Rio Pinar Country Club

3.9735235294 4.0 stars from 5 (611)
  • 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: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 611 Reviews
5 stars:
143
4 stars:
336
3 stars:
97
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

550 out of 611 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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MarkGoeglein's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course still has some wet areas after extremely wet month, but greens and most fairways have drained well and are in good shape.


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



guitar622's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun track"


u00001374288's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout and in good shape!

Great value for the money

Recommend to anyone that likes a good challenge.


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


"Grand Classic PGA Course"


Drprevel's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

An exceptional course with great trees and water hazards. One of my top 3 in Central Florida.


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


"This course was not in very good shape."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was not in very good condition since the hurricane and the overnight rain. Greens were not in good shape. I have played this course a number of times over the past 4 years, this is probably the worst I have seen it. Got it on a hot deal, I love the course it's one of my favorites but I wouldn't want to have to pay full price for the shape it's in.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great historic course"


u179046927's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Even after the hurricane a month ago the course was in good shape. Staff always goes above and beyond. Great course to play little bit of everything there. I would recommend to anyone looking to play a great course with all the historical things that have happen there. Till next time ty Rio Pinar.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pace of Play Still an Issue"


slice213's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This would be an amazing course if it could improve pace of play. I've been playing here for the last two years and a round of golf always takes at least 60 minutes more than it should. This would easily be a four star course if they would do something about the slow groups holding everyone else up and ruining the experience.

This last weekend, we had a foursome in front of us that not only did not keep up with the group in front of them, they wouldn't let us play through. They each would drive up to each other's balls and wait for one to hit before they all rode up to the next player's ball. Our group needed to wait on almost every tee box and shot into the green.

Course itself is in good shape despite all of the rain we continue to have. A little wet still but nothing that would hinder your golf game.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Quality experience"


Woosnac's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed playing Rio Pinar. Lots of history as it was a championship golf course. The greens were in good condition. The gentleman behind the bar was very friendly and helpful. The fox squirrels are a delight and come up very close.


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


""What to go back and play again""


glenncoburn's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unusually for Florida we played on a rainy day; despite this the course held up great and was not too wet at all. We only played 9 holes because my light weight mates wanted to bail after getting a little wet!! Though I think it was the money they stood to lose since I was 2 under through 9. We played holes 10 to 18 first and thoroughly enjoyed them; some great holes, visually interesting and a good test of golf. Vinnie in the bar afterwards was great value and entertained us thoroughly while we had a beer and food. Looking forward to going back and playing the other 9 holes during a full round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



ajg1951's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ruff was horrible, but maybe the hurricane three weeks earlier was the culprit..."


u000005761844's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

If the ruff were in better shape would have made the round much better. The tree lined fairways outline the course quite well. The greens were nice in general. However the ruff caused 6-8 balls lose between the two of us this day. Pace of play was below normal as there was not much traffic.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/12/2017

Rough is correct spelling. Learn to drive the ball in the fairway, Much better class of people. LOLO


"still recovering"


guitar622's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course still recovering from the hurricane. Much grass needs to be cut , greens like corrigated cardboard- worst I've seen them. Hope the new ownership has nothing to do with decline in course conditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Rio Pio"


remaurcable's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Course was in decent condition, just did not like the fact the greens had been punched and in terrible condition but was not listed anywhere when I went to go book my tee time. It was a big let down since I selected the course because of their greens. Hopefully they will be in good condition by next week as it still has not recovered.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Still Good after Hurricane"


rcalahan14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was very well cleaned up after the recent hurricane. The greens were rough but I'm sure in a few weeks, they will be returning to their usual good condition.The area has experienced a lot of rain recently so there were numerous casual water spots. But this course is above average for the area and a decent bargain.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow pace and greens"


Chris5470348's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I wasn’t expecting great things post Irma, but the greens were recently airiated and terrible. No mention about this during booking. It ended up being a 5+ hour round as well.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Goat track"


u000001348687's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked through Golf Now and there were no notifications about 9 holes being closed or that the greens were under airification. Grass was long and overall reminded me of a goat track. I will never play there again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good time golf"


Startrekgolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing there. I found the course to be narrow, which made it challenging. In the beginning it was slow because of one group ahead of us. We were told to go to hole 7 then come back and play 5 and 6. This worked out. I shot a 95 which is about 5 over my average. The fairways and greens were in good condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Too many trees"


u000003508528's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too many trees and not a great layout. Won't play again


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Prefect Greens"


tsm753397's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff and golf course condition was outstanding


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"classic course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rio Pinar is always in good shape. Classic design with greens close to tee boxes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



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