River Heights Golf Course

1020 Sharon Drive
DeKalb, IL

Affordable, challenging golf is closer than you think. Enjoy golf the way it should be, at River Heights Golf Course in DeKalb, IL. Operated by the DeKalb Park District, River Heights offers 18 holes of scenic golf along the Kishwaukee River and is located on the south side of DeKalb off Annie Glidden Road. A mix of traditional and links style holes challenge both weekend golfers and the more serious player. The friendly, professional staff provides first rate golf and excellent service for an enjoyable golfing experience.



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Begin your round with a gentle 375 yard dog leg left. For right-handed golfers, a slight draw on your tee shot will leave you with a nice approach to a large green that slopes back to front.

A good tee shot on number two will leave you with an approach across the river to a large green guarded by two bunkers in front and very little room in back. Errant tee shots will likely require a lay up in front of the river.

A long par 5, this hole can make or break your round (especially when windy). While everyone hopes to hit a straight tee shot, missing right is better than missing left. The green is small and shallow, so be sure to see where the pin is located for the best angle for your approach.

A mid-length par 3 with no water, no bunkers, and a large green. A site for sore eyes after getting through number three.

Do you lay up or try to carry the river? It is 216 yards to carry the river (not a problem for big hitters). Be sure to check the wind and tee location. The carry is shorter down the left side.

If your looking for risk/reward, this is your hole. A well placed tee shot can leave you a long iron from a putt for eagle. The green is very shallow and difficult to hold. If conditions are dry it makes sense to land short and bounce it on.

110 yard par 3 - easy right? Think again. Bunker on right, bunker on left, and water in back. Be straight or this hole can cause problems.

An up hill tee shot and a somewhat blind approach - that's the least of your problems. Leave a ball above the hole and you may be left with a putt that will give you nightmares.

Finish the front nine off right. A short par 4 with a large green can help. Left and/or long on your approach can be trouble. The rough around the green is reminiscent of the US Open. By the way... try not to hit the houses on the left off the tee.

Considered by most golfers the toughest hole on the course, number 10 is a long par 3 with a green guarded by the river in back, a bunker to the left and pond to the right. Walk away with a 4 and consider yourself lucky.

Deceptively long at times, number 11 can be a little tricky. It has a big green with many undulations. Miss left and the trees may cause you problems.

A reachable par 4 with a big flat green will make most long hitters drool. Play it straight and leave yourself a good chance for birdie.

Grip-it-and-rip-it on this wide fairway. The green is wide and shallow as well. Make sure you see where the pin is to avoid a very long putt.

A long par 4 with water down the right side. The green is bigger than it looks from the tee. Par is a very good score on this hole.

A narrow fairway to a tucked away green that slopes towards the river. Keep it straight to avoid disaster on this hole.

A straight par 5 that is harder than it looks. Two straight shots will give you an easy approach to a green sloping back to front. Hit it in the trees and figure on losing a stroke or two.

A good tee shot on 17 will leave you with the option of going for the green in two or laying up in front of the river. The big green will provide opportunities for birdies and eagles.

Finish your round with a hole that bends left to right with the river along the right side. The green is guarded by a couple sand traps and a huge double trunk tree. A great finishing hole.