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4.2
1740 Reviews (1740)
5 Stars
525
4 Stars
876
3 Stars
241
2 Stars
67
1 Stars
31
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
93.1%
Recommend this course
1580 out of 1740 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.1
174 Reviews (174)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
94
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.8%
Recommend this course
165 out of 174 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
377 Reviews (377)
5 Stars
133
4 Stars
192
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.2%
Recommend this course
355 out of 377 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
1740 Reviews (1740)

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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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
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Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 10
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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1st Time

Enjoyed this course and the layout. The conditions were good although a few greens were spotty but the ball rolled true. After a rude comment from a player behind us on #2 about keeping up, we were backed up 3 groups on #5 and 4 groups on #8 and he finally apologized. They need more carts because we didn’t get one until 5 mins after our tee time. Round took 4hr 45mins, slower than I expect to play. Also a guy in the group in front was fishing for balls on every hole with water, the worst was 5 mins on #15 as we stood on the fairway waiting to hit our second shots and his buddies were on the green. Where’s the Ranger?

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf carts

Sharing a golf cart with a complete stranger is just plain weird. If I'm a single player again, I'll either have my own cart or won't play the course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fair price. Greens and fairways in good shape

The only problem we had was a couple group of FIVE people that really slowed everything down. Other than that it was nice saving some money. All in all we would still play this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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
Cold weather
Used cart

Needs work on greens

Course fun to play. Greens need attention. Several spots are brown without any grass. No carts available for our afternoon tee time. Mike in the club shop was super and provided great customer service.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

McDonald golf

Nice wide fairways. Greens on front side were not in great condition. Backs side greens were in good condition. There was an hour frost delay and the starter seemed to get a little confused about times and pairings. Otherwise it a cool windy but enjoyable day. I would recommend others to play this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Ken McDonald Golf

Course was fair with good fairways and fast greens.

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

Great course, great staff

Alfredo was willing to participate and worked to exceed our expectations

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
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

Course was in good shape, particularly the fairways.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
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