Rio Mar - River
Pace of Play
Some of the players are familiar with Golf play norms..
Like let singles/doubles go on if you are two holes behind.
I was intimated of some safety issues.
January 21, 2015
Signage Could be Better
A cart path intersection in the layout of the course led to a number of tees, no problem if you are playing with someone familiar with the course. I was playing alone. Never did locate 18 tee, and called it a day. Relatively easy because of flat topography. Next time to the island, I would try a different course.
December 16, 2014
The River course layout/design meets it's excellent expectations. Staff was friendly and professional. However, the course playing conditions waous disappoinclosed even at the discounted rate we received. Due to recent rains several holes were cart path only, but even walking was a challenge. Course probably should have been closed.
December 7, 2014
Had to play with rentals, did not know about the guest rate and was not told, We were able to tee off on time and the course was immaculate
December 1, 2014
Expected better course conditions. Easy to fix
Staff in pro shop very friendly and efficient. Other staff not very friendly almost like they did not want to bother with customers.
Course is unkept in may areas including two tee boxes that were in terrible shape with bare dirt.
October 15, 2014
Was very disappointed in the condition of the course. Many parts of the fairway are creeping weeds. The sand in the bunkers is not sand at all but rather a mixture of sand, fine gravel and rocks that are a danger to equipment and players
April 14, 2014
River course needs a little more TLC
I got a chance to squeeze in a quick nine holes on the River while on the island for the 2014 Puerto Rico Open.
As I wrote in my earlier review, the Norman routing is a stout test of golf. The river, and an assortment of wetlands and ponds, are always lurking to steal golf balls. If you're a snowbird with a rusty swing, it's not the best course to start your season on. If you're a mid-handicapper, I suggest playing the Ocean course. It's a little more scenic and slightly more forgiving.
The River was also the muddiest course of the five I played during the trip. The greens putted fine, but spots of the turf were thin. Overall, it's a solid resort course that needs a little more TLC.
March 9, 2014
Rio Mar River course flows nicely
I played and stayed at this resort in 2007 when it was a Westin property. It's disappointing to read the recent reviews that indicate conditioning has gone downhill. When I played it, I enjoyed the River course more than the Ocean. There were no major issues back then, but it wasn't in pristine shape, either.
The 6,902-yard course twists and turns through the mangrove swamps and the Mameyes River.
The river demands a heroic carry off the tee of the 392-yard 17th hole and guards the entire left side of the 448-yard 18th, with bunkers on the right catching any timid swings.
Norman did a nice job to create a challenging and interesting routing. If conditioning stays up to par, you'll enjoy the day, even without an ocean view.
February 7, 2014