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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

Monday through Friday    $ 22
Saturday, Sunday, holidays $ 29

9 hole guest fee

Monday through Friday    $ 11
Saturday, Sunday, holidays $ 15


18 holes    $ 14
9 holes $ 7

Push Cart $ 3


Daily after 3 $ 25
Daily after 5 $ 17

(Twilight rate includes cart and all the golf you can play)

Sr. Special (60 and older)

Monday through Friday except holidays - cart and 18 holes $ 28

(There are times during the year when seasonal specials may be in effect.  Call 618 985 2321 or email us for more information.)

Outing Info

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

  • Monday thru Friday
    7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. shotgun starts
    *course closures are permitted
    6:30-4:00 tee times for smaller groups
  • Saturday and Sunday
    6:30-8:30 a.m. tee times only
    after 1:00 p.m. tee times only
  • COGC must be notified 1 week ahead of time a confirmed number of players so we can plan for type of outing.
  • COGC must be notified 48 hours ahead of time with names.  Not supplying these names will result in host group being responsible for creation of scoresheets, scorecards, and starting cards.


  • $36 per player includes golf, cart, and range balls.
  • For large outings (90 players or more) there is no course closure fee.
  • For smaller outings (72-90 players) the course MAY be closed for an additional $300
  • For outings  with 71 or fewer players, the course will not be closed. 
  • Your outing will be billed via mail and will be due within 10 days of receiving bill.
  • *COGC can accommodate 120 players with their on site cart fleet.  Outings with more than 120 players will require additional carts from a rental fleet.  Those carts will be charged at a different rate dependent on the vendor and number used. 
  • Beverage carts are available at a cost of $28 per cart per 18 hole event.

Food and Beverages*

  • All food and beverages must be purchased through COGC except in specifically approved instances.  With catered events, the Clubhouse is deprived of conducting regular business resulting in its inability to make a normal profit.   Our Clubhouse can provide you with excellent food at a very reasonable rate.
  • Breakfast available from $3 (danish etc.) to $6.25 (buffet)
  • Lunch and dinner available from $4.25(hot dog) - $8 (pork steaks, etc.) 
  • There is a 15 cent beverage charge for all beverages brought to COGC from an outside source.  No glass bottles are allowed.

*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. 


Steve Heckel
Brian Laur
Brian Norman
Joe Karmos

All prices are for 45 –60 minute lesson. 

Jr. Programs

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.