El Rio Golf Course

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3.4
224
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
96
3 Stars
76
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
3.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.8
88.1%
Recommend this course
185 out of 223 reviews
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0
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
0
Value
0
Layout
0
Friendliness
0
Pace
0
Amenities
0
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Average Rating
3.2
6
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.3
Layout
3.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6436
Slope 124
Rating 69.4
Type Public/Municipal
Previously known as Trini Alvarez El Rio Municipal Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6436 yards 69.4 124
White 70 6011 yards 67.4 119
Combo 70 5718 yards 66.1 112
Combo (W) 70 5718 yards 72.4 122
Red (W) 70 5373 yards 70.2 115
Silver 70 4686 yards 74.6 127
Scorecard for El Rio Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 69.4/124 353 446 344 203 322 366 417 219 561 3231 394 406 427 117 442 189 376 343 511 3205 6436
White M: 67.4/119 W: 73.1/123 323 425 322 176 306 356 388 193 534 3023 368 373 400 103 418 158 356 320 492 2988 6011
Combo M: 66.1/115 W: 71.7/117 323 387 322 176 306 356 338 176 470 2854 368 373 367 103 361 158 356 320 458 2864 5718
Red M: 64.3/111 W: 69.3/114 280 387 302 154 254 276 338 176 470 2637 348 341 367 85 361 139 334 303 458 2736 5373
Silver W: 65.3/107 258 302 284 127 224 262 320 157 415 2349 314 316 328 72 214 118 264 274 437 2337 4686
Handicap 13 1 17 7 11 15 5 3 9 12 6 4 18 2 16 8 14 10
Par 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 35 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 35 70
Handicap (W) 17 3 13 7 9 15 11 5 1 12 4 8 18 6 16 10 14 2

Course Details

Year Built 1934
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.4
224

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 29
Water Hazards 10
Undulating Greens 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 30
Beginners 26
Walkers 26
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 44
Near Local Attractions 6

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great

Great day to play ...course looks good ...but no one was at the snack bar

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

First time playing this course. Took my almost 70 year old dad. He had a great time but said it’s about 4 holes too long for him, lol. He also has COPD so take that into consideration. It took us about 4-41/2 hours to complete the course, but we took a lot of breaks. Friendly staff all the way around. We booked on GolfNow and got a pretty fair price. I would recommend to anyone.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

El Rio is garbage

Don't play here unless you like your water hazards to be raw sewage.

Cart needed to be bump started around hole 15.

The beverage cart doesn't take plastic (but the young lady seemed nice enough).

Driving range is light years from the clubhouse & you have to get your bucket from the clubhouse then schlep them all the way back to the range to use them.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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How are the fairways and greens?

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was a good value

Really enjoyed this course. Was only challenging when you find the trees. Do not play hero golf or you will pay !

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

February play

Fairways were weak, but greens and around the greens were good for the time of year.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Older city course.

I played after Tucson had several days of rain, so the course was not in the best of condition. This course needs improvement and could be a better venue if money was put in to improve it. Not the longest course, but can play tough with small greens surrounded by many traps. Worth playing if the price is right.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

O.B. Sports seems to 'get it'.

Second day ,after opening for overseeding, course was in great shape. ( Still somewhat shaggy, especially the tee boxes, but expected. )

Old style course ( par 70 ), pretty flat, with lots of mature trees. ( they really don't come into play...or shouldn't.)

We were first off ( 6:16 ), and managed a 3 hour round. Pretty good for a foursome.

I play this course , maybe, once a year...but it's still fun, especially now that O.B.Sports keeps it in stellar shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A golf day with my daughter.

My daughter and I always look for an opportunity to spend a father-daughter good quality time together.The activity may vary from walking the dogs to traveling together.

This weekend we decided to go for a round of golf together. She is fifteen, then I assumed that she would not be very excited about it, but we decided to go anyways, and I could see how she was getting interested in the game and actually started enjoying it.

The weather was perfect, hot, but a soft breeze was making it kind of tolerable.

We got to El Rio golf course 30 minutes before our tee time. The staff was so kind take us through the check in process in no time. We played 18 holes at our on pace, nobody to push us around or to wait for a long period of time. The greens were in a very decent shape and the girl withe refreshments was always very opportune.

Thanks to the staff for keeping the facilities in very good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is friendly

Historical course that is always fun to play. There was over seeding that came into play both on the green and fringe .

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun

Fun little corse. Fun working around the trees. Enjoyed myself the whole time. Sand traps needed a little work.

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

Good course for a beginner...

Course was okay, the value was right on... Bunkers were poor... Greens were okay, very slow but rolled true. Snack bar was closed after 1:p.m.

Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

el rio has promise

overall good experience but tee box are having problems as there is basically no grass on them and sand traps were like clay bricks ! putt out of them only option.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

El Rio

Great round, will be playing here all summer.

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

Course in good shape, personnel not friendly

Good valve, course in good shape but personnel not friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice enough.....

Nice layout; the varying lengths of holes, the many bunkers protecting the SMALL greens, doglegs and the close proximity of greens to tee boxes keep the game interesting! Dodged a couple of in-bounds!

May take a time or two to play and get the nuances.

The course needs to replant some roughage; too many thin lies close to the greens. And a driving range that is available! I support ALL efforts to encourage youth in golf!

But overall, I liked the course and will be back again soon!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Nice, at low price.

We played here only because of a great deal. It was better than I expected. Pretty decent layout, condition and staff. Some areas are hazardous because of errant shots from adjacent holes or golfers hitting before they should. 18 is a good challenge.....over the dogleg right fence.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

good friday

course has excellent but small greens all greens are protected by bunkers in the front making wedge and iron play important. The fairways were not over seeded and have not begun to grow. Fairway shots and lies were difficult.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

what do you want from a city course

The early afternoon pace of play is horrendous but you expect a slower pace that time of day. The thing that drove me crazy were the golfers who were just driving around aimlessly jumping from one empty tee box to an other. Absolutely no regard for the other golfers and no ranger to keep those people in line. Then they would get behind you and act aggravated because you weren't playing fast enough for them. Plus there either needs to be more available water on the course to drink, besides the dirty looking bubblers, or a more visible cart person with beverages. I actually like the layout for a city course and the staff was very friendly. The greens were in decent shape also.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Sooooo Slow

Everything was fine with this course but the pace of play was terrible. If you like 5 hour rounds you will like the course. Fairways were hard and dry. Greens were very good with moderate speed.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Pretty run down muni course. Better get a good money value to play, or you will not enjoy it too much

Good layout for a muni course, but basic out and back and side by side fairways., so watch out for errant shots. About half the greens are pretty rough, and you can't count on the ball holding its line. I have no idea what they are achieving with the roped off areas near the greens --- I guess the soil/grass was pretty wet there, but they would be better off to have a clearly defined white line or markers to keep you from driving up near the greens. The course really needs some protective chain link fences near about 3 tee boxes that are near the previous green. Greens are very well trapped, but the sand/dirt mixture is not too good - a lot of hardpan in the low spots, one inch down. Grrrr. I liked the basic layout and can see why in the old days the Tucson Open was played here. Dumpy old clubhouse, but functional. There seems to be a trap on the left and right (frontside) of every green. Small greens usually slope back to front. You can cut some of the dog legs for easy wedge shots.. Fairways hard and roll for extra yardage. Two long par threes. When I went to the range to hit balls, there were no ball baskets - had to go out to the range and find one. I used that time to pick up all the empty baskets....all ten of them.

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

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