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3.7
1073 Reviews (1073)
5 Stars
221
4 Stars
455
3 Stars
229
2 Stars
117
1 Stars
51
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
72.6%
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807 out of 1073 reviews
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3.7
92 Reviews (92)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.5
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
69.6%
Recommend this course
64 out of 92 reviews
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3.7
124 Reviews (124)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
71.0%
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88 out of 124 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
1073 Reviews (1073)

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fairways very green along with the greens but the grass on the fairways was cut very low and even if you were in middle of fairway the ground was either very damp and would grab your clubs or very dry and you could not get under the ball. The hardness of the ground gave long runs on balls hit on the ground but made if more difficult to go over traps around the green. Mother nature brought in literally hundreds of geese and droppings were a problem. Can't complain about the costs especially at this time of year

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Save your money

This course fairways were40% dirt and the traps were like hitting your ball off cement. Greens were decent and the staff were very nice. For the $125 fee it was definitely not worth it. The McCormick ranch is relying on their past reputation. The course really needs a ton of work but they say they are booking 400 rounds per day so why bother? We are avid golfers and new to the area. We won’t be back and you should save your money.

Unfortunately I made these comments about McDowell Mt by mistake that course is great and puts McCormick ranch golf to shame.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

Could be fun but not in good shape. Back nine was muddy and torn up by maintenance equipment tires. Greens very good. Sand traps awful. Some cement hard, mostly just very little sand. Not good value for the money.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Palm Course

The layout is good but the course was below average in shape. The fairways on the front were ok but not so much on back 9. The greens were ok. The "rough" was in pretty poor shape overall.
Considering the price the mantra of you get what you pay for holds true.

I would rather pay $20-$30 more for a course that is far superior to this one.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beverage service

Decent course. Hard fast greens. B v service was terrible. Saw cart once on 18 holes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed

Pace of play was very poor: 4 1/2 hours.
Back side of Palm was aerated and fairways were terrible, muddy and rough. No mention of aerating when tee time was booked.

Greens extremely hard and ball just bounced off the back side. Need to put some of that fariway water on the greens.

Weather was great but unfortunately course was not!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day at McCormack Ranch

Perfect day. For 18 at McCormack Ranch. Staff friendly (especially starter Kelly) practice balls included Very enjoyable. (Last 6 holes were slow due to group of 4 young players in front of us that were doing a lot of goofing around) would definitely go back again!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Monnie

Pleasantly surprised. The pace of play was better than expected because the course was fully booked. Staff was professional.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Poor staff

My group was harassed by a ranger that claimed we were a hole behind. I pointed out that there was a group on the next tee and he argued with me that I was wrong. When my group reached the next tee, we had to wait for the group ahead of us.

I informed the clubhouse staff of what had happened and they didn't seem to care. I guess because they are in Scottsdale, they can charge whatever they want and be rude to their guests. Won't be me again anytime soon.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Always fun when playing golf but horrible greens

Every single green is on a slant and the cups were horribly placed. For the money I expected better grass. A lot of fairways were soaked, muddy, and patchy. The rough is exactly that... rough. It’s like hitting off of sticks. I just expected better. Not to mention pace of play was SO slow... took us 5 hours at a course that seemed to run well around the club house. Staff on the other hand was incredible and extremely helpful.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not fun

Course was not a fun course to play. Greens were ridiculously difficult. Not well maintained. No Marshall. A lot of water, and runoff line even a.lottle bit nothing to stop ball from rolling into water. Would not recommend.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

A Very Nice Course and Affordable!

We are out here for a month and finding decent courses that are affordable this time of year can be challenging. I have played several in the area and my “go to” courses are the Pine and Palm. While I probably enjoy the Palm a little bit better, and I think it is in slightly better condition, the Pine is the more challenging and both are great for the cost! The staff has never treated me with anything other than great respect, and they are very Covid conscious. You are not charged extra for taking a cart as a single, pace of play is fine, and the greens are in very nice shape. Some of the bunkers could use some sand in them, and the rough is a little hard and bare in some areas, but some of that may be the time of year. I have been a member of a private club in Illinois for several years, and have been very pleased with the value for the money and the overall experience at McCormick Ranch. I will be back!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A little disappointed

The staff at the course was good. Layout is good. The surrounds and greens are in great shape and the greens roll quick and true. Only issue is if you don’t get your ball in the fairway then the lies are iffy at best. Traps are in bad shape and little sand.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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 Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day of golf

Played this course twice
Both times was great
Course was in good shape
Weather was great
Course in challenging
Would play it again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not the best for the money.

Course was in poor condition, no ranger to assist with pace of play. Compared to others in the area, value not there.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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