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3.6
1435 Reviews (1435)
5 Stars
311
4 Stars
585
3 Stars
314
2 Stars
149
1 Stars
76
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.3
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
71.2%
Recommend this course
1060 out of 1435 reviews
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3.8
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
77.1%
Recommend this course
64 out of 83 reviews
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3.7
198 Reviews (198)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
77
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.4
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
73.7%
Recommend this course
146 out of 198 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7044 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.7

McCormick Ranch Golf Club features two lush manicured year-round courses amid the lovely views of Scottsdale. Both the Palm and Pine golf courses' championship tees lay to over 7,000 yards, and there are also the options of men's, seniors' and ladies' tee sets to allow everyone a crack at the tests offered by these golf courses.

Golf Illustrated selected the ninth hole of the Palm Course at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club to be "One of the USA's Top 18 Water Holes." It's just one of 10 water holes on the golf course, which, as you might imagine, also features lots of big palms. In all, the golf course plays to over yards from the blue tees, including four par-5 holes that measure over 500 yards.

A round of golf on the Palm Course at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club kicks off on the par-4 first hole, which plays close to 400 yards from the blue tee and requires a drive right-center to ensure a short-iron second shot.

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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Desmond Muirhead

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Reviews

3.6
1435 Reviews (1435)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 43
19th Hole Scenic Views 27
Patio Dining 27
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 131
Bunkers 104
Undulating Greens 63
This course/club is great for:
Locals 86
Playing Multiple Courses 65
Advanced Golfers 64
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 139
Near Local Attractions 38
Worth the Drive 29

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
First Time Playing

Great Options

We played what’s considered to be twilight and pain half the price but the guys were working hard and keeping track so we got out in enough time to play . We actually teed off a little early and were able to get 16 of the 18 done. A lot of water on this course but a lot of room too. We had a wonderful time on our last day of vacation there.
We will surly play the Palm again. We are from out of state and left a blizzard to be there in the sun. A bit cooler this year but sunshine none the less. We are seasonal golfers at home.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great Course

Terrific course. Challenging but not unbearable.
Really really enjoyed playing the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun golf

I played with a lady from my Minnesota club and we were paired with an older couple. They played good golf and we finished our round in 3 hours and 45 minutes. We all had a nice time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 50
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nothing special

Nothing special. If you are desperate to play Scottsdale in January it’ll do. Over priced, slow play (5 hours), fair course conditions, but you can get out.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Cold weather

Frost delay caused problems with delay of tee times

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Just an average course, and somewhat unplayable the day we were there.

Truthfully, I hardly ever dislike a golf course. I know it takes an extreme amount of money, effort, and manpower. The day we played, the greens were unplayable. The architecture and hardness of the greens was the problem. More than half of them were tilted at such a severe angle, for one thing, but the surfaces were as hard as concrete. Throwing a pitching wedge 80 feet in the air, then having the ball bounce, with no divot, and roll off the back, or worse, roll to the back and circle around to roll off the front get old. One of our group is a solid 2 index, and shot an extremely frustrating 90! He was exasperated. Imagine how us 13-ers felt? It was also a bit boring, with not much elevation or variation.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Tough Greens

Great course, greens are very undulating and break much more than the average valley course. Good fun!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs work for the money

Greens fast and in poor condition....my grandpa would have been very disappointed

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

Bring your best short game

Nice layout and good Mountain View’s. Mostly forgiving fairways but nasty green complexes. Super fast greens. Virtually no rough and tightly mowed. On one green where the hole was cut into a steep incline everyone in our group, which was mostly competent players, had their balls come to a stop on the green with chip shots only to begin rolling downhill off the green and through the non existent rough into the water. Maybe for an Open qualifier that’s ok…. Still, overall it’s worth checking out. Pace of play was excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible

Arrived at the course 20 minutes before our tee time only to get “you know you are up on the palm right now” from the bag drop attendant. Then rushed to the first tee feeling rushed, then wait a minute or two for the gentleman we were paired with. Then after about 4 holes we started to catch people and then eventually end up on the 7th or 8th hole with 4 groups on a tee box of a par 3. The Marshall then finally showed up to tell us to with go to the Pine front nine or the palm front 9 which we just played. To be fair they did have a frost delay but the course did seem overbooked.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great layout

Greens & fairways were in great shape. Course design and hole layout were very challenging, with some really nice views. Some holes were lined with very nice houses.
Pin placement on many holes was unfair. You couldn't make a putt even if you hit it perfect as the hole was on a side-slope. It seemed like it was set-up for pros.
Staff was very friendly & helpful. Facilities are fantastic - restaurant, range, putting & chipping greens were all above par. I would definitely play here again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Hard to tell

It was a solid course to play but the conditions were so wet that it was hard to get a true gauge of how the course truly plays.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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