Robert Trent Jones Sr designed Golf Course
at Esplendor Resort and Rio Rico Country Club
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Nestled in the Santa Cruz river valley of Southern Arizona, Rio Rico Country Club is truly a hidden jewel in Arizona golf courses. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior over 40 years ago, the course has matured into a classic. Fairways are lined with shade providing trees, there are no homes on the course, and the paralleling holes are grassed tee to green, no desert carries here. There are five sets of tees at Rio Rico, from the tips at almost 7200 yards to the new forward tees at just over 5000 yards the course sets up well to accommodate all levels of skill and length. Greens are bent grass and are some of the best in Southern Arizona. The infamous design style of Jones includes greenside bunkers and green contours that can create some difficult but accessible pin placements, put your approach in the right place and score well, be aggressive and miss the shot, you will pay the penalty.
Rio Rico offers some of the most affordable golf for a truly great golf experience.
Tee times and rates can be found by clicking the Online Tee Time Finder. We specialize in tournaments and outings and can assist organizers with putting the event together from start to finish.
The Santa Rita Grill and Patio overlooking #9 green is a spectacular setting for lunch, tournament scoring, or just settling the bet over a cold beverage.
Esplendor Resort Golf Packages are available at some very affordable rates. For more information on accommodations and golf packages call (800) 288-4746 or see the Esplendor Golf Packages page.
No need to pack your clubs if you are staying at Esplendor. Rental clubs are complimentary for all guests who require them..
Free Clubs for Hotel Guests! For specific details please contact the Golf Shop at (520) 281-8567.
- Golf Lessons-$40 per hour. Includes full swing, short game, putting, and course management.
- Driving range and short game practice area. Buckets of balls from golf shop for $5.00
- Rental clubs available, both right and left handed.
- Breakfast and lunch in the Santa Rita Grill located in the club house
- After golf beverages and snacks available and can be enjoyed on the patio overlooking the golf course.
- Logo merchandise for purchase in the golf shop.
- Excellent tournament facilities and management of event from start to finish.
- Beverage cart available on golf course
- Affordable rates all year long. Twilight rate begins at 12:30 everyday.
Play any four days per week (days can vary by week)
$1995 single membership
$2495 couple/family membership
Play everyday, anyday.
$2695 single membership
$3195 couple/family membership
Play any four days per week for any six months of the year (need not be consecutive)
$1695 single membership
$2195 couple/family membership
Membership fee is based on the calendar year. Certain
restrictions apply. Blackout dates may occur. Members and guest must adhere to
Country Club rules and regulations.
To become a member and for specific details please contact the Golf Shop at (520) 281-8567.
For more information on accommodations and golf packages call: (800) 288.4746 Esplendor Golf Packages
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses
Rio Rico has partnered with Audubon International to achieve certification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary golf course. The ACSP helps golf courses to enhance wildlife habitats and protect natural resources for the benefit of people, wildlife, and the game of golf. One of the first initiatives was to install 12 (and growing) bird nesting boxes around the golf course. Bring your binoculars along with your golf clubs, there are over 40 species of year round and seasonal birds who call our golf course home.