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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6428 yards
Slope 126
Rating 70.8
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River Heights Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1960
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Murray Petersen

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.3
10 Reviews (10)
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Well Maintained

As promised I returned to this course to play the full 18. Same conditions and this track is very well maintained by the DeKalb Park District. It's a really fun not too demanding golf course.....greens are in tremendous shape and have some nice slopes to them. Course suffers because the the back nine is a tad bizarre when you look at the scorecard. The 10th hole a 200 yard par 3 from the white tees and back almost plays as a dog leg. That's followed by another Par 3 and then a very short Par 4. Then rest of the back nine turns into a real golf course. We enjoyed our day and the folks in the clubhouse are welcoming. It's worth a play at least once or maybe twice a year and it's a very pleasant course with some nice routing and design features. Recommending because the condition/speed and maintenance of the putting surfaces were some of the best experienced all season.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Old School Prairie Golf

Only got in the front nine due to weather but found this course to be in very good condition....really nice greens...some of the best all season....really smooth with good speed and it was playing hard/fast. The front nine is too tight/tree lined in some areas - 1st and 2nd holes expecially - fairly well designed for the time...and getting above the hole on this course it a no no.. Folks are very friendly and course is very well maintained....dirt sand traps basically.... I liked the vibe of the place and it's a quick drive out 88 to DeKalb from the Western Burbs. I'll return in the next few weeks to get in all 18 and I am looking forward to it. $30, 3.5/3.75 stars.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

River Heights fun to play

Purchase of Golfnow t-time flawless. Course pretty challenging. Greens just sanded.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Improving conditions

I've played this course many times as a local resident and they are going the right way with upkeep. There are still a few ill advised tee boxes that really amount to nothing more than awkward closely mowed hills, but the removal of some poorly placed trees and the improvements in general conditioning have made this season better than recent years past.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Okay !

Over 1Hours drive is litttle bit far from my home.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 03/16/2017

Did you consider the distance before driving there? Would you have the same comment for Hazeltine, Congressional, or Pebble Beach?

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Nice course

Not the greatest shape buy I like the layout. Good price!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love it

For a public course this is awesome. It's taken care of well and I've never had a severe log jam.

The only concern is how it floods, especially hole 14. Regardless, I play here almost every week and don't get bored of it.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Watch out for outings

Read the last review. They pull this kind of stuff all the time. They sell times during outings and try to stuff you in. I play here all the time and like the course but pace of play is unpredictable and the staff does nothing to help it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad Experience

This course is a very good value. However my group booked online for 1:40. When we got there we were told the was an outing, and we'd have to wait for the whole outing to tee off before us. When we finally got teed off the pace was extremely slow.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

Fair and Friendly

I'd call this a "country" course if it weren't I the city of De Kalb. But it certainly has that feel. Not difficult. Not easy. Fair. Conditions are fine. Fairways mostly generous with more trees on back. But on the short tree-lined 5's, you only need to put it into play. Ten is tough par three @ +200.
I usually play solo during the week and play fast.

Friendly accommodating staff.

Price points.. $31 weekday and $36 weekends.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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