El Rio Golf Course
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
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