At River Oaks Golf Course’s, 14th hole, it is downhill from there. The there are any of the teeing grounds on this hole, and it is downhill from any of these teeing grounds to the putting green. (Depending on their personal, physical position, golfers may choose to replace there with hither, thither, yon or thar. River Oaks Golf Course is at 1 Park Avenue in Calumet City, Ill.)
The 14th hole is par four. From the rear, blue teeing ground the distance to the putting green is 327 yards. Three hundred twenty-one yards is the distance from the middle, white teeing ground. From the front, red teeing ground, the distance is 314 yards. This hole has a #6, course hole handicap.
Around this hole’s teeing grounds is a fence that is at least 10 feet high. Groundskeepers erected this fence to deflect errant golf balls. These balls will usually come from golfers playing the 13th hole.
Since this hole’s fairway slopes downward, golfers who solidly slam their balls, using a driver, down the middle of the fairway can easily get their balls to land 240 yards away. Golfers who normally drive 260 yards can get their balls to go 280 yards. This fairway is moderately narrow, having a closely-placed tree line on the left and a widely-spaced tree line on the right.
On the right side at approximately 100 yards from the putting green, there is a medium size sand bunker. On the left side, aligned evenly with the putting green, there is another, medium size sand bunker. Both bunkers have irregular shapes.
This putting green may slope slightly upward from its front to its rear. (It marks this golf course’s, southernmost position.) The River Oaks Golf Course’s scorecard indicates another sand bunker at the putting green’s rear, but I am uncertain that this is correct. If this hazard exists, it would be the southernmost point on the golf course.