Featured Courses for Chicago 2012

Ryder Cup 2012

The Ryder Cup, among the last great professional sporting events where winning, and not prize money, is it own reward, spans 37 competitions over 82 years. The competition was born in 1927, when enterprising English seed merchant Samuel Ryder commissioned the casting of a gold chalice that bears his name. The Ryder Cup is golf’s premier team competition matching the 12 best professional golfers from the United States against the top 12 European players. The competition is contested every two years with the venue alternating between courses in the United States and Europe. Team members qualify through a multi-year point system. The Ryder Cup involves various match play competitions including eight foursome matches, eight fourball matches and 12 singles matches. The matches take place over three days, Friday through Sunday. A total of 28 matches are played. Practice rounds for both teams occur Tuesday through Thursday. The Ryder Cup is about passion and prestige, with each match surpassing the previous in drama, excitement and national pride. As the contests became more competitive in the early 1980s, the media attention grew, which in turned fueled the public’s love affair with the event. Nothing in golf, maybe in all of sports, compares to the pressure exerted on players over the three days of competition for the Ryder Cup. Despite this, every American and European golfer wants to make the Ryder Cup Team and every golf fan wants to watch it.

For more information visit www.rydercup.com.

Medinah Country Club, Medinah, IL

A private member owned country club featuring 640 acres with three 18-hole courses. Medinah’s 7670 yard Course #3 has hosted major tournaments such as the PGA Championship and in September 2012 the Ryder Cup will be contested here.

Course #3 was designed by world-renowned golf course architect Tom Bendelow and later updated by noted golfer and architect Rees Jones. Golf Digest Magazine consistently ranks Medinah’s Course #3 as one of the Top 20 Best Golf Courses in the United States.

6N001 Medinah Road Medinah, IL 60157
(630) 773-1700

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, Lemont, IL

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club is located just 30 mile southwest of Chicago. Course number 4 is the former, notoriously difficult home of the Western Open and is nicknamed "Dubsdread". The public golf facility has four championship golf courses, including Dubsdread, which is ranked among the Top 100 courses in the country by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.

12294 Archer Avenue
Lemont, IL 60439
(866) 264-4455 (COG-HILL)