River Heights Golf Course in DeKalb, Illinois, USA | GolfPass
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3.9
100 Reviews (100)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
86.4%
Recommend this course
82 out of 100 reviews
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4.1
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 10 reviews
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4.2
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.7%
Recommend this course
22 out of 23 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6428 yards
Slope 126
Rating 70.8
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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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

3.9
100 Reviews (100)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Greens are the best part.

This is a woodland course with somewhat tight fairways that seem to be mostly rye and fescue. The greens are bent grass and generally in good shape and roll nicely. Most of the holes are 350/360 yd. par 4s many of which are doglegs. The T boxes are absurdly ill-kept. The course design is generally somewhat odd, e.g., back to back par 5s. Number 10 is a 230 yd. par 3 dogleg right around trees and a pond while a bunker sits on the left - perhaps the most ridiculously unfair hole design I have ever seen. At the turn, we found a 15 minute wait for a grilled hot dog and burger handled ungloved by the youngster behind the bar. Sand traps vary - some have weeds growing, others are clean and raked.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No course management (ranger)

I have played here many times on golf now. Price to play has doubled. Course is in much better shape for sure. I had a golf now twosome. The golf now 4 some that went out 20 minutes ahead of us would not let anyone through. Everyone kept skipping holes and going around them. We finally had to ship a hole and play around them. I live close by and like to give them some of my 150+ rounds a year. However the double price increase and the thoughtless golfers may change my thinking.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/22/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting River Heights Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

River Heights is the best valued course around.

I live in Yorkville and I drive 30 miles to play this course, because it has a fair layout and the rates are very reasonable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A little mix up on the price because their rate didn't include a cart but did not say that on my confirmation paper, so I had to argue a little bit with them but they finally said ok.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/07/2022

Hi! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at River Heights Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Lovely Golf Course

It's a lovely Golf course with good course conditions and the staff and players on the course are friendly. The only place I love to be whenever I have time to play golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Steve 57

Nice course with a nice layout. Greens are smooth and fast. Great price on Tee Off. If I lived in the area I would play it often.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

First time here and it is a beautiful course and everyone was very polite and helpful, especially Keith and I forgot the girl's name that was behind the bar but she was very helpful as well

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Hello. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at River Heights Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable round of golf

River Heights is is a much improved course over the past 2 years.. Many improvements have been made and it’s a fun place to play. The tee boxes need a little work but it’s in great shape right now. I want to thank Cindy (supervisor) in pro shop to allow me to play today earlier then my scheduled tee time to beat the storms that were expected. The staff is very friendly and understanding of your needs.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

T boxes grass was longer then expected. But I truly like this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Improving

I enjoy playing this course at least once a week. I know what to expect as far as the condition of the course (better than last year) and the price is right. Hope they get the irrigation problems solved so the course can become what it once was.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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