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4.5
156 Reviews (156)
5 Stars
106
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.6
90.2%
Recommend this course
142 out of 156 reviews
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4.5
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
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1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
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4.4
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
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3 Stars
2
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1
Conditions
4.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.9%
Recommend this course
16 out of 18 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

4.5
156 Reviews (156)

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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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Rio Secco is a beautiful golf course! The course has a variety of holes configured it a way to make it challenging but playable. Some beautiful views from several holes of the LV Strip. We had slow greens on the front nine as it was wet from light rains and the sun came out and dried the greens out on back nine and were much faster. Overall staff was very friendly and would definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

The course layout was excellent, and the staff was very friendly. But, all the greens were damaged by ball marks and golf spikes. The pace of golf was slower than other courses in Las Vegas I played.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course, and very challenging

A beautiful course with lots of elevation changes, true greens that are fast but wont kill you.

Staff are very helpful.

We played 3 courses on our trip, this was our favourite

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great staff, beautiful course in great condition

This is a beat challenging course. Great options for from various tee boxes

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
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Used cart

Slow Play

Our tee time was at 1:10pm and we only finished 16 holes by 6:30pm because the pace of play was so slow. The course is absolutely beautiful but definitely not worth $250 for a round that take 5+ hours...

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good day at Rio Secco

Overall course was in good condition from tee to green on this day. Pace of play was 4 hours 40 minutes on weekday. Staff was very friendly. Overall a decent value for non-resident and would recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wolf Creek Lite

Vegas trip for work with friend, played Wolf creek, Bali Hai, Rio Secco. For the price, approx $250 a round, it’s comparable to Wolf Creek and about 30 minutes outside the strip. Beautifully maintained tee boxes, greens, and fairways. I refer to it as Wolf Creek lite as the views are fantastic but not as grandiose as WC. Great clubhouse and bar area, snacks on the turn, free tees and ball markers, friendly staff, great full length driving and putting range unlike WC or Bali Hai which offer irons only driving range and/or a netted hitting area. If I could play Rio Secco twice and skip Bali Hai I would’ve for the value alone. A+

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Accommodation

Unfortunately our navigation took us to the Rio hotel seven tho it said Rio Secco golf course so make sure you are going to Henderson and not Las Vegas. Even tho we were late to our tee time the staff was accommodating on getting us out. We didn't use the range or practice area but it looked very nice. We played as a two some so we waited a little bit of the group in front of us but that is expected as a twosome. We were still able to play in 4 Hours in 20 minutes and I only lost one ball. course was in great shape. green where a little slow but rolled at a 10. so if you don't like lightning fas greens this a a good course. Staff was great from check in to leaving. Great views of Las Vegas and the house on the courses are so high up that they were never in any endanger of getting hit by a stray ball.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not so friendly staff

For the last 5 years, we’ve been to vegas every summer for our annual golfing trip. I have never experienced anything like we have experienced at Rio Secco.

As we all know, golf is a tough sport and it can get the best of us. We have friends that are newer to golf and shoots in the high 90s, very typical for the average golfer. Being new to the course and not playing at our best, it took a bit more time to look for balls and play each hole. On this particular day, the marshal visited us and was rude from the start which isn’t vegas hospitality like. We were slow and he wanted us to hurry up which I understood but the way he said it and talked to us was very judge mental and condescending. He followed us to make sure we picked up the pace, left and then came back a few holes later and did the same thing. It’s like we were being yelled at for not being good at golf, we’re here for a fun golf trip n ended up leaving on the 14th hole disappointed. We paid 150$ to get yelled at and only played 14 holes.

So the moral of the story is: if you’re not a scratch golfer, this place isn’t for you because you will get talked down to and followed because you suck at golf. They’re more worried about pace of play over customer experience….

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
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 7
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 12
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It’s in great condition all around.

Came to enjoy a round with my lady. She really had a great time, course was in great condition. Price wise, it’s Vegas so you gotta pay to play. But definitely recommend if you come to play here anytime soon. Free range balls with paid round. Cart has iced cooler with 2 water bottles in each. Very needed. Play early and enjoy!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Great golf course in excellent condition. Interesting layout, greens rolled really well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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