Pine at McCormick Ranch Golf Club

3.7033294118 3.7 stars from 5 (560)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7187 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: No

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 560 Reviews
5 stars:
91
4 stars:
284
3 stars:
104
2 stars:
52
1 stars:
29

recommend this course

438 out of 557 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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u805012289's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"It’s worth a round of golf"


Pjsdonegan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course and value. Nice layout and course condition acceptable. Greens well maintained. We played the course twice this week. Will play it again. Driving range extremely disappointing. Range will help you improve your sand game:-((


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bunkers/pace of play"


Peter4366561's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
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10:56 tee time and done at 4pm, waited on every shot. Bunkers have NO sand in them, like hitting off pavement


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Enjoyable Round"


Robert2134227's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Joined 3 other golfers as a single. This was the second time I had played this course. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens were in great shape. The rough was all pretty much what looked like dead grass, but you could hit out of it with no problem. Enjoyed the round. I'll give it another try. I recommend this course to all intermediate golfers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Average course that is priced too high for the condition."


u8927379's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
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Reviewed on

McCormicks Ranch is an average course that is good for the high handicapper. Greens were a little inconsistent and shaggy on a few holes. Fairways were in decent shape for the most part - thin in a few areas - they must soak the course during the evenings because there were many “mud puddles” on the sides of the fairways / sprinkler heads.

I’ve booked all of my 6 tee times through Golf Now and paid the most for McCormicks Ranch.

I’m a 11 Handicap and in my opinion for the price there are far better courses around the Phoenix area.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



ron9930685's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Busy place"


JP5756links's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Busy & bustling but a great place to be if you're a golfer.aGood layout,excellent conditions,attentive staff made this a nice afternoon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003291915's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



uXTGQ8888XT's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"One major issue at this course"


turkey4's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
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The rough is cut way too short. Anything not on The Fairway is in danger of going into water or other hazard


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pace"


u4458327's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play very frustrating. No Marshall in sight. Quit after nine, almost 3 hours. If


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



Bunky47's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was quite good, though beware that the greens are rock hard and don't hold as you would expect. Practice facilities are good. Staff was very good.

We played 3 groups behind a small scramble tournament, waited every shot and finished 18 after sundown. Ranger needs to help move slow groups along. Second problem was lack of drinking water, didn't see beverage cart until 12th hole, kiosk at 9 was closed when we made turn, only drinking fountain we found was on 12 th tee.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Slow play"


u947263883's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
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Was excited to play the Pine Course, where the Monday qualifier for the PGA Tour - Waste Management tournament. Nice range and practice greens. Course was overbooked. Teed off at 1:36 and finished at dark, joining the foursome ahead on the last 2 holes. Took 5 hrs to play. Waiting on every shot. Concession stand next to the range closed at 4 PM, just before we made the turn, so nothing to eat or drink. Only 1 beverage cart covering 2 courses and only 2 water fountains for the Pine Course. Course in good shape, fast greens.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Could have been better"


u937642013's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lovely terrain and views.

Unfortunately staff created an unfriendly environment and the bald fairways and rough made play more difficult and unpredictable than I found on neighboring courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


powell73's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We were booked for the Palm Course but they were having a tournament so played the Pine Course which was just as good. Got a good price using Golf Now so we are glad we went. Greens were fast and fairways were nice. Will play this again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pre PGA"


das333's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the day before the Monday qualifier for Waste Manegment, not a great idea had we known. Pace of play was stupid slow, 5 hours. The group of wanna be pros behi d us hit into 5 times, real amatuers with not alot of inteligence. Management needs to be out there, no excuse.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Al7393565's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good public course. The Pine course was a designated Monday qualifier for PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open so many pros playing practice round. Busy enough but with them filling in tee times made a 4 hr 40 min round. Greens were fast and good but many ball marks. Overall good value for price.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000003391760's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Overwatered course"


dabreu's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even though the weather's been perfect for two weeks, the course is soaked - especially off the fairways. There is no rough...just brown, dormant grass that's soaked making for muddy lies even around the greens. Greens were bumpy and speed uneven from hole to hole.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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