Rio Secco Golf Club

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Rio Secco Golf Club
Club information
Location Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
Established 1997
Type Public
Owned by Caesars Entertainment
Total holes 18
Website Rio Secco Official Website
Designed by Rees Jones[1]
Par 72
Length 6,927 yards (6,334 m)[1]
Course rating 73.0
Slope rating 149 [2]

Rio Secco Golf Club is a public golf course located in the affluent Seven Hills neighborhood of Henderson, in the Las Vegas Valley. The course has hosted the annual Tiger Woods Jam and other charity and competitive events including the VegasGolfer Pro Showdown. The golf course was recently honored as the 19th best public golf course in the western United States. The course was also ranked in the Top 10 in Nevada by Golfweek Magazine.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Rio Secco Golf Club was designed and built in 1997 by golf course architect Rees Jones, for the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino.[3] When Rio Secco opened in 1997, Golf Digest and Golf Magazine voted it among the top ten new public courses. Rio Secco features six holes through steep canyons, six holes on a plateau overlooking the city and six holes in a broad desert mountain range. The range is 5778 to 7332 feet. The Rio was purchased by Harrah's Entertainment (now Caesars Entertainment) 1998.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Score Card" (PDF). Atlantic City Country Club. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database: Atlantic City Country Club". USGA. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ Rio Hotel & Casino Inc. "Rio Announces Opening of Rio Secco Golf Club". Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  4. ^ Thompson, Gary (1998-08-10). "Harrah's buys Rio hotel-casino - Las Vegas Sun News". Retrieved 2016-07-24. 

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Coordinates: 35°58′33″N 115°6′38″W / 35.97583°N 115.11056°W / 35.97583; -115.11056