Rio Hondo Golf Club

3.8829058824 3.9 stars from 5 (237)
  • 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: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 237 Reviews
5 stars:
74
4 stars:
109
3 stars:
35
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

208 out of 235 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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"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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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



Kimm2214's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It took 3 hours to play 9 holes, quit after 9, just wasn't enjoyable....


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing 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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A Notch above your normal public golf course"


pkparry's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rio Hondo is an extremely nice golf course to play. I got a great deal for $39, but even at the normal rate of $52, I feel it's a good deal.

The fairways are very well manicured... you just don't see this on other public courses.

Greens were very soft and in great condition.

We were the first group out at 6:15am, and our round took about 3 hours 20 minutes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



slckcat43's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Course"


ta2003's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played this muni course again by myself in a twosome yesterday with a bargain afternoon Hot Deal, met with a friendly pro-shop staff. Course was wide open at the time of play, so the pace of play was phenom. Course condition has been great thru out the tee boxes, fairways and greens, like I have said before, Rio Hondo Golf Course is a jewel in the heart of Los Angeles, great muni course owned by City of Downey.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course!"


ArthurNunez's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in good shape with green lush grass in almost every location. The only minor issue I had was that the greens were a bit slow and bumpy. But they were at least consistently like that across the entire course, so you got used to it. Pace is really slow because the course is full, because it's a nice course worth playing on. You won't zip through it in 3.5 hours, you're gonna enjoy a long 5 hour round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very good municipal course!"


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Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had an excellent day. It was a great value with my VIP membership. The only small complaint was that the greens were a little slow, but ran very true.


Pace of Play: Good

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



u000007901238's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



lvmacavinta's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
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Reviewed on


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



woodsideko's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"One of better courses in SoCal"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are always in good condition. Pace of play is almost never an issue. Price is very reasonable. Staffs are very helpful and reasonable. All of these makes Rio Hondo a pleasure and safe bet to have fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



woodsideko's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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