Forty-four years young, Rio Verde Country Club continues to enchant members and visitors.
One of the most active of Arizona’s active-adult communities, Rio Verde takes full advantage of its location in the McDowell foothills adjacent to the Tonto National Forest, offering clubs for hikers, bikers and horse-lovers. Thirty-six holes of Midwestern-style golf, six tennis courts (two lighted), pickleball and bocce courts, heated resort-style pool and fitness and swimming programs help fill members’ days. There is also a first-rate art studio. A clubhouse renovation adds even more to the Rio Verde experience. Visitors and prospective members can rent homes with golf and other club privileges.
Speak to those who live and play in Rio Verde just northeast of Phoenix and you’ll probably hear, “This is the perfect fit for our lifestyle!”
Originally a slice of what was known as Box Bar Ranch, the bucolic property nestled along the Verde River on the edge of the Tonto National Forest is as stunning today as it was when the developers first envisioned it as an ideal retreat for golf and nature lovers alike. Wrapped in blue skies and Arizona sunshine, Rio Verde feels far away, yet is still a short drive away from spectacular restaurants, theaters, shopping, museums and more. Truly a total club lifestyle with spectacular weather for being outdoors and staying active, Rio Verde is tailored perfectly to fill the days with endless opportunities to connect and build friendships that deepen over time.
Although Full Membership is not limited to those who live in Rio Verde, every homeowner is a Social Member of the club. When combined with the 36-holes of parkland-style golf, fantastic food (dine in, take out, or delivery), social calendar, and signature events, members stay as busy as they please. The majestic natural surroundings are perfect for a hike, bike, or run, while tennis, pickle ball, swimming, fitness, bocce, book clubs, mahjong, bridge and more can be found right at home! And as the evening skies explode with stars, block parties and improvised gatherings are just an invitation away.
Golf is elemental to this full life. Members play for both the thrill of the sport and pure joy of the game. And whether they’re out to play for three hours of three holes, Rio Verde’s professional staff, extensive practice facility, and open fairways provide plenty of opportunity to get into golf. Unlike many private clubs, Rio Verde’s members don’t have food and beverage minimums or pay trail fees (non-residents don’t pay to use the club’s carts). Full membership provides unlimited access to dining and events, plus 36-holes of golf, driving range, three putting greens and bunker/chipping complex. Because Rio Verde Country Club is managed by Troon, members can request tee times at 75 other private clubs and receive discounts of up to 50% off at resort and daily-fee facilities around the world.
Those seeking a little piece of paradise are invited to see firsthand what makes Rio Verde the perfect place to live and play. Get connected to one of the Preferred Realtors, rent a home with built-in golf or social privileges, or try the Preview Membership, which provides either the Full Golf or Individual golf benefits for one to six months, and is available for residents and non-residents.
From its magical setting and exceptional club and community amenities, to the warm and friendly people who make Rio Verde an incredible place to live and play, this is a place to stay busy and happy.
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