Rio Rico GCRio Rico Golf Club

Rio Rico Golf Club
1123 Pendleton Dr
Rio Rico, Arizona 85648
Santa Cruz County

Phone(s): (520) 988-0797
Fax: (520) 281-7253
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The Rio Rico Golf Club golf course is one of several designed by the late Robert Trent Jones Sr., whose work is immortalized by such other famous courses as Spyglass Hill, Hazeltine National, and Firestone. Rio Rico remains as one of the top 25 public courses in Arizona and is one of the few selected to host the first stage of the PGA Tour Qualifier.

The beauty of the natural terrain and the way Jones fit the golf course into it is truly spectacular. Situated alongside the Santa Cruz River, the course meanders into the surrounding hillsides where the sunlight casts mystical purple and yellow shadows in the late afternoon. Holes 5 to 8 are considered one of the finest four hole stretches in the state, ending with the 439 yard No. 8. Teeing off from high on the hill, the fairway drops off twice before your long approach shot settles onto a green framed by a reed filled pond to the right and a gaping bunker to the left.

After a most enjoyable day on this classic course, the golfer will want to settle into the laid-back style of the resort and dine on the Southwestern cuisine served in the San Cayetano Dining Room. If the golf by day isn’t enough, there is plenty to explore in nearby Nogales, Mexico or the thriving artist colony of Tubac. The resort is less then an hour away from all the major tourist attractions of Southern Arizona and is quickly accessible via I-19 to Tucson and Tucson International Airport.

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Looking back from a green at Rio Rico Golf ClubA view of fairway with water coming into play from left at Rio Rico Golf ClubA view of green protected by sand traps and fairway at Rio Rico Golf ClubA view of green with San Cayetano Mountains in background at Rio Rico Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
  • Public/Private: Resort/Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 1971
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 72 7240 132 73
Silver 72 5737 117 66.1
Blue 72 6706 128 71.1
White 72 6220 124 68.9
Red (W) 72 5085 121 67
Silver (W) 72 5737 128 70.9

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