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4.1
959 Reviews (959)
5 Stars
226
4 Stars
500
3 Stars
166
2 Stars
42
1 Stars
25
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
93.2%
Recommend this course
853 out of 959 reviews
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4.1
174 Reviews (174)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
91.4%
Recommend this course
159 out of 174 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
266 Reviews (266)
5 Stars
103
4 Stars
121
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.5%
Recommend this course
246 out of 266 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
959 Reviews (959)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
Brunch 13
19th Hole Specials 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 69
Water Hazards 61
Narrow Fairways 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 84
Walkers 67
Seniors 57
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 99
Near the Airport 37
Worth the Drive 23

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3.0
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Very nice layout. Plenty of sand in bunkers..
Any caliber of golfer could play here.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Reviews 25
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played

GolfNow mess up

Excited to play this morning, show up to the course an hour before tee time only to find out that Golfnow was told that a Junior tournament was scheduled and I should have been notified. Not notified, very upset because no golf available in Arizona on weekends on the morning you want to play. Only compensation offered by Golfnow is Hot Deal promo codes. Very few Hot Deals available worth playing around here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Love Kenny mac

Always great for an affordable early tee time- never a delay! Fun track always in good shape

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

K McD coures

Somewhat disappointed after a couple of positive recommendations. We played Friday and found out at course that fri is weekend rates!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0

Disappointed

Course conditions have deteriorated since last played. Senior discount eliminated. Not worth the money. Won’t be back until and unless things improve.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 91
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Good Muni

Course was pretty wet and tee boxes a little rough, but that seems to be the case everywhere. Greens were fast and true. Staff is always great and hard to beat the cost.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Fair course, great people

The course is in fair condition like most courses after the very hot dry summer.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Value, Very fun course!

Perfect round today! The old lady starter was a bit cranky, but other than that I could not ask for a better round. The greens were rolling fast and the pin placements were challenging. I highly recommend playing this course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Nothing wrong with average

Nothing wrong with this course. Very average and you get what you pay for. I’m newer to golf and I can tell this course hosts a lot of players like me. I would recommend if you’re looking for a casual course to work on your game.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Could use better Customer service

I booked a back 9 round last weekend. when I went to the clubhouse to pay for the round, I told the clerk I wanted to ride the cart. However, I was told there is a threesome with me- which is fine, but I was asked to ride with the 3rd player. In these days of pandemic, I did not want to ride with someone completely unknown to me, even though they offered a vinyl partition. When I told the clerk that I would rather not ride with a stranger, without hesitation the guy offered me a the refund. He did not even ask me if I would rather walk the course and that the walking carts were available. The quickness of refund offer came across as if he did not care that I wanted to play, and went through the trouble of booking the round online. I have played here quite a few times and the guy probably knows that too. But I thought that was pretty rude and/or oblivious of him to just ignore that I was there early morning and really wanted to play on the course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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