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4.7
67 Reviews (67)
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4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
91.9%
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60 out of 67 reviews
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4.7
13 Reviews (13)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.3%
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12 out of 13 reviews
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4.8
25 Reviews (25)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.0%
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23 out of 25 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
67 Reviews (67)

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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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Very difficult

The course is a beautiful layout but very difficult! Narrow fairways, hard playing conditions make this really tuff. Beware!

Conditions Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Tough Greens

Course was in great shape with exception of the greens. Overall condition was hindered due to winter... However, the course needs to strongly encourage players to fix ball marks.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect Golf Day

Mild temperature high was 95, little bit of wind otherwise sunny perfect for golf. The course had undergone yearly maintenance a month before, the fairways and greens were in perfect conditions for our tee time. Had a great time, highly recommend playing and spending time at the 19th hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

$200 is fair price for a course this nice!

Resort golf typically comes with a high price, which is not always indicative of a high quality golf course. Not so at Rio Secco- course is a great layout with tee boxes for all skill levels.. I am a 28 index and the Yellow tees (recommended for my handicap) made the game enjoyable and I was able to keep up with my group. Gorgeous views of Las Vegas hotels from several holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Perfect course

Beautiful scenery, perfect conditions, VERY hard course. Know your clubs and distances.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 49
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Rios@the Rio

Riosecco is one of my favorite courses to play...course is in immaculate shape and I’m always able to golf alone and totally play my pace..fees are higher than most but with it..plus it has my last name..good staff and excellent BREAKFAST SANDWICHE..oh my..soon to return..just another day to STStix..!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 15
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
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 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Unforgettable Experience

Came from out of town to visit family so I wanted to be guaranteed to have a good time and that is exactly what I got from Rio Secco. The clubhouse, starter, and practice facilities were all fantastic from the get go. The course was absolutely breathtaking with a challenging front 9 nestled within the Seven Hills community. Reminded me of the Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles. The back 9 is a lot more forgiving with less elevation and wider fairways. The wind did pick up quite a bit on a few holes. Overall the course is in pristine condition, do not be surprised to run into maintenance crews with hard hats throughout the round. I will definitely be back and have already recommended this course to several golf companions. Hope to be back soon.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Good for players

I thoroughly enjoyed the Rees Jones layout. I never know who designs a course, but had to look it up after playing. Besides the course, staff is great and even the breakfast burrito was on point. I’ll be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Challenging course but horrible pace of play

Although the overall layout and challenge of the course is above average, course conditions and pace of play made this an overall poor experience. Course was thin, many divots and ball marks not repaired. Bunkers often very hard (lack of sand). A 5 hour + round is just not acceptable, even if big groups are on the course. The stated pace of play is 4:15 minutes, this should be enforced even with big groups. Hard to say whether i would recommend or not. Course is a challenge which it makes it fun to play. Views were great. But conditions and pace of play greatly soured the experience.

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