Pine at McCormick Ranch Golf Club

3.5913705882 3.6 stars from 5 (596)
  • 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 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 596 Reviews
5 stars:
93
4 stars:
300
3 stars:
114
2 stars:
57
1 stars:
32

recommend this course

460 out of 593 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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"Nice course"


darrening's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"improve conditions"


mbarry0520's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Fun course, great staff"


buffaloe's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been playing both courses at McR for many years. They both offer a challenging layout and the staff is always excellent. I played the Pine and it was in reasonable shape; not great but just fine. The greens were pretty good, fairways and traps about average. I played in under 3 hours and had a lot of fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bit disappointed"


Gilbert12's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff friendliness was less than experienced at the 10 course played prior in the last two weeks.

Interesting course but general condition was disappointing. One beverage cart for the entire 18 holes was not adequate. Would like to try this course again but probably would not until I heard they had stepped it up a nothc.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



Greg2011938's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u778761125's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
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Reviewed on

All around I was not happy with the course the greens were not taken care of. The bar service was poor at the turn the bartender was talking and not helping customers.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good value yet challenging enough"


pinestone7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A course that offers enough challenges yet is still enjoyable to play.

Great location in the heart of Scottsdale, with beautiful views of the Mountains nearby, especially Camelback Mountain


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



nsharris51's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u1979881's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Upscale Golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
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Reviewed on

Well run course. Very nice. Greens are great. Play moved fast during the round which I like.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000005336475's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course has potential...but"


bigdaddykane's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Great potential generally speaking but the "edges" and details leave alot to be desired. Lots of bare patchs, traps horrible, signature 15th hole on pine course smells like open garbage at tee box. Has unfulfilled potential but...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"course conditions are a disgrace"


october1945's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
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Reviewed on

I lived in Scottsdale since 1980 and played the

ranch courses.It has never in any manner had

a failing grade.They have a long time reputation of

overbooking, even given that ?

The only part that was in good condition wetre

most of the greens.

Pay 25% more and get a quality course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u000007864143's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Poor conditions for cost"


gorman4420's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was playing this course with a friend from AZ as this was my 4th time playing in the last month & the conditions were poor. Many of the fairways were patchy with no grass (especially the back 9) & some fairways had standing water despite it not raining in AZ for the last 6 weeks. I'm not sure if there was a problem with their sprinkler system, but no benefit (or roll) to hitting the fairway.

This reminded me of golfing in the north in the spring not the Phoenix area.

Not worth even the discounted Golf Now rate.

MB


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Fun Course"


nearfaror's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. Greens were quick but true. Play was about average speed. It is a good course to play in the Scottsdale area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good open track"


u000005208128's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great practice facility before golf. Pine course had many challenging holes. The only issue was grass

sparse in the rough. Some fairways also could be watered more.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"You get what you pay for"


u000007519385's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very old course. Greens were in good shape. Pace of play for a Sunday was great, four hours and two minutes. Their driving range is always worn out but the chipping areas and practice putting greens were good, as usual. Their hotdogs by the range are very good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great staff"


Shanemestas's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Entire experience was awesome . Staff at front desk always make you feel you are welcome. Course is in great shape for how busy they always are. Challenging but playable make you feel like a golfer. The cart girls and caddies cleaning the club's well mannered.

It's my first choice in Scottsdale!

Shane Mestas


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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