Rio Mar (Ocean) - Puerto Rico

Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa,
6000 Rio Mar Boulevard,
Rio Grande 00745,
Puerto Rico

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  • George Fazio, Tom Fazio

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Formerly known as the Westin Rio Mar, the renamed Wyndham Grand Resort – bounded to the east by the Atlantic Ocean and to the west by the El Yunque rain forest – boasts two fine sets of fairways within its sprawling property.

The nephew and uncle design team of Tom and George Fazio laid out the Ocean course as a private club facility in 1975 before it became incorporated into the new resort structure when Greg Norman’s River course debuted two years later.

The Ocean course is a solid 6,782-yard layout featuring a number of holes on each nine that dogleg one way or the other (and have water in play to increase the degree of playing difficulty), but it’s best known for two of its par three holes.

The short 4th has quite a collection of iguanas basking in the pond that fronts the putting surface so concentration on the job in hand is required if a three is to be made here. The lengthy 16th plays as much as 238 yards from the back markers to the only green on the course that skirts the coastline and it’s rightly regarded as the signature hole on the card.

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Description: The nephew and uncle design team of Tom and George Fazio laid out the Rio Mar Ocean course as a private club facility in 1975... Rating: 1 out of 10 Reviews: 1
Do not play this course. Imagine a tired, worn out municipal course with city employees placed in a run down part of town. Burned out areas every hole, invasive grass dominating the fairways, greens that are so rough as to be completely unputtable. Employees that are rude rather than helpful. Play is short (could play in 3 hours if not busy,) and not challenging. Overall, the kind of experience where you expect to pay $15 and do it because you have no other option. But there are lots of good options in Puerto Rico, and in this part of Puerto Rico. Pass on this one.
July 20, 2014
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April 26, 2015
Rio Mar Ocean and River are one of the most beautiful courses I've ever play. They are well maintain and the surroundings are amazing. I have played all over the world and highly recommend both courses. You are surrounded by beautiful villas, the Wyndham resort and wonderful restaurants. Just 25 mins from San Juan Iny'l airport. Highly recommend