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4.5
137 Reviews (137)
5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.6
91.9%
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125 out of 137 reviews
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4.0
8 Reviews (8)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.9
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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4.4
23 Reviews (23)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.3%
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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
137 Reviews (137)

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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

This one will get your attention FAST!!!!!

The Pro Shop staff were exceptionally friendly and well informed. The gentleman at the driving range (Randy) was very insightful after I told him this was my first time here. He gave me the "Readers DIgest Condensed version" of the course and he was spot on. They had just overseeded the course so it was cart path only which led to a few logistical issues, but nothing that couldn't be dealt with #I'm a below knee amputee#. The condition of the course was immaculate. The greens were a little quick but very receptive and well maintained. I believe this is a course that will challenge any and all handicaps. In the for what its worth category- On the 11th Hole- if you happen to have a cut/light fade in your repertoire take aim at the right hand edge of the right most bunker and you'll be pleasantly surprised. This course has been on my "bucket list" and I'm really glad it was. It's a blast and you owe it to yourself to play it- you won't be sorry

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 135
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Full price for terrible condition

Bunker renevations
Fairways not cut in weeks

Should have been told about the conditions especially since we had to finish our round in the dark more or less but was told “course is in prime conditions”

I’d stay away at the price even if the course was in great shape

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Two thumbs up

Course is looking great greens a little slow due to getting ready to over seed

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great but slow greems

Great overall but the greens were insanely slow. I would guess like a 6 on the stump

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Hot fun in the Summertime

From cheetah green discourse is the best I’ve played on. Brains were super uniform in the mix between lush grass and desert environment really nice. That the layout was challenging. I gave it a four-star for the price they charged but I would definitely pay her again.

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

Great Track

Played an early morning round with some good friends. We where a bit late since my buddy, the birthday boy had an all nighter, and we were accommodated and pushed back a few minutes. The staff members were friendly and very helpful. The course was in beautiful conditions, fairways were lush and the greens were rolling great, but were a bit of a challenge to read. That’s totally on me, I’m not that good. Bunkers were being worked on and it had rained the night before so they were a bit unplayable. The views were phenomenal. I ended up shooting 84 with a 6 on the last par three with two in the water and two that the desert ate up.. No Birdies that day, had my chances but like I said, couldn’t read a green . My buddy shot 79, the Birthday boy was on track to shot 73-75, but had to take a nap from hole 13-17. Lol. He woke up on 18 drove it 300, wedged it on to 14 feet and two putted for a par. Good times, would definitely play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of Play was only issue

Great Course with scenic views and challenging holes but they need a course ranger who monitors and enforces pace of play. Our foursome followed a threesome. They were obviously struggling and yet no one did anything about it. It took us 2.5 hours to play the front and after we passed them at the turn, we played the back in 1 hr 40 minutes. The worst thing was watching them drive the carts all the way up to the green every hole only for the cart to lock them out and they had to back up. We actually had to help one of them get their cart unstuck because they could not find the reverse switch. They still did not let us play through. Not what we would expect from Rio Secco.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pretty Alright

I enjoyed the course for the golf. The views were beautiful. The homes around the course were absolutely stunning. I wish I had played better

We did have trouble with contacting the snack bar. We were advised they opened at 7am. Our tee time was 7:20. We had hoped that would be enough time to grab something quick to eat. They were not open before we needed to head to the tee. Then, when we tried to call the number to order food on the course, there was no answer. We called the pro shop to make sure we had the correct number. Called again. The phone just rang. We were informed the Snack bar shows that phone numbers come up as “out of area” on the caller I.D. Even the pro shop number comes up as “Out of Area”

The beverage showed up on hole 10. (After we had already stopped at the turn) and while we were on the 18th green(as we were finishing our round).

I will definitely be back to this course as the Golf experience was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 57
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing Views & Fun Track

Not far outside the strip and a fantastic all around facility from Curb to 18th Green. Great pro shop, challenging holes, and all around great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
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 11
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 4
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
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