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El Rio Golf Course

Closed Now: 7:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Open today: 7:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
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municipal course worth a short visit

one of the Tucson city courses and worth a quick afternoon visit. PM rates are fair and the course... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2018
Ken F
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High Point, North Carolina
Good value for desert golf

This is a typical desert course. The fairways are brown, dormant grass but the greens are in good... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2018
CMN14
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Boise, Idaho
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5 Dec 2018
“municipal course worth a short visit”
30 Jan 2018
“Good value for desert golf”
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El Rio dates back to the 1930’s and was the original site for the PGA’sTucson Open. The course was operated as a country club until 1968when the City of Tucson acquired it for public use. El Rio's straightforward par-70 layout, which measures 6,013...more
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1400 W Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745-2322
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

one of the Tucson city courses and worth a quick afternoon visit. PM rates are fair and the course moves a little quicker than the morning. Not real long at 6011 from whites or 6436 from the tips. Greens are hard and fast so a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

This is a typical desert course. The fairways are brown, dormant grass but the greens are in good shape. It's fairly easy to get a tee time and the course staff are friendly and helpful. Green fees are very reasonable and the course is easily...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank CMN14
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

The greens were in good shape, but the remaining sections have not been maintained well. Holes too close to each other. If the city will eliminate a course to save money, this would be the one to close.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank N9536HWphilb
Reviewed March 4, 2017

El Rio is a nice city course - mostly flat terrain with some challenges presented by bunker placement. It's certainly not the most scenic or well maintained course in the area, but the price is right and it's a fun place to play.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank CMN14
Reviewed February 1, 2017

This course used to be one of the best deals as far as Tucson municipal golf goes. However, this course has not received the attention it deserves. The course is currently not in horrible shape, overall. However, the green side bunkers are HORRIBLE!!! There is...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank AJNCJR
Reviewed September 1, 2016

The course is in so much better shape since they brought in new head pro to run it. Great summer prices. Very good breakfast and lunch. Small hard challenging greens few par fives requiring two solids drives. i recommend and okay el rio every chance...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank azcheesefan
Reviewed February 18, 2016

Average course, wide open areas. Lots of gravel areas as rough, sandboxes are typical mostly finer stones not really sand. The greens were the worst I've played on. Mostly dead from winter with only patches of green here and there which makes putting accurately nearly...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank JaketheSpringer
Reviewed March 3, 2015

I did not care for this course. There are no fairway layouts on the score cards or the tee box signs. Also they have the holes so close that when you see the flag, there are often two flags and it is hard to decide...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Poudregirl
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Fees are below everyone else in town .Nice to just spent morning time but fees cheaper in mid day. Upkeep and maintance excellent. Pro shop small but friendly.

2  Thank Miki88Tucson
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