EL RIO GOLF CLUB (928) 768-3574
Las Vegas Golf Course Review
El Rio Golf Club is a Matt Dye championship course that is one of the newest additions to the Laughlin Area golf scene. Carved out of the desert in the middle of the Mohave Valley
, this layout provides a blend of challenge and playability to golfers of all skill levels. Stunning mountain views form the backdrop along gently rolling fairways, which provide ample
landing zones to make this a very player-friendly golf experience.
Located about 20-25 minutes south of Laughlin, El Rio features 4 sets of tee areas, with yardages and slopes playing to 7115 yards/123 slope, 6609 yards/117 slope, 6019
yards/113 slope and 5342 yards from the forward tees. What you see is what you get here - there are no surprises in store in the form of devious doglegs or hidden hazards.
There are some desert waste carries, but these areas are very clean and playable, allowing for ample recovery opportunities. The ninth (pictured below) and eighteenth are
formidable finishing holes on each side however, with greenside ponds squeezing the approach on both holes. On nine the hazard is reachable along the right side, off the tee.
This course opened in May 2005, and gets much play from locals, due to its location, pricing and playability. Compartmentalized golf carts are equipped with UpLink GPS, and
also have ball and club washers plus ice chests with bottled water provided. There is a complimentary targeted driving range on property, along with a putting/chipping green and
sand bunker. Enjoy the sunsets and lovely mountain views from the patio terrace, as well as delicious offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Terrace at El Rio
Restaurant. With its banquet and meeting facilities, the Clubhouse is the perfect location for special events from weddings to business retreats. The staff at El Rio is committed
to treating every guest like a member and providing the highest quality services and amenities. The Clubhouse also features the El Rio Golf Shop, offering a large selection of the
latest fashionable golfing attire, equipment and accessories.
This is the perfect opening round on a Laughlin area golf trip. As the slopes indicate, El Rio can be a confidence building golf experience. The putting surfaces are medium to
large in size and mildly sloped, providing good scoring opportunities. Wind can be a big factor here, but there is ample room off the tee on most holes.
El Rio is open full time - from October through June and on Friday, Saturday & Sunday during the summer months. Rates are quite reasonable. Discount rates available through
area casino hotels. For more info, call or visit our page for El Rio with direct link to their website (where online booking is available) by clicking here.