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San Marcos Golf Course

San Marcos is Arizona’s first golf resort, opening in 1913, one year after the opening of the resort. Having recently completed a $3.9 million renovation, the course boasts a brand new state-of-the-art irrigation system, creating optimum year-round playing conditions, re-established bunkers equipped with new sand and tee boxes that have been re-built for better playability.  Updates to the kitchen, bar and pro shop were also completed making the San Marcos Golf Course the ideal place to hold your next golf tournament.     Our goal is to make your event as successful as possible.  Our professional golf staff is available to assist in every detail from planning to execution on the day of the tournament.  If you have any questions or would like to secure a date, please don’t hesitate to call me directly.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Course Details

  • Total Course Yardage: 6,640
  • Holes: 18
  • Tournaments 7 Days A Week: Yes
  • Tournament Scoring Included: Yes
  • Food and Beverage: Yes
  • Bunkers: 44
  • Shuttle Carts: No
  • Rental Clubs: Yes
  • Driving Range: Yes
  • Banquet Space: Yes
  • Custom Scorecards Available: Yes
  • Day of Facilitator: Yes
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Course Highlights

  • Renovated the course 2014
  • All Green Grass Course
  • First Green Grass Course in the state of Arizona 1913

100 North Dakota Street
Chandler Arizona, 85225
(480) 963-3358
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Staff Bios

Nick C Lacy

Group/Tournament Event Coordinator

Nick has been working in the golf industry for about 5 years now.  He worked for the United States Postal Service for 38 years as a Manager of Distribution Operations, Station Manager and Arbitrator before retiring in 2012.  After retiring he attend the Golf Academy for 2 years and receive an Associate Degree in Applied Golf Course Management.  He stated working at San Marcos Golf Course in 2014 in the Pro Shop.  Later the next year he helped bring the First Tee program to San Marcos.  Currently he is the Level II Site Coordinator at the course and oversee the Player and Par kids of about 62 participants. He has successfully run the PGA Jr League for the past two seasons where his team completed at a very high level.   In 2017 he was promoted to Tournament Director and Events Coordinator for San Marcos.  His customers service skills have helped him build strong relationship with the Tournament Host that come to the course seeking to put on their events.  His has a unique flair the makes the experience an unforgettable one for all that are involved in the Tournament.

Fun Facts

My Favorite Athlete or Team is?
• Ohio State Buckeyes
My Favorite Quote or Famous Saying?
• Every Day is an Awesome Day
My Favorite City in the World?
• San Diego, CA
Number of Years in the Golf Industry?
• Five Years
I am originally from? (city, state, or country)
• Columbus, Ohio
Favorite Sports Movie of All-Time?
• The Greatest Game Every Played
My Favorite Hobby when I am not working?
• Golf
If I could have dinner with one famous person living or dead it would be?
• Princess Diane
#1 Thing on my Bucket List is...
• Play St Andrews the Old Course
The best thing about working at a golf course is? (20 words or less)
• The people that you meet and the golf interaction with the families.
My Favorite part of the Tournament Planning Process is...
• Getting to be the person that helps a tournament from beginning to end
Best Advice I can give a tournament host 20 words or less.
• Plan well ahead and always be adaptable to the unexpected.


Event Space Descriptions

Limited flight driving range using Cayman golf balls. Warm-up suitable for 30 players at a time with well defined target greens, short game area and practice putting green. The driving range converts to "Little Marcos" in the afternoons which is our 9 hole pitch & putt course that is perfect for beginners, kids or corporate team building events.

The San Marcos Sunset Patio offers seating for 150 guests with views of the golf course and the amazing AZ sunsets. The patio sits adjacent to the clubhouse with convenient access to Grill60 for bar & food service. We also feature a smaller indoor banquet room with seating for up to 50 guests and presentational seating for 75.

Carts will be conveniently arranged in our large staging area adjacent to our arrival and bag drop area. The carts will be arranged by hole order and clearly marked with custom signage for player identification. Custom scorecards, tees, sand bottles and USB ports are available in every cart.

The historic San Marcos clubhouse features the charm and feel of "days gone by" but with all the modern conveniences and amenities of "today". The clubhouse is decorated with numerous artifacts and photos showing the 100 year history of San Marcos and the founding of the city of Chandler.


Tournament Reviews

Dear Nick, Mike and the whole of San Marcos Golf Resort crew, All of us at Chandler Horizon Rotary wanted to express how much we appreciate the incredibly professional, friendly service and the effort that you and your entire staff made to make our 25th Annual Hole-in-One event a true success.  Every member of our group and the participants could not stop talking about how perfect everything was.  Your entire crew at San Marcos Golf Resort are top notch, and really treated the players, volunteers and club members like special people.  We look forward to many more events there.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! 

T. Clemmons
Chandler Horizon Rotary Club



Gila River Sand & Gravel had their seventh annual golf tournament this year at San Marcos Golf Course and as one of the organizers, I can honestly say it was our best yet!  I began working with Nick Lacy in February discussing what GRSG wanted at the tournament from the golf, the food, the raffle prizes, etc.  The food was wonderful, the course was in great shape and they stored our raffle prizes until it was time to put them on display.  Nick listened to all our needs and concerns and this was our biggest and best tournament yet!

R. Wiggins
Gila River Sand and Gravel Company



San Marcos Golf Resort is a wonderful venue for an amazing golf event.  Our host and golf pro Nick Lacy was always available for meetings and questions before, during and after our events.  We had a couple events, one personal and one non-profit, both exceeding our expectations and were highly acclaimed by our members and clients long after the event.  Thank you, San Marcos, for the professional and beautifully manicured course!  You’ll be seeing us again!!

B. J. Huskey
Partitioners and Accessories Company