Golf Fore It played Cog Hill Golf? Uh hmmm… We had a blast. An absolute ton of sand, so watch your approach shot. We guarantee you’ll be in the beach A LOT. But, you’ll have fun doing it. Good people working the shop and great people on the course – these guys know what they’re doing. Known as the “Patriarch of Public Golf,” Joe Jemsek always aspired to provide a country club experience and amenities to all golfers. Even with three hightly successful golf courses, Joe was still concerned that he didn’t have a course to better the finest country clubs in the United States. Once again Joe partnered with famed golf architect team of Dick Wilson (Bay Hill, Cog Hill No.3, Doral-Blue Course, Laurel Valley) and Joe Lee (Bent Tree, Palm Beach National, La Costa, Walt Disney World Courses) to create Joe’s vision of a fourth course, one that would test the world’s greatest golfers. Wilson/Lee complied and created what many consider to be each architects best work. Sadly, Wilson passed before the course opened to universal praise.
The collaboration was so successful that No. 4 has remained nationally ranked since its opening in 1964. At that time, Course No. 4 was given the nickname “DUBSDREAD.” The nickname “DUBSDREAD” is derived from the idea that a “dub” or poor golfer should beware and served as a warning of the challenges forthcoming. True to its name, this natural-style championship course places a high demand on shot-making ability by providing tight landing areas combined with heavily bunkered, large undulating greens. We’re fans. A little pricey – of course that’s relative. If you’re in town, play this course and tell your friends you did.