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3.8
1030 Reviews (1030)
5 Stars
214
4 Stars
441
3 Stars
216
2 Stars
111
1 Stars
48
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
77.2%
Recommend this course
782 out of 1030 reviews
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4.0
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
80.8%
Recommend this course
42 out of 52 reviews
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3.9
106 Reviews (106)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
78.3%
Recommend this course
83 out of 106 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

3.8
1030 Reviews (1030)

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great pace of play

Playable. Lots of water, but also lots of bail out area. Never intimidating. Challenging enough but also can score.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Poor conditions

As usual McCormick Ranch was a disappointment once Christmas was finished. The rates go up and the conditions deteriorate. I will wait until they water the entire course once again before I come back. Save your money and play elsewhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Goat track

Pace of play was ridiculous and no marshal to be seen. The sand traps are hard pan dirt. Just not worth the money.

If someone was inclined to do so this could be a nice course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day

Good course
Looking forward to playing the Pine course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 37
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Palm

Only problem was all the goose poop. Would be nice to have rakes for traps. Traps not in good shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Nograss

The Palm course was not in anything that I would call just OVERSEEDED IF ANYTHING THEY NEED TO TRY THAT AGAIN. Your supposed to replace the Bermuda with rye when you overseed, didn’t happen here. Probably won’t be back.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gone down hill

Played this course quite a few times years ago. It used to be in great shape. It's in bad shape these days. Kind of sad.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day for golf

Nice course. Loonngg round. Heard the yell “FORE” too many times.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great views

Course has great holes and a challenge for beginner to scratch. Great views of Camelback.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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