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3.8
245 Reviews (245)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
100
3 Stars
80
2 Stars
29
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
74.0%
Recommend this course
202 out of 245 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
84.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 13 reviews
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4.1
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
84.2%
Recommend this course
16 out of 19 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

3.8
245 Reviews (245)

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 2
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Round

1st time out this since the shutdown.
Good spacing. Could have more hand sanitizer around the clubhouse and perhaps on the course itself.
Paid for the round indoors and staff member didn't wear a mask. I saw two other staff with masks. One at the food area and the other cleaning carts.
Driving range lacked grass to tee up on.
They cleaned carts when they came in but there is a lack of direction as to which carts are clean or not.
Course needs some TLC. I suspect it will get better in time.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wow

Wow course looked great!! Best I’ve seen since I’ve ever played it !! Wanted to play another 18 .please go and play this course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course for the value

This isn’t the Omni by any means. The course is in great shape though. The fairways and greens were all lush and green. This is an extremely open course as well. This is nice for when you hit off center shots because you always have a decent lie to the green. I’ll be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Staff is always very friendly and make you feel welcome

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Course under construction

Just a heads up, it was under construction when I last played it. I wish the fairways had some more give.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good friendly staff

The staff is berry good however was filled rushed by the group behind us over all very good course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
Incentivized Review
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

El Rio Tucson

Tucson has 5 city run courses with this being the least desirable. Personal are great, but it's just a old course that has run it's course so to speak. Several years ago our city council had a chance to sell this land for a new Private college. that did end up in the Phx. area. and doing extremely well. One more reason why this city will not excel. Save your money and play elsewhere.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

El rio

Great city course. Has tee boxes for all levels of experience. Friendly staff . Greens in great shape. Played course 5 times enjoyed every round

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
Incentivized Review
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Go somewhere else

I don’t mean any disrespect at all to this course and the personal - and I may be spoiled from going to starr Pass or Dove Mountain, Ventana Canyon and Arizona National - but this course just feels like something the city should be giving away for free. The staff was nice, but the course is a 1 out of 10. Sand traps are more like concrete buckets, and the holes are so close together that the chances of you either hitting someone or you getting hit by a ball is pretty good. Greens were actually pretty decent, but the layout was awful.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cute

This was a decent course to play for a straight flat course.
Lots of sand.
Great staff!!!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Glass

Course looks great but the greens were like putting in glass

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Robert, Manager is very welcoming. All staff were very friendly. Very good lunch--much improved

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Fairways and structures in need of TLC.

Greens and green aprons are in very good shape. It would appear that management is concentrating their resources in this area. Sadly, fairways are a different issue, very thin turf with weeds growing up above the grass. Rough is bare packed dirt in a lot of cases. My best description of the fairways is over grazed pasture. El Rio Clubhouse and other structures have been in place along time and show their age. Maybe some more money in the maintenance budget would help with fairways etc. However, finance for Municipal Courses is what it is. I would not mind paying higher green fees if course was in better condition. However, as it is, I will not be back.

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

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