Las Vegas Pro-Am
November 29 – 15, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
Rio Secco Golf ClubThe Rees Jones-designed golf course at Rio Secco Golf Club unfolds over the rugged high desert foothills overlooking Las Vegas. The unique location and exceptional design combine to deliver one of the finest golf experiences in the game.
Initially opening for play in 1997, Jones “The US Open Doctor” was called on to enhance Rio Secco in 2017. “The course has matured substantially in 20 years,” said Jones. “This renovation project gave us the opportunity to reclaim and enhance the features and shot options that made Rio Secco so special in the first place. We expanded the playability of the golf course, while increasing the nuances to challenge the best players in the game. Golfers will find Rio Secco to be an even more memorable experience that presents a different test with every round. It’s a great place to play on a daily basis.” Jones’ upgrades include completely new greens, bunkers, forward tee boxes and an expanded practice facility. 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, and the finishing holes amble up, down and along a series rocky desert ridges.
Rio Secco is home to Golf Digest’s #1 instructor, Butch Harmon, who teaches everyone from tour pros to amateurs at the Butch Harmon School of Golf, located on property.