El Rio Golf Course
Nice greens, fairways need some attention. Range not open
Greens were in excellent condition. The fairways were spotty. Course is flat with tree lined fairways. The range was not open, for no apparent reason.
April 6, 2013
Great learning course
This is an easy to play course. With wide fairways and not many obstructions it allows for errors will still providing some challenge.
April 4, 2013
With Golf prices the way they are these days on most other courses, those of us who have a budget for entertainment can always depend on El Rio to deliver a nice round of affordable golf on a fun course.
April 3, 2013
Good Muni Course
El Rio is a nice little muni, especially considering its age and location. Plays pretty short. To make up for this (and the loss of many trees in a storm a few years back), the architects have planted several trees in the middle of fairways at rather odd locations. Fun course for a fast round. Conditions are very consistent throughout the year.
April 3, 2013
This course is so historic, every golfer should play it at least once. The fairways are straight, but the bunkers around the greens are challenging and the greens themselves are undulating and tough (but slow...they aren't trimmed as much as should be). Fairways are in bad condition, greens are in okay to good condition.
March 30, 2013
I enjoyed checking out this Muni. Fast round with friendly folks I met there. I enjoyed learning more about the history of the course online.
Unfortunetly the fairways were being aerated.
Road close by someone honked on my downswing...ended up being the best drive I had all day.
Don't miss the Wall of Fame.
Apparently Lee Trevino never played here but many famous folk and golfers did back when it was a country club.
March 28, 2013
Recently aerated fairways, but greens and tee boxes in nice shape.
The fairways were recenly aerated and it makes for difficult play on the faiurways. However, the greens and the fringe of the greens are in the best condition of any course I played in the last couple of weeks.
March 28, 2013
Very slow greens. Unimaginative course design.
Nearly every green had a sand trap on both front edges. Every hole looked the same. Course design very boring.
Employee managing the check in was very terse and unfriendly. Starter was grumpy and rude.
Play was slow due to walkers followed by cart riders.
Would not recommend this course for vacationing golfers. Would not return to .
Green fees posed at course were cheaper than we paid on Ggolfnow.
March 26, 2013
Great beginner course!
I am a novice golfer and I really enjoyed this course. I have played on other courses in Az and did not like them as much.
March 24, 2013
This course was disappointing
The extreme amount of sand bunkers made it challenging. 90% of the course was dead grass which made it confusing on where the next hole was. We will not return here.
March 4, 2013
city has no pride
this course has a lot of history to it. It is too bad that the city can't take better care of it. they did not overseed the fairways and the greens were very bumpy with alot of grass missing. the golf carts are very old. you end breathing alot of fumes. but i like playing the course, i hope that the city will start taking better care of it.
March 2, 2013
The course has been "let go" by the City.
The course has been "let go" by the City. Could be a good track for moderate to high handicappers. Good walking course.
February 26, 2013
Needs some work
Played on 2/23/13, fairways were dry, looked like they havent been watered in weeks. Greens were really green and clean. No rangers on course, 4-some in front of us were slower than molasses. Which made a 4 hour round of golf 5 hours! I know this facility is closing but at least make it playable for the price.
February 25, 2013
Will not play this course in the future
Course is in terrible condition. Fairways are dry and yellow and greens not much better. This course used to be nice, but lack of care and attention makes it a poor value. Will not play this course in the future.
February 22, 2013
Do not play this course
Do not play this course!!! The staff is awful and not accommodating at all. I didn't even play because of how rude they were.
February 17, 2013
Need a ranger
Speed of play was excruciatingly slow. There is no way this golf course should play 5 hours. There are 2 starters. maybe one of them could ride around the course once in a while. The 4some in front of us had 3 holes open in front of them all the way around. And they parked in front of the green so we had to wait for them to clean their clubs and load up before moving the cart.
February 16, 2013
This course is in no way the most challenging, but for the cost you really can't find a better kept municipal course in city limits.
February 16, 2013
Fairways need attention
Course is a lot of fun, but it is difficult to tell were the fairway ends and the rough begins. There is almost no difference between the two. The bunkers are among the best in Tucson. Unless they are wet, the club can get under the ball without breaking your wrist.
February 16, 2013
This course is a joke
Absolutely NEVER going back ! There was no grass on the fairways. The cart died on us twice. Beverage cart showed up on the 17th hole. Sand traps had standing water not sand.
February 15, 2013
Worse course ever, needs some serious attention!
I couldn't tell where the dirt started and fairway ended, needs some serious help or close it down. tight fairways.
February 11, 2013
A mix of holes lengths. Several dog legs to contend with, both left and right.
February 9, 2013
Course is terrible
Course is the worse course in Tucson. Ni grass, no watering, tee boxes bad, mounds of dirt all over course created by sime animal, greens were bumpy, slow, and just plain ugly. We paid $24 and that was too much. Will never go back again. Sand traps were mainly dirt loosened up. Either fix it up or shut it down. Have played on courses in at least 6 states and this on is the worse.
February 6, 2013
In dire need of work.
Paid $36.00 with a residence card. The course was in bad shape. The fairways were dormant and too much hard pan. Some greens were not very good. Have been told that this city course is scheduled to be shut down. Perhaps this is why the course was in such bad shape. Price should have reflected the condition of the course. I would venture to say the price should have been more like $15 to $20 at best.
February 4, 2013
the course was terrible
i won't go back until they get some grass and the sand traps have sand. the fairways were terrible
February 1, 2013
This course needs improving
This faiway & green needs more improving condition.
January 31, 2013
The course is one of the easy city course in tucson
I really enjoy playing there it's easy to walk and every hole is accessible.
January 25, 2013
This course was in poor condition
If this course was in good condition it would be fun to play. Presently it has no grass in the fairways and the greens were bumpy.
January 24, 2013
Cow pasture with tight greens
Opted for the cheapest weekend golf available and got just that.
Very little grass on the fairways. Greens/ greenside/ bunkers were fine though
January 21, 2013
old layout - not in good shape
booked the course but didn't play it myself. my two partners who did rated it as "pretty thin." Pace was slow. Cuorse not in very good shape (it was January). Staff was very friendly.
January 19, 2013
On January 14th, 2013 the average daytime temperature was supposed to be much warmer than predicted and with the late afternoon wind things got challenging. We did our best to finish well despite shivering and shaking. On good warm days we'd recommend this course especially in hot summer days when the tree lined fairways keep one comfortable.
January 15, 2013