Cog Hill Golf & Country Club

2013 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Public Facilities

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club

Patrick Sexton, Learning Center Manager

12294 Archer Ave

Lemont, Illinois 60439

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass tees (Up to 125)
  • Bays with Mats (50)
  • Heated Bays (25)
  • Accurate yardage measurements from tees to targets
  • Short game practice area
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Covered Areas
  • Golf shop (900 sq. ft.)
  • Ball Flight Monitor

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Built-up greens
  • Fairway Cuts
  • Fairway Bunker Area

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 7

Number of LPGA Professional Instructors: 1

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of range balls dispensed per year: 2,985,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 200,000

New balls are acquired: Annually

Best range promotion:  This past year we introduced Cog Hill dollars to our customers. After manufacturers announced their new product offerings, and equipment came off of their respective pricing policies, we offered $100 off of a set of irons, $50 off the purchase of a Driver, $35 off of any fairway wood, and $25 off any hybrid and putter. We also began offering a round of golf M-TH with the purchase of equipment, knowing a single buyer would typically bring 3 additional golfers with them.

The Cog Hill dollars were handed out to our regular customers and the promotion was a catalyst in helping move 90% of our hard goods inventory.

Special programs: Get Golf Ready: National PGA Initiative to teach the game of golf to a variety of ages
PGA Junior League: National Initiative to help grow the game at the grass roots level. This year Cog Hill had four teams and approx. 100 golfers competing in tournaments with other local golf courses
Western Golf Association Caddie training: Provide training to over 60 area caddies
Cadillac/David Leadbetter Clinics: All day multi station clinic headlined by David Leadbetter and featuring five local PGA Professionals. The event is marketed towards Chicago and NW Indiana residents interested in purchasing a new Cadillac. Over 1,000 participants throughout the day.
IL PGA Drive Chip and Putt regional site: Regional site for over 80 junior golfers participating for a chance to move on to Augusta National and the National Championship.