Rio Pinar Country Club

3.8053176471 3.8 stars from 5 (1270)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7001 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

  • 8600 El Prado Dr, Orlando, Florida 32825, Orange County
  • (407) 286-6920
  • www.riopinar.com
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Year built: 1957
Architect(s): Mark Mahannah (1957), Lloyd Clifton (1995)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Traditional
Greens: Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7001 yards 73.7 130
Gold 72 6645 yards 72.0 127
Blue 72 6259 yards 70.0 124
Blue (W) 72 6259 yards 76.3 133
White 72 5510 yards 66.6 114
White (W) 72 5510 yards 72.5 120
Red (W) 72 5346 yards 70.8 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 1270 Reviews
5 stars:
282
4 stars:
678
3 stars:
206
2 stars:
56
1 stars:
48

recommend this course

1098 out of 1270 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways water hazards   Great for drinks dinner brunch  

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"Great Layout -Keep Improving"


u314160933983's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really like the layout a lot. Never played it before and will again. Good value. Course needs continuous improving. Greens unusually slow but you see that they are working on it.

The service was excellent and helpful. The carts were on their last leg. Markings on fairways where sparse but those that were there, were accurate to the middle of green distance.

This course is old school on green design and size. So bring your 6 iron thru wedge games here.

Very nice layout but needs a lot real maintenance from tips to greens. But definitely worth it and will test you!

Jim W.

Orlando Resident


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Poor conditions for money"


kshickey's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Paid $45 at tee off for a $55 dollar round of golf. I have played much nicer courses in Orlando area for less.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great old school course"


u314160016918's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great old school course, old pines and.live oaks. Great shape all around, little wet and muddy...but it was rainy all week, so that is what it is. Just a tough and fun long hole course, straight drives and consistency are the key. A lot of fun!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course was ok"


u263204421's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was overall well. The only thing negative thing I have to say is when I was given a golf cart it was unbelievable dirty. It seems as once they’re dropped off, they turn them around and give them back out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u000001665648's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2020
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



DomAltheimer's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Conditions not up to normal standards"


DonsDad's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hope this course isn’t heading doing hill as so many courses have in recent years. Turf in fairways was thin/sparse and greens were fuzzy and extremely slow. I’m hoping it is just temporary with all of the rain we have had, but other courses seem to have managed their turf better through these challenges.

Great course, that has closed most of their clubhouse facilities for renovations (encouraging). Hoping they are able to get back to their previous maintenance standards.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"slow play Friday"


guitar58's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2020
Previously played Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Things could've moved along a bit quicker, for sure. Course has taken a hit from extended rains, might take another week or so to dry out. Classic track, worth playing.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not EVER going back"


billw1950's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2020
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

In the middle of a Pandemic and they have the nerve to charge you $20 for a single cart!!!!!! It wasn't like they didn't have enough carts, High school tourney going out later and the WALK. Hasn't rained in forever and it was a mud hole. EVERY tee shot had mud on the ball. Greens ran about 4 on the stimp meter, and I heard a guy ask the starter if they cut the greens today and said they did, must not have lowered the blades from a half inch. Staff acted like they were doing you a favor by being there. we have around 20 golfers in our group and rotate courses, and RIO is OUT of the rotation for good.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Not worth the money"


g8trs1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2020
Previously played

Reviewed on

I will say that they are doing some nice work on the golf course. But with that being said $47 to play this place is ludicrous!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible"


Oz4156's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2020
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

They sent me a message when I booked the round of how bad the conditions were at the course .

That is not good to take my money and then wait to tell you the conditions ...


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/22/2020

Not a surprise the owner of this course has ran some of the nicest golf courses in central Florida in the dirt.


"No play"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course called me on Saturday and said that they would be closed on Sunday because of the storm coming in the Gulf and I would have to try to get a refund from GolfNow and I don’t know how to do that so I’m really upset right now


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Trending Up"


u9978053's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2020
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is receiving the work it needs.

It was a bit chewed up from the carts and the rain, but the effort to maintain the course was visible.

Greens were solid

Fairways were solid

No unreasonable drainage spots in play

Great Value for the money.

I'm actually getting to the point where I play this course too much.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Poor customer relations"


u314159278999's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2020
First time playing

Reviewed on

Clubhouse personnel would not cancel our reservation wanted they closed the course. It was closed before our tee time arrived.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"classic design"


guitar58's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

many improvements underway...course is very playable!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Layout"


Deardra's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They need to stay on top of keeping rough down/borderline time in finding ball..Thanks


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



TerryAbbott12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"RIO"


Caleb5664208's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2020
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was helpful and efficient range kept groups moving only backed up a couple times. Overall course was acceptable but some patchy greens and heavy wet/mud spots that made it unplayable or lost ball.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



guitar58's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2020
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very good conditions"


leeshooter's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2020
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course management has put a lot of effort into the course and it shows. Everything was in great shape with this classic course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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