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4.1
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
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3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
91.5%
Recommend this course
37 out of 47 reviews
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2.3
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.3
Value
2.3
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
3.0
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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3.2
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.8
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6902 yards
Slope 135
Rating 74.5
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River Course - Rio Mar Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Year round
Architect Greg Norman (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover Card
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.1
47 Reviews (47)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 7

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
First Time Playing

Laid Up On Expectations

I was very excited to play this course during my vacation to Rio Mar. I flew down with my own clubs, since the club charges $70 for a rental set, and was eager to play what looked to be a top tier course designed by Greg Norman.

First off, the conditions were extremely underwhelming for the price tag on this course. Weeds everywhere, dead spots on fairways, and greens slower than your living room carpet. The natural beauty surrounding every hole is fantastic if you’re not used to Caribbean scenery. The layout was interesting enough, some doglegs, plenty of water and hazards in play, and challenging approach shots.

Carts were equipped with GPS and the cooler on my cart was preloaded with ice, and two bottles of water came complimentary with the cart as well as two towels stashed in the overhead compartment of the cart (I didn’t notice these until one fell out after hitting a bump on the cart path).

I’d feel more comfortable paying $75 for a round rather than the $150 they charge. I’ve played many courses in the $150 price range and they were MUCH nicer all around than this club. From the customer service experience, to layout, to conditions, don’t come expecting what you may be used to in the states for that price. You’re paying a premium for being at a resort in Puerto Rico.

I originally had a tee time for the Ocean course but was told by the starter upon arrival that its fairways and greens had just been aerated. So I accepted the invitation to switch to the River course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Will Never Play Here Again

I may have been spoiled by the other courses in the area (Bahia Beach and Grand Reserve) but this was the worst experience I had golfing my entire trip. Course conditions were terrible! Tee boxes were barely there, greens were non existent. Couldn’t even justify keeping a score. The greens are just an extension of fairways at this point. Do Not Play here. For the amount of Money ($150 ea Player) this is an absolute rip off. Will never play here again! Do yourself the favor and Save your money.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Really nice course!

Nice course and great people. Moved fast and was allowed to play through appropriately! It’s not so difficult.it’s enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Wet, but in good condition

The golf course was quite wet, I was still able to enjoy the game. The River Course is very well maintained, its greens in perfect condition with an average speed and without many breaks. I'd say it's easy for putting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course condition and pace of play were excellent. My wife's first day playing golf and we had a memorable day. Love it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Smooth playing fun day

Tee Off made it easy to go and play on a spectacular course. The day was awesome!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful scenery

The course itself is beatific and for the most part well maintained. The greens are a little inconsistent and slow, but overall a fun course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Love the River

I am a resident/member of Rio Mar, so play both courses often. But the River is by far my favorite. It pushes up to the base of El Yunque rainforest, and the Mameyes River winds throughout the course. Except for the first few holes, there are no homes on the course, which makes it very secluded and private. Pace of play very good, as all the tourists want to play the Ocean Course, not knowing this is the real gem of the two. Very challenging, yet 3 of the Par 5's are reachable. Some very tough and long Par 4's. The new golf staff has done wonders with both courses, especially post-Maria (insurance helped with many renovations). They are now part of Troon Golf, which I know has high standards, and both courses are living up to it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Nice layout; fair conditions

I enjoyed the layout, but I would rate the conditions as fair to average The course is maintained ok (maybe as good as it gets considering the environment) - but the greens, while true, were VERY slow. IMO not a great value compared to say a Poppy Ridge in Monterey. On the other hand, if you’re staying at the resort and don’t have many other convenient options it made for a pleasant round of golf.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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