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“Bad Value”

Rio Rico Country Club
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Rio Rico
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Owner description: This resort is located an hour south of Tucson, atop a 4,000-foot mesa.
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Bad Value”
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.

Visited February 2014
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Dewey, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not what it is trumped up to be.”
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.

Visited February 2014
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93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Needs a lot of work but cheap to play!”
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 sand and had grass growing in them. Never saw the beverage cart. Thank God we brought our own booze! But where else could you play in the middle of winter in AZ for only $25? Oh and the bathrooms… disgusting! Looks like they haven't been cleaned in the past month. I'm guessing summer should be free! It's truly a shame that this course looks like this since it could be so beautiful. It does have gorgeous mature trees lining the course with breathtaking mountain views.

Visited February 2014
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Leavenworth, WA
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent layout and great value”
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" design from RTJ.

The course has had some rough couple of years but is on the comeback. Greens are on the mend and the whole course is coming back. Pro shop crew is welcoming...how refreshing!

No houses on the course, quiet, lots of birding shots and a bobcat escorted us down the 18th fairway last time out.

Don't hesitate to book a tee time at Rio Rico.

Visited December 2013
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Mesa, Arizona
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent price when offseason!”
Reviewed October 24, 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.

Visited August 2013
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