Was played at the end of February 2021 and was really dissapointed. First of all I heard a lot good review as it is one of the best course in region. Concerning architecture and picturesque this golf course is bit boring with attractive view only in some holes. In general condition of fields and surroundings were average, but fairways playable, greens could be faster. Golf course is not very challenging. All you need is accuracy and bit distance from tee (from club tees). For long hitters mostly par 5 greens are reachable by two. There are some water hazards, some hilly landscape and it is all challenge. Value for price I found low.
No doubt every golf course rating is always a subject with a lot of subjectivity, depending on various criteria. I always rating by the following criteria: course complexity or challenging, fields condition (especially greens & fairways), service (only what you can get: buggie, club rent, condition of clubs, the amount of choice and etc. except staff and other subjective things that depends on your or staff mood), surrounding views or pleasure to the eyes and definitely value for the price. All criteries will be rating from 1 to 5 stars. Concerning Rio Real golf course my personal opinion is follow:
1. Challenging - 3*
2. Condition - 3* (could be better)
3. Service - 3*
4. Surroundings - 3*
5. Value for the price - 2,5*
I‘m doubt to play here again.
Date: April 07, 2021