El Rio Golf Club

3.5650941176 3.6 stars from 5 (196)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 60
  • Length: 3004 yards
  • Slope: 90
  • Rating: 57.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Men's 60 3004 yards 57.1 90
Ladies' 60 2401 yards 53.1 81

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 196 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
97
3 stars:
51
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

154 out of 196 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for walkers seniors beginners   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks  

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"Worst Golf Course"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On Thursday 21 June I took myv3 sons for a round of golf on what I thought would be a nice little track and we could enjoy 18 holes together. We are on holiday here from Scotland, and have been coming to Florida 2 times a year for around 20 years, so we have a fairly lengthy list of courses played. We had a tee time of just before 8am, duly attended and I paid the green/cart fees and we headed for the first tee.

We are 3 different standards of golfer, but we all have knowledge of the game and the etiquette that accompanies it.

We all hit off, hitting reasonable drives down the middle of the fairway only to loose two balls as the length of grass was ridiculous. Dropping balls and moving on we arrive at the green, to find it had been cored and was full of holes.

To narrow this down, we played a few more holes and each was exactly the same.

I spoke to the boys and asked their thoughts and we decided we did not wasn’t to continue in such poor conditions as it was not enjoyable.

We returned to the ‘clubhouse’snd were met with the fella I’d paid to get on and another fella who spoke to us on the first tee, who stayed rather abruptly ‘why are you back so soon, something wrong’. I explained to both that the condition of the course was not really up to standard and had we been informed of this we would not have paid to play. Both then became very ignorant a d more abrupt until after much deliberation, I was refunded my money. Having played golf at a fairly high level for approximately 45 years, I do feel that I have acquired fairly healthy knowledge of the game and the mechanics that are involved in all the running of golf courses/clubs.

I have given each catagory 1* and feel that is too much. We were totally disgusted by this behaviour and wil definitely not be back anywhere near it again


Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"This course has a nice lay out"


Richard9686537's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition considering all the rain we had her e the last few days , as usual the tee boxes and fairways and greens were in real good condition Kudos to the people who take care of the course they do a good job, I recommend this course !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"First Time Player"


Jimmy42's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice par 3 plus, executive course with interesting variety of holes, so nice for short game shots. Greens were in very good condition, but fairways showed some problems probably from lack of rain earlier this year, but maintenance ongoing and improving conditions. Did have 18 holes (wasn't sure about that from the writeup), and clubhouse nothing fancy but nice as well, with friendly and helpful staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



RGA7414A8CA1712FAA4D's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
First time playing 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: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Golf! Great People! Great Price!"


Steve2741645's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Anytime I review a golf course I evaluate the value, friendliness of staff, and plying conditions. El Rio hits it out of the park! Yes, you can find a better course around but expect to pay double the money. This course has very friendly staff, a fun little course, and exceptional value. A GEM!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Average Executive Course"


Richard9686537's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes were in good shape ! Fairways were in good shape ! Greens were in excellent shape ! Nice course for the money and play this course a few times a month . I recommend this course for anyone looking for an enjoyable 18 hole get away !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Werner1000's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good executive course"


MG5487498798's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
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Reviewed on

This is a fun course, not very crowded and nobody pushing you. We had a relaxed round of golf and the course was in very good condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Arnd19's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice, small and Short 18 holde to work with Irons. Frindly People, all was Nice. Will come again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u823890578's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



Donald9311851's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
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


"Moderate Difficulty?"


Pedro300's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We always enjoy playing this course. Its moderate difficulty is deceiving. Most of the par-4's are relatively easy but most of the par-3's are difficult.

It's a pleasant challenge.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun Little Golf Course"


Steve2741645's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I enjoy playing El Rio. The staff is always friendly and for what it costs to play is a great value. Course has a fun layout and they keep it in good condition for most part....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



libbill29's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


chemist2218's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course. Nothing fancy. I've played this course several times. Would recommend


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Warming up and removing winter “rust”"


Paul8521059's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only real objection was on pace of play when they put out a group of 5 “hackers”in front of us resulting in slow plsy


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Not worth the bother."


McNu22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are too many other low cost courses in the area to bother with El Rio. A dried out cow pasture with condos next to the fairways. I hate to give a review like this but that is what it is.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Save your money!"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very dangerous course. The driving range is beside #10 with no net or any other divider. A person playing on the fairway could easily be hit by someone on the range. There are two holes where you drive in front of someone teeing off to get to your next hole. I have never heard "fore" called more often? Several greens are way to close to tees. Pace of play as very slow.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Just ok, nothing special"


Edtorres678's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very slow pace of play, not a great layout. Short tune up course but I won’t be a regular.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Patrick2893136's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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