Dubsdread offers Tour experience


Sean Dudley

The newly-reopened Dubsdread course at Cog Hill in Chicago is promising green fee golfers a PGA Tour style experience this autumn.

The course, recently renovated by Rees Jones's practice, will host the 2009 BMW Championship from 10-13 September, and will open for public play the following day with the tournament's Sunday final round pin placements.

“We are looking forward to a great week of championship golf and are excited to see how the players like the newly-renovated course," said Katherine Jemsek, president of Jemsek Golf, which owns Cog Hill. "We encourage golfers to come out and play Dubsdread on the Monday after the tournament. After watching spectacular shots from the tour pros all week, it will be a fun day to try some of their own."

Those who miss their chance in September needn’t fret, as the course will be set up tournament-fashion again later in the year. On Monday 19 October, the Sunday pins will be used, with the Saturday, Friday and Thursday locations used on the following days.