Rio Verde Life


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Golf
“Rio Verde has everything you expect and more from a private, member-owned country club.” - Carl and Joyce Carlson, Illinois

Rio Verde’s two golf courses are traditional in style. Wide fairways and subtle contours create a Midwestern-style golf experience that appeals to our diverse membership from all parts of the U.S. and Canada. The club’s personality and style of play suit everyone from competitive golfers making a run for the club championship to those looking for a more casual round with friends and family. The many active leagues and events make it easy to get involved and make new friends.

Membership is the gateway to a full golf and social experience here at Rio Verde. With family and individual membership opportunities Rio Verde offers a complete experience without the standard costs of membership. For more information please click here. Rio Verde Country Club is Proudly Managed by Troon Privé


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Fitness
Rio Verde has everything you need to up your fitness level.  With an array of daily classes, you are sure to find something to get you moving.  Join a water aerobics class, try Zumba, or tap-dance your way to good health in the dance studio. The fitness center has all the top of the line equipment for a healthy workout. Personal trainers are available to help you develop and maintain the right regimen. The large workout area features daily classes in Zumba, body sculpting, strength training, or yoga.  




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Tennis Club
“Tennis is an important part of the Rio Verde lifestyle, and we couldn’t ask for better facilities. Rated play here is the best we've ever found.” - Sue and Roger Kuhl, Minnesota

Grand games of tennis are played on Rio Verde’s six Nova’ProBounce courts, two of which are lighted. You can play casual games or join the tennis club and play in leagues, on traveling teams, and in rated tournaments. The club’s frequent mixed-doubles events followed by BYOB potlucks are always popular.

Rio Verde’s tennis pro shop has everything needed for an active and stylish game. The shop offers racquet stringing, demo racquets, and ball-machine rentals, as well as the latest, most fashionable tennis outfits. The resident tennis pro helps players of all levels develop their game during clinics and private lessons.

Rio Verde’s active tennis community warmly welcomes all residents of the Verdes and surrounding communities to join the tennis club. For complete membership information, contact Rio Verde’s tennis professional, Mike Davey, USPTA, at rioverdetennis@aol.com or 480-471-7178.


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Pickleball
“Rio Verde has excellent pickleball courts. The community has made a real commitment to this sport.” - Darlene Dailey, Colorado

One of the hottest new sports, pickleball has many enthusiastic players here. Rio Verde has four courts and provides balls and racquets for guests and those wanting to give it a try. Even those who have never picked up a racquet enjoy playing for pleasure, exercise, and lots of laughs. We offer casual play and competitive tournaments.

You can always find a game and a fun group at the pickleball courts.


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Bocce Ball
Rio Verde’s bocce ball court is a favorite gathering spot. This ancient Italian game closely resembles bowling and requires a bit of skill and strategy and a little luck. It is best played during cocktail hour with a nice glass of Italian wine or in the club’s Bocce, Beer, and Brats tournaments.


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Hiking & Walking Trails
Verdes Hiking Guide - Click Here

“We love hiking and biking in McDowell Park. Just knowing this parkland will always be here makes us smile.” - Jack and Jill Arnold, Michigan

Rio Verde is a hiker’s paradise, with the three-million-acre Tonto National Forest and 21,000-acre McDowell Mountain Regional Park just outside our front door. Rio Verde even has its own trailhead into McDowell. The park is open to hikers, mountain bikers, and horse-back riders. Pick any trail and enjoy towering saguaro cactus, desert flowers, birds, and the occasional large-eared jackrabbit.

Tonto National Forest extends from Rio Verde to northern Arizona. The forest is a wilderness, with rugged, unmarked trails and wild horses.

Hike in solitude or with friends, or join the Rio Verde hiking group, which organizes monthly, guided hikes throughout the area.

Golf Course Walking Trails
Every morning before the first tee time, Rio Verde residents are invited to walk or jog the cart paths of the golf courses. You can even walk your dog on a leash. A great way to start your Rio Verde day!




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Cycling
“We not only bike together at Rio Verde, many of us have become such good friends we take biking trips together.” - Ken and Grace Vos, Michigan

There are many passionate bicyclists in Rio Verde. Every Saturday morning, bikers gather for an organized ride that frequently ends with coffee and snacks at the Rio Verde Starbucks.

Avid bikers are impressed that Rio Verde is on the official Tour de Scottsdale 70-mile route noted for its wide bike lanes and beautiful Sonoran Desert scenery.

McDowell Park is the perfect place for mountain-bike enthusiasts. The trails are accessed from the Rio Verde trail-head. 


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Art
Free your creative self among friends. Rio Verde’s on-site art studio offers professionally guided classes in drawing and painting and plenty of room for many easels. Learn from local artists how to make decorative gourds, wooden sculptures, and jewelry. Join the art league and enjoy or even help organize art shows, demonstrations, or the monthly Phoenix Art Museum lectures.

Rio Verde is a wonderful place to try something new.


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Pool
Rio Verde’s resort-style heated pool and spa are beautifully landscaped with a waterfall and colorful plantings.

You’ll know you’re in a desert oasis as you enjoy lap lanes, a free-swim area, water-aerobics classes, twilight volleyball and plenty of deck space to soak up the abundant sun.


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Saddle Club
“Join us and venture into the Tonto National Forest wilderness with the Rio Verde Saddle Club.” - John Williamson, Ohio

Established in 1979, the member-owned club provides facilities and full-time care for members’ horses. Located at Rio Verde Ranch, near the Verde River picnic area, the club’s facilities include a 14-stall barn, pens, exercise paddocks, a tack and food storage shed, and an exercise arena. The Saddle Club has an experienced on-site wrangler for feeding, cleaning, and general care of the horses and maintenance of the facilities. The riding season is from November to early May, with members caring for their horses elsewhere during the summer months. Saddle Club memberships are available to property owners in the Verdes.


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