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3.6
1024 Reviews (1024)
5 Stars
196
4 Stars
455
3 Stars
212
2 Stars
104
1 Stars
57
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.4
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
68.8%
Recommend this course
755 out of 1024 reviews
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3.4
92 Reviews (92)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.2
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.1
64.1%
Recommend this course
59 out of 92 reviews
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3.5
193 Reviews (193)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
31
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.2
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
64.2%
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124 out of 193 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
1024 Reviews (1024)

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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Fairway yes rough no

The fairways were green and well tended. The rough areas were complete hardpan which made it hard to get any decent contact with the ball. It’s late January so admittedly it’s hard to get the grass to grow well, but it made the price seem steep for the product. If the rough areas had not been so devoid of playable surface I would feel a lot differently about my experience at MR.

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3.0
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Pace Excellent
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Good
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fun course wide open mostly

Wonderful people, especially John the starter on the Pines course. Lots of bird poop on the course though. Overall, a fun afternoon of golf.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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3.0
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Needs lots of love on front nine. Especially the 1st tee box. Soggy and lots of dormant Bermuda. Not a fan

Conditions Average
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Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Average
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Reviews 125
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SLOW PLAY!!!!!!!!!

We were a 2-some playing behind a 3-some who were playing behind a 4-some. While the 3-some was slow, due to the fact they had never heard of "ready play" and applied traditional golf etiquette in the extreme, the 4-some was the slowest group of players I have ever experienced. Those 4 Brandons must have been putting for each other's great, great, great grandchildren since they spent 15 minutes putting on every green. Waiting several minutes to make every shot makes for a horrible round of golf and it was quite obvious that was OK with McCormick Ranch. We will not be back, unless the next round of slow play is absolutely free and they thrown in a free lunch to boot!

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Two tracks to play Palm or Pine

Played both this trip
Similar greens but different layouts

Central location Scottsdale

One if the first tracks I played 35 years ago

Classic golf course

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
4.0
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Previously Played

Rude staff

The person working in the pro shop was extremely rude, the bartender almost as rude and the starter is the only starter I've ever met who wasn't friendly and nice.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played

I tried

So bad. Just so bad. Gave the Pine a try this time and it was just so bad. Never going back

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Conditions Average
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