Cog Hill No. 4 Dubsdread - Lemont, IL
Joe Jemsek, "The Patriarch of Public Golf" had made it his mission to provide a country club experience to all levels of golfers. In 1964 he hired Dick Wilson and Joe Lee to create a course that would rival the best private courses in the country. The final product was a course that would remain one of the country's finest for decades to come and host a number of PGA Tour events.
The course was given the nickname "Dubsdread" at the time. The nickname is derived from the idea that a "dub" or a poor golfer should beware and served as warning to golfers. A similar strategy was put in place at Bethpage's Black Course with a sign on the 1st tee warning golfers of the high level difficulty. In 2008, Rees Jones would redesign the course to bring it up to modern standards of championship golf.
Our round at Cog Hill consisted of everything from long range birdie bombs to jousting on Golfboards. Cog Hill is definitely one of the best places a regular "dub" can get his game on.