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Rio Rico Country Club

1069 Camino Caralampi, Rio Rico, AZ 85648
520-281-1901
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Rio Rico
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
Description: This resort is located an hour south of Tucson, atop a 4,000-foot mesa.
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Chandler, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

we stayed at the Esplendor hotel - which was terrible. My husband went golfing and didn't finished. He said the grass was so tall off the fairway that he lost 15 balls and didn't finish. The whole hotel/golf report was the worst we've seen.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Very nice course design. Probably a real jewel in the desert when it opened 40 years ago. Needs a major cash infusion to remodel clubhouse & repair the course. Many of the greens were in terrible shape & very slow to put on. Fairway lies were "down & dirty" most of the time. On the plus side, very little traffic... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The course is layed out very nicely and you can tell that it's ahd some financial problems but they are on the way back and I'm glad as it is a very nice course with challenges but not overwhelming.

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Green Mountain Falls, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The course was pleasantly challenging and the staff were accommodating. Greens were being reseeded but were still playable. Great place to meet locals!

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was our second year to visit this golf course and our round came as part of a hotel package deal. The fairways are poor and the greens even worse. Would not waste time going here when there are so many better courses in the area. These best part was the food in the clubhouse.

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Dewey, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Unfortunately the golf course was in very poor condition. Needs a lot of maintenance. I am sure it has seen it's day and could be revived with lots of tender loving care.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This course has a lot of potential. Whomever owns this needs to dump some money into this place to get this course looking at least average to good. The greens were in horrible shape. The golf cart path had major potholes and at many places just ended and you ended up on grass. The sand traps were more dirt than... More

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Leavenworth, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Head to Rio Rico. Hopefully get a great rate on Golfnow.com. You can easily walk this course. Five tees give everyone in your group a shot at a good score. You can right away this was designed by someone who knew what they were doing. Robert Trent Jones dialed it in back in 1969-70. It is a classic "muscle car"... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

For the price, this was a great deal but we came right after the monsoons and the grass was a little high into part of the fairways. Beautiful course with mature trees.

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Chino, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Just took my son there for three days of golfing (October 2013). Course needs some work (traps and some greens), but staff is working hard to rectify. Front 9 were great but back 9 needs more attention. Very nice staff and fellow golfers were friendly. Great place to go for the buck. Can't wait to go next year and see... More

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