El Diablo at Rancho Viejo R & CCEl Diablo at Rancho Viejo Resort & Country Club

El Diablo at Rancho Viejo Resort & Country Club
1 Rancho Viejo Dr
Rancho Viejo, Texas 78575
Cameron County

Phone(s): (956) 350-4000
Fax: (956) 350-5696
Website: rvrcc.com

When Dennis Arp sculpted the El Diablo course out of the vast citrus orchards, golf became the thing to do in Rancho Viejo. This full-service resort boasts two excellent 18-hole courses of championship quality that have played host to the PGA Tour Qualifying School for Curtis Strange, Craig Stadler, and Peter Jacobson, as well as the likes of Willie Nelson and Dean Martin who have participated in the club's annual Hacker's Tournament.

El Diablo (the devil) is the most demanding of the two layouts and earns its name with a design that features water on nine holes, ten dogleg holes, and large, undulating greens that are easy three-putts. Palm trees and tropical vegetation provide problems and out-of-bounds is always a factor, since the course sometimes routes between houses.

Hole 3 is one of the most difficult, a 440-yard dogleg left with water affecting both the drive and the approach. No. 14 is a long par 5 that doglegs twice around a lake, and the par 3 No. 16 plays 224 yards from the tips. The tee shot on 16 carries 120 yards of what was once part of the Rio Grande River. The large green is protected by bunkers, but is difficult to hit because of the wind. The smart player knows that the bail-out area short offers the chance for an up-and-down par.

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A view from tee at El Diablo Course from Rancho Viejo Resort & Country ClubA sunny view of green at El Diablo Course from Rancho Viejo Resort & Country Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Dennis W. Arp
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1971
  • Golf Season: Year Round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
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  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $37 - $72
  • Weekends: $37 - $72

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: Yes
  • Dress code: Collared Shirt, No Cutoffs, Denim OK
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Gold 70 6847 129 73.7
Red (W) 73 5979 131 75.5
Blue 70 6315 122 71.2
White (W) 73 5556 122 72.7

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