Pine at McCormick Ranch Golf Club
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.
|White (W)||72||6371 yards||75.9||130|
|Brown (W)||72||5993 yards||73.3||126|
|Red (W)||72||5333 yards||69.9||117|
|Blue M: 74.3/130||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: 68.7/119 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 M: 65.1/114 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|
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...
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!
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
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
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.
Heart of Scottsdale
Typical parkland course with a bunch of water. Not too many challenging holes, decent greens and fairways.
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
Not maintained very well,...
Fairways not mowed and very poorly maintained. Would not play again..
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.
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.
I found the layout uninteresting and visually unappealiing. Also, greens are extremely tiny ... although in excellent condition.
Pro shop staff were very helpful.
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.
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
McCormick Ranch continues to be a solid value. Wonderful shape this year and each green ran at the same speed. Staff was very helpful
Fairways in good shape greens great shape rough is ok but pretty bare but had a good time playing and he course