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3.7
1160 Reviews (1160)
5 Stars
245
4 Stars
488
3 Stars
242
2 Stars
124
1 Stars
61
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
73.9%
Recommend this course
870 out of 1160 reviews
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3.6
123 Reviews (123)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
68.3%
Recommend this course
84 out of 123 reviews
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3.7
182 Reviews (182)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
67
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
71.4%
Recommend this course
130 out of 182 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
1160 Reviews (1160)

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 58
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

golf good...restroom embarrassing

really enjoyed the golf...just now know why I would rather pee in the weeds...oh man YUCK!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Bad shape

Every sand trap was FULL of water. Some hole looked like a bomb went off on them. Should be worth 35.00 per round. So disappointing.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Over rated goat track

Came to AZ for a weekend of golf with some buddies. McCormick Ranch was one of the most expensive courses we played and by far the worst. This course could be $20 for 18 holes and a cart and still be $19 over priced.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Its not worthy the price

As expected many fairways have brown spot which is normal for this time of the year, but what was not expected was to have flooded sand traps, making them impossible to play. For the overall condition of the course prices are too high. There are courses right now that you can play for less money in much better conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Mckormick Palms course

Staff was great. Very friendly and great service. Course was in good condition with the exception of the sand traps. Sand traps were very hard. The greens were also not in great shape. All in all I had a good time playing here and wood play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Skip it!

Several ruts and holes along the holes and muddy spots. Plus they have not cut the rough in ages and it is all weeds, dead spots, ruts, and high grasses. My ball was just off the fairway and it took 15 mins to locate between all the weeds and high grassy areas.....I have played this course around 30x and i was totally shocked as to how bad they let it go....No ball washers and a few water fountains on the course....ball washers were removed for Covid and never put back....I would skip this course until they invest in getting it back into the shape it was years ago,,,,,VERY disappointed......

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Windy

Very windy day which made it hard but bet it is fun without. Good greens fairway. Bunkers not very sandy.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great potential but...

The worst sand traps I have ever played. Impossible to play a competitive round because sand traps by greens are like concrete. just horrible and there were also puddles of water in many of the traps. Avoid this course if you can.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens putted well but the course is in rough shape. Not a five star experience. Sorry

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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