Rio Mar - Ocean
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.
April 27, 2015
Mediocre layout, in so so condition that took almost three hours to play on front nine. Would not go back
March 1, 2015
Perfect island warm up course
They should call the course Lakes because that is what your playing around most of the holes. Course was in nice shape...with a couple of ground under repair areas. It is very forgiving off the tee and with the views on some of the holes (16th to be exact) an errant tee shot won't ruining your chance of saving Par. In fact, the only hole that has a view of the ocean is the 16th hole. It is breath taking Par 3 even with the new condo building being built next to the hole. The staff was very friendly and the prices were reasonable of drinks and food.
If your looking for a good location and a reasonable rate on the island I would recommend the Wyndham resort. It's between the two premiere golf resorts on the island. (Trump International & EL Conquistador)
January 28, 2015
One of Puerto Rico's best!!
Course was in good shape it had rained and was muddy in some spots. Greens varied on the roll of putts. Lots of large iguanas that are not afraid of people, but not harmful either. Even thought it is called the Ocean course there is only one hole that runs along the ocean (beautiful). Don't let this keep you from playing however. We played blue tees and course was beautiful and green. Hope to play again.
January 19, 2015
Nice course but poor conditions due to weather
Course was very muddy, but there was a lot of rain the days before we played. Cart path only most holes. I would have cancelled if I could, but that's the chance you take.
December 28, 2014
We concur with another review about theater issues, only got through 14 and were flooded out. Unfortunately due to earlier rain the course was cruel no roll or bounce, played the sister course River and it was fabulous and expect Ocean to be the same in drier conditions, it a repeater
December 1, 2014
Nice warm up course
When it rains Rio Mar holds the water. Cart path only and muddy fairways were present on 6 holes. Course layout is nice. I have played here for the past 19 years, but the course is showing some wear. Several greens were in burned and tired. Overall a good place to start your golfing trip on the Island.
November 13, 2014
This was my first time playing in PR. The course was in good condition. No noticeable defects. There were 2 small areas near greens under construction but did not factor into play at all. The course is mainly flat but lots of dog legs, and some strategic bunkers . The signature #16 was beautiful on the left (ocean) but there is a high rise being constructed on the right, slightly distracting.
Pace was very slow. I was a single player and it took me 4 hours and 40 min for the round.
The staff was good, spoke English well. The starter was very friendly. He actually moved some carts for me so I could park, as there was no parking spots when I arrived (course was busy and lot is small). The driving range was large and not busy. The girls at the bar inside the club were friendly, helpful, and easy on the eyes.
My favorite part about this course was all the iguanas running around freely! They were really cool to watch.
Note that this course does NOT accept cash anywhere except inside the clubhouse bar. All outdoor snack stands, and all beverage carts are credit card only. Kind of strange to me, but Maybe it is an island thing?
Overall this is a great course and I will definitely recommend it and play it again.
November 3, 2014