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4.1
967 Reviews (967)
5 Stars
228
4 Stars
503
3 Stars
169
2 Stars
42
1 Stars
25
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
92.9%
Recommend this course
859 out of 967 reviews
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4.2
167 Reviews (167)
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
69
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
91.6%
Recommend this course
153 out of 167 reviews
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4.2
269 Reviews (269)
5 Stars
105
4 Stars
120
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.2%
Recommend this course
248 out of 269 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
967 Reviews (967)

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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Conditions Good
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Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
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Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
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3.0
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COVID Safety Practices Not Followed

What I did not like is that they made us ride in a cart with a stranger. That is not practicing safe distancing. Why do they make people wear masks in the Pro Shop but sit inches away from a stranger in a cart. Will be the last time our threesome ever plays that course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
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
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
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
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
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 92
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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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