Rio Secco Golf Club

Rio Secco Golf Club was designed by the renowned architect, Rees Jones, The U.S. Open Doctor. The holes sprawl about the Las Vegas valley and through the beautiful Seven Hills community.

Official Rio Secco description:

“Through the creativity and vision of Rees Jones, Rio Secco perfectly embodies the modern spirit of the game. Marked by impeccable conditions, stunning scenery, and awe inspiring elevation changes, Rio Secco sets the stage for a dream round! The front nine is highlighted by several holes routed through the club’s namesake, which means “Dry River” in Portuguese, flanked by steep canyon walls. The back nine begins with a climb to a plateau featuring commanding views of The Strip and the entire Las Vegas valley below. Several holes require carries over dramatic native desert canyons, though thoughtfully placed forward tee boxes soften the carries for playability and fun for every level of golfer.” reader comment

“Rio Secco is a beautiful course shaped through the natural arroyos and canyons on the south end of the valley. The front 9 is a little more “open” then the back, and there is a great mix of elevated tees. You definitely need to know your club distances and trust the yardage book, as many holes look longer than they actually are. Great mix of Par 3s, short/long Par 4s, and 3 long Par 5s, with a short one thrown in. The 18th is the best finishing hole I have seen in the valley, especially at twilight with the Strip lights in the distance. Definitely worth a visit while in Vegas, and worth a round or 2 a year if you live here.”

Rio Secco is also home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf. Harmon is the former swing coach of Tiger Woods (Tiger has the course record of 64 at Rio Secco), and currently teaches Adam Scott, Natalie Gulbis (a resident at Lake Las Vegas Resort) and many other world-renowned players. Rio Secco also hosts big-time events including Tiger Jam and others.

The sister course to Rio Secco is Cascata, another Rees Jones design.

Las Vegas Golfers Need To Know

  • Rio Secco was rated a top 10 new golf course by GOLF and Golf Digest
  • USA Today named the course a top 10 golf resort for 2000
  • Groups, wedding and events are welcome at Rio Secco
  • The Butch Harmon School of Golf is onsite


  • Course: 18 Holes
  • Course Type: Resort
  • Architect: Rees Jones
  • Opened: 1997
  • Season: Year around
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