San Marcos Golf Course is a Resort, 18 hole golf course located in Chandler, Arizona.
San Marcos Golf Course first opened for play in 1913. The course was designed by Harry J. Collis. Red Lawrence redesigned the course in 1963.
The resort lies in the heart of Historic Downtown Chandler, Arizona, one of the fastest-growing communities in US. The city was founded in 1912 by Dr. Alexander J. Chandler, the original owner of the San Marcos. He began building the property in 1912, the same year Arizona traded in its Territorial status to become the nation's 48th state.
This 18-hole, par-72, 6,626-yard course opened in 1913 and was seeded with Bermuda grass shortly thereafter, making it the first golf course in Arizona with grass greens. Over the decades, presidents, dignitaries, and celebrities have enjoyed the lush setting and challenging play offered at this traditional course.
Not your typical desert, target-golf course, this lush, green setting makes players from throughout the country feel right at home while giving desert dwellers an enjoyable reprieve from some of the harsher desert layouts.
Themost difficult holes on the course happen to be the two longest par 4s, # 4, at 482 yards, and # 10, at 454 yards. And, though not abundant, water lurks on several holes, including a lake that comes into view on Number 8 and another that comes into play on Number 13. The canal that runs across the 1st, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 18th holes can jump up and ruin a good round.
You'll find San Marcos Golf Course to be an enjoyable course nestled in the midst of an impressive property that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But the property is also enjoying a renaissance with more than $4-million renovation.
This course features mounded greens that slope toward the fairways. The flat fairways typically play straightaway and are heavily lined by mature tamarisk and 320 palm trees.
$36 (cart included), played on Saturday, May 2015 at 7:00 AM
This was the first time I played the course since the $4M renovation done by the new owners (Interwest Capital) last year. Marked improvements in the clubhouse and restaurant have brought them out of the dark and dingy "sixties" look. The fairways have benefitted from the improved sprinkler system, the bunkers actually have sand in them, all of the dead trees have been removed and the greens are well maintained and quick. It may have lost some of the "ambiance" which attracted dignitaries in years past but it has certainly been brought up to resort course 21st century standards.
$21 (cart included), played on Tuesday, January 2012 at noon
It's sad that this, the oldest course in AZ celebrating 100 years in 2013, has been let to deteriorate to the current level. The greens have significant areas of no grass at all, some of the tee boxes are almost devoid of any grass, and the fairways were hard and patchy even during the winter overseed season when conditions are best in AZ.
$41 (cart included), played on Sunday, March 2012 at noon
Bunkers need sand and the greens were burned and crusty on the Front Nine... Terrific Staff
$36 (cart included), played on Friday, November 2010 at 10am
I have played this course a number of times, and really enjoy the older tree lined fairways. I will be back again for sure.
$21 (cart included), played on Sunday, September 2010 at 8am
Fairways are very close together, which results in lots of golfers crossing into your fairway to play their balls. It's OK, but a couple of the greens were in pretty poor condition. You can play nicer courses for $15-$20 in summer, but San Marcos charged $25. The back 9 was pretty though, with lots of beautiful houses to look at and mature trees.
$26 (cart included), played on Tuesday, December 2010 at 2pm
Flat, straight, treelined course. One of the oldest in Phoenix. Usually affordable in peak season, but popular because the price is right. Can be in decent shape in winter. Not so in summer. It's a longer course and has some ok holes. I've played in many times and expect to play there again.
$31 (cart included), played on Monday, January 2010 at 10am
they need to put more sand in the traps most greenside traps would be ruled unplayable
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