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3.7
1204 Reviews (1204)
5 Stars
254
4 Stars
499
3 Stars
258
2 Stars
131
1 Stars
62
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
71.2%
Recommend this course
893 out of 1204 reviews
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3.4
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.1
Value
2.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
52.8%
Recommend this course
28 out of 53 reviews
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3.5
193 Reviews (193)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
68
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
64.8%
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125 out of 193 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
1204 Reviews (1204)

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 3
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3.0
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Disappointed

Fairways in poor condition. Greens very slow, although will be good in 2-3 weeks once overseed has taken full effect.. course really appears to be showing it’s age.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Too much goose poop.The poop really affected the play and the course rateing

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good but

Loads of unrepaired pitch marks on greens. Bunkers not raked. Obviously people playing don't care. Shame. Great layout. Play early as 1.30 onwards touch and go you will finish.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

The bunkers were not very good. Need to invest in some more rakes

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

On cart GPS was below average. The course was very dry so hard to understand cart path only. I would not recommend this course. For the value

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great $50 course unfortabkey it was $140

Embarrassing. The course was in poor conditions. The bunkers were essentially unplayable standing water, mud and grass/weeds growing into them. They are closing the course Monday for over seeding but never mentioned this when booking. Pretty embarrassing they charged $140. Never again

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

do you need to borrow my trimmer?

started with no food or coffee for 8 am tee time
bathrooms had no water, only port-a potties.. picked wrong day to skip breakfast.
Course layout was fun, weather was perfect, but the sandtraps are severely overgrown around the edges. literally grass growing 2-3 feet down into the bunkers, made it impossible to locate a ball hit in the bunker. lots of water on the other side of fairway made you aim more at those bunkers.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overpriced muni

The layout is nice but the condition of the course was just so so. For the price I paid I would expect more...I know it is season here in Scottsdale but that is crazy....I came from socal and I wouldn't pay that much for that course back in socal

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

In need of help

Although we did enjoy our round of golf my group thought this golf course was really in need of maintenance. The sand traps looked as though they hadn't been tended to in a very long time. There was grass growing down in all of the sand traps which looked like it had not been attended to for a very long time. The area is beautiful and so many nice houses on the course well taken car of. Everyone that greeted us was so friends, Just disappointed in the condition of the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very slow. Ranger did nothing to help. Saw cart person only once. Way too expensive

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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