Rio Pinar Country Club

3.9098705882 3.9 stars from 5 (740)
  • 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: 3.6 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: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 740 Reviews
5 stars:
167
4 stars:
405
3 stars:
118
2 stars:
30
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

656 out of 740 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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"Older course that has aged well"


dadwiz's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rio Pinar opened in 1957 and hosted a PGA tournament back in the 1970's. Not the private club it was back then it was still fun to play. Conditions are not 100% but for the price it was well worth the drive over from Cocoa Beach. Would absolutely go back. The two staff people we met (pro shop & starter) were friendly and courteous. The course is typical Florida. Wide open fairways with plenty of traps and mature trees to get in your way if you waiver of the tee. Lot of fun...give it a try.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Awful fairways, below average greens"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A former PGA rated course that has lost all of its enchantments... The rich history at Rio Pinar includes hosting the PGA Tour’s Citrus Open and the LPGA’s Women’s Citrus Open but the course is definitely millions of yards away from those historic days.... Needs restoration in all areas and aspects. The photos you find online and in GolfNow must be from at least 10 years ago. Course layout is Ok, fairways are really bad and Sandy, greens are below average... Management should leverage that this course was once played by Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, and Hale Irwin and make it a lasting experience for all golfers.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good shape, play it."


u886278253's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is always a favorite, looks good, doing some modifications. This course is pretty flat but it plays longer,, make the required shots and you will be rewarded.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"interesting course with tight fairways"


rasmith's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

read review before I booked tee time. one review said staff was unfriendly which I found very wrong. They couldn't have been any nicer and friendly.

grass in fairways could have been a little more but still good enough to hit shots without problem. area has been dry for sometime.

interesting course with a lot of doglegs.

traps need a little work but playable.

First time playing here but will surly go back.

great club house and food was excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good cheap course"


u000005359480's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Reviewed on

The course is an older one that is showing its age. However, the tee boxes, fairways, and greens are in good shape. The bunkers not so much. Still, a fun course that doesn’t beat you up if you’re off the fairways. Watch out for the squirrels.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great for the price"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Reviewed on

Instead of the driving range, you can work on it here


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding golf course. Nice layout with lots of wildlife. Staff went above and beyond allowing us to play today after being rained out yesterday! Will play again for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The course is still a jewel."


u000005907725's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
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Reviewed on

I'm very happy that the course hasn't lost any of its flair, and I will continue to recommend it to all of my friends and other golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Palamountain's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Nice old Florida course, All the big names used to play a PGA event there which is cool. Great value and location.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Horrible course"


Anthony1724468's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am so disappointed at the management of the course and condition of the course.

Management of the course is the worst I have ever seen. It appears as though they are saying that they know they will eventually close down, so they trying to get every last dime. They make you wait until they can put you in a foursome before you can play. They do it without a sense of concern for the player, it is as if they are saying you can go elsewhere. The starters have their own deal going, they give you these worn out beat up balls to practice with and yet they charge so much for it.

It is not a course I will recommend to my worst enemy.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



SlowHandPoet's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Rio Pinar"


u9423709's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice layout. Nostalgic in the sense that many years ago it was host to PGA events and still going strong. Only thing missing is a little more water on the fairways and it will be an awesome course. Will definitely play Rio again. Giant squirrels on the course (understandable with all the old oaks) were also entertaining.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"still good"


ras1954's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

greens good a little inconsistent speeds though, fair ways decent, better hit it straight our you'll not be able to see the greens for the trees!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Group of 5"


davidkeetch's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
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Reviewed on

I was really disappointed that a group of 5 golfers were a head of us. This group I don't think knew what pace of play was.They looked for lost balls for ever and never when we were waiting for them to tee off asked if we would like to play through. We eventually passed they on the back nine. They were passing us on one holes facing us and teed off almost hitting us and never yelled four just watched us have to evade being hit by the ball. I feel that your course should be better monitored as to the golfers on the course. I am not a great golfer but I always try to be mindful of all golfers on the course. It is disappointing to look forward to playing and then it ends up not at all enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"downhill"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has taken a significant downward direction in the past couple of weeks. Dirt and hardpan conditions throughout along with crab grass in places it hadn't been the last couple of years. Cannot recommend at this time, unfortunately.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



Danny9281's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Golf Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Despite lousy weather, both wind and rain, had a very pleasant afternoon playing at Rio Pinar. I will be back again to play here, for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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