Cog Hill’s award-winning Dubsdread, home of the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship, is preparing to reopen. The golf course, which was closed for the entire 2008 season for a $5 million dollar renovation, is scheduled to open May 15.
“We believe the golfers will be very happy with the changes we have made to Dubsdread,” said Frank Jemsek, CEO of Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, located in Lemont, Ill. “The routing remains the same but every hole has undergone renovation from tee to green, to restore the original design integrity and overall character inherent in the work of the original architects. Dubsdread remains a pleasant challenge for the average golfer, but will offer more strategic shot-making options and risk-reward challenges for the tour professional.”
Renowned golf course architect Rees Jones was selected for the comprehensive renovation project, the first since Cog Hill opened in 1964. The extensive work on the par-72, 7,600-yard Dick Wilson and Joe Lee design included reconstructing all 18 greens and tee complexes, reshaping the fairways, adding a pond on No. 7, significant tree management and the repositioning and sculpting of 98 bunkers.
Dubsdread will officially open to the public on May 15. Green fees for the 2009 season are $150, which include golf, cart and range balls.
Cog Hill’s $3 million food and beverage operation was profiled in C&RB’s September 2008 issue (“The Little Kitchen That Could,” pg. 28).
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