The nine-hole executive course at the 45-hole Silver Lake Country Club in the Chicago area, the Rolling Hills Course is a par-29 that plays 1,587 yards from the back set of tees. Designed by the same architects responsible for the facility's South Course -- Charles Maddox, Bob Lohmann and Frank MacDonald – this short course opened for play in 1944. It has seven par 3s and two short par-4 holes. All of the holes are fairly straightforward with few hazards, including a handful of bunkers, so it's a good course for beginners or practicing short irons and short games. Silver Lake is a public facility started by the Coghill Brothers, who also founded the famous Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, Ill., before selling it to the Jemsek family in 1950. Rolling Hills has been named the top nine-hole course in the Chicago area on many occasions. The complex also offers a driving range, short-game area and putting green. The clubhouse includes a golf shop, restaurant and banquet facilities.