Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Review

Design

Tom & George Fazio

Cost per round

$160.00 – $210.00

Phone

+1800-474-6627

Email

teetime-riomar@wyndham.com

Address

6000 Blvd Rio Mar, Río Grande, 00745

Website

TBC

Wyndham Golf Club Review

PAR

71

YARDS

6716

RATING

73.8

Wyndham Rio Mar Ocean 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, 36 holes 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 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 and club washer, coolers with ice and ProView GPS systems. The course is marked erratically – with 100/150/200 yard blocks in the center of the fairway on some holes and a150 yard stake in the center of the fairway. All yardages are measured to the center of the green.

The Ocean Course

Designed by George and Tom Fazio, the Ocean Course at Rio Mar Country Club is the elder of the two courses on property and plays only slightly easier than the River Course. In fact, the slope for the forward tees is higher than the River Course, while the back tees carry a slightly lower or even slope. Yardage (slope/rating) for the back tees is 6716 yards (130/73.7), the two middle sets are 6297 yards (71.3/130) and 5946 yards (69.7/128), and the forward tees play 5327 yards (71.8/125).

The Bermuda fairways are immaculately maintained and as would be expected and the Bermuda rough is lush and always a challenge. Greens are ample on this course with interesting sloping and serious transitions and breaks. Most greens on the Ocean Course are raised and are challenging – so bring your best putter.

Considered amongst the finest golf courses on the island, the Ocean Course at Rio Mar Country Club has a classic “Caribbean” parkland layout . Fairways have ample landing area and are lined with beautiful stands of various palm species and other native trees and shrubs. Forty-six nicely designed bunkers are placed strategically along the fairways and in front of or around the greens. Water comes into play on eleven holes and, in some cases, is hard to spot in front of greens until you are very close. Pay attention to the hole description on the GPS before you plan your approach.

The Ocean Course features many doglegs. In fact, the first three holes are dogleg left, dogleg left and dogleg right. On most turns, you will find bunkers, natural wetlands, trees, or water awaiting an errant tee shot. The course also features some of the finest par five’s we’ve played – long, winding and just plain fun. Wind will factor in on most holes, but none more so than the signature 16th par 3 that plays along the ocean. As if the beautiful surf and palm trees are not enough of a distraction, this long par three is guarded by bunkers – everywhere, it seems! And the crosswind roars off of the ocean forcing you to shoot far to the left as your ball will be carried right. It’s not hard to see why this hole has been voted one of the best par 3’s in the Caribbean.

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.

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