Pine at McCormick Ranch Golf Club

3.7493176471 3.7 stars from 5 (478)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7187 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: No

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7187 yards 74.4 135
White 72 6371 yards 70.3 132
White (W) 72 6371 yards 75.9 130
Brown 72 5993 yards 68.2 125
Brown (W) 72 5993 yards 73.3 126
Red (W) 72 5333 yards 69.9 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 478 Reviews
5 stars:
78
4 stars:
244
3 stars:
86
2 stars:
48
1 stars:
22

recommend this course

375 out of 475 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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u327717543's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Wide open and very playable course for all levels of golfer."


Snodrog's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I got the impression that this was very much a members course. There seemed to be a level of expectation that you knew where you were going and what you were doing and it lacked the normal customer service I associate with golf in the usa but it wasn't bad. .

Course was relatively wide open and in very good condition apart from the bunkers. I enjoy playing from bunkers with only an inch or so of sand but these bunkers varied from rock solid to granite! I read this in other reviews before I booked the course and can't believe it's still an issue. I played with 3 members who said it's always a problem. I guess the answer is to stay out of the bunkers.

If you want a fun days golf where you don't lose your ball on every wayward shot then this is the course for you and it's challenging enough to keep your low handicap friends happy as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



u000003236086's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Nick3498765's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great day"


uFOLB2648FO's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very good shape. The greens were rolling true and the fairways were very nice. Bunkers were very nice with only 1 exception. The course is one I always look forward to playing


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great value"


u734761389's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

scottsdale resort course for less than $50, 3 hour round, course challenging in good shape, greens look like there was an issue , but rolled okay. practice facility good


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tired, Not Competitive"


jimmuelleraz's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times over the years I have lived in the valley, and both this course and the Palm Course keep slipping into truly mediocre tracks. For occasional golfers on a budget who don't play the other Scottsdale courses, it's probably OK, but for Scottsdale it's just not up to par. There are too many bare spots, too many different (and stray) grasses, too many inconsistencies in the traps, and way too many under-maintained areas including many gouged up tees. This could be a great property because of the location and the views, but it needs desperately to be updated and have a first class maintenance plan. The carts don't have any GPS and are serviceable, but but are clearly old. Thy cart staff is not helpful and they do not offer towels to clean clubs. So, if you are looking for a first class golf experience, this is not your course. If you are OK with an experience that screams "budget golf" this is for you.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent"


JACKAFISHER99's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. From the white tee it's not short. The par 3 holes are long. It's never an easy shot for even a 5-7 handicap player like myself. Par 5 holes are pretty much 3 shot holes. Again the length comes into play. Greens above the hole are very fast. Keep it under if you are thinking birdie. Tee boxes are very good. Bunkers kept nice. Worth the cost of under 45.00.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Ho Hum course"


dscharr's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I guess, being a course in Scottsdale, I expected more. Driving in to the course, my opinion was of well designed and maintained course. That is where it stopped. On arrival, I went to bag drop. I found out there were two tournaments being played on the 36 holes. This was not a concern, as we finished in 4 1/2 hours. My concern was the bag drop people couldn't see past the tournament sheets to find me on the open play list. Clubhouse squared that away.

Now for the course. First the tees. Hard as a brick. And, with all that green area to chose from, the chewed up grass told me the tee markers had not been moved in some time.

The Fairways played adequate, but the rough could use some attention.

As noted on prior reviews, the bunkers were jacking sand. The club just skidded on the hard pan under very little sand cover

When I was outing on the practice green, I noted some bare spots. This was expected, as the course appears to be transitioning from winter seed to summer Bermuda. The practice green putted medium fast.

I get to the first hole, and the difference in green speed leaves my putt 4 feet sort of the cup. The greens also showed a transition from winter to summer grasses.

All in all, a lovely location and layout. But, in my opinion, this course could be a gem IF some money and time were spent in upkeep and maintenance.

Until then, I will play elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Pretty course, nice layout"


Jacqui08palm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was quite picturesque and well taken care of however the pin placements were all on the downhill slope and the greens were extremely fast. The pace of play was ridiculously slow! We waited on every shot! It was because the Marshall was not moving the group of guys the was made up of 3 -4 somes, who were playing the blues and shouldn't have been playing more than the reds!! They all kept gathering to watch each of the groups! It was painfully slow!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Reliably Good Course"


dhume419's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Arizona Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course probably 3 times and its sister course "The Palms" a dozen times. Though the course never reaches premier status, it is always in playable condition and priced reasonably. The layout of the course presents a decent challenge and has always been a course I have kept in the rotation. Play was slowed a bit on this round due to a slow foursome ahead. Normally, pace is not a significant problem.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003836719's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape, but as mentioned by others the sand traps are gravel pits. They are hard, its like chipping of the cart path. All the have to do is just fluff them up a bit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003788852's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

the course has good challenge from time to time. The only thing is #1 was not marked, so it took us a while to find #1 for Pine. We ended up starting on Palm instead


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Poor value"


jsmylie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in okay condition for April, but I was expecting more for the $76 green fee. We finished our round and planned to watch the end of the 3rd round at the Masters only to discover the kitchen had closed at 3pm. I felt like I was playing a municipal course - which would have been cheaper.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Fairway conditions horrible."


jacmo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here a couple weeks earlier. Course in pretty good condition. Yesterday the fairways were shaved almost bald and ground like hitting concrete it was so dry. Plus noticed more Brown dried areas in the fairway. Don't understand the theory in shaving fairways, isn't longer grass better for retaining moisture in the ground, plus giving the golfer easier sweep through the shot. Very disappointing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u153568248's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



orson1502374's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great fairways and practice facility"


Dave3970782's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome course play here every time I visit Scottsdale excellent value and fair price for course and pro shop


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



ghostzapper's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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