Rio Vista Golf Club

2.7809235294 2.8 stars from 5 (192)
  • 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 2.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 192 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
60
3 stars:
45
2 stars:
38
1 stars:
34

recommend this course

110 out of 192 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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"Fun Course"


Gary3036283's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It could be a very nice course but there has been a lack of good maintenance for several years. If management would bring it back to what it use to be I'm sure more golfers would come..


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good value"


charlie5308237's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It had been a while since my last round at this course. For a Saturday round, it took me a little over 3 hours to play 18 holes, which is fast for a Saturday.

There was no wind. Only a little fog but not enough to make a difference.

Unfortunately the course was not in the condition I remember. I saw only two or three bunker that you could play out if. The rest were overgrown, under water, or didn’t have any sand left. The fairways were not in good shape. A lot of patches of dead grass.

The greens were ok.

The tee boxes needed to be mowed.

Hopefully the next time I go back the course will be in a better condition.

Overall, still a good price and a fun round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Run down and poorly maintained"


Steven1612236's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Large brown spots throughout the fairways, sand traps without much sand, very slow and bumpy greens. What was once a nice course is not worth the time or money to play. Sad.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice greens"


u000004972626's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sand has been taken out of Bunkers

No sand in bunkers

No grass in fairways


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Would like credit"


u000001093378's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was unable to play due to illness, couldn't cancel online and have poor cell service where I'm staying. Got through to customer service after 8 tires but got no return call. Got through to course in 3 tries and cancelled the round. They are unable to give me a refund or credit.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Jim"


JEverett6860's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The overall course is in good condition. Bunkers

are unplayable, and we played them as "ground

under repair".

We started around 12 noon, and finished by

4:00, playing as a twosome. Weather was

slightly smokie (fire in Napa area) with a

wind in the 10-15 MPH range, playable.

Overall, a good value and very playable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Worst Golf Course conditions in Solano County."


u000005876582's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course condition was the worst I have played anywhere in years.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"This course needs a lot of attention."


u000001055946's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was a great course back in 2003 when I first started playing it. It was very good until about 6 years ago when Shea sold it to some people that decided it did not want to maintain it. It has gone from about a 9 out of 10 to now it is about a 2 out of ten. The sand traps are mostly weeds now. The grass on the tees is mostly dead or non-existent. There are numerous areas that use to be grass that are now bare ground. The water in the lakes is stagnant and stinks. Until they change their ways, play somewhere else.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Very friendly staff and great value."


saiprasert's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value course even though back 9 was aerated and we play front 9 twice. Super friendly staff that was very helpful.


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



samgeo33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout, but course is poorly maintain. Most of the sand traps are unplayable. All of the tee boxes are degrading from lake of care. Surprising, Greens are well maintain. Fairways are patchy, which doesn't reward a well hit and place ball.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"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



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