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4.6
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
88.6%
Recommend this course
43 out of 49 reviews
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4.5
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
7
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 10 reviews
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4.7
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.5%
Recommend this course
14 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Desert/Links
Par 72
Length 6992 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.7

Designed by Rees Jones and Keith Evans, Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson affords great views of the Las Vegas Strip below as golfers try to find the course's tricky bentgrass greens. Said greens can be difficult to read, and if you find yourself above the hole, two-putts become a real challenge. One of the most talked about holes, the 200-yard par-3 12th, plays over a valley to a large green that slopes severely from back to front. Back pin positions are difficult, but a front location can yield aces as everything seems to funnel to that spot. Rio Secco is also home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1997) Keith Evans (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Butch Harmon School of Golf"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Nevada (2019 #11) (2016 #8)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2019 #10)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2018 #11)

Reviews

4.6
49 Reviews (49)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 8
Forced Carries 7
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 8
A Weekend Splurge 7
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Unforgettable Experience

Came from out of town to visit family so I wanted to be guaranteed to have a good time and that is exactly what I got from Rio Secco. The clubhouse, starter, and practice facilities were all fantastic from the get go. The course was absolutely breathtaking with a challenging front 9 nestled within the Seven Hills community. Reminded me of the Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles. The back 9 is a lot more forgiving with less elevation and wider fairways. The wind did pick up quite a bit on a few holes. Overall the course is in pristine condition, do not be surprised to run into maintenance crews with hard hats throughout the round. I will definitely be back and have already recommended this course to several golf companions. Hope to be back soon.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Good for players

I thoroughly enjoyed the Rees Jones layout. I never know who designs a course, but had to look it up after playing. Besides the course, staff is great and even the breakfast burrito was on point. I’ll be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Challenging course but horrible pace of play

Although the overall layout and challenge of the course is above average, course conditions and pace of play made this an overall poor experience. Course was thin, many divots and ball marks not repaired. Bunkers often very hard (lack of sand). A 5 hour + round is just not acceptable, even if big groups are on the course. The stated pace of play is 4:15 minutes, this should be enforced even with big groups. Hard to say whether i would recommend or not. Course is a challenge which it makes it fun to play. Views were great. But conditions and pace of play greatly soured the experience.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course

The course is located in the foot hills south of vegas. You have spectacular views of mountains =and the strip.
One of the prettiest courses I have played in the area. It’s sister course Cascata is still tops.
The course was in winter conditions so I could not give it 5 stars but the fairways were nice and green and the greens were rolling very well. Every hole on the front side and a new challenge. The back nine while had some spectacular holes had a number of back and forth straight par 4&5’s Also some of the sand traps were inconsistent on firmness and amount of sand.

Still had a wonderful time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens in tough shape

The course didn't have a whole lot character to it although some of the views of the strip and multimillion dollar homes surrounding it were impressive. The kid at the front desk seemed to be in a rush to get me checked in and out the door. They did have a bachelor party and to there credit they did send us off the #10 to avoid a slow pace.
The greens where in terrible shape, they just looked neglected. So dry that when a ball landed a cloud of dust would come up. Wedges would stop after a large hop but short and mid irons would chase to the back or off and I play a fairly high ball. The gentlemen I play with played Cascata the day before and they clamed they were prefect and I believe they have the same management company? I come down a couple time a year to play and have had this one on my list for a while, a little disappointed. There may be some excuse for the time of year or water restrictions but I played the Wynn the next day and it was IMMACULATE!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Outstanding

This is the best course in the Vegas area for the money by a mile. Great condition and layout. Very fun to play. Outstanding views !!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hands down best golf course in Nevada

Let me just say as all the other reviews confirmed, best golf course in Nevada and California. I play on the www.gcamtour.com and experience courses throughout the United States and have to say this is the tops. I have never played on such pristine conditions until I played Rio secco course. The fairways were immaculate and the rough was well manicured too. You cannot beat the views of the Las Vegas strip. AMAZING!!! The greens are quick but fair. Now.... I played on a day when it was only 38 degrees with some light sprinkling but the course did not looked beaten up from the harsh weather at all. In fact, the course looked more beautiful than ever. If you want a guaranteed win, you must play Rio secco!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The best course

We come from south america ,and this is the best course i played in vegas

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

WOW

We came from the east coast and this course delivers a outstanding enjoyable round of golf .The layout is superb. Absolutely fantastic scenery. If you are visiting Las Vegas its a must play track

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

This course is tight, but very fair. Greens were fast but not hard to read.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun Course

I enjoyed Rio Secco golf Club. Play it as part of the double play with Cascata. You basically play Rio for free. The course was in good shape, had some great views but did't have that wow factor that some other Vegas courses have. I would recommend it. My only complaint would be the driving range. The balls were restricted flight, which i could understand but they were in horrible condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Slow play on front nine little better on the back, but beautiful day and great layout and even better cart girl Jenna was the best very friendly and made a fun experience throughout the day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Layout & Conditions

From the moment you drive up & into the facility, you know you're going to be thrilled.
Bag drop & pro shop attendants were efficient.
Great range with putting and chipping areas.
Greens were running quite quick, but rolled very true.
Fairways and tee boxes all in fabulous shape.
Thoroughly enjoyed the entire round.
Played on a Friday afternoon and pace was NOT a problem at all.
Great views of the LV area and the Strip on a few holes.
Can't wait to come back.....

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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