Rio Hondo Golf Club

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3.9
284
5 Stars
86
4 Stars
134
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.8
87.3%
Recommend this course
251 out of 282 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
20
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 20 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
52
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
88.5%
Recommend this course
46 out of 52 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6370
Slope 124
Rating 70.7
Type Public
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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: 70.7/124 418 403 492 535 403 342 165 232 416 3406 194 490 310 368 204 489 321 138 424 2938 6344
White M: 69.1/120 401 390 471 495 393 326 146 218 393 3233 174 478 296 354 165 477 310 117 406 2777 6010
Gold M: 67.4/116 W: 72.5/124 384 363 447 469 382 308 130 201 370 3054 143 467 283 333 141 463 283 115 375 2603 5657
Red W: 69.4/117 340 336 409 418 339 277 118 191 344 2772 131 413 275 285 124 412 243 102 346 2331 5103
Handicap 9 11 5 1 7 13 17 15 3 14 2 16 8 10 6 12 18 4
Par 4 4 5 5 4 4 3 3 4 36 3 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 5 9 3 1 11 13 17 15 7 16 2 10 8 14 4 12 18 6

Course Details

Year Built 1924
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

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

3.9
284

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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Skill Beginner
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 20-24
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4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course but beware of errant balls

Course is in good condition with greens running average speed. Pace was a little slow but about average for this course (little over 5 hours). Pace was probably dictated by the fact that there was always another golfer from another fairway in our fairway on almost every single hole and it started while in the 1st tee box. Saw multiple people disrespecting the course by driving their cart in/through a tee box while looking for their ball. Cart girl was always around but didn't see a marshall anywhere during the entire round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

They DOUBLE-BOOK their tee-times

Well, don't expect me to ever go play at this course again. Customer service was under-par...I check-in 20 mins before my tee-time, and I'm told to come back because they have zero carts. I ask the group teeing off what time is their tee time? They say they x:xx, and I'm like...what? I have the the same tee time. I come back "1-minute" before my tee-time and tell the starter about it, he says, "Sorry, the system double-booked..we still don't have a cart for you". So, I check-in and pay without being given a cart and now I'm on the tee. I eventually teed-off without a cart and they brought me just as I was leaving the 1st tee. Pace of play was abysmal with 3 hours each 9 holes for a 6 hour round...what?!!! Greens were spongy and slow, seemed like they over-watered as wet spike marks were all over. Overall, the bunkers and fairways were the best kept areas. Easy course and shot an easy 75, but not worth the mental drain of slow play.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Narrow and slow

The course condition is almost always on the good side. It is a well manicured golf course. However, it is very narrow and many of the holes are literally right next to each other. So, there will be a lot of players yelling "fore" all over the course. The pace on weekends can be very slow, and sometimes they have private/public shot-gun tournaments, so players beware--especially if you're using Golfnow, read the fine lines carefully. This course suits older player who can hit straight but not long.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rio is the best

Great course and challenging with all the trees. One of my favorites

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

First time here

Good course that is challenging yet playable for any level golfer. Fairways were being aerated so that made the experience less pleasant. But overall the course played fair and I had a good time.

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

Fun course

Nice mixture of holes. Some narrow fairways, hidden hazards and fair greens. I’m looking forward to a second crack at this benevolent track.

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

Took Dad out for his Birthday

Played on July 4th, was so impressed with the course conditions I decided to take my Dad here (7/11/2019)for 6 AM tee time. This course is up to Country Club standards but at a very affordable price. Dad and I have an amazing round.

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

Enjoyable

Had a pleasant trip out to Rio Hondo. Course was in nice shape. Greens were a bit bumpy but for the most part the staff do an amazing job keeping the condition of the course. First time there but certainly not our last. Completed our round in 3hrs 55 mins. Thank you.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing course for the $

Played with some friends on the 4th at 5:40a.m. Course was in great shape especially for a public course. Friends kept on commenting that this was the best course they’ve ever played for the $.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

first out for 18 done in 3 hours in time for work !!!!!!

greens are super slow but the course is in almost perfect condition

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

Nice course!

I was surprised the golf facility and the condition of golf course was in excellent shape! I didn't expect to see it because the course is owned by city. I like the layout and fairway is neat and every hole is well maintained and playable. We played under 4 hours which was what we want. Definitely I'll play again!

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

The best course you’ve never heard about

Let me first say that after playing for the first time on Friday I came back on Saturday morning for another round. I have asked several friends that have been golfing in LA for years and nobody had ever played this course before. The layout of the course, the conditions and the landscaping were all beautiful. The closest comparison I can make is the Legends course at La Costa...and it’s much cheaper. Don’t miss this one!

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

Way too overbooked

I love this course. It’s a great course and a fun round. When I played there last my tee time was 1:56. When I checked in they said they were a half an hour behind. Then my group waited over an hour to tee off. There were no carts available. They way overbooked.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rio hondo

Love this course, but, arrived on Saturday for a 1:50 tee time. We didn’t get out until close to 3pm. No reason given, no carts until you went out for your round. Holes 6 and 7, 20 minute wait each hole,

3 or 4 groups backed up each hole. No solid IPAs in a can, if you like domestic beers and waiting, this course is for you. Also, they use ocean spray Bloody Mary mix, didn’t even know they made a mix.

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

First Go at Rio

Played Rio Hondo for the first time. Course was in very good shape. Reserved my tee time, but got stuck in a fivesome.

Like the course layout. Only thing I would change is the back to back to Par 5s followed by back to back Par 3s on the front 9. Holes 8 and 9 slows pace of play.

Overall, I really liked the course and look forward to playing it again.

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