CHICAGO

Cog Hill
Why Play It? Course No. 4 is the award-
winning "Dubsdread" and home of the BMW Championship.
Your Chances of Getting On: Good,especially if you book far in advance (up to 90 days).
Peak Greens Fees: $138 (much less forcourses 1 through 3).
Contact: 12294 Archer Avenue, Lemont;(866) 264-4455; www.coghillgolf.com  

The Glen Club
Why Play It? A Golf Magazine "Top 100 YouCan Play" by master architect Tom Fazio, this course oozes golftradition right down to the caddies.
Your Chances of Getting On: Hit or miss;public tee times can be booked within seven days of play.
Peak Greens Fees: $113 to $165.
Contact: 2901 West Lake Avenue,Glenview; (847) 724-7272; www.theglenclub.com


DALLAS/FORT WORTH

Bear Creek Golf Club
Why Play It? No airport in the world isas golf-friendly as American's main hub at DFW InternationalAirport, which has a 36-hole resort that has been ranked among thestate's top 10. Your Chances of GettingOn: Very good.
Peak Greens Fees: $50 to $69.
Contact: 3500 Bear Creek Court; (972) 456-3200; www.bearcreek-golf.com  

Cowboys Golf Club
Why Play It? The world's first NFL-themed course is challenging, immaculately conditioned, and the best public golf in the Dallas area.
Your Chances of Getting On: Very good, if you book close to the allowed 30 days in advance. Peak Greens Fees: $180.
Contact: 1600 Fairway Drive, Grapevine; (817) 481-7277; www.cowboysgolfclub.com  

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
Why Play It? This five-star hotel is home to the Tournament Players Course, which hosts the PGA Tour's annual Byron Nelson Championship.
Your Chances of Getting On: Excellent for hotel guests, as the course is limited to hotel overnight visitors and their guests. It will reopen from renovations later this year.
Peak Greens Fees: $165.
Contact: 4150 North MacArthur Boulevard, Irving; (972) 717-0700; www.fourseasons.com/dallas