Rio Pinar Country Club

3.9287000000 3.9 stars from 5 (547)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7001 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

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  • 8600 El Prado Dr, Orlando, Florida 32825, Orange County
  • (407) 277-5520, (407) 277-5121
  • (407) 277-4571
  • www.riopinar.com
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Year built: 1957
Architect(s): Mark Mahannah, Lloyd Clifton (1995)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Traditional
Greens: Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7001 yards 73.7 130
Gold 72 6645 yards 72.0 127
Blue 72 6259 yards 70.0 124
Blue (W) 72 6259 yards 76.3 133
White 72 5510 yards 66.6 114
White (W) 72 5510 yards 72.5 120
Red (W) 72 5346 yards 70.8 119

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 547 Reviews
5 stars:
123
4 stars:
305
3 stars:
89
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

493 out of 547 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways water hazards   Great for drinks brunch dinner  

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u626882547's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A hidden gem"


u000002882438's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fantastic golf club, and should be at or near the top of your rotation. From the huge clubhouse/restaurant, locker rooms, amenities, and friendly staff to the challenging track itself, this is most certainly a hidden gem here in Orlando. Though the course winds through residential houses, you will hardly even notice they are there because of the spacious hole designs and well placed stands of trees. When I played, many of the slick, though receptive and true rolling greens were sprinkled with what seemed to be a dark fertilizer, though that is literally the only negative thing that I can think of. If those little pellets hadn't been there, this course gets 5 stars across the board. Play it and see...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love the layout"


Michael4926290's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fun golf course. Layout is great. Greens are challenging. As with all the courses I've played in Florida lately, they really need some rain. They've managed to keep the fairways and greens in pretty good shape. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite courses in Orlando. Staff is very helpful. Overall a really great round of golf. I will definitely be back when in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Rio Pinar a time travel..."


golferito's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is impressive to play in a golf course that is older than myself and still in such a great shape ! The fairways and greens are impecable ! PGA quality ! It's a shame to find that golfers of any level do not fix their divots or greens ball marks... but I see that every where... Other than that it was a great Sunday.. a little slow cause it was packed but that speaks a lot of the course.... People love it ... me too !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very nice course and staff"


Hafdis's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in a very good shape, everything well taken care of and tidy. Our tee-time was 7:25 so the ground was wet but dried off soon when the sun reached over the treetops. We highly recommend this course.


I recommend this course


"Paid for 18, only allowed to play 9."


u000005105029's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked the round last minute yesterday. Upon arriving to the course I was told there was a league playing tonight and I had to stay on the front 9. No mention of this while booking, or I would have played somewhere else. Course was in great shape, and the greens were fast.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great for weekday afternoon"


u000004232350's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
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Reviewed on

Good course. Wish groups in front would have been more conscientious of fading daylight but overall, fantastic value for a weekday round. Challenging course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



ras1954's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

good course but needs a ranger to keep players at pace. was a foursome 3 groups ahead who was with 3+ empty holes ahead of them


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u679268401's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"OK if discounted"


u000003614338's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a nice friendly course, but needs a lot of TLC. The fairways and tee areas are patchy and it is only the greens that save this from being very disappointing. One other feature is that there are no fairway maps, either on the scorecard or on the tees. It is difficult for first time players to know the shape of the holes and the hazards that they need to overcome. But the pace of play was good, staff very helpful and for the discount it was worth it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Letereip"


mhall2insure's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was an amazing layout. Reminds me of a Donald Ross course great value for money. Challenging and fair. Would definitely make this a must play and I will play it again on my next trip. A definite re-do.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Only 1 issue"


u1477355's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We booked as a 3 some. We choose to play together as father, son and grandson. I would have appreciated the OPTION to NOT add a fourth. Loved the course, family time ruined by fourth stranger.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome!"


u862570259's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens where in fantastic shape! Staff quick to help! Lunch special was great. Will be back again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Trees everywhere!"


JMandry's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Very nice layout. Greens are undulating and in good shape. All holes are lined up by trees on both sides so errant shots will lead to extra shots. Score card should have a picture of the holes depicting the water which sometimes sneaks up without notice. Course requires shot making skills which is difficult for us high handicappers but still a nice course to play. Pace of play a bit slow as invariably golfers end up in the woods and sometimes it's hard to find the ball.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good value"


Jgorms41's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course was overall in good condition. Unfortunately, we got stuck behind an outing that didn't show much care for the course and didn't seem to be aware of any golf etiquette. Other than that it was an enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice old style layout"


trobbi1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good greens, rough short and easy, fairways good enough, not as well manicured as in its heyday but still an enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000005414553's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course with lots of trouble with trees. Just stay on the fairways with your drives.

Will play there again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Location"


alan559nash's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had difficulty finding the course needs more signage from the main roads, just got there in time, would have been upset if we were charged if late through no fault of our own


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good round of golf close to the airport"


u178676572's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We wanted to get 1 more round in before catching a late flight. Staff were great, Starter got us out on time. Course was fun greens were in good condition pace was good. We were paired up with a nice couple from England. It was a perfect end to our golf trip. $12.00 uber ride to the airport. Really nothing to complain about here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Jiraporn7874199's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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