Rio Mar Country Club - The River Course (787) 888-6000
Puerto Rico Golf Course Review
The Rio Mar Country Club is part of the Wyndham Rio Mar Resort located in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico - one of the newest feathers in Wyndham Resort's cap. The Rio Mar Resort
is now one of Wyndham's Grand Resorts and features five star restaurants, thirty-six impressive hole of golf , a full service spa with state of the art fitness equipment and salon,
and a professional Tennis Center with 8 Har-Tru courts, 2 cement courts and a tennis shop . Guests enjoy the peace and tranquility of over a mile of soft, sandy beach, in-hotel
shops, two fresh water pools, beach volleyball, dive shop, children’s playscape and more.
Located only 20 to 30 minutes from Luis Martin International Airport in San Juan and near to El Yunque National Park, the Wyndham Rio Mar Resort offers guests the ultimate
island golf resort experience. Miles of sandy beach, immaculate landscaping and property maintenance, large comfortable rooms with balconies offering ocean or mountain
views, and impeccable service by friendly staff make this resort one of the favorites of Two Guys Who Golf. For more information on the Rio Mar Resort visit their web site by clicking here or visit our informational page by clicking here.
The River Course
The River Course at the Rio Mar Resort may be a resort course, but it is certainly not your run-of-the-mill resort course. For starters, the The clubhouse at the Rio Mar Country
Club is an exceptional facility that offers a nicely appointed golf shop, locker rooms for both men and women with saunas, whirlpools & steam rooms(!), banquet facilities and two
exceptional restaurants - The Iguana Club one offering lunch and light dinner fare and the Grille Room offering four star dining.
Practice facilities at the Rio Mar Country Club feature a targeted grass range, large putting green and a short game practice area with chipping and sand bunkers. Golf carts
feature club protectors, ball & club washer, cooler with ice and ProView GPS systems. The course is well marked, also - with 100/150/200 yard blocks in the center of the fairway,
sprinkler heads marked, a 150 yard stake in the center of the fairway and tee boxes marked. All yardages are measured to the center of the greens.
This Greg Norman layout presents yardages between 5088 and 6902 with slope and course ratings between 120/69.8 and 135/74.5 on four sets of Bermuda grass tees. The
Bermuda fairways are immaculately maintained and as would be expected, the Bermuda rough is always a challenge. Greens are ample and fast on this course with mild
sloping and subtle transitions and breaks.
The first three holes on the River course is a good set and a good indicator of what is to come here. The par 4 # 1 is an impressive par four dogleg left with trouble in the form of
natural area on the left and bunkers on the right. The fairway is wide enough here, but bunkers and rough beacon errant shots off the tee. The second hole is a beautiful par 4
with water on the right at the approach to a very well protected green, and the third hole is a classic par 3 over water into the warm winds that blow over the course from the Atlantic.
There are 57 bunkers and 14 holes featuring water in one form or another on this Norman design. Each bunker is strategically placed to come into play either off the tee or at the
approach. Many greens were heavily bunkered which made for an intimidating round. The entire course is beautifully landscaped and void of on-course residences (although
the Wyndham offers a very impressive variety of condominium ownership at Rio Mar Resort). The mountains of the nearby El Yunque National Park are a distraction on many
holes and the general beauty of this Caribbean course can reek havoc with the senses, forcing you to concentrate in order to score well here.
The Wyndham Rio Mar Resort is definitely a must stay & play when visiting Puerto Rico for a golf vacation. The incredible variety of accommodation offered by the resort, the two
beautiful golf courses, the wonderful amenities and its premium location on the island, make for a perfectly unforgettable experience.
For more information on the River course at Rio Mar Resort (A Wyndham Grand Resort), please visit our informational page by clicking here.