STARTING IN OCTOBER 2017, COINCIDING WITH THE COMPLETION OF MAJOR RENOVATIONS, RIO SECCO REROUTED THE COURSE BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL DESIGN. THE OLD #10 IS NOW #1. ENJOY!
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 15
Risk-reward hole: if you can make it then go for the green, but if not stay short of the deep bunker fronting the green. Birdie chance here.
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 1
Toughest and yet most scenic drive on the course. Find the fairway off the tee and a left to right sloped green awaits the approach.
PAR 3 | HANDICAP 13
Take notice of the pin on this par-3, because for the best birdie chance you’ll want to be on the correct tier of this split level green.
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 17
Good tee shot leaves just a wedge into a wide but shallow green. Play to center of green clearing the deep greenside bunker. Excellent birdie chance.
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 11
Carefully placed tee shots just right of the fairway bunker are rewarded with a clear shot to an uphill narrow green. Stay left coming in.
PAR 3 | HANDICAP 5
Elevated tee places a premium on controlling trajectory on this par-3, which plays shorter than the yardage. Avoid the front greenside bunker.
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 7
Rio Secco’s signature hole requires a straight tee ball and rewards with a wedge or short iron to a gently back to front sloped green.
PAR 5 | HANDICAP 9
Ideal tee shot is to the edge of the split fairway and a receptive green greets both the run up and all-carry approaches. Get a birdie here.
PAR 5 | HANDICAP 3
Let it rip off the tee to a generous landing area, but only the biggest hitters will get home in two on this long five par. Amazingly, Tiger Woods had just 6-iron in for his second shot during his then course record setting 64.
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 16
Be careful how much you take off this dogleg left. On second shot, play to left side of green avoiding deep greenside bunker on right.
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 2
Hitting the fairway is crucial, leaving a long iron or fairway wood to a gently sloped back to front green. Escape with par and move on.
PAR 3 | HANDICAP 14
Control your distance on this short par-3, and play to center to avoid the gorge fronting this gently sloped left to right green.
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 10
Long hitters can go for the green off the tee but deep bunkers await the errant shot. A layup off the tee leaves just a wedge into this back to front sloped green. Excellent birdie opportunity for all players.
PAR 5 | HANDICAP 4
Wide driving area off tee with a demanding second shot. Choose your layup yardage well and leave your favorite yardage coming in. Danger lurks long and left of this green.
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 12
Hitting the fairway is the priority here, so take caution when cutting the corner on this gentle dogleg. Coming into the green, avoid the deep greenside bunker on right.
PAR 3 | HANDICAP 6
Choose your club wisely on this challenging par-3. Water protects the green short, and a deep swale bisects the green left and right. Par is a good score here.
PAR 5 | HANDICAP 18
Long hitters can get home in two on this demanding par-5, but everyone else must lay up short of the desert. Excellent opportunity for birdie.
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 8
What a view! Long par-4 demands a long straight drive and excellent distance control on the second shot. Par here makes post-round drinks in Janelas Restaurant & Bar even better.