Rio Pinar Country Club

3.9445000000 3.9 stars from 5 (577)
  • 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

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: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 577 Reviews
5 stars:
134
4 stars:
320
3 stars:
93
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

521 out of 577 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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Reviews


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"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


"Very nice"


stevend16057's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape! Greens excellent. Rough dry due to lack of rain. Cart girl was by 4 times.

Pace was very slow, groups in front playing from tees too long for them! Always in woods looking for their balls!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Really nice greens"


Dan4369686's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Afternoon round as a twosome. Played round in 3:15. Best greens I've played this spring.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u899655200's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



dfancher1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



dhaylett's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rio Pinar remains the best maintained golf course on the east side of Orlando. As an older course, it was designed for players walking with short walks from greens to tees. Considering the dryness over the past 6-8 months, the tees, fairways, and greens are in excellent condition - much better than other courses not in the Orlando attractions area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
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


I recommend this course



u088828624's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Good Value"


u863425036's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course because close to airport off 417 and had to drop my brother off. Layout typical of old time Florida courses. Clubhouse in need of a lot of updating. Areas surrounding course a lot nicer on back 9. Mix of challenging holes and easier ones. Greens were in great shape and roll true. Great value for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good "ok" course - Cheap"


jeffdesros's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play as a single and joined a twosome. Cart girl was very cute.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great layout. Older course fun to play."


Tom1209894's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I try to play this course about once a week. I love the lay out. Reminds of a course up north. The 15th is my favorite hole. It's a par 5 with water in front of the green. Very challenging to me. They top dressed the greens this week. They will be amazing in the in about a week. The club house crew is wonderful and extremely friendly. I have met several of the members and anybody is welcomed here with open arms. I recommend you stop in the restaurant and have a beer and lunch. The servers are second to none. The food is delicious I recommend the tuna melt wrap with homemade chips. Yummy!


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


"Value for Money"


Roadhole313's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great old Florida course where condition has improved over the years.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Good for the Price, but not much more."


dyna4720's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A classic Orlando course that just has fallen away from its glory days.

It had been years since I played it last and like many other old courses in the area it is showing its age. The fairways are rough, the greens were uncut, and the rough and hazard areas were sloppy.

I didn't pay much so this isn't a complaint against that. The value is pretty spot on. It just doesn't live up the glory of years past.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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