San Marcos Golf Course
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San Marcos Golf Course

100 N Dakota St, Chandler,Arizona,85225
Type: Resort
No. Holes: 18
(480) 963-3358
Detailed description

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.