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Address: 1400 W Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745-2322
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07:00 - 17:45
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El Rio dates back to the 1930’s and was the original site for the...

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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Good City Course

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... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 4 March 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 1 February 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 no sand in the bunkers. On top of that, management has put sand in some... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 September 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 I get. 18th hole will test your first and second drives to get close to... More 

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Reviewed 18 February 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 impossible. Nice clubhouse and service, but needs attention to the fairways and especially greens,

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 March 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 which flag you are aiming for. It is also a long course. I will not... More 

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Tucson Az
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Reviewed 11 April 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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