|Related Sections:||Downey||Los Angeles County|
Rio Hondo Golf Club10627 Old River School Rd
Downey, CA 90241
Phone: (562)927-2329Fax: (562)928-6245
This course is owned and operated by the City of Downey. In 1994, the city invested over $5 million dollars to completely renovate the course's design. This project was led by architect Gerald W. Pirkl. This once flat course now has large mounds and moguls coming into play on every hole. Four new lakes have been added to the design, they come into play on seven holes. All the narrow fairways are lined by large mature pine trees and bordered by a standard cut of rough. The greens have been completely redesigned. Instead of the once small and hard-surfaced greens of the past, the course now has large, slightly undulating greens that are soft enough to hold your shots. Good course management during the front nine holes is a must if you wish to shoot a low score. This course has two outstanding holes finishing off each nine. Hole #9, a 416-yard, par 4, requires a tee shot to a small landing area guarded by a lake on the left and huge mounds on the right, then an approach shot to a green that is protected by several large white-sand bunkers. Hole #18, a 424-yard, par 4, requires a long tee shot, then an approach shot to a green that has a large tree blocking approach shots from the left and out-of-bounds stakes on the right. The 5,657-yard men's tee also has a ladies' course rating of 72.5 and a slope of 124. The 6,030-yard men's tee also has a ladies' course rating of 74.6 and a slope of 128. Discounts are only available for the residents of Downey.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Bermuda Grass|
|Dress Code:||Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK|
|Season:||Open all year|
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