El Rio Golf Club

3.4647058824 3.5 stars from 5 (52)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7115 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: All golfers are required to have a collared shirt or appropriate golf attire. T-Shirts, cutoffs, and swimwear are not permitted.
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7115 yards 72.9 123
Gold 72 6609 yards 70.6 117
Copper 72 6019 yards 67.7 113
Teal 72 5342 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 52 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
26
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

44 out of 51 reviews


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"Need new greenskeeper."


u4112676's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Never seen greens in such poor condition! Might as well put the pins in the middle of the fairway. Contrary to their website the restaurant had no food at all. They should have paid us to golf there. Stay AWAY! Don't waste your money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



uker99's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Could be better"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Liked the course layout and carts, and staff were very good. The only problem was the greens. Poor grass coverage and painted surface. Too bad, otherwise we liked it here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good course"


dwayneschmitt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a very windy day to play. I understand that is pretty normal. Course was in good shape. Greens were speedy. Wind would blow ball a little if the pace was not firm. Greens were firm I assume because of the wind. Hopefully I will get chance to play when not so breezy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



uYMCB9245YM's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"value"


junior52's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Rates should be given to LOCAL if their license says Bullhead, Laughlin,Ft Mohave that should be considered, also GPS is very speratic. Remember locals are here when Snowbirds leave!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Desert Course"


tstames's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the time we checked in until we finished the round, we found nothing wrong with the course. Very friendly when we checked in, allowed us to go a little early as it wasn't crowded. Course was in great shape and showed the effects of ongoing good maintenance.

Greens were excellent and rolled smoothly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Nice, straightforward and well kept course"


Pursuit99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed our day at El Rio although it was windy (as usual in that area) and the pace of play was glacial due to a tournament ahead of us. The course was in good shape including the bunkers which were well groomed with a good amount of sand. The price was about right and, were it not for the wind, I would probably go back.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"REALLY DISSAPOINTED"


Zoomer3163's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Staff was not friendly or accommodating, made me go get my own cart, after they had taken my clubs down to driving range.

Booked an early tee time and when I turned to play the back nine, they sent out a shotgun tournament with 92 players.

Not sure why they would put bookings on Golf Now when they had a tournament with 92 people.

I would not play course again if in the Laughlin area. When I finished there was no one around to take my cart or even asked how the round was. VERY TERRIBLE SERVICE


Course Conditions: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



uYMCB9245YM's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great, relaxing and fun course to go with friends!"


onetwothree123's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Had a boys weekend away with 5 other good friends. Looking for a course to have fun and enjoy the day golfing and El Rio was it!! We are all 10 to 20 handicap golfers and this course laid out perfect for what we were looking for. Staff was fabulous from the first phone call for reservations to seeing us out the door. They set us up with clubs, balls, tees and carts and were ready for us as we arrived. Pro Shop had all 6 of us all signed in, paid and to the driving range within 10 minutes. I"ve been to much more expensive courses and this has taken a lot longer.

Course was in decent shape and about what we expected. Greens and tee boxes were in good shape and well maintained. Fairways had some rough patches but nothing that affected score or experience negatively. Clubhouse bar and staff made the 19th hole an enjoyable experience to end the day. All in all would highly recommend to anyone looking for fun and relaxing golf experience with friends.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course for Any Level of Golfer"


epmarsh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Second time golfing here, the staff are excellent (best service at any golf course the first time, good second time too). BBQ running each day, burgers & hot dogs. No food service in restaurant/bar, but can buy beer there. We loved the course the first time (allow twosomes), liked it the second time but pace was slower due to group of 24 out ahead of us. Some water, excellent greens, we woudl return if ever in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice but...."


u000002044838's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If your booking a tee time at this course do not be the first one out that day. This is the second time I've played the course and both times I've had to wait for the pro shop staff to arrive to pay my fees. He arrived about 20 minutes before tee time so we were outside for about 40 minutes. The maintenance staff was working away but they couldn't get into the pro shop/ snack bar area. No coffee either! Beautiful course otherwise.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bad overseed"


Bob011640's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I had played this course previously and really enjoyed it. This time, course conditions were marginal and certainly not worth $75 pp. Overseed was not good, and most greens seemed not to have active growing grass, Very disappointed,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Windy"


Norski68's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I've played Rio three times in January and each day is windier than the next. Be prepared for tight lies everywhere on the course. The greens are okay except where the waterfowl have fouled up everything. Lots of roll on the fairways. A couple of greens [#17 comes to mind] are sadistically warped. At $35, including cart, it is a bargain. At $45, not so much.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great afternoon rate! Open fairways..."


bmxlegend's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hard to complain about anything for the rate I paid. For less than a cart rental fee in Canada I got the cart, range balls and 18 holes of golf. One course condition were the greens were patchy in areas (not bad for January), but fast. Course quite open of the tee and lots of open desert if the driver wasn't working. Nice afternoon in Arizona...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Course but no discounts anymore"


Gary5072264's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is nice to play if the price is right. If you pay their full price, definitely overpriced. Unfortunately, they no longer even have a working website. It has been this way since the first of January. They also told me that they have dropped golfnow. That is a travesty as far as I am concerned. I am a senior citizen on a fixed budget. Without discounted golf available from golfnow and others, I would not be able to play as often as I like. Since their course is quite empty every time I drive by, I wonder why they would give up their relationship with golfnow. It seems to me they would rather have some golfers at discounted prices than zero at full price. Sorry to have to stop playing this course due to cost.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"nice course"


u000005416495's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a nice course. Fairways and greens were in very good shape. The greens are fast compared to what I'm used to in Wisconsin. Fairways maybe a little narrower than average. Fairways & greens only are irrigated. The rough is desert.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"it was a good time, would play again,good value for the money"


ponchv13's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

had a great time, people are friendly course was fun


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"nice round of golf"


u000002842102's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

late start on booking but no problems. hour and a half from internet to course. A bit slow due to many snowbirds already but still a decent pace. Course is in nice condition greens look fast but are a bit slow. Looking forward to playing here again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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