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4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
91.1%
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4.7
26 Reviews (26)
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4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
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4.6
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4.4
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4.8
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4.6
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Conditions
4.5
Value
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Layout
4.6
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4.5
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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

4.6
106 Reviews (106)

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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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
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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 10
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 5
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.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice and pleasant course.

Aside from the blistering heat of 100* at 9am, it was an enjoyable round. I wish the courses started earlier due to the heat but the pro shop said the homeowners around the course (which was built AFTER the course) put a moratorium on noise until 6:30am. Stupid. I’ll be sending

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/09/2021

Just four stars? Sorry to see we fell short in some areas. We hope to see you again at Rio Secco, perhaps when it's not well north of triple digit heat outside, and the course conditions might suit you better.

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
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Commented on 08/04/2021

Thank you for the high marks, and for the 5 star rating!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/04/2021

Thank you for the 5 stars!!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Need to play

1st time
Staff friendly
Some tee boxes hard to put tee in the ground
Alot of walking up and down
Some holes fairway closed, if you have a bad knee like myself can be a pain

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/06/2021

Thank you for the review of the experience at Rio Secco. We're sorry we didn't meet your expectations, but hope you'll give us another chance. Lots of variety and elevation changes on our Rees Jones design, and yes a few cart path only hole due to the extreme nature of them, but now that you've got a round under your belt, we think you'll enjoy it more the next time. Take care of that knee. We hope to see you soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/06/2021

We're sorry we fell just shy of the five star experience we're constantly striving for at Rio Secco. We hope you'll give us another chance.

Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best course in Vegas

Beautiful beautiful course. Great challenge

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/26/2021

We agree, Rio Secco is one of the best courses in Las Vegas. Glad you enjoyed the experience, and the challenge provided by the Rees Jones design.

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Over rated

Very disappointed. I hear fall the course is in much better shape. Still a lot of cash for a clone of Revere. Maybe I just caught it at a bad time but a lot of cash for a sub pat course.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/16/2021

Our apologies for the lengthy delay. Clone of Revere? Rio Secco was around long before the two courses at Revere. But Revere does an excellent job and there are some similarities especially with regards to the views and setting, so that's no knock on them whatsoever. We're sorry the experience at Rio Secco fell short of your expectations. Admittedly, we weren't in our best shape in late May-June, but we have a new general manager and superintendent who are actively working to elevate the experience at Rio Secco. We hope to see you again in the fall, when the weather is cooler, and when the playing conditions might be more to your liking.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rio Secco Vegas golf

Love the course it was extremely hot and we played in 4.5 hours needed a little faster pace to avoid some of the heat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/22/2021

Thanks for the 5 star rating! Glad you enjoyed the experience at Rio Secco, despite the extreme heat. Trick to beating the heat is to tee off early, and finish before it gets overwhelming. We'll see if we can do something about the heat next time you visit with us.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course! Very bit but if you tee off early enough you can avoid the heat for the front 9. We teed off at 6:30 am. Very awesome experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/22/2021

We appreciate the 5 star rating! Sounds like you're a Vegas golf veteran, because regulars know how to beat the heat: start early, finish early. Hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/07/2021

Thank you for the 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyed our day

We were welcomed by very friendly staff when we drove into the parking lot. We had just arrived from the airport so they waited for us to unload our bags from the travel bags then were there at our car to load us up on the cart.

We had a noon tee time so arrived early to eat. Izzy welcomed us in the restaurant and provided us with a very welcomed brunch menu. The food was delicious and the restaurant staff was very accommodating.

When we checked in at the pro shop we found we we were getting a $20 discount because of a few greens with some poor conditions. Welcomed, but when we played we only noticed one small area of one green to be bad. Otherwise the greens were in very good condition.

The first seven holes were the most dramatic with significant elevation changes as they cut through the canyons at the higher elevations of the course. It then opened up for a few holes before finishing on pretty parkland style holes with more water in play.

I almost forgot to mention the cart girl. Probably the most friendly and helpful cart girl I’ve ever encountered. She even came by when we were nearing the end of the front nine to offer to call in food orders for us so they would be ready for us when we reached the turn. I’ve never had that happen before.

We went into the bar/restaurant after for drinks where we were once again attended to nicely by the staff, along with our friend from the morning Izzy. The restaurant is huge and very nicely appointed.

We had a slow foursome in front of us who were struggling on the fairly tough course. They finally invited us to play through on hole 11 and our round was quick after that. We still played in less than 4.5 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/07/2021

Wow! Thank you so much for the 5 stars, and for the detailed feedback on your experience at Rio Secco. Sounds like we really delivered the premier golf experience which we're striving for at Rio Secco: excellent conditions for the Rees Jones design, complimented by superb customer service. And we were happy to extend a small concession due to the greens conditions: we know we weren't where we wanted to be, and we thought it the right thing to do. Glad you appreciated the gesture. Hope to see you again next time you're in Las Vegas.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Love this course!

Great layout and only 25 minutes from the Strip. Great staff and course conditions first rate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/28/2021

Thank you for the positive remarks on Rio Secco, and for the 5 star rating!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/28/2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
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
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Commented on 05/28/2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating!

Played On
Reviews 1
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
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Commented on 05/28/2021

Thank you for the 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time playing...

What a great place to play. Not super difficult for an 18 handicap. Can’t wait to go back. Green fees are up there but I believe so worth it. Thanks

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/28/2021

Thank you for the kind words, and for the 5 star rating! We hope to see you again soon at Rio Secco.

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