David Toms: "It's a great old-fashioned golf course. So many of the courses we play now are modern and built for spectator golf, and this is obviously not. It's nice to play a course like that because we don't get to very often."
Vijay Singh: "I like the course. I like the way it's set up. You have to maneuver the ball here. If you hit decent shots, you'll get rewarded."
Tiger Woods, 3-time Western champion: "I have always enjoyed coming to Cog Hill. I have had a lot of success here, have played well here as an amateur and again as a pro."
Robert Allenby, 2000 Western champ: "The golf course is one of the main reasons for coming here. It is such a great golf course. It is so demanding. You have to drive it long. You have to drive it straight, You have to have very precise iron play. And it requires good touch on the greens with the putter. There's not many courses that we play on tour that are as demanding in all parts of the game. This one does."
Noted Golf course architect Tom Doak in his book, "The Confidential Guide to Golf Course": "I believe that Cog Hill, with four courses in all, is unquestionably the finest municipal facility in America, a testimony to Mr. Joe Jemsek. The course that receives all the attention is "Dubsdread." The back nine is laid out across the sidehills, instead of from ridge to ridge like the front side, and constitutes the more memorable part of the course. In general, Cog Hill No. 4 is a long, strong course, and one not be taken lightly."
Ron Whitten, golf course critic for Golf Digest: "Being heavily bunkered, (No. 4) is sort of out of fashion with the way courses are being built today. The course forces you to play the ball up in the air, instead of the other way around."Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times