Pine at McCormick Ranch Golf Club

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3.6
614
5 Stars
95
4 Stars
306
3 Stars
120
2 Stars
59
1 Stars
34
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.7
73.3%
Recommend this course
470 out of 611 reviews
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Average Rating
3.2
21
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.2
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.8
57.1%
Recommend this course
12 out of 21 reviews
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Average Rating
3.4
107
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
67.3%
Recommend this course
72 out of 107 reviews
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About

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

3.6
614

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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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
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
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It was ok

Played early in the morning, so the pace of play was naturally very good. But it was cart path only which actually slowed things way down. I wish I just walked since it was not hot. They are trying to prepare the course for the season. Having said that the rough was really difficult. We hit a few balls in the rough and could not find them. That was annoying. The fairways were thick for fairways as well, so not that much roll. The greens were too slow on most holes. Especially when comparing to the practice greens. If they cut the lawn this course would be much better. Maybe 1 or 2 weeks it will be good. Can’t rate high now.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course required smart play. We had cart path only but it was in great shape. Greens were a little slow. Tee boxes weren't cut down yet but playable.

Conditions Fair
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
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Long grass everywhere

Every time I play here I leave with the same feeling. The grass is too long. The fairway are like light rough and most courses, the tee boxes have way too much grass on them, and the greens are inconsistent.

For some reason the bartender in the restaurant is very unpleasant, and that didn’t have much to do with my golf experience but I was bothered by it. I remember I had a similar experience with her from a wedding a few years ago.

The practice area is pretty spacious.

I wish I had more positives to share.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Pro shop staff good.

Initial greeting by starter staff, gruff and barely helpful and seemed put out that he was there and more interested in chatting with other employees rather than answer a simple question. Mounted the golf bag incorrectly on the cart which would match his dis-interest.

Driving range a little chewed up. Practice Putting greens great shape, as were the course greens.

Tee boxes were in good shape as were the fairways. The rough is cut long enough for the ball to sisappear making a slightly errant shot to the edge of the rough an exercise in futility. Come on, cut the rough to a level that doesn;t punish the player and slow down play.

We were a twosome that caught up with a fivesome on the back nine...now how stupid is that? Finished the back nine on Palm while starting on the Pine course.

All in all it is a nice course and would come back as well as recommend....but only at Hot Deal prices.

Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Muddy sand traps

Year after year I play both the Palm and Pine and no matter what the weather conditions there are alwaysmultiple traps that that have water in them or are just muddy

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Horrible Playing conditions

The bunkers were full of water, no signage to tell you were next hole is, the rough is like wild grass, could not see the lines of fairway, second cut and rough. No cart person. Very over rated

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

hot and humid course in good shape

Pine course is in good shape, greens rolled true and they are letting the rough grow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Previously Played

Boring, if not Forgiving

McCormick Ranch Golf Club is set within an area of Scottsdale that caters to the older and retired crowd. This course reflects that. It’s open, straightforward, repetitive, and simple. You won’t lose many balls or get into many tricky situations, but if you’re out with your buddies you’ll have a good enough time. Bottom line, it’s cheap, easy, and the staff are friendly. I won’t play her again if it’s up to me, but I’d tag along for another round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course

Course was in good condition; starter said that the summer grass was just starting to grow in as the weather was starting to heat up. Will play again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

improve conditions

Started with the shop not having the tee time in their system ... showed them my golfnow confirmation and they worked us in.

Slow play and the course was in awful condition.

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