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Cog Hill’s Dubsdread Named To Golf Digest’s List Of Most Important Courses By Decade

LEMONT, Ill., Oct. 21, 2010 – Golf Digest salutes the most important courses that have had the biggest impact upon the game decade by decade in its November issue. Cog Hill’s Dubsdread was among the top-10 list of courses in the 1960s.

The Dick Wilson and Joe Lee designed golf course has been nationally ranked since it opened in 1964. A natural style championship golf course, Dubsdread’s layout places a demand on shot making with tight landing areas combined with heavily bunkered, large undulating greens. The par-72, 7600 yard course underwent a comprehensive renovation in 2008 by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. The routing remained the same, but every hole underwent renovation from tee to green to restore the original design integrity and overall character inherent in the work of Wilson and Lee.

“My father always wanted to provide a private golf experience to the golfing public,” said Frank Jemsek, CEO and Owner, Cog Hill Golf and Country Club. “He wanted to offer a golf course to rival the top country clubs in Chicago and one day host a U.S. Open or PGA Championship. He asked Dick Wilson and Joe Lee to build it and when Dubsdread opened in 1964, it was the nation’s only true championship-quality course for public golfers, raising the standard for public golf in the country.”

Over the years, many national championships have been contested at Cog Hill, including four USGA Championships. In 1991, the Western Golf Association brought the PGA Tour’s Western Open to Cog Hill and the tournament has remained since, now called the BMW Championship.

Cog Hill Golf and Country Club is one the premier public golf facilities in Chicago. Located in Lemont, Ill., Cog Hill features 72-holes of championship golf, a year-round learning center, and a newly-renovated 35,000 sq. ft clubhouse. Dubsdread is the host of the 2011 PGA Tour’s BMW Championship.