Rio Pinar Country Club

3.9154000000 3.9 stars from 5 (461)
  • 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 461 Reviews
5 stars:
107
4 stars:
249
3 stars:
76
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

410 out of 461 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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"Nice layout"


Bob7849449's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course played very nicely for our round. All four of us enjoyed the layout and the conditions. Pace was what we expected at this time of the year. Good value and we will return.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don't spend the money or the time!"


u000001990890's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was overpriced & in poor condition. Carts were dirty (old cigarettes). Pace of play was worst I've experienced. 4hrs for 12 holes. Needless to say we quit.

The one positive was the beverage cart person was friendly & attentive.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Love Playing this Course"


EdieSims's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always have a great time playing this course. Paired up with a very nice couple from the UK, Dave and Sue Robison. Greens were very quick and the pin placement was in difficult positions. But we weathered the difficult positions.


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



Dave9484927's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Classic course with decent greens"


Thefletts's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed this classic old-style course. Wonder what it was like in its heydays in the 60's and 70's? Tees and fairways could use a little more TLC, but the greens were quite good; and that's key for me. Plays fairly long from the back couple of tee boxes, and you have to drive it well to avoid bunkers and trees blocking approach shots, but generally you won't lose a ball and will have a play back to the fairway. Pretty good for the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Course in good shape"


2847butch's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a lovely course, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Loved the little squirrels at the tee box. The greens were in great condition . We did find one hole which is a par three number 8, the yardage was longer than marked on the card. Blues showed 160 on card and it actually on my garmand at 190 . Perhaps that could be checked. Overall we had a good day Thanks


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable day"


Wallyowl's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We arrived early and were sent off 45 minutes before our booked time. Fairways, greens and traps were in good condition. Some tees were worn and had a lot of sand repairs. Pace of play was very good. Our 4 ball took 4 hours. Staff were friendly, particularly the barman .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Tough to play the first time"


u755946063's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in very nice condition and the greens were near excellent; very fast but true. Our only complaint had to do with the fact that there were no course pictures on the scorecard or tee boxes and plenty of hidden water that came into play. If this were still a private course that would not be a problem, but as now public and many tourists playing it for the first time, they need to upgrade their scorecards for enjoyment and pace of play.

Related, we asked the starter if there were cristals on the flags and he said no when in fact there were but several were missing causing some to not work. When he said no cristals I said I would just use my Garmin but it never advanced on hole number one or beyond. After the round, I mentioned this to the guy cleaning our clubs and he said that the course was reversed about 4 or 5 years ago and we should have started the Garmin on # 10. That would have been nice to know when I asked about the cristals at the start and then said I would just use my Garmin. At least then I would have seen the hidden hazards. We still had fun but it will be much more fun if we play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"1st Time / Will be back..."


JDM553's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I read the history of Rio Pinar and decided to play the course. It is an older well established country club course and facility. I really liked the layout - of what I consider fair and playable. Considering that its winter the course conditions were pretty good. I will definitely play the course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"good old good old"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

3 hours 45 minutes on an old mature challenging golf course. Course conditions could have been a little bit better but greens were still great and the staff as usual were great. Looking forward to going back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Round"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall just a great round of golf. Staff was great from the time we park to the time we dropped the cart off. Course was in great condition including the greens that were refreshingly quick but not too difficult.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



cb1994's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u9007725's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Well priced"


Jasonp189's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played this course as a warm up course because it was cheaper.

It's by no means amazing but definitely a fun track, pretty challenging as well.

I'd recommend if your in the the area but not worth travelling for.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Grand Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great ole layout, lots of history. Very playable. Pleasant staff. If courses were designed like this today we would have more people playing the game of golf. No tricked up holes.


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


"Doesn't disappoint!"


cara3385's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Having played this course a number of times its always enjoyable and keeps me coming back. Greens in good shape and fairways mostly the same.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"A real gem."


SPRINTER2011's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A wonderful old course with a strong pedigree. Our group all enjoyed the layout, the greens and the friendly staff. Highly recommended.


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


"Love this course"


Karleen3632744's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My fiance and I play here at least once a month. The greens were playing very difficult during this round and no one in our group could make a putt. The weather was perfect. Vinny in the bar is always a delight and the starters were able to get us out a few minutes early. There tends to be Amateur tournaments happening on the weekends lately so we have tried to get our around 2:00. I still wish that the back 9 was the front and vice versa, back 9 is much easier in my opinion, which makes for a mentally challenging front 9.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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