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3.6
525 Reviews (525)
5 Stars
82
4 Stars
246
3 Stars
126
2 Stars
36
1 Stars
35
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.3
79.2%
Recommend this course
424 out of 525 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.1
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.1%
Recommend this course
32 out of 34 reviews
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3.6
136 Reviews (136)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
78.7%
Recommend this course
107 out of 136 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Executive
Par 60
Length 3004 yards
Slope 90
Rating 57.1
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El Rio Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Reviews

3.6
525 Reviews (525)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 32
Bunkers 26
Narrow Fairways 22
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 38
Seniors 36
Beginners 34
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 39
Worth the Drive 7
In the 'Burbs 6

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Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

El Rio rocks!

Great little course; very laid-back and staff is always friendly! Nice layout & good mix of shade & sun. Can break out the driver a few times as well. It’s been my go-to course for the summer!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
4.0
Previously Played

Find your happy place here…

I like El Rio because it is close/convenient, it is not expensive, the staff is great, and they keep the course in decent playable shape year round. It’s not a fancy, or long course, but you’re also not paying $200 a round to play.
I tend to hit long, so the only hole I can use my driver on is the first one, after that it’s essentially short game work on the par 3’s and short par 4’s (most of which the green is reachable with a mid iron - I hit about 175 with my 7 iron)
The greens are challenging because they have some slope and are quite small, which for me is great for sharpening my short game skills, which need a lot of work.
It’s a great value to me because it’s convenient, and it’s a great place to take novice golfers who are learning because the fairways are mostly wide and quite forgiving if you happen to shank one way off course off the tee. Thanks for being there - we’ll probably see you again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
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 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/22/2022

Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing El Rio Golf Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value for the money.

Played this course in 2 1/2 hrs. Was very hot but they had ice water at several spots. Most greens and fairways were good and well kept. Used 4 or 5 iron off the tees and wedge and putter. You really don’t need a driver or anything else.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

El Rio

Like the course, very good price, nothing for longhitters, but good for practicing short game

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The only place

The only place where it acceptable to pee in the shower. T boxes and greens could use some work.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

An Excellent Outing

We play this course every year and always enjoy it. It's a bit more challenging than the average executive course but that adds to the enjoyment. The gentleman who checked us in was super accommodating and the pace of play was good. A couple of tee boxes were a bit chopped up but the rainy season will remedy that. We recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

El Rio

Greens were semi burnt. Tee boxes we're all hacked up very little grass on them. places we're nothing but sand. course it's very tight. a lot of par three's, 0nly 3000 yards

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/14/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting El Rio Golf Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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