Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
3.6
768 Reviews (768)
5 Stars
129
4 Stars
361
3 Stars
173
2 Stars
65
1 Stars
40
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
72.3%
Recommend this course
584 out of 768 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.4
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
3.8
72.0%
Recommend this course
36 out of 50 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
80 Reviews (80)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
71.2%
Recommend this course
57 out of 80 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7187 yards
Slope 135
Rating 74.4

The Pine Course at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club offers mature pines, in an appropriate contrast to its sibling golf course, the Pine Course, and is also narrower than the other golf course. What they have in common include the facts that Desmond Muirhead designed both of them and they both date back to 1972; recent renovations have also given both golf courses new greens, sand traps and bridges.

The Pine at McCormick Ranch Golf Club measures 7,187 yards, kicking off on a 398-yard par 4 that requires tee shot toward the fairway's center, leaving golfers a mid- to short-iron from the green, which slopes narrowly. Things get long by the fourth hole, one of four par-5 holes that come in at over 500 yards; this one, for example, makes you place your drive well toward right-center if you want to shoot for it in two. Close out the round of golf on the 18th hole, another long one, at 517 yards from the blue tees, and a tight hole to drive that will, thankfully, provide your last test for the day.

Book a Tee Time at
McCormick Ranch Golf Club - Pine Course
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Desmond Muirhead

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Reviews

3.6
768 Reviews (768)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 41
Patio Dining 30
19th Hole Scenic Views 26
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 85
Bunkers 73
Forced Carries 38
This course/club is great for:
Locals 64
Advanced Golfers 43
Seniors 41
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 102
Near Local Attractions 31
Worth the Drive 29

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

No Water

I was disappointed that the course did not have any ice coolers or water on the golf course, Yes there was a cart girl driving around selling drinks, she was friendly and gave me some cups of Ice with my Arnold Palmer..
With this hot weather they should provide water on the course for all the golfers...

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

Love this course, great staff, well maintained. Was just odd to play the front 9 of the palm course and then the front 9 of the pine course. They are both super nice but I would have liked to have played 18 on one course. Either way it was still an awesome experience. My only negative critique was the fact that we saw the cart girl one time through 18 holes, on the back 9 on our 13th hole. We needed food, and they had nothing in the clubhouse, no hot dogs ready to go or anything, so we just had to wait until we ran into the cart girl, all she had was turkey sandwiches on rye bread, I was so hungry it didn't matter but if I am paying over $50 to play a round it would be nice to have a few more food options, and rye bread is gross. Alltogether it was a fun round and I will certainly be back, with my own snacks next time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Bad conditions and overpriced

I wanted to rant about the whole thing but its not even worth it, no one seems to care. One less customer to worry about...bye

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 61
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Over charge

Over charged us at a 2 o’clock tee time when no one told us they closed at 5 . Hole 16 they told us they were closed! And warm beer very bad service

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Not worth it

Played the Pine course. Only thing good about the round was the greens they were in good condition. The tee boxes had weeds were uneven and not good. The fairways were poor with dirt spots all over that were wet. Every fairway the ball had mud and dirt on it and you got no roll out. The course wasn’t even worth the reduced golf now rate. The course could be very nice and fun to play but the condition ruined it. Also there are two courses and several works at the carts when checking in. Not one of the staff approached me I had to go to there group to find out which way the course I was playing was. I could have pulled into the lot picked a cart and gone to the 1st tee without paying and nobody would have known. No starter or course Marshall either.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Heart of Scottsdale

Typical parkland course with a bunch of water. Not too many challenging holes, decent greens and fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable day

Good variety of holes played with employee dale fun guy the cart guy thomas at the end of day was very cool will be back soon To see what the other course looks like Fair and a bit challenging

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great pace of play!

Very friendly staff! Challenging! Played in 3.5 hours

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not maintained very well,...

Fairways not mowed and very poorly maintained. Would not play again..

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Parkland golf

Second time of playing. Course is classic parkland - flat with traps and water features to capture the wayward shot. Fairways and greens in good condition. Loved the geese that seemed to cheer or heckle every shot. Carts have GPS with yardage which helps. Staff, as usual, were friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Soggy fun

Tons of rain recently. Lots of standing water on the fairways and rough. Greens in amazing shape, rolling slow due to the rain. Course is in good shape in spite of the rain. Played in 2 hours 15 minutes as a single with no golfers ahead of me.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Uninteresting

I found the layout uninteresting and visually unappealiing. Also, greens are extremely tiny ... although in excellent condition.
Pro shop staff were very helpful.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It passes the test

Very important to me is how eager is the staff to create the best experience possible. I’d give excellent marks to the pro shop, starter and the “Marshall” however the greeting staff is more laid back and were not necessarily coming to you and, please, change this annoying music coming from a bad speaker at bag drop area.

The course offers many different designs, which is interesting to play. On the flip side, it feels like all the par 4s, except the famous and beautiful 15, are all at the same length. The gps on every cart are quite helpful.

Overall, a good experience on the Pine course, we’ll be back to try the Palm for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fewer geese

I played the Pines. It was good to see far fewer geese than other years

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overrated and overpriced

This was my most expensive round of the week and the worst course...Courses like Octotillo and Starfire have similar layouts but are much nicer and cost less

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

McCormick Ranch continues to be a solid value. Wonderful shape this year and each green ran at the same speed. Staff was very helpful

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairways in good shape greens great shape rough is ok but pretty bare but had a good time playing and he course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Nearby Courses
Scottsdale, Arizona
Resort/Private
5.0
3
Scottsdale, Arizona
Public
3.7001882353
975
Scottsdale, Arizona
Public
4.2459941176
1309
Scottsdale, Arizona
Resort
4.3000764706
578
Scottsdale, Arizona
Resort/Private
5.0
3
Scottsdale, Arizona
Resort/Private
5.0
3
Scottsdale, Arizona
Resort
4.2291882353
510
Scottsdale, Arizona
Semi-Private
4.2965882353
76
Scottsdale, Arizona
Public
4.2635294118
428
Scottsdale, Arizona
Semi-Private
3.9401176471
1294
Scottsdale, Arizona
Public
4.1266176471
720

Stay & Play Offers

From $646
Valid dates: Jul 01, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
The Residences at the World Golf Village offers a home style atmosphere for your stay near golf rich activities and history at the World Golf Hall of Fame, Slammer & Squire and King & Bear.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE