COG HILL GOLF CLUB - Course #3 (630-257-5872)
Chicago Golf Course Review
Located just SW of Chicago along highway 171, Cog Hill is easy to get to from any of the major freeways. Take 83 south to 171 and follow it to the clubhouse. The practice range
is visible off the road and precedes the club entrance. Come early to practice and stay around afterwards for a drink or meal. This is a great environment for golf - and one that all
levels of golfers can appreciate. Highly recommended. The spacious clubhouse features men's and women's locker rooms (the men's has 195 lockers, 6 private shower stalls
and a shoe cleaning station) Dubs Pub Lounge (great atmosphere) and an expansive restaurant and patio serving breakfast, lunch and some dinners. Separate, fully stocked pro
shops service courses 1 and 3 plus 2 and 4 and are furnished with the latest in golf clubs, shoes, attire and accessories. Cog Hill courses # 1, 2, and 3 are moderately priced
layouts - and afford visitors an opportunity, as a guest, to experience all the Cog Hill amenities that the pros are accustomed to.
The practice facilities at Cog Hill include a secluded range and short game area for chipping and bunker practice. Expansive putting greens are located at three separate
locations on property. Staff and workers at Cog Hill are unpretentious - willing to assist the average person and provide nearly the same service that is afforded players on the tour
. Top service is one of the prime reasons Cog Hill assures a good time to as many as 1200 golfers a day during prime season - as well as hosting a myriad of receptions,
banquets, golf outings, meetings and special events. Over 400 people are employed at the Club during peak season! The success of Cog Hill as a major player in the golfing
industry is largely related to the perseverance and dedication of its owner, Joe Jemsek - who began his career as a caddie and worker on the original courses here in almost
every capacity - truly an original American success story!
In 1963, archictect Dick Wilson (Bay Hill, Doral-Blue Course, Laurel Valley) was hired to build a third course. The original layout of Course No. 1 had the front nine finishing at the
clubhouse, meaning there was not enough room to have the new course start and finish near the existing clubhouse. The solution was to break up the original course and
convert the last few holes of the front nine into the finishing holes of the back. Over the years, the "new" parts of the courses matured and blended with the old, presenting golfers
with continuity in the routing of both courses #1 and #3.
The courses at Cog Hill are sufficiently marked with color coded stakes as yardage indicators - red for 100, white for 150 and blue for 200 yards away. Daily pin placement sheets
provide hole locations, and the tee areas are marked with GAM's. At course #3, 23 Bunkers are strategically located near greens and fairways, and water comes into play on 7
holes. The layout routes through gentle rolling, wooden terrain and offers a nice blend of lengths and difficulty, requiring a range of shot-making ability.
The course has 4 tee boxes to choose from. The yardages and slopes are: Forward tees- 5210 yards with a slope of 115 for women. White tees- 5889 yards, 123 women/114
men. Blue tees 6176 yards, 126 women/117 men. Black tees 6424 yards, 120 slope.
Click here for the Two Guys Who Golf detailed information page containing a link to the Cog Hill Golf Club's website.