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3.6
1238 Reviews (1238)
5 Stars
248
4 Stars
530
3 Stars
266
2 Stars
125
1 Stars
69
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.3
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
64.5%
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889 out of 1238 reviews
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3.9
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
72.7%
Recommend this course
64 out of 88 reviews
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3.6
204 Reviews (204)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
62.7%
Recommend this course
128 out of 204 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
1238 Reviews (1238)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 43
Patio Dining 31
19th Hole Scenic Views 26
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 87
Bunkers 76
Undulating Greens 40
This course/club is great for:
Locals 66
Advanced Golfers 44
Seniors 42
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 105
Near Local Attractions 32
Worth the Drive 29

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Excellent value

Pretty course. Well kept with helpful staff and complimentary range balls upon arrival.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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nice course, best value for the money I found so far in Arizona, I would defiantly play this course again

Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Nice course. Organized from bag drop to 18th hole

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Nothing special but not bad

$150 is pricey for this track but I suppose If you play in the winter that’s what you expect. Nice course, well maintained but it’s very beginner friendly and pace of play reflects that.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
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Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Way too many totally grass less areas of hard pan. Most were in play. 100’s of unfilled divots and ball marks on the greens. Several unrated traps.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
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Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Mismanaged

Loved this course (especially Pine) 20 years ago.

While the course needs capital improvements such as new cart paths and bunkers, that was not the main issue.

Our 1240 tee time on in Thursday went off late around 110 pm. We waited on every drive and approach and finished at dark at 605 pm.

They had an Asher Tour event in the morning and the pros, understandably, take longer to play. When you book the amateurs directly behind the pros and tee times are 8 minutes apart, you are going to have a 5 hour day. The pins were left in the hardest position on most greens that the pros played.

These courses could be good again but it feels like packing players in is more important that making the experience enjoyable.

On the upside, the staff is friendly and 16 on Pine is a fantastic par four

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Excellent course, fun challenge and good layout

The course was in good condition and even with a frost delay we were able to finish our round in just under 4.5 hours. Huge bonus on the par 4 15th hole that has a very challenging island green and you have to be carful not to overshoot the approach shot. Overall a great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Poor customer experience

Told we would have 30 minute delay due to frost. Turns ou we were delayed due to frost and a tournament. After more than an hour wait the last tournament group teed off and were on the first green. We got to the starter who then informed us that we would have to wait until the last 3 threesome of the tournament reached the 4 th tee. At this point we were ready to quit and approached the golf pro desk to find out what was going. We were tired of waiting, tired of the poor information and new wait times. They then said we were teeing off in five minutes. What a disaster in the customer experience.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

Was not informed that the course was cart path only until we teed off, subsequently the pace of play was slowed down and we were unable to complete the 18 holes that were paid for. One of the fairways was painted green because the grass was almost dead

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice. Purse but very slow round 5.5 hours

T time was 12 30 and finished at 5:50. No Marshall’s to keep up pace of play

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 50
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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