Rio Secco's layout gives you three different looks. There are six holes on plateaus with breathtaking views of the city, six holes in a broad desert wash and six holes laid in step canyons. As play progresses, so does the challenge as the course weaves through the ever-changing terrain. The highlight of this 18-hole layout is the portion which overlooks Las Vegas. By simply standing on the tee box, one can get an ideal panoramic view of everything the valley has to offer. Rio Secco Golf Club was designed and built in 1997 by golf course architect Rees Jones. When Rio Secco opened in 1997 Golf Digest and Golf Magazine voted it among the top ten new courses. In 2003/2004 Golf Digest - "America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses." Voted the # 1 public access course in Nevada by the Las Vegas PGA membership poll along with many other awards.