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4.1
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
84.4%
Recommend this course
47 out of 59 reviews
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3.7
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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4.0
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.6
Value
3.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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
Book a Tee Time at
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
59 Reviews (59)

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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Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing

I do not play in this climate zoe often, but the quality of the grass is really poor.
In addition, a few greens were relocated by a lot and their cart map, hole distance markers, or 18 birdies were not updated. At least they should have warned about that during the check in.
At several holes the cart would not move due to the gps malfunction
The teeoff are had missing color marks
And many other issues that resulted in poor rating
In the midwest, much better quality courses are half the price

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course at a reasonable price

Good course, with very slow greens and fairways very dry, I imagine because of the winter conditions.

Staff are friendly and service is good. We got better fees using Golf Now then reserving another round at the club.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful

Great course! Nice carts.(speakers, gps) greens looked great, nice fairways. Not crowded.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent Course

Played the Ocean course, so checked out the River Course. Only saw the Bev cart once on 17.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

River course much better

The River course is much better than the ocean course. Holes varied with different challenges. The greens were a bit slow. Ocean is hard dogleg right the hard dogleg left then back again. If you can only play one, the River course is the best. There is only one hole along ocean on the ocean course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ok

For the cost per round, this course should be maintained better. Beautiful views. Driving range in poor shape

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rio Mar River Course

We loved it. The staff was great. Sabrina and Paola kept us supplied with food and drinks. The views are amazing and the course was well maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Little pricey, but worth the expense

Extremely playable. Nice mix of challenging and gettable holes. Greens are a touch slower than I’d like but pace of play and course conditions were excellent

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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 9
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 5
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
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Golf Packages

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Stay & Play Package

FROM $217 (USD)
PUERTO RICO | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Rainforest Beach & Golf Resort and 2 rounds of golf at Rio Mar Country Club - Ocean & River Courses.

Best of Puntacana Package

FROM $427 (USD)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Enjoy 5 nights' accommodations at the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club (All-Inclusive) and 4 rounds of golf at Punta Espada Golf Club, La Cana Golf Club and Corales Golf Club (home of the PGA Tour's Corales Puntacana Championship).

Puntacana Golf Around Package

FROM $397 (USD)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Enjoy 4 nights' accommodations at the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club (All-Inclusive) and 3 rounds of golf at La Cana Golf Club and Corales Golf Club (home of the PGA Tour's Corales Puntacana Championship).

Casa de Campo Golf Experience Package

FROM $307 (USD)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Enjoy 4 nights' accommodations at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas and 3 rounds of golf at Casa de Campo - Teeth of The Dog, Dye Fore & The Links Courses.
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