Rio Mar Country Club - Ocean golf course - no. 3
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Rio Mar Country Club - Ocean golf course - no. 3
The third hole on the Ocean Course at Rio Mar Country Club is a long par 5. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Rio Mar Country Club - Ocean golf course - no. 4
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Rio Mar Country Club - Ocean golf course - no. 4
Iguanas can be found on the Ocean Course at Rio Mar Country Club in Puerto Rico. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Rio Mar Country Club - Ocean golf course - no. 6
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Rio Mar Country Club - Ocean golf course - no. 6
No. 6 on the Ocean Course at Rio Mar Country Club is a short par 4 that features a well protected, sloping green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Rio Mar Country Club - Ocean golf course - no. 7
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Rio Mar Country Club - Ocean golf course - no. 7
The par-4 seventh on the Ocean Course at Rio Mar Country Club plays downhill to a peninsula green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Rio Mar Country Club - Ocean golf course - no. 9
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Rio Mar Country Club - Ocean golf course - no. 9
The par-4 ninth hole on the Ocean Course at Rio Mar Country Club has a narrow, slightly elevated green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Service at Rio Mar C.C. is exceptional, down to the handmade tropical drinks made at the turn. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Rio Mar Country Club - Ocean golf course - 1st and 10th tee
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Rio Mar Country Club - Ocean golf course - 1st and 10th tee
At Ocean Course at Rio Mar Country Club, the first and 10th holes play beside one another, as does the 18th hole to the right. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Rio Mar C.C. - Ocean golf course - no. 12
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Rio Mar C.C. - Ocean golf course - no. 12
The par-3 12th hole on the Ocean Course at Rio Mar C.C. is a 190-yard shot to an elevated green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Rio Mar Country Club - Ocean golf course - no. 17
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Rio Mar Country Club - Ocean golf course - no. 17
The 17th hole on the Ocean Course at Rio Mar Country Club is a challenging, 420-yard par 4. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Rio Mar Country Club - Ocean golf course - no. 16
The 16th hole on the Ocean Course at Rio Mar Country Club is a long par 3 that plays beside the beach. Courtesy of Rio Mar Country Club

Land more popular than water at Rio Mar Country Club's Ocean golf course in Puerto Rico

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico -- The original course at Rio Mar Country Club, the Ocean Course , dates back to 1975.

The course, located on the north shore between Trump International Golf Club and El Conquistador Golf Club, was a collaboration between George Fazio and his nephew Tom Fazio. It winds along small ponds and features the El Yunque Rain Forest as a backdrop. It plays a maximum yardage of 6,782 yards from the championship tees.

The course gets its "ocean" moniker thanks to the par-3 16th hole that is a long, 200-plus-yard hole that plays beside the beach. The remainder of the course plays more inland on gently rolling land that makes for a traditional course design. Unique to the Ocean Course is that there are no sprinkler heads, only natural irrigation.

The country club, which also features the Greg Norman-designed River Course, is part of the Wyndham Rio Mar Resort, which is set on 500 acres and features tennis courts, a spa and casino among many other amenities.

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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Land more popular than water at Rio Mar Country Club's Ocean golf course in Puerto Rico
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