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3.7
1228 Reviews (1228)
5 Stars
260
4 Stars
508
3 Stars
264
2 Stars
132
1 Stars
64
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
70.4%
Recommend this course
909 out of 1228 reviews
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3.5
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.0
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
57.4%
Recommend this course
39 out of 68 reviews
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3.6
191 Reviews (191)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
64
3 Stars
46
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
64.4%
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123 out of 191 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

3.7
1228 Reviews (1228)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 43
19th Hole Scenic Views 26
Patio Dining 26
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 130
Bunkers 103
Undulating Greens 63
This course/club is great for:
Locals 85
Playing Multiple Courses 65
Advanced Golfers 63
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 139
Near Local Attractions 38
Worth the Drive 28

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Reviews 17
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf in Arizona

Waited on every shot on the front nine. Back was a little better but not great

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Very crowded but in pretty good condition

There are 36 holes here and the courses are similar. The Palms Course is a bit more difficult, due to very steep and fast greens. The layout has a mixture of blah holes and interesting ones, due to water hazards. From the blue tees the length is challenging. It was a 4.5 hour round on a weekend, waiting for every shot. GPS on the carts helps. This is really not a $120 course but that's the rate for average public courses in the winter season in Scottsdale.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ratso

They let 6 people play off the first tee.
Greens were full of unrepaired ball marks. Fairways were littered with goose droppings.
I would not play this again and advise other not to play.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Still needs work

McCormick is close to my home, but I don’t play it often due to the course condition. Last Saturday was no exception. The mats at the practice range are not my favorite method of warm up, I understand the cost of keeping grass in good shape can be costly, but the artificial turf needs replacing. The Starter should give a suggestion of how to fix ball marks on greens and how to rake a green to make the course less annoying.
The current fairway conditions were better than the last time I said “ never again” regarding play at McCormick, but the rough ( or lack of rough) needs help. McCormick has all the potential with it’s great location and nice layouts on both courses, but still lacks the attention to detail to make it worth playing.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Quick greens good condition

absence of marshall was a drag we ended up skipping the ninth hole

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Someone Buy This Dump & Fix It

Range was a joke. Counted 11 bunkers without rakes and the ones that had them had the cheap, 1970’s models. Greens and fairways were in good shape but with all the rain, every place iis in good shape. Place has a feel of a municipal course and that’s not being fair to the municipal course. $170 to play here is a joke.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

First and Last time for me!

Course -> A+++
Front Desk -> A+++
Cart Guy with Bad Birdie pullover (younger guy) ->A+++
Cart Girls -> A+++

Everything was great until coming off of the 18th on my second round of the day. My friend and I took our bags to the car via a trail that looks like it’s supposed to head into the parking lot from the course when we were accosted and called “cheap” by some old fat, bald man with sticks for legs and glasses that is part of the cart crew. We got told that “just because we are cheap and don’t want our clubs cleaned doesn’t mean we can drive the carts wherever we want. Also that the carts aren’t old town carts and need to be driven properly when in fact it’s actually the exact same cart. Brand and everything. I have family that have sold these things for almost 20 years now in the valley for both “old town carts” and course carts LMFAO!! We both tried to explain that it looks like a path into the parking lot and that it was an honest mistake but got treated in a condescending fashion. I hope if I get this old and frustrated with life that my family puts me down so I don’t ruin great experiences for people. First time playing BOTH courses and will never in my life be back. If you want to go to a nice course and be insulted by some old jerk this is the place!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Longest round

Just have to be fair.
If you are low handicap golfer- very slow and unforgiving pace of play will drive you crazy.
At one point on par 3. (#8) were 3groups plus 2 groups in proximity at #7.
Total disasters. We ‘ve seen marshal driving around but what can he do? Have to be on the top of it from the beginning.
We started on#1 7 min behind already.
They sent groups at 8 minutes interval. Good money maker but really bad for a game.
O, yes- we finished 18 holes in 5(!!) hours.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible greens,

Literally hundreds of unrepaired ball marks covering the greens!! I would expect that condition playing a muni-course, not a course with Green fees in excess of $150!!!! I get it, it’s winter in Phoenix, but I don’t think it’s too much ask for. If I’m paying premium prices I expect a premium course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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