Rio Pinar Country Club

3.9238000000 3.9 stars from 5 (512)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7001 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

Gift this Course
  • 8600 El Prado Dr, Orlando, Florida 32825, Orange County
  • (407) 277-5520, (407) 277-5121
  • (407) 277-4571
  • www.riopinar.com
Write a review

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 512 Reviews
5 stars:
116
4 stars:
282
3 stars:
85
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

458 out of 512 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  

loading...
loading...

Reviewer Photos

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender


4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good price"


u9327306's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good price good course.

Very dry and marginally good in other aspects.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"course needs work"


u237916545's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rio Pinar is a far cry from its roots as an exclusive golf course community in Orlando, FL... at least not the one I remember as a child playing the course back in the 60s and 70s when they hosted the Florida Citrus Open (now the Arnold Palmer Invitational held at Bay Hill). The tee boxes need a lot of work and the fairways are pretty thin on grass... but at least the greens are in great shape. The staff was courteous and friendly... so they're trying. I'll go back because I love the layout and have fond memories playing there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



JDSpalding's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played only 2nd round of the year (came in from MI for a week) and couldn't be happier with this course. Very generous landing areas, greens perfect and rolled true.

Would love to play it when grass isn't dormant, but all in all, a great layout and challenge


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, particularly the back nine. Well maintained with nice greens. Good test of golf as well.


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


"Long, Fast, Old Course Feel"


ucfturner1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We couldn't have been happier with our choice to play Rio Pinar after watching the Bay Hill Invitational on Saturday. The staff was very helpful, and could tell after talking to them that they had all been there for some time and enjoyed their positions. The nice cart girl came by twice and they have a good 6 for $20 deal on an assortment of beers. We played the tips which is around 7,000 yards I think, and wish there was a course like this back home in Sarasota I could play weekly. The greens were fast and true, and the course is wide open to bomb drives, and not much trouble. I was in the trees all day off the tee, but thoroughly enjoyed the day. Watch out for the fox squirrels! lol They're everywhere and huge


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Tree Lined Course"


Vince1882929's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has many trees, so you want to keep it in the fairway or you'll waste many shots punching out. The greens were fast, which personally I prefer and for the most part the tee boxes were in good shape. My complaint was that there wasn't a ranger , so it was a 5 hour round and when we stopped at the turn for a bite to eat, nothing was prepared. My playing partner was told it would be 7-10 mins and the food cart attendant didn't have any sandwiches just chips and crackers.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"You must play this course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rio Pinar is the best course, for the money, in the area. I hadn't played it for about 2 years. The some parts of the fairways and rough were dry and punky; almost like hitting from a fairway bunker. I've seen this at other courses, probably due to the general drought conditions in the Orlando area. The greens were very fast and well maintained except for a couple that could use some rolling. I will definitely be back again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u8371693's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens in good shape for money, layout ok, but overall condition could be a lot better. Maybe they should charge more $ and spend it on course condition


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Course layout !nd nice greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I just love this course layout is friendly but tough at the same time greens are very nice and fast is all around a one of my favo5


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



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing 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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
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: Average


I recommend this course


"So-so course"


sward1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Back nine was pretty nice. Front nine was boring, and in poor shape. If I would have played the back twice, I would give it a much higher rating. Tough to take divot in front nine. Fairways were hard and grass thin. Played two other courses this week for same price. This would be my third choice. Also, every tee box on back had been slit seeded. Tough to get any footing. Temporary problem, however.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u615715705's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"fun day"


mgmdjm's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This course had been recommended to us by a gentleman with whom we golfed with at another course a few days before. We enjoyed our round of golf. The course was in good winter condition. The pace of play was good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Old Classic. Great Value."



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an old style Florida golf classic. Very good value for money. Greens were in excellent shape. Well worth their rack rate.


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


"Worth playing."


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

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

Reviewed on

This course is worth playing. It's in ok shape and a good layout. Best of all it's a great value for money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"the course has a nice layout"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

greens in good shape and fast.

course well kept.

nice staff with excallent service.

will definitly return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Rio Pinar one of my favorites!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout, friendly staff, good value, greens were not in tip top shape, but what's not to love...my score!


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



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed