Rio Hondo Golf Club

3.9279117647 3.9 stars from 5 (250)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6360 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 70.7
  • Layout

  • 10627 Old River School Rd, Downey, California 90241, Los Angeles County
  • (562) 927-2329, (562) 927-2420
  • (562) 928-6245
  • www.riohondogc.com

Year built: 1924
Architect(s): John Duncan Dunn
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: 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: Shirts with collars and full length shorts are required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6360 yards 70.7 124
White 71 6030 yards 69.1 120
Gold (W) 71 5657 yards 72.5 124
Gold 71 5657 yards 67.4 116
Red (W) 71 5103 yards 69.4 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 250 Reviews
5 stars:
79
4 stars:
115
3 stars:
36
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

220 out of 248 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for locals walkers advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks watching the game 19th hole scenic views  

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Reviews


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alwinlewis's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



mattmo310's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



mora5x1jm's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course...pace of play was terrible and the staff were not even helpful"


Stavro7307315's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
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Reviewed on

Had a 940 tee time, Rio Hondo staff had me at 956; and we were told were are running a little slow today...10:15 am, we finally tee off. Waited on every hole after every shot. After 9 holes at 1:30 pm, went to the office and spoke to staff, he didn’t really care. Spoke to manager and offered a free round next time.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good course"


djones6's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is well kept. Trees need a little trimming. lol. But all in all this is a good track. Pace a little slow, but we finished in 4.5 hours.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



bigtank13ss's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


u000003446451's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

An overall great experience at Rio Hondo Golf Course. Weather was great, staff very customer friendly, greens in good condition (other than some pin placements were tough) and fairways were in good shape. We'll definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very friendly staff, overall very nice course!"


u241316033's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
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The staff is always very friendly and accommodating. The course conditions are well kept. Only downside is the pace of play. Not sure if it’s the double par 3s on 7 and 8 or the groups of 5 but it took us 5 hours to finish.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bad Pace"


sarpei's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Time was 11:48 not 7:48. Got there about 11:15 and no one on the tee, Then threesome , twosome , foursome and fivesome called. Did not tee off till 12:05 or so and finished just before 5:00pm and sunset had already happened. Foursome and Fivesome did not play ready golf at all.

I enjoy the course but I just ran into the I don't care about you groups.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"It can be better"


William4007911's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
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Reviewed on

Greens are good but the players do not have any etiquette, no one fix their divots / ballmarks. Fairways was a bit hard and painted. Usually the cart is out but not on this day. Staff is always great. Pace of play was over 4.5 hours, there was no one behind me so I was able to circle around #4, 5, and then #6, 7 & 8 to create some space so I was not waiting behind 2 groups on the tee. I still caught up to the group ahead of me by the 16th.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun Course Great Greens"


u1099626512's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The guys at the pro shop are always nice and have great service! I was able to go on early to get paired up with two other guys who were really nice and made the game more fun! Unfortunately the 4 some in front of us were very slow on the greens. Other than that it was a great day out. The greens were in perfect condition, flawless! The fair ways excellent, got lots of roll with my drives for extra yardage!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Terrible pace and not organized"


u7491616's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2017
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Reviewed on

I tee off 20minutes later than my reservation time.

The pace was too slow and so I played only 13 holes before dark.

Terrible experience


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u000005228373's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Nice layout - slow play"


akhanna3's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice muni course in the middle of the town. Fairly tight course with tall trees lining many of the fairways.

Course gets a lot of play and balls are flying all over .

Only negative was the pace of play - even saw some 5somes ! Friendly staff.

We selected this course because it was less than 30 minutes away from LAX.

Probably would play it again - weekday may be better.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course layout and conditions."


maynardc71's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition. Greens were quick and rolled true. Pace was a little slow but probably due to being pseudo-holiday (Black Friday). Anyway, highly recommend this classic tree-lined course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"First time at Rio Hondo"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the layout and quality of the course, was very slow


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"nice"


japac123's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

All I can say is nice, very nice for a old course is well kept. It is a moderate in difficulty and surely will play again soon. Keep it up rio hondo


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice track"


princetonc89's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing this course. But you have a ton of people who don't fix ball marks. The day we played the group ahead of us was hitting 2 or 3 balls in a foursome. It was mainly one guy who was limping. Gotta get those marshall's out there. Otherwise never a complaint.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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