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Conditions
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Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7040 yards
Slope 134
Rating 74.3

Since opening in 1987, McCormick Woods Golf Club has garnered titles including "Best Course" and "Most Enjoyable Course" by Golf Digest and Golfweek. It is one of only 10 courses in the state of Washington that are Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries. The stunning layout features natural lakes hidden among beautiful fir and cedar trees. Don't let the scenery distract you though, it's one of the most difficult golf courses in the area. There are significant elevation changes throughout and you'll have to face the occasional blind shot. Though the golf course is challenging, there are five sets of tees so players of all skill levels can play to their abilities. McCormick Woods Golf Club also has a practice facility with a driving range, two putting greens, and an area devoted to chipping, pitching, and bunker play.

Course Details

Year Built 1987
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Frei

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Washington (2020 #4)

Reviews

4.3
111 Reviews (111)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Dinner 14
Patio Dining 13
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 33
Bunkers 26
Water Hazards 26
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 26
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 26
Locals 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 26
In the 'Burbs 14
Convenient to the City 9

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Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Somewhat disappointed about the condition

Played for the first time based on the raving reviews. Unfortunately it didn't meet my expectation. Several holes have large bare/dead areas on the fairway or near the green -- worse they aren't marked as repair areas so you can't really replace the ball.

On at least two holes there are heavy house construction noises (w workers yelling) to disrupt your shots. One another hole, three green-keepers continue to drive the mowers 60-70 yards nearby while I was hitting my approach shots. Thanks to them I managed to birdie that hole under influence!

The course layout is good and easier than Gold Mountain and White Horse since there are wider fairways and fewer bunkers. But the conditions made my first round also my last round here.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 63
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Second time as good as the first

So glad I came back when it was dry. It was another amazing day of golf. Tons of wildlife. Course was amazing. I love Mccormick woods.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 63
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

What a course...

Great staff...great track...lots of deer...couldn't ask for a better day...will be back for sure

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Great track and in great shape

Really like this track and layout. course was in great shape. the greans were really nice. not too fast but not slow either. Staff was very friendly and the pace of play was great 4.5 hours on a Sunday is great. It's an easy walking course in my opinion. Definitely will play it again and will recommend it to others.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

jewel

course is in great shape
Greens were moderate fast rolled the speed that you struck the ball
I believe they put in new sand it was light and fluffy even with a bit of morning dew
Great time with the guy's at the 19 when we finished

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best kept golf secret in the PNW

This is a world class golf course at a very reasonable price point. Excellent condition, friendly staff, great service, and a terrific experience for average to above average golfers. The beauty in this course is that every hole is completely different and set apart from the other. It is a great test. I've played more than 75 golf courses in the Pacific Northwest, and McCormick Woods is right near the top of my list of favorites.

Date of experience: May 2019

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best kept golf secret in the PNW

This is a world class golf course at a very reasonable price point. Excellent condition, friendly staff, great service, and a terrific experience for average to above average golfers. The beauty in this course is that every hole is completely different and set apart from the other. It is a great test. I've played more than 75 golf courses in the Pacific Northwest, and McCormick Woods is right near the top of my list of favorites.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

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

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 228
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

McCormick Woods GC

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wet but beautiful.

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!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a hike!

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.

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

Great course

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

good not great course

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

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful example of PNW golf!

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

A great day of golf!

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

pace of play was ridiculous

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......

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Be very cautious using Golf Now here!

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!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

McCormick Woods Revisited

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!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Very challenging golf course

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course--Poor Management

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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