Rio Pinar Country Club

3.9903941176 4.0 stars from 5 (590)
  • 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

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 | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 590 Reviews
5 stars:
139
4 stars:
326
3 stars:
94
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

533 out of 590 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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"Classic track"


guitar58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rio Pinar never disappoints. Classic layout in very good shape.


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


"Rio Pinar Country Club - Classic Course"


ryoung1218's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed my round at Rio Pinar CC. The course condition was good. The layout reminded me of the club I grew up playing; challenging, fair & no tricked up items. Also it was a good to see the large participation in the First Tee program. The present and future of golf is dependent on increased participation of the younger generations. Great job!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



bmaderer51's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in good shape We started on back nine rough had not been cut Lots of weeds lost two balls on first three holes We did see a worker later cutting rough later The course had a nice layout , lots of trees easy to playing in a jungle if you don't play in the fairway No water on course or beverage cart Good value for the money


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Poor pace of place, rude staff"


u053783223's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played by myself on Friday afternoon around 2:45. Round took over four hours as there was no regulation of pace of play. Group in front of me was playing loud music, screwing around (no one in front of them) and refused to let me play through. Groups were backing up behind me. After waiting 10 minutes on the tee around the 16th hole, hit a brilliant drive that apparently landed near one of the players in said group. They proceeded to yell at me from across the course and challenged me to come near them, as if to fight. At the end of the round, apparently they reported ME to the Starter (or some worker), who despite me telling what actually happened, decided to only get on my case. I do not recommend this course to ANYONE if you wish to play at a steady pace and expect to be treated fairly.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great value and condition"


u1678846's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course drained well after heavy summer showers, had a great round. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Joe5944281's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A classic golf course, could use some sprucing up"


gregtillman's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

A classic older course with a storied history, but it could use some TLC. The clubhouse is dated, the length of the grass on the driving range was the perfect height... for practicing shots out of the rough. The greens were in good shape, just much slower than one would expect for Bermuda grass. The pace of play could have been better if we had not caught up with two slow playing 4somes, which doesn't speak well of their pace of play, given we were a senior mixed 4some. Our entire group felt that most holes played longer than the yardages on the scorecard, and the course was dry enough to have 90 degree cart path rules and no mud found on your golf ball, unless you landed in some of the low lying greenside bunkers.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



J2PETERS's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Joe5944281's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Staff needs improvement."


u548002775's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

I used golf now. The fellow behind the counter was a wise guy. I had theee players and a rider. I told him a booked on Golf Now. He told me " did Golf Now tell you the rider will be 15.00" I thought that comment and our overall treatment by the whole staff was terrible. Course was a lot worse than last year. Will not return it left a bad taste in my mouth.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"This course has had a wonderful feel to it"


u000008023702's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the minute I arrived at the course I was a little overwhelmed by its beauty. All the grandfather oaks the condition of the greens and fairways. Seeing the fox squirrels and Sandhill cranes playing amongst the oak trees gave me a a wonderful feeling. I will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Dollar for dollar, best course in the area"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course several times now, and it's become my "home-away-from-home" course. I've played it at least once on my last 4 trips to Orlando. For the price, it simply can't be beat.

Practice areas: The driving range is actual grass, not matts.The chipping and putting areas are well kept and large enough for several people to use simultaneously. The practice greens are a pretty good average of what you'll find on course, so it's definitely worth it to get a few putts in to zero in on the speed of greens here.

Course conditions: for this price, I haven't found better. It even beats several courses that are more expensive. The tees boxes are generally well kept. They definitely see use, but the grass grows thick on all tee boxes, and there's always available turf to hit from for irons on par 3s. They must work hard to keep them up, because I have always found a level lie fro which to tee off. The fairways are better than you expect from a public course. Since it is a public course, they're not pristine, but they are are well kept and fairway always play like fairways. Again, better than most public courses I've played. Bunkers and wastes drain well and are sanded with great soft sand. You won't find many rocks or shells here. This round was after torrential rain, and there was no casual water that I saw, nor mud in the bunkers. Greens are superb condition, and I saw no bald spots or shagginess anywhere.

The layout can seem a little narrow at first for high handicappers, but it won't crucify you for or being a perfect driver. The challenges here are mostly in the course management, as doglegs and a couple carries across water make shot and club choice key.

It bears repeating that the drainage on this course is exceptional. I played during a week of heavy rain, and the fairways were damp but not mushy. As there are not cart paths, we were able to drive to our ball even after such wet weather.

The staff is excellent, and treats you like a country club member. Not bad for a course that costs less than most in the area.

You should play this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"nice layout"


djp266's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was in good shape, greens run true, starter was polite and courteous as we were running late for our tee time and he was very understanding, lots of friendly fox squirrels, only downside the bar closed at 5


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Old style excellence"


Rafascott's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Had a wonderful day following in the footsteps of some of the greats like Lee Trevino & Arnold Palmer who played this course when it was used on Tour. Unlike the Orlando resort courses Rio Pinar is tree lined which means accuracy is key. Greens were excellent too as was pace of play. Watch out for the fox squirrels who will appear from the woods to check-out your cart for some food!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"TRCO"


troyacobb's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really nice course. Great value. Greens were recently aerated so they were bumpy, but it's still a great course for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good old fashioned course"


eccoach's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout. Must be straight off the tee. Lots of trees. Course in good shape given recent Orlando weather. But an aerification alert would have been nice as greens haven't yet recovered.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Some tight fairways"


u000006487458's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice, unfortunately they did not advise us ahead of time that they aerated the greens 4 days earlier


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Tom6967586's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


u435998146's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a excellent experience from our arrival through lunch. A friendly and helpful staff got us on our way to a fun and challenging round. We finished with lunch in the club house providing top knock service and delicious food. We will return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great track"


u653614056's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Rio a bunch of times as its an okd classic and one not to be missed


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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