The Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort - Ocean Course

3.4044941176 3.4 stars from 5 (42)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6782 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover Card

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 2.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 42 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

33 out of 42 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort   Great for a weekend splurge locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks  

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"Fun course with an Awesome 16th hole by the Ocean"


RettJ's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great scenery, nice course."


Rockmanrob's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Disappointing"


sstuetzle's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Mystery yardage"


golf5413's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great at discount rate"


Gunther2309234's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Carribean golf experience"


JMo21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Needs an Overhaul"


u000004836085's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



raja1938's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"overpriced River course"


u00000147680's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Older Layout in need of yardage markers"


ctbisagna's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

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.....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Amazing Courses"


smenosky's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Vacation golf"


jgoodman210's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course for the money"


burroughsford's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Poor Condition & GF too much"


Garry1675881's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"nice resort course"


classiced's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lousy conditions"


rarx's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Not worth the money!!!!!"


Orlando8374282's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Tee boxes & some greens need help"


flako21's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm a PR resident and frequent golfer at Rio Mar.<br/> I don't appreciate the recently added fees from the hotel for golf.<br/> 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!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not worth the money"


JubaGirl's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointing"


dvisich48's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mediocre layout, in so so condition that took almost three hours to play on front nine. Would not go back


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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