Since its opening in 1929, Course No. 2 has been referred to as the “RAVINES” course.
The sporty, championship layout is routed through wooded, rolling terrain and challenges golfers with ravines on nearly half of the holes. Unique to the RAVINES course is the closing “19th hole.” The challenging par-3 offers a testy putting surface and a memorable end the day’s golf match.
With the overwhelming success of Cog Hill’s first course, the Coghill brothers purchased 160 acres on the east side of Parker Road from the Reed Family. David McIntosh and Bert Coghill worked together to design and build the original Course No. 2, which opened in the fall of 1929 and just in time for the Black Thursday (October 24, 1929) crash of the stock market and the Great Depression. Despite the twelve years of persistant depression, the golf course prospered and the people who had the means continued to make their way to Cog Hill.
In preparation for the 1997 U.S. Amateur qualifying three new holes, a par 3, par 4, and par 5 were constructed to create the present-day “U.S. Amateur” layout. The RAVINES course is a favorite of Cog Hill’s regular golfers.
It was my first time at Cog Hill and I was blown away. The Ravines was such a fun, well-designed course. There isn't a better course for the price. I'm already looking at tee times for next week so I can play it again.
Always in great shape and only $60 with gas cart.