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3.6
692 Reviews (692)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
59
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.7
73.7%
Recommend this course
530 out of 692 reviews
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3.7
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
83.3%
Recommend this course
15 out of 18 reviews
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3.7
85 Reviews (85)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
74.1%
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63 out of 85 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
692 Reviews (692)

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 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Ain’t what she used to be

Played the Pine Course 12 years ago. Since then, has it gone downhill. Carts as old as the hills. Clubhouse and facilitiies in desperate need for updating and course in so so condition. Greens were acceptable, but fairways had tons of burn out spots. No better than many of the much lower price level Sun City Courses. For such a great in town location, these McCormick Ranch courses need new management and better greens keepers.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Pine Course -Great Value

I was very impressed with the course conditions! I've played a lot this summer and a ton of courses are burnt out, patchy fairways, bumpy burnt greens. etc. McCormick's superintendent did a great job prepping this course for the summer. The whole course was green, perfect lies in the fairway, rough was thick and lush(it was refreshing to see longer rough, nice to know someone can grow grass in the desert like they can in the midwest)firm but receptive greens that rolled nicely, For the money you won't find many that are better this one!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

In Decent Shape for Hot AZ Temps

I've reviewed this course before. The course is a reasonable challenge, the conditions were above average for courses here this time of year, and pace of play was never an issue--played the entire round with no one ahead and no one behind. The fact that it was 108 probably explains why.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice play

I found the course to be a very good play. Greens rolled very true and were in good condition. Some bare spots in fairways as expected this time of year. Staff was very efficient and friendly. Only issue was the condition of the bunkers. Very thin layer of sand in many resulting in some less than desirable shots. This course being older is very much like what is found in Florida on older courses. I enjoyed it and will play again.

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

Where are the marshals when you need them? Never saw one ALL day!!!

Played the Pine Course in under two hours for the front nine.
We pull up to #10, and all of a sudden there is a threesome in front of us that wasn't there during the front nine. Made for a frustratingly long back nine as the threesome in front of us were nothing but "hacks" and had no golf etiquette to let us play through.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A Good Solid Course

The course is starting to show its age, but it remains a good solid course. The layout is certainly above average, with the par 3s all playing a bit long (especially in the wind). The fairways and greens are in decent shape for this time of year ( i.e., we are in transition from rye to the summer bermuda). There were areas of the rough that were well worn and being worked on to get them back before summer. All in all, it is a course I continue to play often--mainly because it is just a short distance from my office and home.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

a fun course to play with wide open fairways, although the course shows the result of heavy play

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

fun Course

Watch for sneaky water coming into play and study the layout first before you hit

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

Great course.

Played on a Saturday. Pace of play on the front was slow but the back was wide open. It’s Saturday, I was expecting worse.

Greens were excellent. Staff was great. Driving range was on real grass. I’d totally play it again. .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good resort course

A course with a good design, a bit too wet.
All the rest is fine,

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow pace

Took just under 6 hours, they over booked the course

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

Well.........it was interesting.

So, first time at any McCormick course, the temp was in the 70’s but it was windy.
First I’ll say that I enjoyed the course layout, some challenging holes, strategy was involved, the wind added to it.
I found the fairways and greens to be in very condition, the bunkers were playing very firm.
That said it was weird. The lady who checked me in was not friendly, the cart/starting/range people were absent and not very helpful. Being a first time player, every other course I’ve been too has tried to assist me with direction, as to where things are, but not here.
At my tee time I found the first tee box, waited, no one else showed up, so off I went. By the 6th hole I had caught up to a group of five, I was in no rush and started to hit two balls. Then a twosome caught up to me and I joined them. We passed the fivesome at the tenth tee and off we went. Total round took us just over three hours, we never saw another golfer on the back nine. Good conditions and layout, questionable staffing, the Marshall was very friendly though.

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

Two Course Option

The availability of two courses is always a plus. We played two days and experienced two different courses.
The friendly staff always adds to the positive experience. We didn’t explore the amenities, however, a peek into the restaurant prompted us to return with time for a meal there. We will return for another fun day on their courses.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Somehow expensive

The layout is fine, not that challenging. Expensive for the conditions of the course, not well signaled and staff seems to be bored and going thru the motions.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough???

Absolutely no rough or even any sort of grsss around the greens and fairways. Mostly hardpan. Course could be ok if they work on that but it makes it look so bad without it.
5 some in front of us slowed play down

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

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