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4.1
1261 Reviews (1261)
5 Stars
343
4 Stars
641
3 Stars
197
2 Stars
54
1 Stars
26
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
91.4%
Recommend this course
1127 out of 1261 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
156 Reviews (156)
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.9%
Recommend this course
145 out of 156 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
396 Reviews (396)
5 Stars
158
4 Stars
176
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.2%
Recommend this course
361 out of 396 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
1261 Reviews (1261)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
Brunch 13
19th Hole Specials 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 70
Water Hazards 62
Narrow Fairways 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 85
Walkers 68
Seniors 58
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 100
Near the Airport 38
Worth the Drive 23

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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First Time Playing

A great value in the phoenix area

Casual atmosphere and well maintained course. Easy to walk, or you can ride. Good beverage cart service too. 1st time playing and really enjoyed it. Will be back!

Conditions Good
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
5.0
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First Time Playing

This course was very busy.

The staff kept everyhing running like clockwork. Tee times were 9 minutes apart and people ready to go when their turn came. We were a foursome but nobody was pushing us and we seldom had to wait for the group in front of us. Even though they are getting ready to overseed the course it was still in really good shape. Excellent value for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Breezy

Foursome ahead was slow, ranger tried to speed them up, but what do you do?
Bunker need a little sand. Fun day on a breezy Monday

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great round of golf

Love the course and staff. Some other golfers have no concept of pace of play or etiquette!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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 Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 113
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 171
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
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Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

Not overseeding yet

Greens were sticky slow and occasional wet areas where irrigation was leaking but a very decent day on a reasonably priced course

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Scary

Cow pasture with very slow greens and rock hard sand. Watch out for the high voltage electric lines overhead on at least 3 holes.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ken McDonald

Good couse — good condition — greens a little slow

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
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 19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect conditions

Best shape i have ever seen the course. Its a shame they will have to fleece the fairways to overseed! Everything was perfect

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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