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4.7
122 Reviews (122)
5 Stars
83
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
93.1%
Recommend this course
111 out of 122 reviews
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4.7
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.3%
Recommend this course
14 out of 15 reviews
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4.7
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
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0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.3%
Recommend this course
33 out of 35 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Desert/Links
Par 72
Length 6992 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.7

Designed by Rees Jones and Keith Evans, Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson affords great views of the Las Vegas Strip below as golfers try to find the course's tricky bentgrass greens. Said greens can be difficult to read, and if you find yourself above the hole, two-putts become a real challenge. One of the most talked about holes, the 200-yard par-3 12th, plays over a valley to a large green that slopes severely from back to front. Back pin positions are difficult, but a front location can yield aces as everything seems to funnel to that spot. Rio Secco is also home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1997) Keith Evans (1997) Steve Weisser (1997) Rees Jones (2017)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Butch Harmon School of Golf"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
122 Reviews (122)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 8
Forced Carries 7
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 8
A Weekend Splurge 7
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

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Conditions Good
Value Good
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I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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Friendliness Excellent
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3.0
First Time Playing

Slow play

First off upon arrival we were greeted at our car to get our clubs which was a nice touch. The clubhouse is beautiful and we enjoyed having lunch inside and the food was good. Then we headed into the pro shop to pay, everything was great at that point. We went to hit range balls, the balls they give you are in terrible shape, old worn out and look to be hit thousands of times. I would expect more for the money we paid. Then the starter sent us to the first tee. The course itself appears nice, it’s very tight and the bunkers are not in good shape. I was in the right fairway bunker off the first tee, mu ball was in mud in the middle of the bunker. I decided to clean it and tried to rake and place but I could not even scratch the sand, we’ll sand is generous as it was more like hard pan. After the first hole, we caught up to a group of 3 and we had 4 players. We proceeded to wait on them every shot for the remainder of the round. Not 1 time did a Marshall come around. It we miserable, you would think for $200 a round they could have a Marshall watching pace of play, especially with some of the elevation changes and difficult holes they have. Apparently after they collect your money they don’t care about you anymore. The group we waited on all day was at least 3 or 4 holes behind the group in front of them. Although the layout was beautiful, the bunkers are poorly kept and overall not enjoyable. I would not return . There are too many other places to play for example we played Pauite the day before, it’s a much better track and the have marshals on all 3 courses and it’s a much better experience and better run golf course. Extremely disappointed with Rio Secco, If not for Butch, this course would struggle at this price.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather

Outstanding

This is a very good golf course in superb condition. You need to hit it straight. We are used to playing fast, so we always seem to bump into a little slow play when in Vegas. And, they have excellent practice facilities. Pretty much a 5 Star operation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

If you keep it on the fairway you will have a great time and a good score...Greens are fast and you need to leave it below the hole where possible. Take less club and hit the fairways and you will really enjoy this round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent day

Fantastic day at Rio Secco. Tee to green it was in tournament condition
Highly recommend
Played in less the. 4 hours
Helpful staff
Friendly course ranger to help keep things moving.
Food was top notch as well
Definitely plan to go back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 61
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great golf with a View

Amazing views of the Las Vegas Strip and the course was awesome

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
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 Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

We were not informed that the course was cart path only ahead of time or at check in.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rio seco

Could not have been better! Great course, staff, food and drinks!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to let us know how we did. Glad we knocked it out of the park, or in parlance striped it right down the middle. Hope to see you again at Rio Secco the next time you're in town.

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Area

My husband and I played this course.
We were slotted with course members, which was helpful giving us advice about the course.
It is a beautiful layout and scenery.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/02/2021

Thank you so much for the 5 star rating on your experience at Rio Secco. We're thrilled you and your husband enjoyed the time with us, and look forward to your next visit to Rio Secco.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/02/2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating.

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