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4.5
36 Reviews (36)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
91.7%
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32 out of 36 reviews
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4.8
6 Reviews (6)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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4.8
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Conditions
4.8
Value
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Layout
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Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.8
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4.9
100.0%
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12 out of 12 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.

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  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2018 #11)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Nevada (2016 #8)

Reviews

4.5
36 Reviews (36)

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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5.0
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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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day

One of the most scenic courses that I have ever played Course was in great shape, greens ran smooth and the evaluation changes were spectacular.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great shape, slow play.

Played in early March 2019. Fairways are in great shape. Greens were very firm and rolled true. A few memorable holes but mostly a nice layout that wound through the neighborhood. Unfortunately, we waited on every tee box, sometimes two groups deep. The group in front departed after nine holes which helped. Overall, highly recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Simply awesome

This course is one of the most exciting I have played. A must play when in Vegas.

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

Perfection

Well traveled low hdcper this course is beautifull in perfect shape fast hard greens yet very fair. Clubhouse team solid range perfect and chipping area fantastic. The elevation changes and scenic views are awesome. Played back tees but would suggest anyone with 6 hdcp or higher move up a yee box it will be more fun. Fairways are wide but most players need to move up min of one tee but two woukd be best. Fabulous course for gold player

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dry River

Certainly ranks as one of the top 2 or 3 golf links in the area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Atrocious pace

Nice course, staff less than friendly and no control of pace of play! Marshall drove around but nothing was done

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/13/2018

Thanks for playing with us Alex. Sorry the experience wasn't what you were expecting, and that when booking the 1:50pm tee time, you didn't realize you wouldn't finish your round. That being said, our pace of play on the day of your visit was still slower than our standard of 4.5-5 hours, and we do apologize for your inconvenience. We hope to see you again and look forward to an opportunity to show you a better side of Rio Secco.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best Course

I have played many courses in Vegas, I try to play a different one every visit. My first time RIO Secco was awesome. The fairways and greens were in great shape, I will say the best I have ever played. I have played TPC Las Vegas, Paiute, Bears best and RIO Secco was the best condition and layout. I will definitely play it again. I am a 10 handicap.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fabulous

The course right now is in terrific shape. If you kept the ball in the fairway it sat up and said, “Please hit me!”

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect shape

Yes, the weather was hot but the course was in excellent shape. New alterations to the course made it that much more chalk. Great day but the heat

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun Day at Rio Secco

Had not played here in a couple years, mainly because felt the course was a little over rated and not the best value in town. However, decided to give another try on advice of friend who plays here a lot. Glad I did. Course was in better shape than I remember, except for the greens, which hadn't healed up completely from punching. In a couple weeks, they should be 100%. At $80, not a bad deal, not great. But would play again for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

It’s certainly pretty

There are a lot of positives about Rio Secco from the views to the conditions to the variety of holes. But all of that was overshadowed by the lack of decision making. Hit the fairway then aim for the middle of the green, repeat. Missing a fairway was almost certainly a lost ball, so challenging one side or the other was not an option, and wouldn’t have created an advantage.

The round never had a relaxing escape feel to it (see Shadow Creek). It was a stern test of consistent ball striking.

Rio Secco is the right answer for certain players, but not for me.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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