Pine at McCormick Ranch Golf Club

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3.5
630
5 Stars
99
4 Stars
315
3 Stars
123
2 Stars
59
1 Stars
34
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.7
71.4%
Recommend this course
484 out of 630 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
32
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
68.8%
Recommend this course
22 out of 32 reviews
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Average Rating
3.3
97
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
63.9%
Recommend this course
62 out of 97 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7187
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.
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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
Scorecard for Pine Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 74.4/130 398 387 390 537 185 419 599 211 434 3560 410 443 579 218 404 470 401 185 517 3627 7187
White M: 70.5/127 W: 75.9/129 341 354 355 511 141 383 556 175 365 3181 363 370 519 178 342 401 372 166 479 3190 6371
Brown M: 68.7/120 W: 73.8/125 322 343 333 487 109 368 533 141 357 2993 335 350 497 158 318 375 357 144 466 3000 5993
Red W: 70.2/115 289 308 310 469 96 336 468 125 326 2727 276 320 476 115 271 277 328 100 443 2606 5333
Handicap 14 12 8 6 18 4 2 16 10 13 7 3 15 11 1 9 17 5
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 72

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

3.5
630

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

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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Previously Played

More challenging than you think

Course is in fine shape and plays fairly. The greens pose a challenge with pin locations typically on graded areas.

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

Great courses great facility

McCormick Ranch is a great facility right in the heart of Scottsdale both the palm and pine course are excellent. I find a pint course slightly easier than the palm both have an excellent layout with lots of water on the front sides and varied terrain on the back The fairways are in excellent condition as well as the greens both courses offered multiple tea boxes for very skilled levels great staff service and facility at a great value for the money

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Unfortunately Slow

First nice day after a few rainy days so the course was packed. Had a 12:30 T time and it took over 5 hours. Front nine we waited one or two groups at each tee box. Back nine was a lot better. Due to the rain, carts were restricted to paths which slowed play as well. Pine course is challenging. It's a good public play course but don't expect it to be in pristine condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Locals only

This course was pretty average my review is a little tainted for a few small issues. On arrival bag boys were great and helpful , check in was fine but I expect to be asked if this is our first time get a nice greeting and get an explanation of where things are , if there’s a starter or just listen for your name to be announced. More importantly if and where restrooms are on course ( I’m playing with my wife and this information is necessary). This didn’t happen . There are 2 courses here also so you need to know where to go. After asking bagboys ( great guys) we heard our name announced and went to tee, only to realize a six some teed off in front of us and we are a twosome..

After waiting on hole one they yelled we could play through but didn’t stand aside. I made a comment to cart girl on 2 and she had the Marshall come out and he got them to let us play through . So thank you there ! After that it was just all twosomes in front of us but no one wanted to partner up which I find weird . It actually helps the pass of play .

We then played through a twosome on back which sped things up .

All and all it was an average layout dormant rough ,greens rolled well , lots of water fowl and droppings in spots but didn’t inspire me to come back.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Shape

Course was in good shape. Bunkers could be groomed better and the greens have pitch marks but nothing unexpected for a public play course. .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Too many geese

McCormick Ranch (Pine Course) is a very nice facility. Greens are very good, traps groomed nicely and the fairways and tees were are well maintained.

From the blue tees it measures almost 7200 yards.

The geese are the only problem I have with McCormick Ranch. They are around most lakes and a number of fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tora Tora Tora day of play

I thought the layout was interesting. My concern is that The Pine Course needs more signage to expedite play for players who play the voursefor the first, I have peeve about all the geese that populate the course. Goose feces wa ubiquitous. For the price , it’s a good value.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs a facelift

Needs some care. Too many areas where grass bare. Greens ok. Need a ranger to move groups along. Too many twosome and singles which kept pace up and down. This early in season course should be in great shape...plays and looks like end of season overuse.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect

Thanks to your associate who allowed me to have a cart so I could drive to your handicap area to retrieve my clubs and other needed items though there was a cart shortage.

Thanks to your gracious and diligent staff

for a fast check-in, readily available range

balls, food and drink though it was very busy.

The course was in great shape.

Thanks for all your hard work in creating an

exceptional environment to play .

Thanks to God for everything else:

The weather was perfect.

The play was slow on the front nine but that was perfect for me. In addition to having my good friend along, we were paired with a friendly and helpful twosome. Though I played miserably, I wasn't angry.

Golf is the greatest game on Earth, but

I have finally learned it is not as important as my relationship with God, family or friends.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to

you all.

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

Good day but slow

Had a really nice round with some great people I joined as a single. Course is in good shape, some pin placements were challenging. Pace was slow but the ranger was out trying to move things along but he was fighting a losing battle. Like playing there, will play again often.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great change

More of a parkland style golf course. Was good to get away from the desert courses. Would play this golf course again any day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Horrible management and six hour plus rounds

The golf management could care less about players having a good golf experience but are only interested in big groups and maximizing their income. Our small group was placed behind an 88 player shotgun resulting in six hour plus rounds of golf for us with multiple groups on every tee box. The management knew of this, in fact created this situation, and did nothing to remedy the situation. Basically the response was yes its bad but oh well. STAY AWAY FROM THIS FACILITY there are much better courses with far better and caring golf course management.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value at McCormick Ranch!

Staff were welcoming and helpful and course is doing well after overseeding. We enjoyed our round and really liked the back nine, which has a lot of character!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slowest round I have ever played!!!

I understand that it is a Saturday and only

One course was open. The problem was allowing 2 groups ahead of us to have female entertainment in there group that brought play to a halt. It took nearly 3 hours to play the back nine. I would have to think long and hard before I spent the time and money to play here again. I was also playing with my wife who found the entire experience offensive.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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