Pine at McCormick Ranch Golf Club

3.7007529412 3.7 stars from 5 (488)
  • 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: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 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 488 Reviews
5 stars:
79
4 stars:
249
3 stars:
87
2 stars:
49
1 stars:
24

recommend this course

381 out of 485 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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"Come play..."


RicS's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, had my annual Duel in The Desert at the Pines Course. Good Time, tough course, good friends.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"No warning about cart path only"


u000006809653's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Several courses in the area were considerate enough to announce that they were cart path only...NOT McCormick ranch, didn't find that out till after paying the green fee. It would be nice if every facility were REQUIRED to state course conditions such as overseeding, green aeration, temporary greens etc. From now on, I'm calling a course beforehand to hopefully get the straight skinny.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Over seeding"


christianson727's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
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Just tell somebody it’s going to be cartpath only the greens are going to be thick and the fairways are going to be muddy. Before you get there if I already paid for it and then you told Me by the way it’s cartpath only we didn’t cut the greens because they’re fresh and we saturated the fairways. Thank you


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Utter Dissapointment"


rjs7257's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing McCormick Ranch and I am sad to say the last.

The designated hitting area on the driving range was a joke, there wasnt a single patch of grass anywhere except for outside of the desginated hitting area. It was like trying to practice on a sandy beach.

Then it was cart path only, that was a joke, for nowhere on the entire Pine course could a cart damage anything.

The rough was extremely rough, fairways were semi okay, the greens were slow and bumpy and the so called sand bunkers were more like mud bogs.

We paid $59 per player which someone is/was delussional when they came up with that rate. At best it was worth maybe $19 bucks.

There are far better courses within a 15 mile radius of this pathetic course for the same price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Good-Okay condition after overseeing"


u735596864's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Cart path only due to still allowing to grow. Course was in good enough shape. Course layout was accurate for the rating. Shack at the turn only had ham and turkey sandwiches at 8:30am. I had my bag ready to go and didn't ask for my clubs cleaned and pulled my bag myself and heard a cart guy ask if I tipped and then say "cheap."


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



brett3060637's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Quick play."


u7355717's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course played long. Just reopened from winter seeding and had to constantly clean mud of my ball. It was cart path only which I hate, because often you have to carry 3 or 4 clubs across the fairway. Should've just walked it. Course had a nice, playable layout. Not much play that day so it was a quick round. Staff was friendly and very accomadating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Too much time"


Jimsue77's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We teed off at 9:20. We were a threesome with a fourth added. 3 hours later after finishing 9 1/2 holes we left. We waited on every shot starting on hole no 2. The fourth golfer left after 9. When we turned around to leave there were 2 foursomes on 10 th tee box. This was a waste of 225.00


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



MMRDL's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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



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