No. 9 – Cathedral Spires

  • The River
    Par 4
    Handicap: 11
    • 361
    • 337
    • 316
    • 302
    • 238

How to Play This Hole

The conservative play on this extraordinary par 4 is to hit a long iron or fairway metal to the left of the stand of trees and fairway bunkers. To go for the green off the tee, aim over the trees to the small right fairway, requiring about 300 yards of carry. The green slopes front to back toward the river.

Browse The River

  • No. 1 – Snake

    Start your round with a view you will see throughout the day – the Sheboygan River borders the entire hole along the left side. The deep green can make choosing a club on your approach difficult.

  • No. 2 – Burial Mounds

    Visually intimidating off the tee, severe mounds right, dense foliage left and a green surrounded by bunkers make the first par 4 demanding from tee to green.

  • No. 3 – Gotcha

    Native grasses to the left and behind the green and an expansive bunker along the dogleg await to swallow errant shots. Every player will be challenged by this undulating green.

  • No. 4 – Swan Lake

    Swans grace the lake that runs the length of The River’s first par 3. Do not be distracted by the tranquil lake, as this hole will require your ultimate concentration.

  • No. 5 – Made in Heaven

    As you stand on the tee box, it will be easy to see where the hole name came from. Enjoy the spectacular view on this classic par 4.

  • No. 6 – Jackknife

    Steer left, as the edge of the bluff on the right falls 80 feet to the Sheboygan River on this short dogleg par 4.

  • No. 7 – Glencary

    Navigate a tee shot over the deep ravine, while avoiding the large bunker left and native fescue grass right. An accurate approach shot is critical to negotiate one of the smallest greens on the course.

  • No. 8 – Hell's Gate

    Forced carry over river valley to fairway some 50 feet below the tee box.  Hole moves sharply to the right to split-level fairway. The shallow, well-guarded green will require precision.

  • No. 10 – River and Marsh

    This long par 3 starts the inward nine holes. The green is guarded by water and bunkering on almost every side.

  • No. 11 – Rise and Fall

    The river borders the entire right side of this beautiful, challenging par 5. Tight landing areas require precise shotmaking.

  • No. 12 – Long Lagoon

    A forced carry over the lagoon shortens this long, demanding par 4. Approach demands precision to avoid bunkering left and river right.

  • No. 13 – Tall Timber

    A postcard par 3. Each set of tees presents unique challenges to get to this long, deep green situated behind heavy bunkering and river bordering the right side.

  • No. 14 – Blind Alley

    A return to Swan Lake challenges you from tee to green on this short par 4. With water looming to the right and a large greenside bunker to the left.

  • No. 15 – The Sand Pit

    Aptly named with three large bunkers on the hole, this par 4 offers a generous landing area. The approach shot is downhill, and the green features many subtle undulations.

  • No. 16 – Unter Der Linden

    Players must avoid the large bunker on the left, but stay left in order to have a better look at this winding downhill par 5. Approach shots must avoid the towering Linden tree. The deep green falls left toward the Sheboygan River.

  • No. 17 – Snapping Turtle

    This boomerang-shaped tee wraps around a water hazard that also fronts the putting green. The front half of the green slopes toward the water hazard, while the back-half tier is relatively flat.

  • No. 18 – Dyehard

    The memorable final hole on The River is also the longest par 4. The fairway bunker running the entire length of the hole awaits players who cut off too much on the left. The putting green slopes left toward the river.