Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Patch asked readers which local golf course offers the best value, and after two weeks of voting, a winner has emerged!
Golfers are often looking to get the best round for their bucks. Which course offers the coolest perks, at a reasonable price? It might be a GPS in the cart. Others flock to the course with the best pro shop, or most reasonably priced refreshments. For some, they prefer the location offering courses with varied levels of difficulty. Maybe it's the beverage service that pleases a golfer, or even the chance to knock the dust off their cleats at a driving range before teeing off. We recently asked Southland golf enthusiasts which golf course offers the most enjoyable experience, at the best price? And after two weeks of voting, ladies and gentlemen, Patch has a winner. Our readers say Silver Lake Country Club offers the best value for its …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Course pro Gregg Tengerstrom shows how to play the eighth hole on the South Course at Silver Lake Country Club.
A sloping fairway and beautiful setting are the highlights of Silver Lake Country Club's signature hole, the eighth hole on the South Course. A marshland creates a natural water hazard, and bunkers on the back of the green require the golfer to be accurate off the fairway with their approach shots. Silver Lakes pro Gregg Tengerstrom demonstrates how to play the hole from the white tee box. The hole measures 370 yards from there. But there are four tee boxes to pick from. The others: Blue 417, Gold 300 and Red 300. Course captain Bert Coghill says the South Course is his favorite, but all 45 holes at Silver Lake Country Club provide a unique challenge. "It is a tricky and scenic course," he said. "It makes you think."
Thursday, June 16, 2011
For nearly 75 years, the Coghills have opened their doors and invited the public in to enjoy their own playground.
In 1927, a private golf club was founded in Orland Park. At the time, it was known as Euclid Hills Country Club, and it had 18-hole course. Just two years later and right next door, Johnson Farm was developed as an 18-hole course called Silver Lake. By the onset of WWII in 1939, Bert Coghill had purchased both courses and Silver Lake Country Club was established just a year later. In the 1982, Bert Coghill's grandson, also named Bert, took over ownership of the course with his brothers. Bert serves as course captain and director of golf. "We're a family-owned business," he said. "There are a lot of people who have been here for 30 or 35 years. Our staff doesn't change much over time." Coghill has worked as a part of the course staff since…