Crowne Plaza Phoenix Chandler Golf Resort
About Crowne Plaza Phoenix Chandler Golf ResortLocated in Chandler southeast of Phoenix is the historic Crowne Plaza Phoenix-Chandler Golf Resort. This property dates back to 1912 as one of the earliest developments in Chandler and boasts the oldest grass golf course in the state of Arizona. This property on the National Registrar of Historic Places has 249 guest rooms and suites with private balconies, recently upgraded new with amenities. There is an outdoor pool and tennis courts in addition to the 18-hole golf course which was stretched to its current configuration in 1928. Guests are within easy walking distance of downtown Chandler bars and restaurants, though the property does have its own dining at AJ's, Crust Pizza and 1912 lounge.
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Why San Marcos Golf Course...Why?
Why is it, that golf courses that charge upwards of $60 to play in conditions that make putting on shag carpeting, tee boxes that are more like sand boxes, bunkers that merely concrete pits and fairways that would make one believe that the mowers used for this course no longer work at all? The course itself has never been anything to write home about, but I've played in years past when it's at least "decent". Now, it's just an embarrassment and a huge rip off. If they charged players say, $20, it might pass as an option for people who don't mind what I would certainly call, "the worst conditions of any course I've played this summer"...no joke. Needless to say, I, nor the other gents I was playing with, will no longer keep this course in our rotation. There are dozens of courses that charge this amount, or there about, that are immesurably superior to this "golf course". I realize this course has history behind it, but that's about it. Maybe the best thing would be, is to just bulldoze the entire course, and start over. Or, just open it up as a giant dog park; that way, the owners of the course wouldn't have to do anything at all...it's already a dog track...just let the dogs out. For anyone thinking about playing this course, I would highly suggest you take your business else where. You'll save yourself the anguish of having to play the what has to be the worst conditions of any course in Phoenix. Why San Marcos...you used to be a decent place to play. Alas, I will never step foot on your course again. I just hope that others who read this review will not suffer the same consequences of being bamboozled out of $60. Think about the "dog park" ideal...it's got real promise.
A glimpse into the past
Built over 100 years ago, San Marcos gives you a glimpse into what the rich and famous were treated to in early Arizona. No sign of the desert, San Marcos is a well manicured full grass course with what appear to be century old trees. Course is well maintained, staff is very service oriented, rates are reasonable throughout the year, all in all a very enjoyable day of golf.
Best Golf Instructor!!
Steve is such a good golf instructor. He has helped me so much with my game. He takes his time, very patient with me and has a great sense of humor. I made a par on a hole practicing with him, that I never have before. Because he is teaching me to swing much better and explained the different clubs to me to use in different situations. Also practicing a lot at the green, he helped there too. I would highly recommend Steve to help you you with your game. He does an awesome job.
Jewel of Chandler AZ
As the metroplex continues to engulf the Phoenix burbs this course is a jewel in an oasis. Not fancy just a good course that is run and maintained well. So much to do so close to historic downtown Chandler, it was a great course choice as I was staying nearby! Be careful of the hidden water canals they can bite your ball on 4 holes. Enjoyed the simplistic diner and bar on property for the 19th hole at reasonable prices with great A/C to cool off and unwind.
starter ignored me completely. I took care of my starting time and cart. I never felt important at all. The waitress in the bar wasn't much better.
WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT PLAY THIS COURSE!!!
I think the one word that best describes the experience of playing this round of golf is, "despair". I've played this course a number of times in the summer months in years past, and this time around was by far the worst experience ever. Fairways and tee boxes were too thick with whatever grass they use, or was non-existent. The fairways were everything but "fair". The grass was a cross between what I think was Bermuda and crabgrass. The greens looked good, but putted slower than St. Andrews back when they used the sheep to "cut" the grass. If you're going to consider spending nearly $60 to play golf, there are dozens of courses that far exceed the conditions of this one. Realistically, this course should not command any more than a $25 green fee. Oh yes, and "driving range"...enough said. I only wish I had taken some pictures to upload, Those who spent the time reading this review would have been extremely amused...in a very non-amusing manner. Do yourselves a huge favor and steer very clear of this "course".
Fun Local Course
Loved this course in the middle of downtown Chandler. A very forgiving course that was great fun for a Sunday round.