Rio Pinar Country Club

3.9696294118 4.0 stars from 5 (658)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7001 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

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  • 8600 El Prado Dr, Orlando, Florida 32825, Orange County
  • (407) 675-5160
  • www.riopinar.com

Year built: 1957
Architect(s): Mark Mahannah, Lloyd Clifton (1995)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Traditional
Greens: Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 658 Reviews
5 stars:
155
4 stars:
359
3 stars:
103
2 stars:
26
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

587 out of 658 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways water hazards   Great for drinks brunch dinner  

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"Great greens"


Moose799's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in nice condition for winter month. The greens were really nice, not slow like most courses in winter. Putts ran true. Interesting layout. Challenging but fair.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



guitar622's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Julien0630's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Well worth a Visit"


shekletond's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
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Reviewed on

Played Rio Pinar yesterday course condition excellent greens exceptional.We always this course gives single handicap golfers a good challenge but is also very fair and enjoyable for all golfers and my wife loves it Desmond


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great track for bogey golfers"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
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Reviewed on

Fairways grass is lean, but not unusual this time of year with most public courses. Greens were in decent shape and most 6 -8 foot putts had some break. I definitely will play again, great track for the value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



guitar622's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Back nine much better"


u000003032713's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front nine is just back and forth not to interesting back nine much better,pace of play was great


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Larry4229583's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Rio Pinar is classic Central Fla course"


DAB4par's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
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Reviewed on

Çourse in good condition - greens rolled nicely, maybe a little slow ........and speaking of slow, this last day 2017, everyone had same idea to play this beautiful afternoon. I was teamed with a father & 15yr old daughter that was a good player. I was more impressed by her game than my own & I shot 80.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Terrible experience"


Zach9930620's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
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Reviewed on

We sat behind a 6 some on back nine not to mention 4 some in front of us who were amateur level. I’ve played here plenty of times but it was such a bad decision to play here after a 6 hour round. Ranger did nothing. I wish it was a better atmosphere considering the history of the course. Will play again, but not for the price. I feel like Maintence has been slacking.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Classic layout"


guitar622's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
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Reviewed on

A no nonsense favorite. In good shape, just a couple greens with issues.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u6919368's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a beautiful course, easy to play. It would be nice if they didn't pair you with other people. I got paired with 2 older guys after I made it known that I was a beginner golfer and they made me feel like I was holding them back. And they didn't want to stop for a break half way through so I had to be quick about a bathroom break. Other than that, loved the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love This Course"


REVickers's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

There is a lot to love about Rio Pinar. The history and the vibe are perfect. It is what I want when I come to Florida to play golf. It is relaxing and I usually do OK. It is a fun place to play. It is never too crowded and the pace of play is usually good. I am sure that there are much more challenging courses to play, but for pleasure, this can't be beat. When coming to Orlando I always play Rio Pinar and (now) Dubsdread.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Like the course but...."


u000006688889's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a semi-private course. Some of the members jump on the course, run their carts right up to the edge of greens and even jump holes and play right through your group without an apology or anything.

On this occasion I had a group jump on the 10th hole in front of me and resulted in waiting on every shot. There was no one in front of them and they knew i was waiting on them.

To the credit of the starter, when I told him about it at the end of the round, he apologized and even told me to go back out and play some extra holes.

I will still return and play the course, and realize that members should have some preferences, but one of the hallmarks of this game is etiquette.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Splendid Golf"


BillyFitz's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a wonderful experience at Rio Pinar and look forward to playing there again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/19/2017

Billy,

Thank you for your comments, we are glad you had a great day here at Rio and look forward to having you return!

Tom Jackson

General Manager



guitar622's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Layout"


rickzaccaro's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a older golf course the layout is quite nice. I can see why it held some pretty prestigious tournaments.The front nine was in pretty good shape, the back nine was in better shape.All the greens were in very good shape. Will surely be back to play again..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/04/2017

Thank you for the comments, appreciate your recognition of the quality layout and the tournaments that were held in the past, history is one thing that can't be bought and Rio has a lot of that!

Tom Jackson

General Manager


"nice"


rnglover's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this is an old school course...narrow fairways...have to hit it just right...I ike these type courses...giant fairways are too easy


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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