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3.6
419 Reviews (419)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
176
3 Stars
116
2 Stars
47
1 Stars
28
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.2
81.5%
Recommend this course
340 out of 419 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.7
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.1%
Recommend this course
57 out of 67 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
98 Reviews (98)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.7%
Recommend this course
84 out of 98 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Desert
Par 70
Length 6436 yards
Slope 124
Rating 69.4

Previously known as Trini Alvarez El Rio Municipal Golf Course

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Course Details

Year Built 1934
Golf Season Year round
Architect William P. Bell Ken Kavanaugh (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.6
419 Reviews (419)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 29
Water Hazards 10
Undulating Greens 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 30
Beginners 26
Walkers 26
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 44
Near Local Attractions 6

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Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very good muni course

El Rio is a very playable course. Wide fairways, nice greens and SOME ok bunkers. All-in-all, a nice course for the $$. We enjoyed it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Clubhouse

Course was great. Clubhouse needs to open soon. 1 year is to long to be closed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Older course that the Pros had tournaments years ago.

This is a city owned course that lies in the heart of Tucson. Because of that it is not the most beautiful as far as scenery. Having said that it is easy to get to and they are making improvements to the clubhouse facilities. New management took it over a couple years ago and since then the condition of the course has improved a lot. It will never be a Dove Mountain or an Omni, but a good fun course for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome little course for the money

Awesome little course for the money yeah it’s a fairly easy course you can score really well without having to try even if you hit a few Eric shots you’re still OK great place to play to make yourself feel better lol. Fairways are in great condition greens are OK.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 48
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pace

Course was in good condition, but pace of play was terrible. They need a course marshal or someone to check on pace of players. There was a foursome two groups ahead of us that was holding everyone up. I think it may have been there first time out and did not know the rules. Also had a ball hit me and did not know about yelling fore 75 yards away. Five hours to play is too long.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens☹️

Greens are horrible! Won't play here for awhile. It's a shame because I've the greens in much better shape & this course is fun to play. Hope this gets to the right people.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good fairways. Good value.

Good pace for a noon round. Fairways good. Greens a little bumpy. They looked aerated a month or less ago. Interesting layout. Challenging bunkering. Good value for March.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was nice but very tight.

The tee boxes and green's are very close to each other. I had a few balls roll up to me while on the tee box. Other than that not a bad course for the money.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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