El Rio Golf Club in Mohave Valley, Arizona, USA | GolfPass
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4.1
144 Reviews (144)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
77
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
84.5%
Recommend this course
123 out of 144 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
74.1%
Recommend this course
20 out of 27 reviews
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4.0
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
79.2%
Recommend this course
38 out of 48 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert/Traditional
Par 72
Length 7115 yards
Slope 126
Rating 73.1

Previously known as El Rio Country Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways Winter Rye Grass
Greens Winter Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Matt Dye (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code All golfers are required to have a collared shirt or appropriate golf attire. T-Shirts, cutoffs, and swimwear are not permitted.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2021 #24)

Reviews

4.1
144 Reviews (144)
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Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Had to sneak on to get in my 2nd nine which I paid for but wouldn't honor

Everything was great when I went there on Mon. Aug 1st, met Eric, chatted with him, Went inside, chatted with the gal who filled up my water bottles. Finished 9 holes using a cart, but paid for 18 through GolfNow's hot deals program.

But it was so brutally hot that I needed a short break before playing the other 9 and needed to go somewhere else to fill up my water bottles (everything was closed at the course when I finished my first nine). I left my cart next to where I had parked my van and a note asking them to please not take my cart away because I was coming back in a little while to resume on the back nine.

But lo and behold, when I got back they had whisked my cart away and there was no way to finish playing what I had paid for unless I sneaked on and walked which I wasn't prepared to do on THAT day.

So for revenge, I went there 2 days later, parked in the desert near the 11th tee boxes, put my clubs on my trolley and hoofed it in the still brutal heat and completed the 9 holes anyway, playing 11- 18, then 10, feeling totally satisfied that I had avenged my misfortune caused by someone on the staff at El Rio.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Paid for 18 and was banned from playing 9 of those

Everything was very good except for the fact that it was so hot and humid that I had to actually leave the course after 9 holes to rest a bit and refill my water thermoses because the pro shop and all facilities were closed after the first nine. I left a note on the cart for them NOT to take it away because I was coming right back. But they DID take it away and locked the keys to all the carts. There was someone in the pro shop at that time so I knocked and the man just scowled at me.

This was when I made the decision to actually SNEAK ON to the course after I gave it another couple of hours to rest and recuperate from the first nine. Without a cart a cart except for my tote cart and in stifling heat and humitity I toughed it through nine more holes to get my money's worth.

But aside from that one humbling experience the experience was truly unique and fantatstic.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great day on the course

Course was fun. We did have some wind and a little drizzle but it wasn't all that bad. We really enjoy playing here and look forward to playing again

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Loved it!

Only played 9 holes, but wished we had booked for 18. No one on the course when we played and finished our 9 in 1.5 hours, totally could have played all 18.
Was windy and warm but great course and will play again next time I'm in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Value but pretty rough in condition in spots.
Great staff though.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Very Playable

Tee boxes excellent
Fairways pretty good, but there are bald spots
Greens in great shape
Practice range excellent shape
Personnel very friendly and accommodating

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice course that's challenging!

OK..so it is not as green as it could be. The greens and tee boxes are green..the faiways are a bit dry…but I have played on a lot worse. If you are paying $90 to play this..then yes..it is a rip off. If you get a GolfNow or TeeOff deal..which we did at $36 cart included…then I would say it is good value. Practice area is good..nice range with complementary balls and a nice practice putting green. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Like I said…if you are expecting a $90 course you will be disappointed, but if you come with an open mind..and a GolfNow deal..I think you will have an enjoyable day.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible

I hardly ever leave reviews on this site. I read them and usually don’t believe them. 1 star for the greens. Every thing else at this course is a dog track. Terrible dry as a bone in March. Nothing is watered. Not worth 25 bucks. Go to Laughlin Ranch. Only good course around.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day

Staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome!! They have a new Manager , seems very nice!! They have added free range balls. Out of the 4 courses close by this is our favourite!! Great Day!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sand

The sand traps were all rock pebbles, bad even for winter

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Good Potential Unrealized

First of all, the course has a good layout with many interesting holes. The staff are friendly and the clubhouse is very nice. Unfortunately, there was a 30+ MPH wind on this day which presented many challenges. We did not play the bunkers because they were basically hard pan with gravel. Like many courses in this area, the dormant Bermuda grass around the greens made chipping very difficult. I had the most success putting from off the green rather than chipping.. The greens themselves were very hard but putted true. Unfortunately, it was difficult to hold them even with high iron shots.

This course has a lot of potential but right now it is pretty rough around the edges. I doubt that I will play there again.

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