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4.1
50 Reviews (50)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
97.4%
Recommend this course
41 out of 50 reviews
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4.3
3 Reviews (3)
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4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.3
6 Reviews (6)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6782 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.8
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Ocean Course - Rio Mar Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1975
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1975) George Fazio (1975)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover Card
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Puerto Rico (2019 #5)

Reviews

4.1
50 Reviews (50)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 9
Bunkers 8
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 9
Locals 7
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 9

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful scenery all around

Mountain/Jungle views, beachfront holes, lakes, birds etc. Awesome golfing only 30 minutes from San Juan. Green and sandtrap conditions are excellent although it was raining, very wet and cart path only. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Muddy fun

The ocean course is probably amazing during dry periods, But I wonder if the course is even irrigated properly. There was standing water in many locations and golf carts should not have been allowed to go onto the fairways even though there were many muddy golf tracks across what would have been beautifully maintained fairways.
I’d like to play this course again, but I couldn’t bring myself to pay for it unless I could see drier conditions. The golf ball would literally get plugged into the fairway from a good shot. The funny thing is the greens were fairly dry and rolled true. The tee boxes we also well maintained.
Also the golf carts don’t have GPS, and finding yardage markers is rather difficult. Of course you can use the 150 markers and if you have GPS on your watch or phone, or a rangefinder you’ll be fine..
Hoping this was only an isolated experience.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

A Fun Layout

While there is only one hole along the ocean the ocean course is fair, picturesque and the greens were very true. Enjoyed the different shore birds along the track Also at least 5 large iguanas who seemed as curious as we were. They seemed to be scoring better, however.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Amazing golf courses Río Mar. Wyndham Resorrt

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

Solid tropical golf experience

The George Fazio-design Ocean Course has at least a couple of things going for it. It's a very playable layout at a terrific resort, and it has views of the Caribbean Sea. The layout and holes won't blow you away, but there's nothing unenjoyable about this experience.

It has also recovered nicely from Hurricane Maria. After undergoing a bunker renovation, it looks better than ever. There's also talk that it may get new greens, which would really elevate the course's status.

And if you're playing here, be sure to have lunch at the new Roots Coastal Kitchen at the Wyndham Rio Mar Resort next door, which has a variety of fresh Caribbean dishes, pizzas, desserts and drinks you won't likely forget.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

The golf now rate was fantastic, and the course is in great shape with a very nice layout

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice!!!

The course conditions and layout is very nice... Most of the staff need to improve their people’s skills

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course with an Awesome 16th hole by the Ocean

The staff was very friendly and happy to have me there at their course.

The course is in decent shape, except the bunkers are bad. The bunkers are being redone so right now they are bad, but when they are completed they will be very nice. The layout is fun and somewhat challenging. There is lots of water hazards. For paying $200 I expected the course to be much nicer and in much better condition, but the course went through a MAJOR hurricane less than 9 months ago, so I didn't expect too much as far as pristine course conditions.
The greens were a little shaggy and bumpy.
The highlight of the course is hole #16 which sits right next to the ocean (hence the name Ocean Course). The scenery and ocean were spectacular. The wind coming off the ocean make the long, par 3 hole very challenging.
I really enjoyed playing the course except for the bunkers. Hole #16 makes the entire round very worth while.
The clubhouse is closed due to renovation. The temporary clubhouse is a portable trailer.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great scenery, nice course.

The course played well. It has some great scenery, so don't forget your camera. Overall had a great time playing the course, went on a weekday and wasn't crowded at all. I recommend this course if you get a chance to play there.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointing

I arrived a day early, planned on hitting some balls at the range. Took the hotel shuttle and was informed the range was closed - no staff to run it that day. Next day I arrived at 9am for my 11am tee time - no one greeted me. Wanted to grab some breakfast at the restaurant, then hit balls. Was told the restaurant didn't open until 11, and the range was again closed; this time because of the rain the previous evening. Cart was at least 8 years old - cart path only restriction. Cannot believe they charge almost $200 for this course - I did get it at half price through GolfNow and STILL feel like I paid twice what it was worth. The ONE ocean hole is very pretty and the overall layout is decent. Condition was not what I expected from a high end resort course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Mystery yardage

I made the mistake of paying full price, not really worth playing at the rack rate. Saving grace was they let my nine year old son play for free. Course was in marginal condition, definitely needs a refresh. We followed a charity tournament and they didn't rake traps. The easiest improvement they could make is to add yardage markers! Most holes only had 150 sticks so I was guessing for my approach shots the whole round.

The course is in a beautiful location; wonderful scenery abound. Could be a golf destination with some improvements.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great at discount rate

Great value at the discount rate. Most courses in PC are way to overpriced. This course was very nice-well maintained and in overall beautiful shape. The signing was limited and without prior course knowledge a bit confusing. Play with a person who knows the course. Greens are not super fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Carribean golf experience

From start to finish, my experience was excellent. I booked on GolfNow for the Hot Rate and played 18 holes of speedy golf for well under a hundred bucks. Played the front 9 by myself (and about 50 iguanas... very cool) in about an hour. Joined up with a twosome on the back and still finished in 3 1/2 hours. Like others have mentioned, the "Ocean" course is a bit of a misnomer, but the par 3 along the beach is quite a hole 238 from the back tees. Beautiful!!! I look forward to more visits to Puerto Rico and I will surely be back to the Ocean Course at Rio Mar!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs an Overhaul

Really run down. On a par with a mediocre public course in the states.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

overpriced River course

I played the River course at Wyndham "resort" I knew i was in trouble when I saw/heard they had gas carts , I overpaid for this course at $128, not worth it, later did I learn they had a round on golf now for $50, that's about what it's worth, course was so so, greens fair but not fast, range was $15 for all day good deal.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Older Layout in need of yardage markers

Unlike River Course, this older design needs a refresh from the designers and yardage markers both in fairways and at the multiple tee boxes available. Guessing in windy conditions not fun as I left several shots out there due to no yardage help. Bring range finder.
For the money though (booked thru golf now) u save big.... Like the design but would prefer playing River course. Much more challenging... only 1 hole on "Ocean" course and was nice..but expected more holes near the sands.....

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing Courses

We played both the River on 12/21/16 and the Ocean on 12/24/16 and loved them both. Great deal with GolfNow at $50pp for 18 w/cart! In the 2 days we were there, we must have seen well over 100 iguanas! The scenery on the River is more rainforest, on the ocean side (just one 3 par on the ocean) was very beautiful and more open with ponds. We did get caught in pop up rain storms on both courses, but it's quickly there and quickly over-so be prepared. Only issue we had was how high priced the beer was-$6-$8 for a beer. Highly recommend these courses. Tip: The river does not come back to the clubhouse at the turn, but you can order food from the cart girl!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Vacation golf

Had an excellent round at Rio Mar ocean course. Played the river course 8 years ago. Nice courses great golf now price. Excellent resort.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good

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