Development began with infrastructure and amenities. The amenities had a dual purpose by providing aesthetics and flood control. They included two championship 18-hole golf courses, more than 25 miles of bicycle paths, public tennis courts, 130 acres of man-made lakes, two of which can be used for sailing and several that are stocked with fish. “The Camelback Walk”, a continuous open space that runs under major roads and through the parks, alongside lakes and streams, is the major spine of the overall Ranch development. The first phase of its development was of the infrastructure and three first class resorts. Phase 2 saw the addition of single family homes, condominiums and patio homes. There are a total of 57 subdivisions on the Ranch. While there is no new construction going on, there is a very noticeable renaissance with the rental apartments undergoing condo conversions, the older homes being replaced and the patio and town homes being remodeled and modernized taking full advantage of their prime location.
McCormick Ranch Golf Club is home to The Palm and The Pines, both 18 hole 7000 yard courses, are open 365 days a year. The Palm Course features ten water holes and, as its name suggests, showcases many large palm trees, while The Pine Course has many mature pine trees. The courses are varied and provide a green treed oasis in the desert. . Both courses were designed by renowned golf course architect Desmond Muirhead and opened in 1972. The very popular Palm and Pine have both recently been renovated with outstanding new greens, sand traps and bridges.
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