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3.8
319 Reviews (319)
5 Stars
95
4 Stars
145
3 Stars
52
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.6
81.6%
Recommend this course
276 out of 319 reviews
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3.8
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
78.6%
Recommend this course
22 out of 28 reviews
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3.6
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
75.0%
Recommend this course
33 out of 44 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6370 yards
Slope 124
Rating 70.7
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Rio Hondo Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6370 yards 70.7 124
White 71 6030 yards 69.1 120
Gold (W) 71 5657 yards 72.7 126
Gold 71 5657 yards 67.4 116
Red (W) 71 5103 yards 69.7 121
Scorecard for Rio Hondo
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: 70.7/124 W: 77.1/134 418 403 492 535 403 342 165 232 416 3406 204 490 310 368 204 489 321 154 424 2964 6370
Blue/White M: 69.9/122 W: 76.1/132 401 403 492 535 393 342 165 218 393 3342 182 490 310 354 165 489 321 137 406 2854 6196
White M: 69.1/120 W: 75.1/132 401 390 471 495 393 326 146 218 393 3233 182 478 296 354 165 477 310 137 406 2805 6038
Gold M: 67.4/116 W: 72.7/126 384 363 447 469 382 308 130 201 370 3054 143 467 283 333 141 463 283 115 375 2603 5657
Gold/Red M: 65.7/111 W: 70.6/123 340 336 447 469 339 308 130 191 344 2904 131 413 283 333 124 412 243 115 346 2400 5304
Red M: 64.7/109 W: 69.7/121 340 336 409 418 339 277 118 191 344 2772 131 413 275 285 124 412 243 102 346 2331 5103
Handicap 3 9 11 4 6 16 18 13 1 14 2 17 10 7 5 12 15 8
Par 4 4 5 5 4 4 3 3 4 36 3 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 7 11 5 1 9 13 17 15 3 18 6 8 12 16 2 10 14 4

Course Details

Year Built 1924
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect John Duncan Dunn (1924) Gerry Pirkl (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts with collars and full length shorts are required.

Reviews

3.8
319 Reviews (319)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 26
Watching the Game 11
19th Hole Scenic Views 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 39
Bunkers 38
Narrow Fairways 34
This course/club is great for:
Locals 37
Walkers 35
Advanced Golfers 28
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 41
Worth the Drive 20
Near the Airport 13

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice tree lined course that made you hit the fairway or Par was not a bargain. Tee boxes were mostly good with a few of them on the thin side and a bit uneven. Fairways were well covered and had good lies all day. Greens were good
and a bit on the slow side. Overall I would play here again...

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

One of the areas best

I really like this course, but the two things that took away from my recent round were the lack of rangers on the course keeping the pace of play moving. And the sand traps are in need of some serious attention. Some are so hard, they're unplayable.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tiiiiight and OK greens

Layout here is super tight. Fairways stacked up on each other. Greens are slow. Otherwise it was decent pace and friendly staff!

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

great course

it has always a pretty course especially the front nine

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course for Average Golfer

We're average golfers who play about once or twice a month. The conditions at Rio Hondo this time were excellent for a heavily played public course. Nice grass on fairway, smooth greens (not too fast), good sand, healthy (but not too high) rough with no dirt spots. Probably not too hard for really good golfers; but for those who play from the white tees, this place is great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tick Tock

We got there 1 hour prior to our round and the pro shop employee stated they were already 15 minutes behind. The reason being is because they allowed several groups ahead of us to tee off with 5 in their group. GEE...I wonder why we had to wait on every tee box and why it took 5.5 hours to play 18 holes. We can play 18 holes in 3 hours on our home course in Florida.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow!!!!!

Played the front in two hours. The next four holes took an hour and a half. There were three groups waiting on the par 3 14th. We gave up.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Tricky, positional course, fun but needs better conditions

Hmmmm. The greens could be better. They need to be rolled and trimmed, there are some fungal problems on a few of them that make them bumpy.
The fairway grass is so different to the rough, it’s weird to feel such firm fairways with a mixed bunch in the rough.
But the layout is fun, some tight holes make you pay attention. But the whole place is like that, where you need to play a smart positional game.
If the greens are better it’ll be so much more fun to play.
Unfortunately it lets out 5somes so the pace can be annoying.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Public Course

This is a very nice public facility with driving range. The course is not long but it is very challenging requiring accuracy off the tee. The greens were in excellent shape and undulating in places. The fairways were patchy in places which is why I gave a 4 instead of 5 overall rating. I teed off early and walked in course in 3 hours. Definitely a must play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
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
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Not Bad

I've played Hondo several times and it's an enjoyable round. The layout isn't particularly challenging but it's pretty tightly put together so if you're prone to losing drives, you'll almost certainly be in someone else's fairway. The greens are a moderate pace and true for the most part. Condition is usually pretty ok - not outstanding but good enough - though my most recent round; the fairways were pretty dormant with not much for the ball to sit on. Since I've played here several times before and the conditions were much better; I'll just chalk that up to it having been pretty early in the season. And it WAS a cold winter for LA with a lot of rain.

Pace can get slow but not excruciatingly so in my experience.

Not a bad spot to play.

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

Hard pan on all 18 holes.

Pace was slow but not intolerably slow. Greens in pretty good shape. Fairways are uniformly hard pan. Something seems to have killed the grass. You'd think the recent rains would've revived the turf, but it definitely hasn't. In general, the course is fairly well maintained. But the death of the fairway turf is an epic failure. Presumably this will only get worse in the hot dry months to come. This course allows the dread 5 somes. It took us to 5 hours to play 18 holes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

RUDE STARTER!

The starter in the pro shop is a rude, miserable, unprofessional jerk! Unfortunately, I don't know his name he's tall with brown hair. In the past, I've witnessed him being rude to a customer, and today he was rude to me. I'm a customer who pays money to golf, eat and drink at this course, I expect gratitude and appreciation from this idiot as an employee. Fortunately, the gentleman named Keith who works in the course's restaurant, Hackers Bar and Grill is pleasant and very professional. The course along with the greens are usually in good shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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