Rio Pinar Country Club
|Blue (W)||72||6259 yards||76.3||133|
|White (W)||72||5510 yards||72.5||120|
|Red (W)||72||5346 yards||70.8||119|
|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|
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
The course was very busy and the greens were extremely fast.
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.
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.
Fairway so so green ok
I played this course.
Pretty good round.
But course conditions is not good
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.