Silver Lake Country Club Overview
45 holes of golf await the patrons of Silver Lake Country Club, a historic club owned by a legendary Chicagoland golf family. The property consists of two 18-hole courses (the North & South), plus a short 9-hole course called Rolling Hills. The Coghill family, which built the eponymous Cog Hill in 1927, later went on to purchase Euclid Hills CC (which was built by Freemasons in the late 1920s, and is now the North Course) and Silver Lake CC (now the South Course), combined them under one umbrella, and added Rolling Hills in 1963. More recently, the family announced they were selling the property in 2021, which caused consternation in a community wary of overdevelopment. However, the Coghills subsequently canceled the sale, saying the business was much healthier towards the tail end of the pandemic.
The club is big on events, banquets, and weddings, and has a full restaurant. The pro shop here is solid, with tons of gear to browse. Likewise, the practice facility is robust. The driving range is just west of the parking lot, and measures about 260 yards, with a tall fence at the end to keep big hitters like you from sending ordnance all over the property. I counted three practice greens to tune your short game.
Occupying the northeastern quadrant of the property, Rolling Hills is a short (executive) 9-hole course with a par of 29. Rolling Hills has been a popular way to squeeze in a quick 9 holes since it was built in 1963. There’s seven par-3’s and two par-4’s, the longest of which is the 302 yard par-4 4th hole. The full course measures out at 1,587 yards, so you can scoot around here pretty quickly, which is exactly what it’s for. Rolling Hills has intrigue, however, starting with the elevation changes. Obviously, hills is in the name, so you can expect some interesting terrain, and it delivers on that front. Furthermore, Tinley Creek meanders through the heart of the course, leading to water hazards on 6 of the 9 holes.