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El Rio Golf Course

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

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

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Phil B
Marana, Arizona
via mobile
Good City Course

El Rio is a nice city course - mostly flat terrain with some challenges presented by bunker... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Boise, Idaho
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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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9 Oct 2017
“Poor Fairways and Traps”
4 Mar 2017
“Good City Course”
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1400 W Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745-2322
+1 520-791-4229
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Reviewed 10 October 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.

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 5 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.

Thank CMN14
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...More

Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank azcheesefan
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...More

Thank JaketheSpringer
Reviewed 4 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...More

1  Thank Poudregirl
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.

2  Thank Miki88Tucson
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