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El Rio Golf Course

1400 W Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745-2322
+1 520-791-4229
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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
Poor Fairways and Traps

The greens were in good shape, but the remaining sections have not been maintained well. Holes too... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2017
Phil B
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Marana, Arizona
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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 yards from the regular tees and 6,418 yards from the back tees, features tight fairways, small greens, flat terrain, many trees and two lakes.
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30 Jan 2018
“Good value for desert golf”
9 Oct 2017
“Poor Fairways and Traps”
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1400 W Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745-2322
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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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