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3.4
272 Reviews (272)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
105
3 Stars
86
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
26
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.7
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
65.2%
Recommend this course
213 out of 272 reviews
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Average Rating
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2.8
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
10
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.2
Layout
3.1
Pace
2.9
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
51.5%
Recommend this course
17 out of 33 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.1
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
10
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.3
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
56.8%
Recommend this course
25 out of 44 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Desert
Par 70
Length 6436 yards
Slope 124
Rating 69.4

Previously known as Trini Alvarez El Rio Municipal Golf Course

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Course Details

Year Built 1934
Golf Season Year round
Architect William P. Bell Ken Kavanaugh (2004)

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.4
272 Reviews (272)

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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Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Over Seeding

The course was recently over seeded but played well . It’s a yearly thing here in Tucson . The staff was great, felt right at home !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Pace of play

The pace of play absolutely needs to improve to play a full 18 holes dont make any other plans for the next 3 hours overal the course is in great shape the greens are slow and need to be mowed slightly down to make it a little faster but i will still play this course its a fun course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course is only playing Front Nine twice at present time. That created backlogs at numerous holes. Constructions has been ongoing for months at end! Really wish they could finish up the project as this course is really one of my favorites!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

1/2 course

On 9/6/20 we showed up and were told that 1/2 the course was closed. Not the front 9 or back 9, but physically they closed 1/2 the course and made 9 holes out of the 1/2 that was open. This was not anywhere on the website when making the reservation. We were to start @ 808am and we didn't tee off until around 830am. It took 5 hours to play 18 holes. The scorecard didn't match the holes we played, so it was difficult to know if we were on a par 4 or 5. Then, after 9 holes of waiting before we could hit our 2nd and 3rd shots, the attendant told us 3 times to hurry up and tee off because he "had people waiting". We knew there were people waiting, as we were waiting the entire time we were playing. It is never nice to be told to hurry up and wait. The pair my friend and I were paired up with were great, and the greens were good. I would only play this course again when it is back to 18 holes, whenever that may be. I will always from this date on call before making a reservation, regardless of where we are playing.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good Course

Good low budget course, back nine was being worked on so that was the biggest downfall.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not maintained

Dirt fairways. Not mowed around greens. Standing water in fairways from watering grass. Tee boxes not mowed. No distance markers on course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awful

Got charged twice for the round. First by tee off then by the course. I told them it was prepaid and they said they don’t do that so I gave them my card and got charged again. Then the round, conditions and pace was so bad I left after 9 holes.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Maybe a just a off day

Paid for a full 18, got there and they only allowed to play the front 9 twice. Wouldn't have been so bad if a lot of the holes fairways were completely mud.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Work in progress

Getting ready to open the back nine and start on the front nine. This will soon be a great course. Great staff. Friendly professional

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No warnings

No reference on Tee Off when reserved about only 9 holes available and cow pasture fairways. Nines were switched so my SkyDroid distance tool was useless.
Staff was friendly but I would not have reserved if knowledge of these deficiencies. I understand there were winter grass issues.
Staff was friendly enough. Should have had a “caution warning” when customer reserving. We quit after nine holes.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Almost there

This has always been my favorite course to play. Over the years I have probably played here over 50 times. Even though you guys are still working on the course it still looks pretty good. Every time I play there it gets better every time. Can’t say enough about the staff there either very happy all the time and makes playing there better.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good price but overcrowded

They only had 9 holes open so with a 7 am tee time you end up running into the 9 am tee time players when you come around to play the same 9 holes again. We quit after waiting in line behind a couple of groups. I have figures out that whenever you see a really cheap rate that there is definetly a reason. We had fun though and still played 3 hours of golf

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Did not know only 9 holes playable poor conditions

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Almost not playable

The course should notify Golfnow that 9 holes are currently CLOSED due to the city of Tucson fixing a drainage ditch. The back 9 was the only side open. Additionally, the course fairways were literally dirt and mud with very few patches of actual grass. Disappointing and further disappointing from golfnow with no alerts.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad condition

The. Course is only open on the back, which I did not know when booking. The course I'd in the worst condition I've ever seen, I withhold nor recommend playing this course until at least the end of the year.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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