Rio Pinar Country Club

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3.9
872
5 Stars
191
4 Stars
488
3 Stars
136
2 Stars
36
1 Stars
21
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
88.1%
Recommend this course
773 out of 872 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
91
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.1%
Recommend this course
82 out of 91 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
179
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
112
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.2%
Recommend this course
156 out of 179 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7001 yards
Slope 130
Rating 73.7
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Rio Pinar Country Club
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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
Scorecard for Rio Pinar
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.9/130 569 384 419 192 411 429 568 210 428 3610 508 416 164 380 412 510 220 355 426 3391 7001
Gold M: 72.2/127 547 370 408 177 398 410 553 169 415 3447 485 397 150 356 390 485 194 342 399 3198 6645
Blue M: 70.4/125 521 354 391 156 366 387 535 160 400 3270 458 373 134 321 359 462 178 322 382 2989 6259
White M: 67.0/117 462 320 314 150 325 330 480 135 360 2876 425 338 100 304 303 412 162 284 306 2634 5510
Red W: 71.0/125 456 314 309 141 320 325 474 130 353 2822 414 324 93 291 293 395 148 272 294 2524 5346
Handicap 1 3 11 15 13 7 5 17 9 6 12 14 16 10 2 18 8 4
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 1 13 11 15 5 9 3 17 7 8 10 16 12 4 2 18 6 14

Course Details

Year Built 1957
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Mark Mahannah (1957) Lloyd Clifton (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

Reviews

3.9
872

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 46
Brunch 17
Dinner 17
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 74
Narrow Fairways 63
Water Hazards 61
This course/club is great for:
Locals 99
Seniors 64
Advanced Golfers 60
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 106
Near the Airport 75
Worth the Drive 41

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointing

My expectations were high when I booked the course, however, upon playing the course the condition was terrible. With so many nice courses around to play I would recommend not wasting the 4 hours to play this course. The staff was nice, tees were terrible, most fairways were bad and greens were bumpy. It looks like in its day it may have bee a first class course, but those days were long gone.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Outstanding value

As a "snowbird" I had considered playing this course for a number of winters but stayed away due to the number of reviews that stated the course was "tight". This time I decided to try it out, and am extremely happy I did. While many of the tee boxes are in fair to poor conditions, the rest of the course was in good condition. And, most importantly, I do not see how anyone would classify the course as "tight". This is a parkland course with ample fairways - a great variety of holes and a delight to play. Outstanding value, and will now be one of my favorite courses.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Very well kept up course

I'm a 12 handicap and I thought for the money this course was excellent. It was obvious with the course conditions that it is well looked after. Bunkers were clean and raked, greens in good shape and quick. fairways neat and clean as well and all cart paths were new. Would highly recommend!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

back 9 ranger needed

Came off 9 as a threesome to find a single has inserted himself in front of us on 10 teebox. Guy sees us, tees off and takes off...then he's parked in the fairway waiting on the foursome in front of him and we're waiting on him...happens the entire back 9. Would've let him play with us if he'd have asked / waited up for us. Thinking a ranger might have solved this.

great course...play it!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best value in Orlando

This course is consistently in good condition. The price is usually very fair, often below market price for a course of Rio’s quality. You may or may not know this, but they did used to host a professional tournament at Rio Pinar. This tournament drew big names and has some champions that are now in the Golf HOF. The urban legend is that Arnomd Palmer bught Bay Hill b/c he hated playing Rio (it sets up for a lot of fades off the tee and Arnie famously hit a draw). The guys in the clubhouse are normally very friendly and cordial. Alcohol and food prices are fair. There are some huge squirrels on the course; so prominent in the community that the tee boxes are actually in the shape of a squirrel. They will tKe your food, so be careful. Overall, for the money, my favorite place to play in Orlando. I play a lot and have played many of the course around town.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course Gtreens

The course was very busy and the greens were extremely fast.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyed the round

I thoroughly enjoyed playing this course. It is challenging but reasonable. You have to hit good shots becauses some of the fairways are narrow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Everything is in horrible condition. Staff unfriendly

From the moment we arrived - disappointment. The bag drop rack was falling apart. Cart person was not friendly and pointed to a cart and said "put your bags on that one". Peron in pro shop was not friendly, very abrupt one-word answers to everything. Pro shop and club house are tired and run down - looks like nothing has been done since "Jack and Arnie" played there as they promote on their website. Parking lot and cart area are decaying. Practice green is tiny and not maintained. Dot much difference between the rough and the fairways, weeds just blending together. The layout is actually fairly nice and if maintained this course would be worth playing. But you get what you pay for here at Rio Pinar. I wouldn't pay $10 to play here again.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fairway so so green ok

I played this course.

Pretty good round.

But course conditions is not good

Greens okay

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in terrible condition

Greens were hard and fast and had more weeds and sand than grass. The tee boxes were 90% dirt and sand. The fairways are also in bad condition. This course is awful. The range was 95% dirt and no grass. I’ve never seen a golf course is such poor condition.

I usually play North Shore Golf Club for only $10 more than what it cost me to play at Rio Pinar. North Shore is night and day better compared to Rio Pinar. It’s in so much better condition, it’s not even close. I can’t believe that anyone actually golfs at Rio Pinar on a regular basis. It was awful. I saw in the pro shop that their annual membership is $4,200 per year ($350 per month). That’s insane! Even if Rio Pinar was worth $35 a round, you would have to play 10 times a month just to break even on the membership. I wouldn’t pay $1,000 for an annual membership to Rio Pinar.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Nice course layout, but I expected a better conditioned facility.. I know it's winter, buy greens were not as expected. Disappointing. I will try again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Course with history

Once a stop on the PGA tour this course is mature with challenging greens both slope and speed. Located a bit out of the way. The giant squirrels are humerous as well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course in good shape

Really enjoyed our round at Rio Pinar. Staff is friendly and accommodating, and practice facilities are conveniently located for your warm-up. The course is in good shape - not pristine but very playable and giving you no excuses should you not score as well as you'd like to. I played from the red tees (just under 5400 yards) and totally enjoyed the round. We were fortunate in our pairing being put with an especially nice couple vacationing from Switzerland. I highly recommend Rio Pinar and plan to play it a few more times this "winter".

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Kind of a cluster

Course was backed up and they were pushing out many golfers quickly. We were a foursome and they contralto put out pairs threesomes and singles behind us that we had to let play through causing our pace to go off the charts. Started late and it seemed that not much could have gone any worse. The course would have been much more enjoyable had things been even a bit smoother.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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