Golf Club Review: Medinah Country Club, Course 1 (IL)

My favorite of the three courses at Medinah Country Club, Course 1 features great design, terrific routing and the best of all worlds: A lot of wide, forgiving fairways with strategic playability, great par 3’s and 5’s and a little bit of tree-lined parkland style thrown in for good measure.

Golf Course Review: Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 (IL)

Following a tour of the newly renovated No. 2 course with Rees Jones, we were treated to an out-of-this-world golf experience at Medinah Country Club’s Course 3 – one of the country’s greatest major event hosts.

Taking Advantage of Aeration at ThunderHawk (IL)

As all of my golf buddies know, maybe my favorite course within an hour of the Milwaukee area is ThunderHawk, located within minutes of the Wisconsin/Illinois border in Beach Park. It seems like every time I have the opportunity to play ThunderHawk, it is either early Spring or late Fall, so being a little earlierContinue reading “Taking Advantage of Aeration at ThunderHawk (IL)”

Golf Course Review: Cog Hill No.4 Dubsdread (IL)

Cog Hill No. 4, Dubsdread Course Rankings: Golf Digest: #53 US public, #11 Illinois GolfWeek: #134 US modern, #1 Illinois public #34 US public, #1 Illinois public Designer: Dick Wilson (1964), Rees Jones (2008 reno) The top-rated course in the state of Illinois, Cog Hill Number Four Dubsdread is a big-time golf course with theContinue reading “Golf Course Review: Cog Hill No.4 Dubsdread (IL)”

Golf Course Review: ThunderHawk (IL)

Just across the Wisconsin/Illinois border is a fantastic Robert Trent Jones, Jr. course that over the past two years has been rated as a top twelve municipal course in the country, ThunderHawk. To those who know it, ThunderHawk is the best kept secret in the Milwaukee/Chicago area. The question is: How do golf enthusiasts inContinue reading “Golf Course Review: ThunderHawk (IL)”