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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
1 golf course(s)

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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Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 194 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by great shape This being my third time playing this course I am pleased to say the conditions are consistent. The fairways are in excellent shape and the course is challenging with sand traps tucked in close to greens. The tee boxes need a lot of work however, there are bare spots or crab grass on most. This day the greens had been recently plugged so ball was bouncing a lot, but two weeks ago there was nothing bad to say about them. Nice break from playing the target golf so many of the desert courses demand. It will be my go to course as it is close to my home. July 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Challenging but still fun The course was in really good shape. The greens were perfect. Many bunkers made it challenging but fun. July 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good value Tucson city courses are good value. They offer a fair price to play in 100+ degree temperatures. June 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fun Course The staff was friendly. The golf carts were cleaned. The only problem I had was not having a map of the course. On a couple of holes I had a difficult time locating the flag from the tee. June 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Enjoyed the track Short but challenging with small greens that are guarded by bunkers on nearly every hole. second shots had to be played from proper angle and distance to hold the green. Just aerated so greens in pretty rough shape, but overall enjoyable round after work and decent pace of play. June 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Check it out if you haven't played El Rio in awhile Pleasantly surprised. Tee boxes and fairways are in much better shape than neighboring courses. Greens have just been aerated but can tell the difference Golf People are running the course now. June 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good time Excellent, enjoy the round of golf. Staff was great. Will go back . June 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good improvement About 1 year since last played course. Improvements are being made by the new management. Fairways have grass now in all areas. Greens are excellent. Sand traps need a lot of work as drainage is poor. I know that this is extensive and expensive but can be done with a good plan. This is a good city course with small greens that are guarded by traps in front. Keep up the good work OB Sports and show the city and the golfing community how a first class operation should be run. May 30, 2015
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