The Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort - Ocean Course

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3.7
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
7
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
91.5%
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4.0
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Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
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4.0
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3.0
Value
3.0
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4.5
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4.5
Amenities
3.5
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4.5
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6782
Slope 132
Rating 73.8
Type Resort
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Ocean Course - Rio Mar Country Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6782 yards 73.8 132
Blue 72 6435 yards 71.8 130
White 72 6083 yards 68.4 123
Red 72 5450 yards 72.6 126
Scorecard for Ocean Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.8/132 363 399 519 171 490 344 393 205 406 3290 397 562 190 405 354 508 238 420 418 3492 6782
Blue M: 71.8/130 351 385 485 155 485 330 368 190 378 3127 384 537 170 390 340 490 219 380 398 3308 6435
White M: 68.4/123 337 357 469 144 475 313 336 175 344 2950 369 517 155 374 318 469 191 362 378 3133 6083
Red W: 72.6/126 297 336 377 118 425 298 277 152 276 2556 334 468 140 358 301 450 172 322 349 2894 5450
Handicap 11 1 3 17 5 13 9 15 7 12 4 18 14 16 2 10 6 8
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 35 71

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.

Reviews

3.7
43

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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Recommended
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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 50 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
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
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
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
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
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good course for the money

It's a nice course with a reasonably interesting layout. It seemed to be undergoing some improvements as there were piles of sand in some places. That would be good as the course was in somewhat rough shape with pervasive patchy lies and shaggy greens. The practice range was good, though there weren't many balls out, and the staff was very friendly. We were late because of sketchy directions and traffic, but they very kindly let us play anyway. It was a nice day and the course was nice for the price ($95 each).

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor Condition & GF too much

As pointed out in other reviews, interesting that they call it the ocean course when there is only one hole, par 3 16th, that runs along the ocean. The condition of the course was bad. From the very first hole, all the right edge first cut rough along cart path was GUR. Needless to say, carts had to stay on paths. It was 80 plus degrees, 2pm tee off and the course was soaked wet, not from rain, obviously overwatered, walking through sodden fairways and balls plugging on the fairways. A general lack of definition between fairway and first cut, as though it needed cutting. Sometimes just difficult to see the actual shape and layout of the hole. All that said, the greens weren't too bad and I enjoyed my round of golf, HOWEVER, I wouldn't bother going back. They should reduce the Green Fee when the condition is so poor, it's not worth the money they are asking. I paid just 20$ more to play Bahia and the conditions there are far superior, night and day!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

nice resort course

the course is very nice if you can get the hot deal, i paid 65.00 to play and that is about what it should be, there are other courses nearby but much more expensive. the course: wide generous fairways the rough was deceivingly thick you could be standing next to your ball and not see it but it was playable, the greens overall were in good shape a couple had fungus around the edges but very playable. this is a nice resort course it doesnt beat you up too bad on errant shots and is still a challenge for all levels

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

Lousy conditions

My wife and i played this course. Tee boxes are in terrible condition, fairways and rough not much better and the greens were autrocious, like playing on velcro....the pace of play was fine since we were the only ones out in the afternoon. You can only see the ocean from one hole. And its an ugly par 3 in bad shape. For what you pay to play here it is not worth the money. I have played munincipal courses in better condition. I would definitely not recommend this course to anyone.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Not worth the money!!!!!

The course is mostly flat and not very challenging. Expect high winds. There were no drink offered during the course only 1 bottle of water at the beginning. This course is very pretty but not challenging but I really enjoy the peacefulness and ambient of the course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tee boxes & some greens need help

I'm a PR resident and frequent golfer at Rio Mar. I don't appreciate the recently added fees from the hotel for golf. That being said, everyone from the clubhouse, restaurant, attendants and even the landscaping crew, all are very nice people. The courses themselves need a little more attention placed on tee boxes and greens. Other than that, great golf!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
3.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Not worth the money

We were excited to play the Rio Mar Ocean Course to find the overall condition of the course to be minimum at best. The most disappointing part of the course is how the signature hole 16 has been butchered. The lack of a cart path (now in sand) and the plastic chairs by the ocean and the high-rise condo's make this hole "a joke.". What was the management thinking? My friend played here 16 years ago and found the course to be delightful and encouraged us to play. We won't be recommending this to anyone who might us.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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