Teaching and Fitting Center
Crab Orchard Golf Club’s Teaching and Fitting Center is the workhorse of our instructional activities. This Center, located on the north end of the driving range, features two hitting bays and a club fitting center. Crab Orchard Golf Club features the V1 Computer Software for instruction. Combined with two high speed digital cameras that can capture both the target line and face shot simultaneously, instruction at COGC is top rate.
Clubfitting at Crab Orchard Golf Club
Equipment that fits is an important component to the success that a golfer experiences. Length of club, lie angle, shaft type and flex, and grip size are all important for the golfer. COGC features experienced clubfitters that can help you acquire equipment best suited for your game.
COGC fits equipment for many of the major manufacturers to include Callaway, PING, Taylor Made, and Mizuno.
Driving Range and Practice Facilities
Crab Orchard Golf Club is a great place to practice. Featuring a large Bermuda grass tee, there are plenty of hitting stations. Target greens offer opportunities to practice many varying yardages. A practice bunker complete with short game target flags allows you to sharpen up the sand game. The practice bunker also allows for fairway type bunker shots. The practice green which accommodates both chipping and putting is close enough to the range and the first tee to make your warm up an enjoyable experience.
Guest and Cart Fees
18 hole guest fee
9 hole guest fee
(Twilight rate includes cart and all the golf you can play)
Sr. Special (60 and older)
(There are times during the year when seasonal specials may be in effect. Call 618 985 2321 or email us for more information.)
Crab Orchard Golf Club is an 18 hole semi private facility. With 37 years of experience in the golf business, we would love to have the opportunity to host your upcoming event. COGC is always in great condition and is one of the premier facilities in Southern Illinois for competitive and recreational outings. Whether your event requires the more formal inside dining or the casual outdoor experience COGC has the facilities to make it happen. With the outside option, our pavilion is a full service area including restrooms. Gift certificates are available through the golf shop (issued in any denomination) for gifts or prizes. Contact us at 985-2321 for more information on securing a date for your event. As a semi private club we must restrict the number of days we reserve for outside events.
Availability of tee times
Food and Beverages*
*Many options are available for food and the above are general guidelines.
Instruction at Crab Orchard Golf Club is a big part of what we do. With Director of Golf, Steve Heckel, being recognized as Teacher of the Year by the Gateway PGA and listed as one of America’s Top Instructors by Golf Magazine, many players come here for instruction.
With our Teaching and Fitting Center, instruction can take place in all weather and features the most up to date computer hardware and software available.
Group and individual instruction is available for adults and juniors.
Lessons can be scheduled by calling 618 985 2321.
All prices are for 45 –60 minute lesson.
An abundance of junior golf opportunities exist at Crab Orchard Golf Club. Something is available for kids who have finished kindergarten through their junior year in high school.
Two components make up the annual summer junior program.
The first is the Jr. Golf Camp. The camp meets for four days and focuses on fundamental instruction. Juniors receive instruction on the golf swing, putting, chipping, rules, and etiquette.
The second component involves the kids throughout most of the summer vacation. Juniors meet once per week for instruction. This program features skill improvement and learning to play golf in a supervised environment.
COGC also has one of the longest running Junior Golf Tournaments in the Future Champs which brings in players from around the tri state area. Also available is our Jr/Sr tournament for COGC kids only.
A brochure featuring the specifics of the Junior Golf Program along with fees is available through COGC.