El Rio Golf Club

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3.6
218
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
107
3 Stars
56
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
83.5%
Recommend this course
175 out of 218 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
22
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
95.5%
Recommend this course
21 out of 22 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
47
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
91.5%
Recommend this course
43 out of 47 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Executive
Par 60
Length 3004 yards
Slope 90
Rating 57.1
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Men's 60 3004 yards 57.1 90
Ladies' 60 2401 yards 53.1 81
Scorecard for El Rio
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 58.1/109 W: 60.2/114 271 179 135 144 201 83 162 160 123 1458 232 161 144 194 188 133 179 162 153 1546 3004
Red M: 57.0/107 W: 59.0/112 227 148 107 122 125 58 118 129 96 1130 197 130 103 163 162 114 147 140 115 1271 2401
Handicap 13 17 7 5 15 11 1 3 9 14 6 8 18 16 12 2 4 10
Par 4 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 30 4 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 30 60

Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.6
218

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 32
Bunkers 26
Narrow Fairways 22
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 38
Seniors 36
Beginners 34
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 39
Worth the Drive 7
In the 'Burbs 6

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course shape

I did play this course 5 years ago and it was not a pleasant experience. It was in rough shape

Now it is in much better shape and it seems the maintenance has much improved. The layout is good. I would definitely play it again.

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

Already booked another round

Loved this short course, layout was nice with several holes paralleling each other. Soooo be careful. Greens were in fairly good shape the course had very little trouble, aside from a few trees. Pace was good considering the number of golfers. Looking forward to playing here again

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dangerous

The most dangerous golf course I’ve ever played ! Golf balls flying by our heads on 7 different holes . Rediculous ! Greens hadn’t been mowed in several days ! Don’t play this course !!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Fair price

With the rising cost for a round of golf going up more every year in SW Florida El Rio is bargain compared to many courses in the Ft Myers area. Great place to work on your short game and get some tight lie ball striking practice.

Give it a go sometime.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good value course

First time at this course and it was a busy afternoon so play was probably a little slower than normal. Course was in good condition, greens had a few brown spots but overall very good. Presents some challenges as greens and fairways are close but overall very fun to play. Staff was great! Would play again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Fun track

This is my go to course to work on my short game and also my midrange approach shots.

The greens are rolling fairly true with a few greens being repaired for some minor dry areas that can easily be putted past by simply moving your ball slightly like being in a ground under repair area.with no penalty. (assuming your group is reasonable)

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
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
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Fun track

I enjoy working on my short game at El Rio. My Christmas Eve game was a 62 (par 60) with 2 birdies and 4 bogies. I enjoyed it so much I played a second round for a 67.

Stop by and give it a try. There is just the right amount of water & bunkers to make it interesting.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Great course to practice your short irons, poor customer service.

I arrived at 4:23 pm to play 18 holes with a cart. I live on the course so I knew there weren't many people on the course. I was greeted with "you know you only have an hour and a half until sundown right ?" I said yes I will speed golf. Reluctantly I was rung up for my round and then was told to make sure I was back in with the cart at sundown because they wanted to go home. I assured the man I would be back in time. I caught up with the other golfers at hole #11 and was done with my round at the same time the group before me was. If you don't want people to tee off that late then put a closed sign up. I have limited free time & I am very aware of when the sun goes down. Poor customer service as this isn't the first time this has happened.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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El Rio Golf Club
Commented On 2019-01-02T16:12:13.000+00:00

Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, El Rio Golf Club. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Your loyalty to our course is valued and we hope you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for choosing to play our course, in the Market/City area, and we hope to earn your business again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course...

Wife and I play here monthly. Great little course with a nice price. Very friendly staff and well kept for most part.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day

Nice exectitive course. Greens fast with some bad spots. They are working on them. Overall nice course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from El Rio Golf Club on 12/10/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, El Rio Golf Club, and for the 3 stars. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your round with us and hope that you will continue to see improvements in the course conditions the next time you are with us. We are glad to see that you had a smooth round and a friendly experience with us. Thank you for playing our golf course, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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1801 Skyline Dr, North Fort Myers, Florida 33903, Lee County
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