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“Challenging course, great views”

Rio Secco Golf Club
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This 18-hole, Par 72 golf course was designed by Rees Jones, and has been named a Top Ten Golf Resort by USA Today.
North Tustin, CA
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207 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Challenging course, great views”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Course was beautiful but challenging. Get the yardage book if it's your first time as you can save strokes knowing where to hit if you're willing to hit a blind shot. Service was great.

Visited February 2013
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103 reviews
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

I originally asked to play Cascata, which is suppose to be the top 3courses inVegas, however, it was closed when I was available. Instead, we were offered Rio Secco, only really known for being 20 minutes from the strip and beng home to the Million Dollar par 3, unfortunately I spun off the green and back into the water.
The first thoughts that it might be unknown is that none of the taxi driver is the rank knew the directions from THEhotel, GPS was to save our day, it's short drive about $40 taxi ride and you get a feel for life off the strip in the suburbs. You know it's going to be special when you first see a glimpse of the golf course and you enter Grand Hills drive, then you arrive at a modest drive and clubhouse, but when you enter it is luxurious and extremely accommodating.
Before we even exited the taxi, a caddie master had unloaded all the golf bags and sent them away to be given the once over and attached to our buggies, he then directed us to the pro-shop. Not only does the pro-shop have a vast amount of stock, but the customer service was second to none, the staff were attentive and made you feel relaxed, calm and ready to go and enjoy your round. The facilities are sublime with a large range, followed by two putting and chipping greens to get a feel of things.
The magic starts when you hit your first tee-shot, down the middle gives maximum effect, you then stand on a Plato and look over the Valley of Vegas and can make out all of the strip. Its a must see, then throughout the course you will carry on having these amazing views and Kodak moments that put you in a place of really perspective. The course itself is fair and classic desert target golf, it has a few risk and reward opportunities but provides plenty of challenges for all standard of golfers. I played off the blue 6900 roughly, this was a rewarding set of yardages and really did reward you for good tee shots and clever shots which set you in positions for your next shot. One of the best things about this course was apart from the attentive staff coming to check you were okay and watered, there was no pressure or anybody else playing, millionaires golf which is unlike many of the Vegas courses. That is why you must play here!!!!

1 Thank Harry H
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“Golf Concierge Hard Rock”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The concierge made my tee time at Rio Vista giving it rave reviews. There wass nothing rave about it and it was difficult to find. I am an avid golfer and have played throughout the US and Canada. The cost was nearly $200 and not worth $70 which is what I paid at Las Vegas National and enjoyed a great deal.

Visited June 2012
2 Thank Mike K
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

A great target course, beautiful surroundings, exquisite clubhouse, and friendly hospitality for all. Not cheap by any standards, and you get what you pay for. The staff goes out of their way to maike your experience a memorable one. Not for the timid golfer (is unforgiving); but one who spends time directing their shots.

Visited August 2012
Thank slovelee
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“Better Second Time Playing”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Returned to Vegas to play golf and returned to Rio Secco. Got even cheaper rate the first time. Staff was really great. They got me off early and ahead of a bunch of 4 somes. Played was really quick and course was in great shape except for a few greens that were beat up. Talked to course and person who I booked with and they explained they had a Poa Ana problem with a few greens. Such a great Vegas course. Would highly recommend. Will play this course again and again.

Visited April 2012
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