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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

Tucson, AZ

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El Rio Golf Course 3.2 5 185 185
Open Fairways Not too challenging for this Bogey Golfer, but definitely fun. May 13, 2015
Greatly Improved The new management is doing a good job rehabbing the course. Greatly improved over the city management. Staff very polite and professional. The fairways, tees and greens were all in good shape - some of the bunkers need more sand. If you played here in previous years and were disappointed give it another try. It is a work in progress but has great potential. May 7, 2015
El Rio Today El Rio golf course has improved since last year. It is on the mend but requires major fairway work and sand trap update. The physical facilities are good but fatigued. Many of the trees need replacement as they are in their last stages. New golf carts and employee attitudes were refreshing. March 20, 2015
Good experience Played here many times but since they have new management the staff is friendlier, they gave us some free cookies before our round and a nice man even cleaned our clubs when we finished. March 10, 2015
Great round/ fast play Second time this week both rounds were under four hours. Play after 1:00PM no waiting. February 27, 2015
Best for the Money I had not played El Rio for 15 years. Golf Now had a special so I took it. I am so glad I did! This course has recently been re worked and is in the best shape I ever saw it!! I lived in Tucson 15 years ago for 20 years and have recently moved back. I will definitely play El Rio again. Congratulations to the Management and Staff of this course. What a treasure in the center of Tucson. February 21, 2015
NIce greens Weather was great, which made the day nice. Thought it was overpriced with what I paid for green fees. I would play again but not for the price I paid. February 17, 2015
Pleasantly Surprised Have been driving by this place for a few years and never attempted to stop and play. Here for January and February every year usually play about 30 rounds on 20 different courses. I know there is a new management team in place here so I'm sure things will fall in line...Course is not what I expected...some really nice holes and I love the bunkering around the greens...Will probably return... February 17, 2015
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