Rio Mar - Ocean
Flora and fauna muy bonita
The economy in Puerto Rico is depressed and that is evident at this resort and golf club. I do like the Ocean course more than the River course. It is more scenic which takes your mind off of the crumbling cart paths and plywood patched bridges. They had plenty of staff which I was happy to see and except for the old caballero in the snack snack they were neither friendly nor helpful. While I live and work in PR full time they don't allow a resident rate for my situation which is disappointing
June 15, 2014
Course good. Second nine pitifully slow. This "ocean course" only has one ocean hole and the view is blocked until you are almost on the green.
May 4, 2014
Not worth the price
I played both ocean and river course. Paid $139 on Golf now, regular price is $165 and up for 18 holes. The local resident rate is only $65, which is more in line fir what this course should charge.
The name ocean course is misleading, for 17 holes you do not see the ocean, there is only one hole by the beach next to the Whydham property. The river course is actually better layout and more challenging. The course is relatively flat with little or no elevation.
April 14, 2014
The Ocean course could use more beach time
Truth be told, I didn't have time to play the course while on the island for the 2014 Puerto Rico Open, but I did drive a cart to tour and photograph almost every hole.
The Ocean course is more compelling and fun than the River. Unfortunately, it only visits the beach once for a strong back-nine par-3. The hole has been enclosed by the development of condos and buildings that take away from the scene.
This isn't one of the must-plays of Puerto Rico - those are Royal Isabela and Dorado Beach East - but if you've got time for a game or are staying at the resort, it is a good option.
March 9, 2014
Rio Mar Ocean course offers a glimpse of the sea
I stayed and played at the resort back in 2007 when it was a Westin property, so it's been a while.
Rio Marr was the first Puerto Rican resort to outfit its carts with GPS, and back in the day, hosted the 2004 World Amateur team championship and a top college tournament.
The 6,782-yard Ocean Course at Rio Mar, designed by George and Tom Fazio, is usually considered the better of the two layouts at the resort simply because its 16th hole plays along the shore. It's a solid track that could use a little more TLC with its conditioning.
February 7, 2014
Not worth the price.
Was staying at the Wyndham Rio Mar Resort so I figured I play the courses on the resort property. Based on the descriptions and the reviews on Golf Now and Trip Advisor the 2 courses appeared to be what I would expect for the greens fees that were being charged. I got the Golf Now rate of $130 which was cheaper then the Resort Guest rate of $150. Very disappointing experience. I would say the Ocean course is a bit of a misnomer. There is one hole (I believe it is #16) along the ocean. That is it. The rest of the course is very average and not worth paying $130. I fact i cancelled my next day tee time, that is how disappointed I was. Maybe if you could get the local rate which is around $65 it might be worth it.
February 3, 2014
Classic Fazio golf in Puerto Rico
The Ocean Course at Rio Mar isn't as manicured as the Trump courses or Bahia Beach, but it's still a lot of fun. It's a classic Fazio design that flows very well and is extremely playable. Hotel development has taken a little bit of the "ocean" out of the course but you still get a nice, oceanside par 3 down the stretch.
January 3, 2014
Great Course! Staff needs help!
First visit to Puerto Rico and wanted to golf. We stayed at the Rio Mar Wyndham hotel so it made sense to golf at their resort. The hotel staff was awesome! Wish the staff at the golf course was the same. They treated everyone like they wish we were not there and seemed like they hated their jobs! Not just the check in person but also the starter! Great course but staff needs to be changed!
August 8, 2013