Rio Pinar Country Club

3.8649941176 3.9 stars from 5 (774)
  • 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 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 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: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 774 Reviews
5 stars:
170
4 stars:
429
3 stars:
122
2 stars:
33
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

685 out of 774 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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"S. L. O. W"


stevenrfrey's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in decent shape. Greens are reasonably quick. The edges of most greens are bad because it looks like they are trying to enlarge the greens.

The facility is badly in need of a remodel. But the real problem is slow play. No rangers out there to love people along. It reminded me why I haven’t been here in a while. It’s always dreadfully slow. Please do something about the pace of play!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent Surprise"


salary24's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

First time playing Rio since 2011 with The Golf Academy. What a great surprise by the excellent conditions of this course. Greens looked to be recovering very nicely from aerification procedure about 2 weeks ago. A little slower than normal but rolled very TRUE. Fairways, rough, and tee complexes in outstanding shape. Excited to visit the course again very soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Rain came early"


tntlock1's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
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Reviewed on

Only got to play 7 holes.. It rained for 5 hours straight


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


"Time to retire the Legend"


HurricaneGrant's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a terrible conditioned course. The greens were so bad my 100 ft. putting stroke went 20 ft. - worst greens I have seen in years. The facilities were probably state of the art in 1974 but haven't changed since. Looked forward for years to play this course since I attended Citrus Open as a child and was a part of my Golfing Vacation. Bad choice. Kill this course and make homes or something better than poor conditioned golf.....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"good old school course"


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 06/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like this course...consistently good conditions and fairly tough scoring.

Unfortunately it is aeration season and the greens were like a grass waffle iron...putting was difficult and frustrating at best. Work has to be done and soon the greens will be great again. The weather has been quite rainy and the rough well out side of the fairways was 6" deep...I should not have hit there, but I do, so that was tough also.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


golfrican2006's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
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Reviewed on

Great track..... plus greens were in good shape alittle slow... paid under 20 dollars so that was great... had some cool bridges


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Peaceful course"


tntlock1's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Greens were slower than normal for this course but in good shape.. bunkers were hard but we had a lot of rain the night before.. The guys at the pro shop were awesome , they let us tee off a little early and we got ahead of a foursome.. played 18 in less than 3 hours as a 3 some.. Great day of golf! Will play again soom


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



Eduardo5745662's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000006796086's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
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Reviewed on

The course was well maintained. It was a challenging course. I will recommend to others. My advice to them is "Keep it in the fairway.."


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



jonis29's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



guitar58's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Test"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf course. Elevated greens makes it play longer . Bring your A game if you want to shoot mid 70's at Rio Pinar . The greens were punched about a week ago so still bumpy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good conditions"


tomt32707's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways in good shape. Greens recovering from aeration, rolled good but still a bit bumpy which is why I didn’t rate it 5 stars. But still a good layout, variety of holes, challenging but fair. Can’t wait til the greens fill out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens Punched"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Will take a week for the greens roll nice again other than that few bunkers need more sand or need to be raked and its a great challenge to break 80 from the blue tees. Driver has to be long and straight.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"MDW"


Jgorms41's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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Reviewed on

I booked a hot deal so got a great value. They are letting the course grow and cutting back the greens. Putting some money into it and bringing it back to the way it used to play. Very green and one they aerate and cut next week it will look fantastic.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Demanding Course"


Bids's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is now the greenest Ive ever seen it , that being said it plays longer. I played from the blue tee's and was hitting long irons into many greens. The greens are in good shape a little slow when I played which made reading and judging the grain difficult. Bunkers, fairways , tee's all in very good shape. This course demands a long and straight driver. If you like a good challenge you will like this course it keeps me coming back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



guitar58's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Old Style Layout but tired and needing investment"


u719108537's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The look and feel of this course is like a step back in time from a positive perspective. The front 9 was however in rather poor condition, the fairways were scrubby, bunkers lacked sand and the greens were like treacle. Back 9 was in much better condition generally but greens still on the slow side. Didn’t like the rather aggressive squirrels, never seen anything that looked like them or behaved like them. Do not leave any food outside your cool box or I think they would follow you round the course.

Clubhouse very basic didn’t contemplate staying for a drink. Staff were friendly. We only paid $40 for 2 golfers so good value, would not want to pay more. Didn’t use the range but it looked like a good facility.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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