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RVCC GEM Award Winner, 2nd Year in A Row

The RVCC is a 2014 AWGA GEM (Golf Endorsed by Members) winner. This is the second year in a row that RVCC has received this important award. The award is given by the Arizona Women’s Golf Association to clubs whose women members and their guests indicate on surveys the highest level of satisfaction with their club. According to the AWGA, it is a noteworthy honor for a club to receive the award two years in a row. To be a GEM, a club must excel in customer service, course conditions, playability for women, food and beverage, clubhouse and facilities, and golf shop merchandise. Congratulations to all RVCC members and staff for offering an award-winning golf experience.

Rio Verde is the Recipient of the 2013 GEM Designation

This designation recognizes the top 22 golf courses in Arizona that are "recommended by women for women to play." Please click here to download the GEM Article PDF.
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    • Rio Verde Country Club Chosen as Site for 2013 Arizona Women’s Golf Association Opening Tournament

      Rio Verde Country Club’s Quail Run golf course will be the site for the AWGA’s opening tournament on Sunday, February 17. The tournament will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun followed by a luncheon and awards. The format will be Four-Ball Stroke Play, which is often referred to as the Better Ball of Partners. The cost per 2-person team in $200 ($100 per player) and includes cart and lunch.

      Players must be members of the AWGA, at least 13 years old, and have a maximum handicap index of 36. The handicaps of members of each 2-person team may not differ by more than 8 strokes. The tournament will be flighted with a maximum of 100 golfers. Prizes will be awarded for overall gross and net champions and gross and net flight winners.

      According to Darryl Janisse, Rio Verde’s Head Golf Professional, “Quail Run’s excellent condition is one of the reasons the AWGA choose Rio Verde.” Janisse went on to say, “We’re looking forward to showing off our golf courses, club house and friendly members to the AWGA’s women golfers.”
      To register for the tournament go to For more information about the Rio Verde Country Club lifestyle go to

      Contact Darryl Janisse, Rio Verde’s Head Golf Professional, at 480-471-9420


      Collegiate Women's Tournament Features 17 Teams From Across the Country

      The 2013 Rio Verde Invitational, a 54-hole golf tournament featuring 17 collegiate women’s golf teams from across the country, will be held at Rio Verde Country Club, March 7-10.

      Practice rounds will take place on Thursday, Mar. 7, while tournament play will run from Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10. Competition will take place on Rio Verde’s White Wing Golf Course, with shotgun starts set for 1 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

      This is the 11th edition of the Rio Verde Invitational, and once again will be hosted by Western Michigan University, the host team for all 11 of these tournaments. Please click here to Download the Full Press Release.


      Rio Verde Country Club to Host the AWGA Season Opener — Sunday, Feb. 17

      The Arizona Women’s Golf Association has chosen Rio Verde Country Club as the site for the opening tournament of the 2013 Season. The Four-Ball Stroke Play tournament will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun on the Quail Run course. This tournament is open to female amateur golfers who are AWGA members in good standing. The age limit to play is 13 years old and the golf index maximum is 36. Prizes will be awarded to Overall Gross and Net Champions as well as Gross and Net flight prizes. The cost is $200 per team. The field is limited to 50 teams/100 players. AWGA members wishing to play in the tournament can go to for more information and to register.



      Rio Verde Country Club’s Ambassador Membership Preview Program for Resident, Non-Resident and Individual Golf Memberships offers a 40% discount on the initiation fee if a membership is purchased within 2 months of signing up as a Preview Member. No dues are paid until January 1, 2013. Contact Jo Lewis, Rio Verde’s Membership Coordinator, at 1-877-746-8373 or  for details on the Ambassador Preview Program.

      Rio Verde 2012 Collegiate Results - March 2012

      Rio Verde Invitational - March 2012

      Rio Verde Audobon Green Community Press Release - February 2012

      Rio Verde Earns Audubon International Green Community Award - Audubon Community Initiative
      Amputee Golfers Playing in Championship at Rio Verde - Scottsdale Republic, October 2011
      Rio Verde to Host the National Amputee Golf Association National Championship - September 2011