Rio Vista Golf Club

2.8963647059 2.9 stars from 5 (182)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 2.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 182 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
59
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
35
1 stars:
32

recommend this course

105 out of 182 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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"This course use to be in great shape but now it is not. It has been affected by the drought and general neglect by the owners."


u000001055946's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course recently changed hands and it is hoped the new owners will make it great again. The worse part of the course is the sand traps that have just been ignored for a few years.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Over all course."


James4061070's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course needs a lot of work for example sand traps are either a weed bed or they are as bare and hard as concrete. Fairways are barren and what grass is there is like a pasture style course. I'll have a hard time coming back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good layout"


u000005427084's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While it was a little rough around the edges, the layout is great. With new ownership taking over I'm optimistic they will make huge improvements to the condition of the course. Greens were good, tee boxes and fairways need some work and most of the bunkers are not playable. We will visit again this fall to check out the progress. People were great, we had a good time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"no crowds"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There is usually wind at this course and it keeps people away, but it is normally in the late afternoon. Even though my start time was 12:23, the wind remained calm throughout most of the round (a few gusts aprox 10 to 15 MPH). The course is in excellent condition including the greens.

and the pace of play is great (3 hours with twosome).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
Previously played 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


"07-23-17 wait 2 months"


blades337's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

fairways were in poor condition. Long grass not kept up,,,,,,,, dissipointed. We were told the course was sold and new owners would take over 08-2017. Let them get in and get it back in shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Rio Vista"


Puz1406's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

At one time this course used to be a gem but over the past 7-9 years the course condition has become a goat track. Tee boxes are munched, fairway is spotty at best and the sand traps are the worst I've ever seen. The greens however were very nice and pace of play was good. The course just got a new owner, so hopefully he has a deep pocket book. That being said at $29 plus the booking fee, I would play again. Also, for those who have never played here just a heads up there is no driving range or driving net to warm up. Hope this helps.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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



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