Rio Vista Golf Club

2.9200000000 2.9 stars from 5 (175)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6800 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6800 yards 73.6 131
Gold 72 6393 yards 71.9 124
White 72 5971 yards 70.0 119
Green 72 5330 yards 72.4 124

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 2.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 175 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
57
3 stars:
40
2 stars:
33
1 stars:
32

recommend this course

99 out of 175 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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u6273303's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Something be desired..."


u749093267's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was friendly. Got us out early. Tee boxes in rough shape. Fairways in ok shape. Greens nice. Every sandtrap on the course overgrown. Looks like a declining golf course. Definitely left something to be desired.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Rio Vista GC, not like it was"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good deal from Golfnow, but course condition did not nake it such a good desl. Seversl tee bixes were neglected/bare to the soil, uneven. Lots of fairway areas were bare or dead grass. Bunkers had no sand, but instead was muddy or hard, crusty tops; should be marked GUR. Greens were the best part. Too bad, my nemory of this course from playing it multiple times was good...not anymore.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Don't waste your day"


u000005328433's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is a great layout, but in poor condition , bar was open good cold beer, food sucked


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Bad shape"


u548493948's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were disappointed in the condition of the golf course. It has deteriorated big time from a year ago


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



mlevygm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Jury is still out"


u000002393482's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not quite sure what was going on. It was MOthers day but could not even get a hot dog. The course was very dry in spots and some of the sand? traps were over grown with weeds


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


""A little rough around the edges" - Windy"


jacquewilson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

looked like traps were either being filled in (removed) or all the sand was blown away and only weeds remained. Tee boxes were not properly watered or it looked like they were burned out by wrong chemicals.

Lots of loose grass in rough - not picked up...so much that they could have "baled" it - and used the money to mainain the course.

Needs work... but is playable. Greens were average condition. In Fairness - if the price was less than $30 and included cart...I would play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointed"


DOUGLAS4899472's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was not in very good shape. I have played here several times in the last three years and it has always been enjoyable. This place needs a lot of TLC.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Overall condition much improved."


torch892's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways are filling in - used to be lots of bald patches.

The bunkers look more like bomb craters than bunkers - they are in an incredibly bad condition.

No on course refreshment cart, snack bar not open.

On cart GPS no longer working.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Very good layout with a variety of challenges"


Chester4005564's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens very good, average speed, fairways fair and improving, rough relatively unmaintained (a ball in the rough is probably lost), bunkers are horrible many are unmaintained GUR, the others have a thin layer of sand with clay underneath.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course in bad shape."


jamesspencer1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wish we had been told about the course condition. Grass was tall almost everywhere. Lost many balls on tall uncut rough. We would not have played if we knew this before hand. Also, didn't know that front greens were being aierated.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice layout"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A friend told me to try this place said he had golfed there years ago. I was surprised when I arrived and was told there was no driving range. They had plugged the greens but did a terrible job sanding them. The front nine was like there grass mowers were broken,the rough was any where from 4 to 10 inches tall I'm not playing the US Open, The back nine was better but the greens still had punch marks where they did not sand properly sad because this could be a nice course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Warning!! Back 9 closed!!"


drhawk21's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I bought a hot deal to play here and when I showed up, I was told the back 9 is closed for maintenance. We had to play the front 9 twice. And after they re-open the back 9 next week, they will be closing the front 9. There was no advisory on this site warning me of this. Plus, the course is in terrible shape. Very long grass in the rough, lost a couple balls that were just off the fairway.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Worst Course in the Bay Area"


uIKHN3597IK's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is an updated review as the response I received on this course was bogus and disingenuous The course is in poor, horrible shape due to poor maintenance. The fact of the weather being the cause of the poor maintenance apparently did not affect Rancho Solano, Paradise Valley, Brentwood , etc as claimed in the response. We know that Warrior is selling the course and there is no incentive to do anymore to work on the course. It's a shame as the course could be one of the primer tracks in the area, but bad management and lack of purpose have doomed the course to a candidate for and expanded housing track.

John Rosa


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"One of the worse courses in the Bay Area"


uIKHN3597IK's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Rio Vista is in the worse shape of any course in the Bay Area. Golf Now needs to take it off its list of offers. I can't tell you how bad it really is, Golf Now needs to send a secret shopper out to see for themselves. It took 6 hours to play the round due to rough so thick at the second cut that balls were lost in the dandelions and weeds.Bunkers looked like waste area.I could go on, but you get the picture. We will never play there again as it appears they have stopped maintaining the course due to bad management.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2017

Thank you for playing Rio Vista and also for taking the time to leave your feedback. Our course has had to endure 36 inches of rain in 10 weeks and this is a big reason for the poor conditions. We have been unable to properly work on the golf course. Many courses in the area have not even re-opened because of the damage caused by the excessive rainfall. Notice that there are other reviews here from previous weeks that are 3-4 stars, so the course was much better earlier this year. Give it a little time and the course will come back.

-Warrior Golf


"needs maintenance"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have not played this course in a couple of years. Now I know why. Fairways look like they have not been cut in two years. Bunkers are full of weeds.If you don't stay in the middle of the fairway you will lose your ball in the high weeds off of the fairway. It will be a long time before we play here again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2017

Thank you for playing Rio Vista and also for taking the time to leave your feedback. Our course has had to endure 36 inches of rain in 10 weeks and this is a big reason for the poor conditions. We have been unable to properly work on the golf course. Many courses in the area have not even re-opened because of the damage caused by the excessive rainfall. Notice that there are other reviews here from previous weeks that are 3-4 stars, so the course was much better earlier this year. Give it a little time and the course will come back.

-Warrior Golf


"Fun round at Rio Vista"


u158971050's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a very fun round at this course. It was our first time here and found it challenging. The greens were excellent but the fairways were soggy. For this time of the year, the sogginess is expected. The staff & other players were very helpful, we'll definitely be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"January weather"


Edhunter54's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is very slick, cart path only but walking on the fairway was exteramly difficult due to the wet conditions. Still a great course but the weather made it very difficult to play. I will g back again when it drys out a little even tho I'm about 1 hr. Away with traffic.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A darn shame"


Richarddub12344's avatar
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

I played this course when it first opened, quite some time ago and was impressed. After playing it yesterday (12/30) I was quite sad to see how poor shape it is in.

Make no mistake, this is not winter condition, it is pure and inexcusable neglect. Sand traps have grass in them, some have piles of sand obviously there for a long time, dandelions abound, the fairways and greens are mowed granted and the rough is just abandoned seeming, more vacant lot than golf course.

It is a real shame because the layout is very nice and approach shots can be spectacular and very challenging.

My playing partner and I speculated that it seemed like a course bankrupt and soon to close.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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