Rio Hondo Golf Club
|Gold (W)||71||5657 yards||72.7||126|
|Red (W)||71||5103 yards||69.7||121|
|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|
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...
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.
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!
it has always a pretty course especially the front nine
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.