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4.6
85 Reviews (85)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
90.1%
Recommend this course
76 out of 85 reviews
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4.5
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
86.4%
Recommend this course
19 out of 22 reviews
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4.7
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.3%
Recommend this course
36 out of 39 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

4.6
85 Reviews (85)

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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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course , great staff, awesome layout

Technical but fun. Watch out, driver isn’t always a good idea on this course :)

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

Top notch! Staff was so friendly, course conditions were excellent. Highly recommended!

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 91
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great course

Staff - first class , friendly , helpful
Pro shop- top notch

Layout is challenging but fair , there a few holes that local knowledge is needed ( first time playing )

The course in general was in great shape except for the greens

They had good speed but were bumpy for the first 5-6 holes until they dried out
Rolled much better then and were quick

I generally play the Pauite courses, coyote springs and TPC course and will definitely add Rio Secco to the rotation

Fun time

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 52
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

this nice view

first time play this course staff very nice. the green roll a lot you have to land before the green and still roll to the back of the green. we love the first seven hole it great lay out. the rest nothing special. this course surround with awesome houses.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Howard’s

Absolutely beautiful and challenging!!! Will play again !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Glad I did it once ...

It is a nice course and half of it winds through some very expensive houses.
However the layout is completely backwards, the original layout was flipped from how it plays now and front and back nine are like playing 2 different courses.
Staff was very nice. Pricey for what it is.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/10/2021

Thanks for playing Rio Secco. Glad you found the staff and course nice. For clarification, the current routing is actually how the course was designed. The nines were flipped in 2006, but we reverted back to the original routing in 2017.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Fantastic Course, Fantastic Staff.

Everyone and I mean everyone, from groundskeepers to pro shop workers stopped to ask how my round was or was going. One gentleman even stopped me after walking off a green and chatted to me about the history of the course. Loved the layout and course was in decent shape for spring in Vegas. Hope to come back and play again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Must Play

If you're traveling to Vegas, and haven't played Rio Secco, you need to put it on the top of your list. The course cuts through beautiful Neighborhoods with excellent views of million dollar plus homes. The layout is fair and challenging. My only negative from the round was the pace of the greens, they were super fast and hard to hold on the approach, but I'll be back.

Conditions Good
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
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Course, but watch yourself on 10!

This course is beautiful with 1 problem: #10 Tee is a Death Trap. We were on the tee of number 10 and almost got hit by a ball not once, not twice, but 3 times. 3 TIMES! The golf balls were coming from the Butch Harmon School of Golf on the opposite side of the driving range and the students were hitting drives that were landing on the 10th tee. The wind was not a factor as there was no wind. My one recommendation for this course is to put up some kind of net or protection because the 10th tee is VERY dangerous.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough course

1st time playing here and it was very enjoyable. Staff was great and pace of play was perfect. One thing to know is greens are very hard and fast! Guess thats winter conditions in the desert because all 3 courses I played were the same. If I had 1 gripe it would be the consistency of the traps around the greens, some were ok and some were bad. I would definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

Couldn’t hold the ball on the greens, they were like concrete. Starter called me out that I didn’t pay ,he got a call from the clubhouse, showed him my receipt, I payed in cash, they were not very organized. Maybe that’s why they were not busy.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
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 3
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 A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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 19
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
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