Cog Hill Golf & Country Club

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Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
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Cog Hill
Club information
Coordinates 41°40′36″N 87°57′06″W / 41.676693°N 87.951651°W / 41.676693; -87.951651Coordinates: 41°40′36″N 87°57′06″W / 41.676693°N 87.951651°W / 41.676693; -87.951651
Location Lemont, Illinois, U.S.
Established 1927
Type Public
Owned by Jemsek Golf
Operated by Jemsek Golf
Total holes 72
Tournaments hosted BMW Championship, 2007, 2009–11
Western Open, 1991–2006
Website Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
Course #1 Blue
Par 71
Length 6,282 yards (5,744 m)
Course rating 69.7
Course #2 Ravines
Par 72
Length 6,608 yards (6,042 m)
Course rating 71.1
Course #3 Red
Par 72
Length 6,402 yards (5,854 m)
Course rating 69.7
Course #4 Dubsdread
Designed by Dick Wilson, Joe Lee
Par 71
Length 7554
Course rating 77.8
Course record 62 (Tiger Woods, September 12, 2009)[1]

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club is a public golf course and country club located 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Chicago, in unincorporated Cook County near the village of Lemont, Illinois.[2] Cog Hill hosted the PGA Tour's BMW Championship from 2009 to 2011 on its championship course Dubsdread.

History[edit]

Three brothers moved to the Chicago area in 1920. John W., Martin J., and Bert Coghill bought the McLaughlin farm on the east side of Lemont Illinois in 1926 to build a golf club. They then hired David McIntosh, who owned Oak Hills, to build them a golf course. Cog Hill Course #1 opened on the Fourth of July weekend in 1927. Reservations for golf were taken at the Boston Store, which, at that time, was one of the downtown Chicago's leading department stores. The Chicago and Joliet Electric Railway ran from Chicago to Lemont giving golfers easy access for 25 cents. The club expanded in 1929 when the three brothers bought another 160 acres (0.65 km2) from the Reed Family on the east side of Parker Road. Course #2 was designed and built by David McIntosh and Bert Coghill. It was opened in the fall of 1929, within days of Wall Street Crash of 1929. Even during the tough twelve years of the depression Cog Hill was able to prosper. In 1951, Joe Jemsek bought Cog Hill. Course #3 was added in 1963 and Dubsdread was completed in 1964. The Western Golf Association awarded the Western Open to Cog Hill in 1991. It changed its name to the BMW Championship in 2007. Tiger Woods shot a course record 9 under 62 on Dubsdread in 2009.[1]

Tournaments[edit]

Major championships held at Cog Hill's Dubsdread course.

BMW Championship[edit]

Year Player Country Score To Par Margin Earnings ($)
2011 Justin Rose  England 63-68-69-71=271 −13 2 1,440,000
2010 Dustin Johnson  United States 68-70-68-69=275 −9 1 1,350,000
2009 Tiger Woods  United States 68-67-62-68=265 −19 8 1,350,000
2007 Tiger Woods  United States 67-67-65-63=262 −22 2 1,260,000

Western Open[edit]

Year Player Country Score To Par Margin Earnings ($)
2006 Trevor Immelman  South Africa 69-66-69-67=271 −13 2 900,000
2005 Jim Furyk  United States 64-70-67-69=270 −14 2 900,000
2004 Stephen Ames  Canada 67-73-64-70=274 −10 2 864,000
2003 Tiger Woods  United States 63-70-65-69=267 −21 5 810,000
2002 Jerry Kelly  United States 67-69-68-65=269 −19 2 720,000
2001 Scott Hoch  United States 69-68-66-64=267 −21 1 648,000
2000 Robert Allenby  Australia 69-69-68-68=274 −14 0 540,000
1999 Tiger Woods  United States 68-66-68-71=273 −15 3 450,000
1998 Joe Durant  United States 68-67-70-66=271 −17 2 396,000
1997 Tiger Woods  United States 67-72-68-68=275 −13 3 360,000
1996 Steve Stricker  United States 65-69-67-69=270 −18 8 360,000
1995 Billy Mayfair  United States 73-70-69-67=279 −9 1 360,000
1994 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 67-67-72-71=277 −11 1 216,000
1993 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 64-71-67-67=269 −19 5 216,000
1992 Ben Crenshaw  United States 70-72-65-69=276 −12 2 198,000
1991 Russ Cochran  United States 66-72-68-69=275 −13 2 180,000

U.S. Amateur Championship[edit]

Year Player Country Score Runner-up
1997 Matt Kuchar  United States 2 & 1 Joel Kribel

U.S. Men's Amateur Public Links[edit]

Year Player Country Score Runner-up
1989 Tim Hobby  United States 4 & 3 Henry Cagigal
1970 Robert Risch  United States 293 Mike Zimmerman

U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links[edit]

Year Player Country Score Runner-up
1987 Tracy Kerdyk  United States 4 & 3 Pearl Sinn

Courses[edit]

Course #1 Blue[edit]

Course #1 is the oldest course at Cog Hill. The Blue course was designed and built in 1927. Green Fees are $45 on weekends and $37 on weekdays including a golf cart.

Course #1 Blue
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black 69.7/118 490 388 414 130 330 480 377 235 410 3257 190 380 340 483 300 412 390 175 355 3025 6282
Blue 68.4/115 475 370 400 128 310 470 360 215 404 3132 175 370 320 473 270 391 376 160 315 2850 5982
White 67.3/112 455 355 380 125 300 460 345 185 400 3005 160 360 311 463 260 374 371 140 300 2739 5744
Forward 65.4/107 430 346 345 95 272 429 316 162 355 2750 150 350 301 453 254 330 345 130 270 2583 5333
Par --- 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 35 71

Course #2 Ravines[edit]

Course #2 Ravines was designed and built in 1929. Ravines was adjusted for to host the 1997 United States Amateur Championship. Green Fees are $73 with cart.

  1. Rated 4-Stars by Golf Digest
  2. Rated as one of "America's 100 Best Courses for $100 or Less" by Golf Digest Course & Travel Magazine
  3. Dubsdread #4 & Ravines #2 ranked as one of the "Ten Best Two-Course Combinations in the World" by Links Magazine
  4. Selected as one of "Favorite Classic Courses (Green Fees Under $125)" by PGA Professionals Guide to Travel
  5. Hole #4 selected "Favorite Short Par 3" by PGA Professionals Guide to Travel
Course #2 Ravines
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue 71.1/125 316 371 540 152 480 384 185 390 520 3338 430 499 369 325 140 454 376 297 380 3270 6608
White 69.4/122 306 345 507 131 450 359 165 380 500 3143 400 467 360 315 135 409 362 287 370 3105 6248
Forward 66.8/116 286 321 478 124 398 272 135 343 400 2756 350 453 350 282 120 386 331 273 361 2906 5662
Par --- 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 36 72

Course #3 Red[edit]

In 1963 Cog Hill added Course #3. Green Fees are $61 on weekends and $53 on weekdays including a golf cart.

Course #3 Red
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black 69.7/116 268 354 518 133 370 293 352 386 190 2864 360 570 170 416 399 493 200 525 405 3538 6402
Blue 68.6/113 264 340 509 120 360 275 342 376 180 2756 349 545 155 391 389 483 185 515 395 3407 6163
White 67.4/110 247 335 500 110 350 265 330 368 170 2675 335 525 134 381 379 420 158 495 390 3217 5892
Forward 64.3/103 220 330 434 90 314 255 320 363 163 2489 272 415 112 371 271 417 153 386 324 2721 5210
Par --- 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 35 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 5 4 37 72

Course #4 Dubsdread[edit]

Dubsdread was designed and built by Joseph L. Lee/Dick Wilson in 1964. From September 2007 to September 2008, renowned golf course architect Rees Jones oversaw a renovation project to update the challenges envisioned in the original design of Dick Wilson and Joe Lee. Golfers now face 18 new greens with Sub-Air Systems, redesigned and repositioned sand bunkers, a risk-reward pond on Hole 7, additional tee options, and a 497-yd. par 4 finishing hole featuring a green moved perilously close to the nearby pond.

Green fee to play Dubsdread is $155.

Course #4 Dubsdread
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black 77.8/151 458 224 443 462 507 240 431 379 613 3757 383 607 216 480 215 523 456 423 494 3797 7574
Gold 75.8/144 442 208 427 427 495 216 399 360 600 3574 369 565 202 446 194 509 419 407 459 3570 7144
Blue 73.9/138 425 182 407 397 479 194 385 341 586 3396 353 547 194 383 184 482 381 399 431 3354 6750
White 71.9/134 407 161 389 367 463 173 363 319 550 3192 336 525 178 371 174 462 362 381 401 3190 6382
Green 70.2/130 385 158 386 348 433 137 304 316 521 2988 333 483 154 368 171 425 359 378 374 3045 6033
Par --- 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 36 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 4 36 72

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tiger in control after course-record 62". ESPN. Associated Press. September 12, 2009. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Zoning Map" (PDF). Village of Lemont. 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 

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