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2.9
98 Reviews (98)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
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3 Stars
25
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
25
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.3
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.7
55.4%
Recommend this course
55 out of 98 reviews
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4.0
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
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1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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3.3
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
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2
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.8
66.7%
Recommend this course
8 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 5952 yards
Slope 119
Rating 69.3
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River Oaks Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1968
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Dick Nugent (1968)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

2.9
98 Reviews (98)
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Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not in good shape

Tee boxes in disrepair.
Fairways not good either.
Dirt in the bunkers, no sand.
If you just want to hit a few balls ok, but choose another course if you desire a good golfing experience.

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

Loved the Staff

Had a great time! Staff was super friendly. Will be back this Friday!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent for quick 9

First time playing and ended up doing 18. Well worth the money and nearly zero obstacles. Will play again and again. Highly recommended

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

River Oaks looks good

Played april 23 and as you know there is some water in spots on the course but not in the fairways. The greens maintained nice over the winter and look great. The putts are rolling slower than normal because the greens are wet but the ball checks up really good also. The 12th hole is forever closed because Cook County won’t fix the bridge so the 14th par 3 is there to stay. I will say the 14th hole looks good and is an actual green (if you played in the past you know what I mean lol). Can’t wait to come back when the course dries out over the next month. I shot an 80 w/1 birdie and 2 double bogeys

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser

This course is poorly maintained.

The smell of raw sewage was prevalent throughout the course. I wouldn’t play this course again for free.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course Has Greatly Improved

I played River Oaks today for the first time since last summer. All I can say is wow. If you haven't played there recently you're missing out. The course conditions were much improved since last year. It's a hidden gem and I will be back again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Potential

Great course layout, has potential to be one of the best in the area.
Cons:
-lots of broken carts make for occasional shortage
-maintenance could be better, one hole on the back 9 is in embarrassingly poor condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Hot trash

Front 9 is decent. Fun layout, but course conditions were sub par, back 9 is absolute trash. The 15th?! Hole was a par 3 literally stuck in the middle of a fairway. The “green” cannot be caked that without quotes. I feel robbed of money and I played on a “hot deal”. Don’t do it.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
7b43acf0-4b3d-5c62-9802-067f134fc496
Commented on 11/10/2020

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you did not have an enjoyable experience at our course. Please know that we take customer feedback seriously. Please reach out to us directly if you would like to discuss your experience further.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in terrible shape and I requested a refund

The course was in horrendous shape with hard ground, bald grass areas in the fairways, tee boxes were like concrete as you attempt to place a tee in the ground, Hole 12 was closed and the course was modified with 2 holes replacing the next Par 5 on Hole 15. River Oaks was in the worst condition that I've ever seen.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
7b43acf0-4b3d-5c62-9802-067f134fc496
Commented on 10/19/2020

We appreciate your feedback and have been actively working on course improvement projects in recent months. These are ongoing and still in progress. We understand that there may be inconveniences during this time. We would like the chance to discuss this with you further. Please reach out to the golf shop directly.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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