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“Very Good Course”

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.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
567 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Very Good Course”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Well above average course here in Las Vegas, I have played quite a few good courses out here but this was one of the nicer ones. A couple of friends found a discount rate for RIo Secco so it wasn't as pricey as it normally is....not to say it is expensive, just a little more $$$ than I like to spend on golf.

Visited March 2013
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London
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9 reviews
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“Very disappointing”
Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

We were scheduled to play TPC but decided to go with RIO SECCO on the advise of the golf travel company we booked with.

There are some great holes but the greens are in quite poor condition and shocking to putt on. Fast greens are one thing but this was more like putting on uneven concrete.

The bunkers just don't have enough sand in them and so you would find yourself hitting the ground if you went in them.

The course has some lovely holes and the staff are very friendly but this was the worst of the 4 courses we played.

1. Wolf Creek (best course I have ever played)
2. Dragon ridge (quality)
3. Pauite wolf (excellent value)
4. Rio Secco - just painful.

Visited April 2013
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Henderson, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
263 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“A Beautiful Golf Course”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Rio Secco Golf Course has been in business for many, many years and the area itself has grown up around it. The course itself is very challenging (that Million Dollar Hole is perhaps the biggest challenge anywhere!!) and laid out beautifully. The homes that overlook each hole are stupendous and you cannot imagine why anyone would want a house that large!! Butch Harmon's school is right there and I always hope and expect to see Phil Mickelson but so far that has not happened...sigh. The cost to play 18? VERY expensive but in the winter months can drop to $40 for locals.

Visited June 2012
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MN
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128 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A Great Time!”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

This was the first round of the 2013 season for us being from the midwest and we are glad we chose Rio Secco as one of our stops on our Vegas 2013 Golf Tour.

Besides the rough being still dormant and yellow, the fairways were in great shape and the greens in really nice shape, although a lot faster that we are use to playing, we found this course to be a very fun track to play, with each hole presenting itself differently to the eye and really fun to play overall.

Being from the midwest and a local 9 hole muni, having upscale houses lining the fairways can be daunting, especially for the first round of a person's golf season, and not having the rough be green makes the target seem a little smaller. There were a few blind shots and a few spots I wish I knew some yardages (no GPS on carts which is why trhey only got a 4 rating), maybe should have asked about a yardage book, but that only cost me a few strokes and a few balls in the end anyway. All the duck poop on the million $ hole sort of stunk (literally) but we have goose poop on our course so no big deal I guess!

From the proshop, the starter, the snack bar, and beer cart girl, and the bag attendants, the service was friendly and added to the good time we had! Played the round as a two-some in just over four hours, so nice pace of play, wiht a few waits, but nothing too bad.

Visited March 2013
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Santa Clarita, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great course, great staff”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Don't let the slope on this course fool you. This course is extremely playable with most of the holes having at least one side that slopes back down to the fairway. We played on March 16, 2013, and the course was in great shape. It helped that the weather was absolutely perfect. This is the home of the Million Dollar Hole-in-One hole (#7). You can enter a drawing for a chance at 3 swings for a million bucks. We couldn't have asked for more. Great course, great facilities, great staff.

Visited March 2013
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