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Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson Nevada

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Rio Secco Golf Club - Shown itslikeimsaying, kg1791, rgm2525 and sixpez
Rio Secco Golf Club – Shown itslikeimsaying, kg1791, rgm2525 and sixpez
Rio Secco Golf Club - Shown Jerry64, larryq2001, MrKich, dangerousbri
Rio Secco Golf Club – Shown Jerry64, larryq2001, MrKich, dangerousbri
Rio Secco Golf Club - Shown Stickboy, Tubedude, bsparks, Tobster
Rio Secco Golf Club – Shown Stickboy, Tubedude, bsparks, Tobster
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Rio Secco Golf Club – Shown JohnnyGK, phunteratc, mpisarski, rob1563

Rio Secco Golf Club

 

Golf Course Views at Rio Secco Golf Club
Rio Secco Golf Club - Hole 3, short par 3 over a chasm
Rio Secco Golf Club – Hole 3, short par 3 over a chasm
Rio Secco Golf Club Hole 5 view from tee
Rio Secco Golf Club Hole 5 view from tee
Rio Secco Golf Club Hole 7 view from fairway
Rio Secco Golf Club Hole 7 view from fairway
Rio Secco Golf Club Hole 14 view from fairway
Rio Secco Golf Club Hole 14 view from fairway
Rio Secco Golf Club Hole 15 view from tee
Rio Secco Golf Club Hole 15 view from tee; sweeping elevation changes abound
Rio Secco Golf Club Million Dollar Hole always a fun attraction
Rio Secco Golf Club Million Dollar Hole always a fun attraction
mpisarski01
Posted: 08/17/16 7:41p
Member Since: Feb 11, 2012
From: Costa Mesa

Went out today with a guru deal. Staff was very friendly when I arrived. Cart attendant met me at my car before I could even get out. I got there early to hope to get breakfast but unfortunately the restaurant was closed until late 830 I still got a decent breakfast burrito from the snack bar.

Course in good shape fairways were a few shades of green. Great lies when in the fairway and good rolls.

Rough was really tough and you needed an extra club to get out.

Greens were in great shape they were slow for putting tough and tough to read the breaks.

Tees generally flat and wide space to choose from. Did see some divot issues on the part 3s but not to bad.

One thing I hated about the course was the driving range which is all mats and they have zero watering stations on the course. It was 108 degrees and they don’t have water! The cart girl was friendly and came around 4 times and she had a cooler but still wished for water.

In all its a fun course surrounded by homes but still some tricky holes

Additional Golf Course Reviews for Rio Secco

Rio Secco Golf Club Hole 11 view from Tee
Rio Secco Golf Club Hole 11 view from Tee

rob1563
Posted: 02/05/15 10:33p
Member Since: Jul 3, 2010
From: Las Vegas

Played Thursday, 2/5, with JohnnyGK and Jeroethel, and joined by Manny, who was visiting from Connecticut. Gorgeous Vegas day, sunny, about 70 degrees, and a slight breeze. Customer service was what you would expect from a resort course, excellent from bag drop to the service in the lounge afterwards. Smooth check in, cart was loaded with water in both coolers, and starter that grabbed you from the practice area. Drink cart (Keli) was around at least twice on each 9, and a snack bar is at the turn, which you can call from the 9th tee.

Driving range is included with the green fee, which was off a very decent mat, and a large practice green.

Course was in great shape. Tee boxes (with #16 being the exception) were flat and relatively divot free. 16 is such a small tee area, so there was plenty of divots, and a mound in the middle. Fairways in excellent shape, with some brown and thin spots outside of the landing areas. Rough is dormant bermuda, and cut close in most areas, however the ball sinks down in those spots that haven’t been cut. Greens were firm, smooth, with some dormant Poa, and ran at a nice medium/fast pace. Bunkers were the 1 spot were the conditions weren’t great. Sand was typical of most Vegas courses, about 1-2 inches deep, then hard packed. The 1st shot is a surprise, but knowing how it is, became a little bit easier, unless you were close to a lip. The course does a great job of posting signs on the tee areas with distances to where the fairway ends.

Rio Secco runs through the canyons and washes on the south end of the Vegas Valley, with some outstanding views of the Strip. The front nine is more wide open, and the back nine is more target orientated through canyons surrounded by lava rocks. Plenty of elevated tees and water only comes in play on the par 3 #7, the Million Dollar hole. Definitely a “must play” Vegas course.

Rio Secco Golf Club Check-in and EntranceRio Secco Golf Club Check-in and Entrance
Rio Secco Golf Club Check-in and Entrance
Rio Secco Golf Club Foyer & Entrance
Rio Secco Golf Club Foyer & Entrance
Rio Secco Golf Club offers a complete Pro-Shop and rental club options
Rio Secco Golf Club offers a complete Pro-Shop and rental club options
JohnnyGK
Posted: 02/17/13 2:57p
Member Since: Dec 30, 2002
From: Westlake Village

Played my second round at Rio Secco since my first round here in September 2011. Glad to be back! Played with GK’ers xazntigerx and Jerry64. Loved it the first time and loved it again. Unlike September, in February the rough has gone dormant providing a beautiful contrast to the lush reseeded fairways. Funny thing with the rough was although dormant, there were still some thick areas that grabbed your club. Also unlike September, the reseeded fairways are very lush providing excellent lies all day long. Another difference in conditions was the greens…and what a difference it was. They were much faster and firmer requiring the utmost skill to play. These are tough greens to score on with many undulations and some severe slopes. With exception to the some the front portions of the greens marked up with ball impacts, they were immaculate. Tee boxes, given how small they are and being built into the hilly terrain had occasional divot damage and at times not very level. Regarding the bunkers, they were all groomed very nice and had plenty of sand but the sand it sort of a beach sand texture. It’s heavier and a darker color then one might expect. It took a little getting used too. As far as the layout, it is spectacular. At first it does not blow you away expect for the views of the Vegas strip. But come the 5th hole and on, wow. The track is curved into the surrounding rock terrain (literally!). And above the rocks are massive palatial homes. This is a very fun track mixed with holes you can score on, holes that will eat your lunch and holes you need to really think through. It’s a course that favors a right to left ball and one must be careful not to miss the fairways as near impossible lies await you on a lava rock infested desert flour. Finally, this place bursts with customer service and high end class. It also bleeds VEGAS. There is this aura of wealth around you and many holes have dazzling views of the Vegas strip.