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Rio Vista Golf Club | The Golf Club at Rio Vista

1000 Summerset Dr, Rio Vista, California, 94571
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(707) 374-2900
Architect: Ted Robinson (105)
                      
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Detailed description of Rio Vista Golf Club | The Golf Club at Rio Vista

The Golf Club at Rio Vista is a public, 18 hole golf course located in Rio Vista, California. Membership options are available.

Rio Vista first opened for play in 1996. The final 9 was completed in May 1998. The course was designed by Ted Robinson.

The name Rio Vista, or "river view," is indicative of the wide open scenery, golden rolling hills and glorious peaks that make the backdrop for every swing.

The layout in this setting where river delta meets rolling hills incorporates lengthy open fairways and generous but challenging greens. Rio Vista spans over 6,800 yards from the Championship tees and 5,300 from the Forward tees. With a slope of 73.6 and a rating of 131, it is a true test for any level of golfer.

This is a links-style course. There are ten lakes, numerous bunkers, and waterfalls highlighting the design. Fairways are spacious and forgiving, although there are out-of-bounds areas on each side. The signature hole is #18, a 372-yard, par 4, which features a large pond that comes into play 100 yards in front of the green.

Located in Northern California's wine region, Rio Vista is located mid-way between San Francisco and Sacramento, about one hour east of the Bay Area and 40 minutes south of Sacramento.

This course has been reviewed 8 times
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San Ramon, CA

$21 (cart included), played on Sunday, October 2013 at 10am

10 years ago this was a fantastic, pristine track! Something isn’t right here because the course conditions are truly pitiful and getting worse. I’ve played here 3 times in the last 5 months and the conditions got worse every time I’ve played. I traveled an hour to play here expecting what I’ve experienced in the past but even at $20/player w/cart, it’s just not worth it. Well, maybe if you lived in the neighborhood. The previous review nails the course conditions in perfect detial, no need to reiterate. He did mention that the driving range was nothing more than a field. Well, they actually let it go on purpose as it’s being removed. I don’t know what option they will have for a range moving forward. When in shape, this is a great track with lots to offer. You need every shot in the bag and some days the wind can make it a real challenge! Don’t judge this course by its yardage, it has lots of teeth. It’s also a course you need to play once or twice as your strategy might change on how you play some holes once you’ve experienced what it has to offer.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
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Rank ID # : 021125
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Roseville, CA

$16 (cart included), played on Saturday, April 2013 at 10am

I had a great coupon price which explains the value ranking, but alas the course condition was pretty poor.

Every tee box looked like it curled up and died. They were all brown and dead. The fairways were not much better. I would describe them as threadbare. The greens were in overall good condition but they were punched about 10 days earlier and were still recovering. The driving range was not much more than a field. There was no grass to hit off except for a tuft of green here and there. There was no beverage cart (even on a Saturday) but we did get free soda refills at the bar (this was a big plus since it was very warm).

The course is not really difficult or long. From the gold tees (which are the second longest) most of the par 5s were under 500 yards. There were a lot of par 4s that were under 350 yards. To make up the yardage shortage, they made all of the par 3s 190+ yards.

What makes this course difficult are the bunkers, water and penalty areas that are placed pretty much everywhere you would want to land your ball. In addition, a lot of balls seem to run sideways toward these places.

The bunkers were nothing more than dirt. Every bunker crunched under your foot when you walked into it. Another problem are the houses that seem to sit right on the edge of the fairways. Anyone who owns a home on a fairway must hear balls bouncing off their roofs and walls on a constant basis.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
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Rank ID # : 019726
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Elk Grove, CA

$31 (cart included), played on Sunday, June 2010 at 8am

the houses are just too close to the fairway on several holes

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 010626
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Isleton, CA

$26 (cart included), played on Saturday, November 2009 at 6am

This is a great course to play. Certain times a year the wind can really play havic but still make it a very challenging course. A hole can play 8 Iron in then the next time you play you might need a 3 wood. you will never get bored with this course and is always in great condition. Give it a try.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 008946
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San Ramon, CA

$31 (cart included), played on Sunday, February 2009 at 8am

demanding, windy course

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006220
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Loon Lake, WA

$21 (cart included), played on Wednesday, July 2008 at 10am

I play 60-70 rounds a year all over the country. This was the worst course I have played in the last 3 years, bar none. Conditions were terrible. Not even worth the tee time $20 (including cart) purchased on the Internet.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Worse than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 004594
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Pleasanton, CA

Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Monday, June 2008 at noon

Great course -- now, if they could only do something about that WIND.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 003779
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Antioch, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Friday, March 2008 at 8am

I play this course once each month with the same foursome. We enjoy it because the course is always in exelent condition. The grounds keepers are to be commended. Sincerely, Kevin Baledge 3031 El Monte ct Antioch, Ca 94509

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 001889
3.3/5
Based on 8 reviews
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