of golf. Parking is a walk away. Few handicap parking spots close. I must say the fairways were in good shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day

My wife and I played the course on a beautiful day. We teed off close to 2pm and were able to finish our round just as the sun set at 6:10p. Pace was a little slow for most of the round, however steady. Course was in very good shape except for the sand bunkers (little sand), however not a major issue for us. A fun day out.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 104
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 50
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Good Course.

Nice course layout and facilites.
A little expensive for a municipal course with no sand in the traps. Good value if you get a Golf Now deal time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 56
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

CourseCo management is a disaster

Frost delay today - the 3rd one I've experienced in AZ.

First (2) courses notified me the morning of - allowing me to cancel my tee times.

Not Kenny Mac.

Not only did they not send an e-mail notifying people of the delay, but when you checked in and paid for the round they said nothing as well.

It was when the starter announced (4) groups at my tee time while I was practicing on the putting green that I had to inquire if there was a delay.

"Yeah but we'll have you out in a few minutes."

You just announced 4 groups, when will I be out?

"About 40 minutes"

Waited 40 minutes. Came back and he announced (3) more groups again, still not announcing my group.

Dishonest, shady business practices. Well done City Council outsourcing management of the course to CourseCo.

Haven't given a 1 star rating to any course yet but they absolutely deserve it.

Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun track

Decent pace of play and solid conditions will return

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 80
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 80
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

course

Course is in excellent condition.
greens are in top condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ok but not the best.

Booked a tee time on golf now. 3:09 booking. After 3 o’clock rate said it was 25$. My card was charged 37$ when I got to the course also golf now charged me 12$ on top of that. How is this a rate? I feel like someone dropped the ball on that. Also we were supposed to play 9 holes. Only got through 6 holes because the course was overbooked. Left the course at 5:45 almost 3 hours just for 6 holes is craziness. I feel like I’m owed some golf here…. On a positive note the greens were in decent shape. I live on this course. Always playing it. But for what I paid just not worth it

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for price

I wasn’t sure what to expect based on pictures and reviews but found the course to be in great shape. The greens were a touch slow, and the pace of play was a bit slow. For the price I would highly recommend

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 80
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 75
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 51
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great bang for your buck !

Overseed took fairly well, greens in decent shape , pace of play was excellent !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 69
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great place to play

This was the first time playing this course. Signage is needed to show where to go with a drop off sign. Parking was interesting. But all in all, it was fun.

Greens: very consistent and fair. People need to learn how to repair their own ball marks. Some people feel like they are entitled to have somebody else do the work for him. Even with this issue, the greens were great.
Fairways: A couple of holes, pretty narrow, but all in all they were fair. They were also in great shape.
Rough: they did not oversee the Rough therefore there was a lot of dirt spots, and the grass was thin.
Bunkers: The bunkers need a deep racking. Loose sand is very thin.
Tee boxes: most were in good shape, and it was nice to hit off a flat surface.
Staff: all three people I came in contact were very friendly and helpful. You can tell they really care about their course.
The course had some really interesting holes and it was fun to play. Some challenging areas from the whites but at least you felt like you had a chance! Nice job, taking care of the course.

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

Great Value

I wasn’t expecting much for the price but was pleasantly surprised by the condition and challenging design.
I will play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid course

We play here often when we are in the area. It is a challenging yet accessible course. The clubhouse staff are knowledgeable and friendly.

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