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3.6
734 Reviews (734)
5 Stars
121
4 Stars
352
3 Stars
162
2 Stars
62
1 Stars
37
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.6
72.2%
Recommend this course
561 out of 734 reviews
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3.7
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
73.8%
Recommend this course
31 out of 42 reviews
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3.7
87 Reviews (87)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.9
73.6%
Recommend this course
64 out of 87 reviews
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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.

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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
734 Reviews (734)

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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4.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Good
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5.0
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Hot weather
Used cart

Great track!

Really enjoyed the game even though it was quite slow day ( 5 hr round). Course is in great shape, well maintained and great facilities. practice areas are well done with lots of options to work on the game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Conditions Excellent
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Pace Excellent
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3.0
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Not my first time, but my last

Played two days after rain. There was still excessive water on the fairways. They need to improve drainage. Played elsewhere the day before with no problem. That wasn't really the main problem. The issue I had was that it was cart path only on the entire course but they don't tell you that on the phone. I called about 9:45 and ggot a 12:30 tee time. They should have said so on the phone. Risk losing my business for one round or risk losing it forever with poor consideration for the guest? They chose the latter. To make it worse, the include range balls but it’s tiny bucket of about 20 balls and the range is mediocre at bes. Great practice green, though. On course, the greens were mediocre. Lots of diseased spots coming out (more drainage issues?). It’s a budget course by Scottsdale standards which is u fortunate. Invest the money and bring it back to its former glory and compete with other Scottsdale courses.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Scenic but slow

Very slow pace with less than average fairway conditions and dry pan bunkers.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Confusing.

No directions on where you are going. Cart paths all over the place but no signage of where to go. Confusing.

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

mc ranch has potential BUT...

course is well laid out and has good practice areas BUT some key things on both courses need dramatic improvements. i would especially note the extremely poor condition of the sand traps. some of the worst ever with rock hard lies in green side bunkers which is totally unacceptable. this has been a major problem for a long time and owners/mngt/ground crews refuse to fix apparently. the "edges" of the course also need work...ie tee boxes, paths, area by maintence sheds etc are very poorly maintained.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Steve

This a good course for the money will differently play it again

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

Good course, difficult greens

Course was in good condition. Some holes are pretty strategic play (#15) Greens are all pretty challenging as they are sloped or had shelves, although not real fast. Pace of play was slow as many guys trying to qualify for Phoenix Open this week..

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

Nice track but difficult with a lot of water. Bunkers are horrible not enough sand.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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 Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

McCormickGoTo

McCormick Golf Courses are both good and moderately challenging depending on which tees you're playing. The course was more than playable but there are plenty of divots that require navigating but it's no big deal. The sand could be better but it's playable too.

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

Solid Course - Fair and Challenging

Course was in great shape, lush fairways and well manicured greens.

Layout is fair, mostly wide landing areas and good but guarded greens for your approach shots. Water comes into play on a few holes, trees narrow shot selection on another...mostly swing away and have some fun. We would return, a very good value in the Scottsdale area.

Pro shop is filled with high quality apparel and a very friendly staff throughout the course.

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

Good deal

tee boxes a little rough
fairways ok
greens hard and fast

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

A good course for a visiting golfer to start play

While not a desert golf course, it’s very playable with some challenging bunkers around greens. Good speed on the greens. Russell is awfully thin. Good number of bare spots. Fairways very nice. Lots of mature trees that come into play regularly if off the fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Wet soggy too much water

They should have closed but wanted the money from all th folks in town

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unfortunately not in good condition at time of play

Granted it has been wet in Scottsdale around the time we played the course was not in very good condition compared to others in the area. The greens were sparse of grass. The fairways were long and full of divots. I would not recommend the course until the greens fill in and it's better maintained. There are other courses in the area that are in a lot better shape for less money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Traps

Somebody forgot to tell maintenance that "Sand Traps" include sand. This course has dirt and gravel traps. My suggestion is that if you go into one of their traps, treat is as ground under repair and don't ruin your club.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy

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