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El Rio Golf Course

El Rio Golf Course

1400 W Speedway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85745-2322 URL:   Course Website

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El Rio Golf Course dates back to the 1930s and was the original site for the Tucson Open. The course was operated as a country club until 1968 when the City of Tucson acquired it for public use. The course layout features tight fairways, small greens, relatively flat terrain, two lakes, and numerous trees. El Rio is ideal for the "short knocker," measuring 6,000 yards from the regular tees, and 6,400 from the back tees.

Course Information for El Rio Golf Course

Facility Information:
General: 18 hole regulation length course
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El Rio Golf Course Information:
General: 18 hole regulation length course
Municipal golf course
Designed by William P. Bell, ASGCA(R)Ken Kavanaugh
70 par, 6,418 yards
72.3 rating, 123 slope
Just Golf facility

Green Fees: Weekend: $35.00 *
* includes golf cart where available

Staff: Contact: James Goettel, Golf Professional
Golf Professional: James Goettel

Course Notes:

Play the ball long and straight.

Putting Green
Chipping Area
Practice Bunker
Food & Beverage Available
Pull Carts
Rental Clubs
Driving Range

Walking Allowed
Softspike Facility
PGA Facility

Front Nine
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
Mens 368 450 343 186 330 360 424 216 522 3199
Ladies 339 379 288 175 314 346 398 190 505 2934
Handicap 13 1 17 7 11 15 5 3 9  
Par 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 35
Back Nine
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In
Mens 389 420 425 119 450 165 392 349 510 3219
Ladies 368 367 410 85 359 138 360 326 477 2890
Handicap 12 4 6 18 2 16 8 14 10  
Par 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 35

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El Rio Golf Course 3.1 5 147 147
Better Fairways in my Backyard My husband and I played this course for the first time yesterday. We were excited to try one of the city courses after playing some of the other public courses, though now we are scared to try any of the other city courses. The staff was very nice. The fairways were non-existent. The fairways contained weeds, multiple types of grass and random dirt patches. The"fringe" was more like the rough, and the ones that had been recently groomed had grass clippings in tufts still on them. There were random fences with chicken wire. The greens were very inconsistent. In summary, I will never be returning to El Rio. April 13, 2014
course is improving The effects of having a new managment team is begining to show. They also said that they should be getting a new shipment of carts in the near future. April 7, 2014
good layout with some challeging holes First time out on vacation inTucson, AZ. Course is a good layout with some challeges. Fairways were dry and the greens were in good shape. April 7, 2014
good course but watch the breaks on greens the 19th hole is not available during the week, that is only thing I find negative at this course. April 5, 2014
Sand Sand Sand Please if your gonna have sand traps located close to the greens with 4 foot lips. please put sand in them. Golfers even behind us stated the just take their golf balls out of sand traps. Many are filled with water and are as hard as a brick. I am not a professional golfer but I like to score. Its very frustrating to hit a ball in the trap and it be hard as a brick. Sand is to help the ball out of traps. The bounce of the clubs from this hard cement makes getting out terrible. I have ask this on many city courses and it seems no one is addressing it. I played Silverbell this past weekend and when you have enough water in sand for the ducks to play in . Please have course superintendents please walk the course in the morning and see what they can do to help in this reguard. April 1, 2014
El Rio Tucson Haven't played this course in years but it was like I remember long somewhat challenging good condition. Staff friendly and good value. March 27, 2014
good price The course was fair to average at best. The course is not well maintained and is a bit rundown including the carts. The price was cheap but like they say, you get what you pay for. The staff was friendly. Hopefully under new management things will improve. March 22, 2014
Not great condition, but fair price Most of the staff was friendly. The course was perfectly flat. Very poor hard bunker sand. Course definitely needed TLC. But I guess also cheaper than most, and a good course for the beginner. March 6, 2014
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