The community of Rio Verde is located just a 10-minute drive away from Troon North in Scottsdale. Rio Verde is an active adult community – for adults age 55 and over. In the heart of the high Sonoran Desert, Rio Verde Country Club features two private championship golf courses and a host of amenities designed for the discriminating lifestyles of today’s active adults. Rio Verde is known for being unpretentious and friendly, and residents have a strong sense of community. The community offers golf events, wine dinners, Sunday brunch, dinner dances, and much more. The Rio Verde Community Center has a library, exercise facilities, card rooms, an art studio, a dance studio, pickle ball courts.
The community also has 6 tennis courts (2 lighted) and a newly renovated swimming pool that offers year-round water aerobic classes. Rio Verde’s location provides a gateway to hiking, biking, horseback riding, and other sport/outdoor activities. To Rio Verde’s western boundary lies the McDowell Mountain Regional Park. South of the community, residents will find the Fort McDowell Indian Community. The Tonto National Forest creates the eastern border with nearly 3 million acres of protected land. The close proximity to this vast amount of parkland provides for the variety of outdoor amenities that many active adults seek. The community is just 10 minutes from Fountain Hills and 55 miles to Sky Harbor International Airport. There is a fire station within the community, as well as full emergency medical services and an ambulance.
The community covers 762 acres, featuring custom homes, captivating villas, and 200 acres of golf course. Most homes offer scenic views of either the surrounding desert, the Tonto National Forest or the manicured fairways of the two 18-hole golf courses. The HOA is resident-owned and debt free. Residents in Rio Verde do not pay town or school taxes, only county taxes.
Rio Verde Country Club
The equity member-owned Rio Verde Country Club features two private championship golf courses that were renovated under the guidance of Tom Lehman between 2007 and 2009. The Quail Run and White Wing courses seamlessly integrate the natural landscape with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Golf enthusiasts of all skill levels will enjoy a challenging, yet fun experience. Both courses are walkable, traditional park-style tracts, and are approximately 6,500 yards from the back tees. The slopes range from 100 to 121 depending upon which tee you play. Practice facilities are available and include a driving range as well as several putting and chipping greens. Membership is by application and open to residents and non-residents alike. The beautiful 27,000 sq. ft. clubhouse is designed for indoor and outdoor enjoyment with a floor plan that maximizes sunset views from outdoor terraces. Two dining rooms offer service and cuisine in a friendly and casually elegant environment. The pro shop provides everything from professional lessons to golf apparel and equipment.
School-aged children in Rio Verde generally attend schools in the Cave Creek Unified School District.
Rio Verde is:
- 33 minutes away from the Loop 101 Freeway
- 37 minutes away from Scottsdale Airport
- 42 minutes away from the 51 Freeway
- 47 minutes away from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
- 48 minutes away from Scottsdale Fashion Square
If you’re looking for the active adult lifestyle in a rural setting, Rio Verde is a great place to start your search. Contact the Matheson Team for more information.
Rio Verde has two private championship golf courses. Golf enthusiasts of all skill levels will enjoy a challenging, yet fun experience on either the Quail Run or White Wing. Both are walker-friendly, parkland-style tracts with edge-to-edge grass. They are both approximately 6,500-yards from the back tees. The slopes range from 100 to 121 depending upon which tee you play. Practice facilities are available and include a driving range as well as several putting and chipping greens.
The 27,000 sq. ft. clubhouse is designed for indoor and outdoor enjoyment with a floor plan that maximizes sunset views from outdoor terraces. There are two dining areas, one for more formal dining and the other for casual gatherings.
The pro shop provides everything from lessons to golf apparel and equipment.
Members of the Rio Verde Country Club have access to many club amenities:
- 2 heated swimming pools
- 6 Tennis courts (2 lighted) with an on-site tennis pro
- 2 pickleball courts
Membership is by application and open to residents and non-residents.
Private Golf & Country Club
Rates as of July, 2014
Resident Members can use their own carts with No Trail Fees. Members do not pay a food and beverage minimum. Golfing groups include Men’s MGA, Women’s WGA, Competitive Traveling Teams, Monthly Couple Events and three major Member-Guest Events, as well as numerous clubhouse activities. Both resident and non-resident membership levels are available.
There is presently no initiation fee. (Past year initiation was $20,000)
Full Memberships pay dues of $666 per month, per couple
Individual Memberships pay 70% of full member dues
Limited Memberships pay only 50% of full-member dues and 50% of the guest green fees when they golf. This membership level is for less frequent golfers
Seasonal Memberships are available for Rental Guests in Rio Verde with one day, 7 day and 30 day terms
Recreational amenities in Rio Verde include:
- 2 private championship golf courses
- Exercise facilities
- Card rooms
- Art studio
- Dance studio
- Pickle ball courts
- 6 tennis courts (2 lighted)
- Newly renovated swimming pool (that offers year-round water aerobic classes)
- Hiking, biking, horseback riding, and other sport/outdoor activities