Rio Rico Golf & Country Club

3.5 stars out of 5
(based on 2 reviews)
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1123 Pendleton Dr
Rio Rico, Arizona 85648
Santa Cruz County
Phone(s): (520) 988-0797
Web: rioricogolfclub.com

Tucked away in the Santa Cruz River Valley, Rio Rico Golf & Country Club tumbles across a variety of terrain that ranges from hilly to flat. Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed the course in 1975 and it has since matured into one of southern Arizona's finest layouts. The traditional layout features some of Jones signature elements including greenside bunkers and subtle but challenging contours.

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Tucked away in the Santa Cruz River Valley, Rio Rico Golf & Country Club tumbles across a variety of terrain that ranges from hilly to flat. Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed the course in 1975 and it has since matured into one of southern Arizona's finest layouts. The traditional layout features some of Jones signature elements including greenside bunkers and subtle but challenging contours. The golf course sprawls across a stunning landscape, beginning on a river flood plane and then rolling into the Cayetano hills. Pines, willows, and poplars line the fairways and water hazards come into play on six holes. The first four holes provide a gentle start but the golf course becomes progressively more challenging with a variety of interesting risk-reward opportunities. The fifth through the eighth holes are considered one of the finest four-hole stretches in the state.

3.5 stars out of 5
(based on 2 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
  • Public/Private: Resort/Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 1971
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass

Facilities

  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 72 7240 132 73
Silver 72 5737 117 66.1
Blue 72 6706 128 71.1
White 72 6220 124 68.9
Red (W) 72 5085 121 67
Silver (W) 72 5737 128 70.9
 

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 3.5 stars out of 5
    by Steve Onustack
    on January 08th, 2012 18:54
    Overall good course. Not your high end beauty with all the flowers, concrete pathways, and manicured roughs. Nice greens, and a nice layout, plus enough water, sand and hazards to make things interesting. Would love to see a larger pro shop and restaurant, being so far out in the middle of nowhere. We keep returning while staying on vacation in Tucson, so it must be worth the trip south.
  • 3.5 stars out of 5
    by W. Richards
    on March 07th, 2011 00:17
    Well Designed course, and for the money a reasonable, fun, round of golf. The course conditions are fair, I suspect the maintenance budget is a little low. Greens would be really nice if our fellow golfers would repair their ball marks. Other than that the staff was super friendly, and the round was nice with a laid back feel.
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