McCormick Woods Golf Course

3.8506294118 3.9 stars from 5 (104)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7040 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 104 Reviews
5 stars:
31
4 stars:
38
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

81 out of 104 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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"Great layout"


sam3786479's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"McCormick Woods GC"


David1684852's avatar
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Alberta Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Wet but beautiful."


u000005198531's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"What a hike!"


u990749552's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000007161784's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"good not great course"


mpreiss's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2016
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful example of PNW golf!"


Angel1577106's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A great day of golf!"


u2098099's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"pace of play was ridiculous"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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......


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Be very cautious using Golf Now here!"


richB51's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"McCormick Woods Revisited"


u000001088948's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Very challenging golf course"


hogbreath0514's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

d

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


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


"Good Course--Poor Management"


mdennison1997's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Too many trees taken out....."


u994251791's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000002604513's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough Greens"


Parris4118704's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Nice Condition"


u8099550's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful well kept course"


ragan82's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good overall"


u229139820's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


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


u2386459's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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