Rio Vista Golf Club

2.8540411765 2.9 stars from 5 (206)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6800 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6800 yards 73.6 131
Gold 72 6393 yards 71.9 124
White 72 5971 yards 70.0 119
Green 72 5330 yards 72.4 124

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 206 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
68
3 stars:
47
2 stars:
42
1 stars:
34

recommend this course

120 out of 206 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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u000004541478's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good condition, except for sand traps, more than half of them had no or very little sand. Greens were in good shape. Pro shop staff were very friendly, overall a good experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



charlie5308237's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



lorettadee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"One You Must Play"


u961293634's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an excellent course to play. Took me a few holes to realize the greens were very fast but true. Bunkers were ok more than I like. Don't be alarmed by the geese and turkeys, they're not bright enough to get out of the way or be aggressive. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Pace of play was ok, there was a foursome in front of us that played a little slow but didn't really affect our game. I live this course, if you are a beginner to mediate player, then this is the course for you. Advanced player will also find enough challenges.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course needs a lot of attention."


u000001055946's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is much improved in the last year but still needs a lot of work.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Much improved course since I last played it."


torch892's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
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Reviewed on

The greens are looking really good. The fairways look a lot better than they looked about 6 months ago. There are a lot of bare spots on the edges and just off the fairways but they don’t affect your game unless you mess up your shots. The bunkers are in desperate need of sand. That’s truly the only black eye that I’d give.

The course layout has always impressed - I found myself saying over and over again ‘ I really like this hole’. If you could fix the bunkers, this course could easily become a favorite golfing destination again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


lorettadee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a good value for the price.

Course continues to be upgraded after being left unmanaged for a year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Soggy Day"


prouzer's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I haven't played here for a few years and didn't realize they'd closed the driving range. Our foursome got there an hour early and even though it was a slow day with no one on the 1st tee we were told to wait. Apparently you can't even get your cart early for some unknown reason. I've always liked the layout here and will probably go back there, I just won't show up early anymore. Greens were nice too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Watch your step"


Ronaldfox's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The was very soggy from recent rains. The bigger problem was the tremendous amount of goose poop. Almost every hole tees to green were inundated with it.

The greens were nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



Gary3036283's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is fun to plan however Worrier who owns the course have let it deteriorate which is a shame.

Most of the tee boxes and fairways have dry spots and weeds growing in them. The water hazards have been let go and are very muddy with allergy growing in them. If Worrier would fix it up it could be a great course. Then I would recommend it to my friends.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Winter time"


jldlucky's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well haven't played here for two years or more since they closed the practice range,new owners are not taking care ,another golf course in run down condition ,what a shame ,this used to be one the most challenging tracks around don't waste your money...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"POORLY MAINTAINED !"


RobDias's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

They have let course go to ! What a shame , nice layout and can be very nice place to play when maintained properly. Lost its former glory .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Friendliness"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has the most friendly staff and personnel that I have ever experienced on a golf course. Even other players were very helpful and friendly. I enjoyed my round at a relaxing pace and shot a very nice score because of it I will recommend this course to friends and family most det


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun Course"


Gary3036283's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It could be a very nice course but there has been a lack of good maintenance for several years. If management would bring it back to what it use to be I'm sure more golfers would come..


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good value"


charlie5308237's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It had been a while since my last round at this course. For a Saturday round, it took me a little over 3 hours to play 18 holes, which is fast for a Saturday.

There was no wind. Only a little fog but not enough to make a difference.

Unfortunately the course was not in the condition I remember. I saw only two or three bunker that you could play out if. The rest were overgrown, under water, or didn’t have any sand left. The fairways were not in good shape. A lot of patches of dead grass.

The greens were ok.

The tee boxes needed to be mowed.

Hopefully the next time I go back the course will be in a better condition.

Overall, still a good price and a fun round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Run down and poorly maintained"


Steven1612236's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Large brown spots throughout the fairways, sand traps without much sand, very slow and bumpy greens. What was once a nice course is not worth the time or money to play. Sad.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice greens"


u000004972626's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sand has been taken out of Bunkers

No sand in bunkers

No grass in fairways


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Would like credit"


u000001093378's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was unable to play due to illness, couldn't cancel online and have poor cell service where I'm staying. Got through to customer service after 8 tires but got no return call. Got through to course in 3 tries and cancelled the round. They are unable to give me a refund or credit.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Jim"


JEverett6860's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The overall course is in good condition. Bunkers

are unplayable, and we played them as "ground

under repair".

We started around 12 noon, and finished by

4:00, playing as a twosome. Weather was

slightly smokie (fire in Napa area) with a

wind in the 10-15 MPH range, playable.

Overall, a good value and very playable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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