Rio Pinar Country Club

3.9171000000 3.9 stars from 5 (434)
  • 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 434 Reviews
5 stars:
101
4 stars:
235
3 stars:
70
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

386 out of 434 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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"Oldie but Goodie"


DJStephen's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played RP 3 times in the past 2 yrs. and never disappointed. Course in good shape and well maintained. Recommend to anyone who wants a challenge but doesn't want to be overwhelmed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u000003032713's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000005367644's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Classic design"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rio Pinar is a great design. Challenges are present from all tees. The greens are fast and consistent. The condition of the course is very good. The tee boxes could use some attention: leveling, seeding.

I enjoy the course very much. I look forward to playing it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great round at Rio Pinar!"


hoopdawg21's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Built in 1957 and in great shape! The pace of play was 3.5 hours and the staff is very friendly. Several of the par 4 and 5 holes are pretty long, but you don't face lots of trouble. An occasional pine tree comes into play and the dog legs are challenging. Overall the par 3 holes were easy. The $5 lunch including drink in the pleasant clubhouse was a plus. The course was busy mostly with the regulars, but they keep moving. Nice neighborhood and a safe location close to Orlando proper.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"First time playing..."


pwm1100's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

enjoyed the course and would recommend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course for a quick round"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course several times while in Orlando. I'm often scheduled on a noon flight out so this is a great course to play first thing in the morning with plenty of time to catch a noon flight . The staff is terrific! They make things work for you to enjoy the golf. I found the course interesting and mildly challenging, but short enough to get 18 within 3 hours.

Highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Day on a nice country Club course"


scrammmbill's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

People were friendly, welcoming us in the pro shop, no problems with the Golfnow.com booking. Greens were nice and not too fast but demanding. Some tees were well worn . the fairways were in good shape, Well worth the $$$ paid.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Jmcwhirter's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Typical middle of the road course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



uIRCJ3627IR's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2016
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"getaway course"


bk1951's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Close to the aiport, so good for first or last day.

Quite flat, but good layout. Fairways, traps and greens in good condition.

Most holes are lined with pine trees, so expect to be chiping oout a few times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great greens"


Stephen4142800's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in 4 ball, we all agreed, best greens we have played. Course set up nicely. Haven't played before, and it was easy to follow, you could see next tees from the previous greens. Went round in just under 4 hours. Would recommend and play again


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


"Great value."


u000003210496's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2016
Previously played Wet weather

Reviewed on

Great gem hidden close to downtown Orlando area. The tee boxes and fairways are in ok condition but the greens are in great shape. For the money you pay I don't think you'll find better green conditions for the price.

Old style layout, with every hole lined with tall trees. If you are not a good driver of the ball be prepared to be pitching out through trees on almost every hole. Not a lot of water.

Definitely recommend!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"good outing"


u000007138272's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

WE had a good day. Greens in supper shape as are the cart paths. Pace of play was excellent , we were 3 1/2 hours. We will return


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"course was in great shape, greens will very nice"


uZGOM9534ZG'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 11/30/2016
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice old style course."


rolaida01's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a cool old style course. Pine tree lined fairways with slight doglegs make it tricky. The course is in overall nice shape although some tee boxes were beat up. Overall, a good value, comparable to Royal Saint Cloud in price and condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Rio Pinar Golf Club"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape. The staff was friendly. Wish the cart girl would have been a little quicker coming around. For as packed as the course was the pace of play wasn't bad. 4 and a half hours to play. I've played there many times and would recommend this course to everyone as a must play because of the history.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"In great shape!"


rwmichaelis's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this gem many times but it is obvious that the grounds keeper is paying attention to the greens and fairways. Greens were fast and true (with the exception of the occasional ballmark someone forgot to fix). I would have given 5 stars but some of the tee boxes need to be leveled. I slipped on a swing because one box had only sand on it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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