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3.6
945 Reviews (945)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
67.7%
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3.3
72 Reviews (72)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.1
Value
3.1
Layout
3.9
Pace
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Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
54.2%
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3.6
155 Reviews (155)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.2
Value
3.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
64.5%
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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
945 Reviews (945)

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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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Very Disappointing

This course is in a great part of town but after this weekend I won’t be playing at either one of the 2 courses at McCormick Ranch again. The tee time was the most expensive of any course in the area and I’d bet was in the worst condition. Tee time was made for the Pune course but was told while checking in that we were to play the back 9 of both courses. (Not really a problem) but the first 3 holes had standing water not only on the fairways but in the bunkers. Not to mention that the course literally stunk because of how dirty all the lakes are.
The absolute worst part was how badly kept the course was. Rough just off the fairway was so overgrown that a ball that rolled off the fairway often times was lost or only found if drivin over. By the end, our entire group felt the same about this course and all agreed that because of the condition, was more like a $20 round of golf not $100. We had played talking stick the 2 days before for half the price and McCormick made those courses look like TPC Scottsdale. The main reason I am leaving a review is because upon turning in our cards, multiple workers almost knew how we felt and directed us to not only leave reviews, but to email the club pro. I would not waste the money or the 4-5 hours playing at either of these courses.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Terrible conditions

This course was one of the more expensive tee times in the valley. The conditions of the course were very disappointing. The rough was overgrown to a point where any ball that wasn’t in the fairway was very difficult to find. If you hit a tee shot that ran off the fairway it was almost impossible to find. The fairway was overgrown as well. A ball in the middle of the fairway would immediately stop with no roll out. For the money paid, I expected much better conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

You should play another course

I have been coming by this course for several years and to say I was disappointed would be putting it lightly, some tee boxes weren't in too great a shape, and if you were 5 feet off the fairway well then I'd say good luck finding your ball. I would expect this kind of course in other parts of the Phoenix Metro area, because they just charge a higher fee because it is in Scottsdale

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

Worst round of golf in AZ for over 10 years living here!

Course was unplayable- rough was so long! Balls were being lost ever hole. Good shots off the tee or around the green where not being rewarded. Bunkers!! Filled with water or no sand!!

Will never play for a round of golf at this course again!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Current conditions are not good

The biggest complaint is the rough. I realize that when you hit in the rough yo play at your own peril but the rough was so tall and unkept you could not even find you ball despite eyeballing exactly where it land. Really? What exactly is the point of that?

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging but a tough off the fairway.

Greens and fairways were in great shape. The rough was impossible…thick, long, and ball swallowing. Not a fun round from that standpoint. I may come back in the winter but only after they groom a little bit more.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointing

Course conditions were the worst I’ve ever played in Scottsdale…shaggy fairways, ridiculous rough and horrendous bunkers.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 65
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Not a 85.00 golf course

I came here for the first time only because my friend could only golf between 7-8 am. This is an old school golf course. Tee to green grass . Sand traps unplayable but they did tell us to take a drop and continue on. Course is very shabby. I won’t be back at any price .

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course layout, never maintained

Unfortunately, they never take care of the course to the level of a course in the heart of Scottdale. Both course are challenging and good layout.
While I look past the fact that the course just had a massive storm that knocked down trees, take care of the rest of the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 68
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Big course fun with pine course

What an awesome course. Well groomed putting greens are perfect with no blemishes. Lots of room for an occasional spray from your driver
Think about your club choices. What usually works should not be the decision. Allows you to take on holes with more club selection.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Saturday Morning A Bit Crowded

I played as a single who was placed into a foursome. It was a very busy Saturday morning. Our group had fun and we enjoyed the course. It was in great shape and the layout of Oines was very nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing

Bunkers

Rumors have it they use this course as a qualifier for the Waste Management Open. I don't know how or why. For a course that has so many bunkers, they are in awful condition. Bunkers are either rock solid or filled with water. Player I was with used a putter out of the bunker to make it on the green. Unacceptable if you ask me. Go play elsewhere.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Owners don’t care

Great old layout completely neglected by owners. Bunkers are unplayable and full of standing water. Facilities are old and dank. Pace of play is totally unmonitored and marshals are non-existent. Range is sad. Just an awesome piece of property that would be worth twice the current greens fee if it was playable.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No complaints

Always great service and well manicured links. Challenging for all types players with some water hazards throughout. Only complaint on the Pine course is one hole is on the back end of the driving range so the fairway is littered with range balls. Marshall was very active with keeping the players advised on their pace of play.

Friendliness Excellent
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