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3.7
1393 Reviews (1393)
5 Stars
290
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
139
1 Stars
77
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.4
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
69.7%
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4.0
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
77.2%
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44 out of 57 reviews
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3.7
144 Reviews (144)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
71.5%
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103 out of 144 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

3.7
1393 Reviews (1393)

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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18 at McCormick Ranch

The course was soaking wet. Standing water in the bunkers and it hadn’t rained in close to two weeks. Fairways are something I would see at a cheap county course and not a course in Scottsdale that charges higher prices to play. The young kids working at the bag drop were very nice and the waitstaff that we encountered after our round on the patio were great. Probably wouldn’t go out of my way to play it again.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Overpriced

Unfortunately all courses this time of year are overpriced. The past 3 post Covid years have seen all courses rates jump, like doubled which is crazy.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Time

Really enjoyed playing 18 holes on the Pines McCormick Ranch. We teed off just after noon and were able to easily get in all holes at our pace before dark. We were paired with another twosome and enjoyed their company as well. Our pace finished us after 4hrs 15min. We never were pushed and only a few holes waited a bit for the foursome in front of us. It was cart path only the day we went and understandably so as it had rained quit a bit the day before. There were only a few wet areas throughout the course but very manageable to handle without shoes getting wet. The views were amazing all around the Pines Course and the staff excellent. Driving range, chipping area and putting practice grounds well kept. The fairways and greens in really good shape. All in all a wonderful place to experience 18 holes of golf with medium challenge to each hole for a 18.6 GHIN player. I just thought the price was high but would recommend it for a once in lifetime go to place to play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Uninspired Golf

Course in okay shape, fairways were patchy. Green complex’s have a lot of slope and a quick pace, the only real defense the course presents. Play if you can get a cheap rate otherwise there are much better courses in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The greens were very quick. The layout was very good.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 44
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Just OK

I have played better courses in Scottsdale. The layout is fine, but there is a lot of desert grass in the fairways. And I sweat they paint their grass green. Paint was on my ball. It's a long ball hitters course, I don't hit that far so it seemed a little harder for me. Like I said it's OK

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pine Course

The course was great and the staff was very friendly. I was bummed the restaurant was closed and only serving beverages.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Going nowhere fast, hopefully with your clubs.

Arriving 1.5 hours before my tee time for a lite lunch, range time, I went to get my bag from the Caddyshack to find out they were put onto a different cart who had gone out with someone else. What’s the point to trust them with your stuff if they can’t coordinate names to tee times. Course Rangers did little to no reminders to groups who were holding two groups behind them which included us. A group behind us were aggravate at us taking too long, yet the group ahead were not even 1/4 of the way down the fairway in front each time we tee’d up. Pace of play averaged 4hrs 15mins. Tee box conditions were loaded with unprepared divots making it hard to find a good piece of turf. Not too many water stops along the course. Soft Fairways, Fast Greens. Front 9 = Average golfer friendly / Back 9 = tests Intermediary Golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

McCormick Ranch

Beautiful and challenging course but the pace was extremely slow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Keep the ball below the hole

The fairways were nice and greens were quick and smooth. The slopes of the greens made it important to make sure birdie puts were uphill. Enjoyed the back side more than the front as the is flat and fairly wide open with very few trees. The back has more character with more trees, rolling terrain and is more scenic. Overall for what you get for your $, would rather pay more for a better quality course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

McCormick Ranch is a very nice property. It wasn't at its best due to the recent rain. Even though it was wet and there was a good deal of casual water in places the course held up well. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food service in the restaurant was very accommodating. I found it to be a nice place to play and I'm sure it would be great on a nicer day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Trip to Scottsdale

I booked the tee time through Golfnow. The one thing I was not aware of was that we were the first group, 2 of us, behind an outing that was a scramble format. Play was extremely slow. Our tee time was at 1pm and I was concerned about finishing before dark.

The golf staff came to us on the 9th hole and corrected the issue by moving us to the front 9 of the Palm course to complete our round. This was great. We played pretty quickly, no one in front of us and the group behind us was at least one hole behind. Great management of handling an issue.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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