McCormick Woods Golf Course

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Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7040
Slope 134
Rating 74.3
Type Public
Since opening in 1987, McCormick Woods Golf Club has garnered titles including "Best Course" and "Most Enjoyable Course" by Golf Digest and Golfweek. It is one of only 10 courses in the state of Washington that are Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries. The stunning layout features natural lakes hidden among beautiful fir and cedar trees. Don't let the scenery distract you though, it's one of the most difficult golf courses in the area. There are significant elevation changes throughout and you'll have to face the occasional blind shot. Though the golf course is challenging, there are five sets of tees so players of all skill levels can play to their abilities. McCormick Woods Golf Club also has a practice facility with a driving range, two putting greens, and an area devoted to chipping, pitching, and bunker play.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7040 yards 74.3 134
Blue 72 6658 yards 73.2 131
White 72 6165 yards 70.7 124
White (W) 72 6165 yards 76.3 139
Green 72 5758 yards 69.2 118
Green (W) 72 5758 yards 74.0 134
Red (W) 72 5299 yards 71.6 127
Scorecard for McCormick Woods
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.3/134 398 535 427 235 398 445 142 383 575 3538 443 217 350 502 402 432 431 219 506 3502 7040
Blue M: 73.2/131 386 515 411 225 375 405 138 355 525 3335 414 198 342 483 389 401 411 194 491 3323 6658
White M: 70.7/124 W: 76.3/139 363 475 390 158 351 378 122 315 488 3040 386 184 329 458 363 367 386 175 477 3125 6165
Green M: 69.2/118 W: 74.0/134 357 405 388 144 337 360 116 290 454 2851 357 157 316 431 345 340 370 143 448 2907 5758
Red W: 71.6/124 320 385 353 117 295 349 100 268 427 2614 333 101 288 414 324 327 359 122 417 2685 5299
Handicap 11 7 1 15 9 3 17 13 5 6 16 14 10 4 8 2 18 12
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1987
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Frei

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.8
104

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Dinner 14
Patio Dining 13
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 33
Bunkers 26
Water Hazards 26
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 26
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 26
Locals 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 26
In the 'Burbs 14
Convenient to the City 9
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

The sound of a course surrounded by trees and houses might make the average golfer a bit timid, but the layout gives a person plenty of room for mistakes. The only complaints are some of the regular players at the the course have no respect for the game of golf. Timing is everything. All in all this was a very nice course to play

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

McCormick Woods GC

There are plenty of good courses to choose from in & around the Pacific Northwest & playing McCormick Woods would be a pretty good choice. Plenty of scenic views, fairways that are nicely routed through imposing fir & cedars, numerous small ponds & streams that add to the views but shouldn't really come into play & well placed bunkers. The greens are fairly generous in size & roll out nicely. The course offers 5 tee boxes for every level of golfer.

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

Wet but beautiful.

Course was very wet. Drives plugged in a few of the fairways. No roll in others. Greens were in great shape. Would love to play this course again when it under dryer conditions. Lots of wildlife to look at during round. Walked the course. Very long walk. Some t boxes were quite far from preceding greens.

Great atmosphere!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a hike!

I've been wanting to play this course for quite a while now. Finally had my chance and it was just okay. I would come back, but not at the top of my list. The course hardly ever offers green fees with a cart included on golf now. My buddy and I decided to walk it. Wow, what a work out! Be prepared if you don't normally walk because it's a hike you'll remember. The tee boxes are not near eachother. It was soggy and muddy because of the consistent rain in Washington state (GO figure). Anyway, I would like to see coolers of water added along the course. There were two water fountains that looked too scary to drink out of. My first experience playing this course would have probably been better during the summer.

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

Great course

Awesome course but groups of walking Novice players in front of experienced players in power carts slowed the pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

good not great course

a nice layout but the houses take away from the ambience.

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

Beautiful example of PNW golf!

Awesome course with plush fairways where you ball sits up. Fairways were fairly forgiving (wide) and the greens were challenging but rolled beautifully. It was my first round there but not my last!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

A great day of golf!

I play McCormick Woods often and the course conditions are always excellent. I played Gold Mountain the day before and McCormick's greens were better hands down. The course is challenging and the pace of play reflects that especially on nice weekend days but I don't find it normally to be slow. The pro shop staff has often gone out of their way to get us out golfing. If you live in the area and haven't played here you are missing out!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

pace of play was ridiculous

I've been looking for a course to play in the Tacoma area since I moved back in August. I'm a low-handicap player so I'd like to find a place where i can find a game on a challenging course. I remember McCormick Woods being a good track from previous experience--however the pace of play was horrific--five hours on a hot day. The marshall that drove around just shrugged it off as 'we have a lot of people out here today'. My search continues......

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Be very cautious using Golf Now here!

I made a weekday afternoon time here two consecutive weeks. The first time they moved us back 10 minutes to fit their schedule. We asked to go early the tee was empty for 30 minutes, they said no, you must wait for your tee time they scheduled. ( 10 minutes later than the golf now tee time, I supposedly reserved.)

The next week they moved us up 25 minutes with no notice. My partner had not even arrived yet. They didn't even tell me this when I checked in. They just called us to the tee!

IF you use golf now, call the course and confirm your time. They have their own schedule and it's not the one you see on Golf NOW. I will not spend another dime here!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

McCormick Woods Revisited

I have not played McCormick Woods in about three years. I only live 40 minutes away but it had slipped off my golfing radar! (I belong to a golf club but play other courses on a regular basis.)

The course is a very interesting layout and offers multiple tees to accommodate a variety of playing levels. The course was in very good shape and the greens were fast. They have removed many trees and the course had a much more "open" feel than I remember.

We were a walking threesome and finished in just over 4 hours. We had a great time and will be back soon!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Very challenging golf course

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Don't try to hit it down the middle on 16' it may roll into hazard.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course--Poor Management

Our foursome enjoyed the course but had some concerns about management decisions. Following our foursome there were 3 singles and a two some. We allowed singles to play through but then realized we would never finish our round by doing this. A call to the pro shop produced no help.

It was a busy hot Friday. No beverage cart and no water on the course. It was sad to see what was once a first rate course has dropped to second tier. Back to Gold Mountain today.

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

Too many trees taken out.....

The lay-out is the same as ever - challenging and all. But in my opinion, they removed way too many trees.......it's just not the same McCormick as it used to be (and not in a good way)

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Great course

This course compares well to the best resort courses that I have played. The condition was excellent. Midweek price was a steal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Tough Greens

I scored horribly but had an awesome time. Some of the greens are extremely difficult if you don't land just right.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Nice Condition

This course was in very nice condition. Greens smooth and tee to green well maintained. Native fescue grass gives a post card type view. Tree removal has made improvements to turf. Great practice areas. Nice bar to visit after golf.

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

Beautiful well kept course

First time playing Mcormick Woods, I will definitely be going back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good overall

Good overall. A little pricy almost $75 with a cart for 1 person

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather

Great conditions from tee to green. Lots of fun to play!!

I took my kids and a friend out to McCormick Woods last week and I was amazed at the condition of the turf from tee to green. The fairways were lush, greens were very smooth and probably 10+ on the speed meter - perfect for rolling putts, really fun to putt for me and my kids!!

The staff was very friendly. Even the course maintenance workers stopped and greeted us and asked if we were enjoying ourselves!!! My daughter left her wedge on one of the holes and the superintendent, Paul, stopped what he was doing and drove back to get it for us!!! He told me about the renovations they've gone through with strategic tree removal and how it's improved the turf conditions. Very friendly, I was glad he took time from his work to make us feel welcomed.

Sherry in the golf shop was also very friendly and helpful. Great customer service!!

We saw at least a dozen deer. Had a great meal in the restaurant after (highly recommend the mac n cheese!!). What a great deal for kids, too! They have a good junior rate!

It was a great walk - we are adding this to our list of regular stops!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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