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3.5
353 Reviews (353)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
144
3 Stars
100
2 Stars
41
1 Stars
27
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.4
78.1%
Recommend this course
284 out of 353 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 31 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
78 Reviews (78)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.2%
Recommend this course
68 out of 78 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

3.5
353 Reviews (353)

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 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf cart are in need of cleaning and some maintenance both used we’re having issues with the park brake we also had to exchange one after 9 holes. Most sand trap could also use some work. But in general the corse in the fairways an the greens are in very good conditions and yes I would return.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow Play

Played behind a two some playing slower then 4 some in front of them.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

El Rio

I was pleasantly surprised on how good of condition the course was in. It was cart path only 'which needs help', but I don't play a course because it has a good or bad cart paths. I've played other courses for twice the price that weren't even close to as good of condition. I would definitely play this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs better care

Cart paths in very rough shape. Needs a lot of work.
Fairways & greens were OK.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

El rio golf course

Snack bar down, no beverage carts on course, grass not cut due to over seeding.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Old style course near downtown Tucson

One of the oldest courses in the Tucson area.
Pace of paly was pretty good.
Course was in pretty good shape considering they are getting ready for the winter over seeding.
Tree lined and you can pretty much hit it anywhere and find your ball which is not usually the case with courses in the desert.
Driving range on the small size and more than easy to hit it over the end of the range and on to the course into 9 tee and fairway with a driver, even as high as the nets are, so be careful.
Worth playing if you can get a reasonable price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best

This is the best shape I have ever seen El Rio! Might have just been the rain we have been getting, either way it was in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

No play

Rained out early tee time but always enjoyed playing

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Rough condition

Course a lot greener due to heavy rains than a few weeks ago when it was browning out terribly. Greens however are horrible and ragged. Stimping at about 6 and this is not due to spiking but normal condition. If you can get out cheap its still worth it since its a fun course with lots of shade trees for the heat.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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