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Rio Secco Golf Club

2851 Grand Hills Drive,

Henderson, Nevada 89052

  • Office

    +1 (702) 777 2400
  • Pro shop

    +1 (702) 777 2400
  • Fax

    +1 (702) 361 8134
  • Golf pro

    Kenneth Wright (Head Golf Professional)
  • Academy

    Butch Harmon School of Golf (butchharmon.com) - where amateurs and top professionals develop and hone their golf skills.

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Desert-style. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb. Some longish green-to-tee distances.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and desert

  • Designer:

    Rees Jones

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7332
6375
5778
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.0
70.7
70.0

Location

Latitude:

35.976094

Longitude:

-115.110640

How to get there:

11 miles S of the Las Vegas Strip

From Hwy 215 (Bruce Woodbury Beltway) in the south of Las Vegas take exit 7 and head south on Eastern Ave. After 3 miles where the road splits, stay right and follow Eastern Ave (don't bear left onto Anthem Parkway). After o.2 miles turn right on Grand Hills Drive. After o.6 miles golf entrance is on your left.

Rio Secco Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1997

Rio Secco Golf Club: This excellent and often dramatic Rees Jones designed golf course guarantees variety. Six holes weave their way through a canyon, six are perched atop a plateau and six run through the bed of a dry river (rio secco in Spanish). Not only is there variety, but also many spectacularly crafted holes and stunning views across Las Vegas, down to the famous Strip and away to the Spring Mountains in the west. The sizable housing around parts of the course is kept well out of harm's way, allowing you to concentrate on hitting the tightish fairways, which are usually bordered by mounding and not overly penal rough. Stray too far offline and you'll discover plenty of small black rocks in the desert terrain, a residue from volcanic activity millions of years ago, and the reason these hills to the south of Las Vegas are called the Black Mountain range. An attractive mix of pot bunkers and more sprawling sand traps will need to be avoided as you journey round this excellent layout. Among many very attractive holes, the par-3 15th and par-4 16th are most definitely Rio Secco's pair of aces. The 15th green nestles in a rocky enclave, a single large open-mouthed bunker awaiting anything hit short and left. The 16th green is impressively surrounded on three sides by rocky cliffs; a hole where nature did most of the work and Rees Jones added the finishing touches. The same could also be said of the par-3 3rd, where a deep canyon must be crossed between tee and green.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (mid-Nov thru' Jan 2015): from $129 to $159 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

In addition to owning and operating many of Vegas's best-known resort-casinos (including Bally's, Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Harrah's, Imperial Palace, Paris and Rio), the Harrah Group also boasts two great golf courses - Rio Secco and Cascata (see separate Where2Golf.com entry). Rio Secco is also home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf.

Rio Secco hosts many top level tournaments, including the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge, featuring players from the PGA, Champions and LPGA Tours (see our Tournaments section > by Venue > Rio Secco).

Where2Stay

  • Caesars Palace Las Vegas

    3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    +1 (702) 731 7110

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    At the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace ranks among the world’s top luxury resort-casinos. Celebrating the glory that was ancient Greece and Rome, Caesars features more than 3,300 hotel rooms and suites, 26 restaurants and cafes, the Garden of the Gods pools and gardens, and a world-class spa. Its 4,100-seat Colosseum spotlights world-class entertainers. Guests of Caesars Palace can enjoy golf at two of Las Vegas's top golf courses - Cascata and Rio Secco.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Wynn; Las Vegas National; Bali Hai

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Virtually all Las Vegas golf courses are within a 20-mile radius of this hotel.

  • Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino

    3700 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103

    +1 (866) 746 7671

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    Every room is a suite at the Rio ! The Rio has more than 2,500 suites, providing spectacular views of Las Vegas, and is one of Las Vegas' hottest entertainment destinations, where you can find celebrity entertainment, one-of-a-kind musical performances and interactive theater. The Rio's world-class amenities include more than 100,000 square feet of casino gaming space.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Wynn; Las Vegas National; Bali Hai

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Virtually all Las Vegas golf courses are within a 20-mile radius of this hotel.

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