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Medinah Country Club

6N001 Medinah Rd,

Medinah, Illinois 60157

  • Office

    +1 (630) 773 1700
  • Pro shop

    +1 (630) 773 1701
  • Fax

    +1 (630) 773 4656
  • Golf pro

    Marty DeAngelo (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    54 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Suburban, residential and lakeside (Lake Kadijah).

  • Designer:

    No.1 course: designed by Tom Bendelow (1924).
    No.2 course: original design by Tom Bendelow (1927); renovation by Rees Jones (2017).
    No.3 course: original design by Tom Bendelow (1928); redesign by Rees Jones (2003, 2009).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7657
6629
6113
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
78.3
73.6
78.8

At the same location:

Above distances are for the No.3 course. Also at Medinah is the 18-hole No.1 course (6713 yds from back tees) and 18-hole No.2 course (6210 yds from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

41.962282

Longitude:

-88.050721

How to get there:

25 mi W of downtown Chicago.

Medinah Country Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1924

Medinah Country Club offers its members and their guests 54 holes of excellent quality golf. The revered No. 3 layout is widely recognised as a golf course that ranks alongside the world's best. It is one of the USA's most admired tree-lined parkland layouts, with an outstanding array of excellently crafted and challenging holes.

Tom Bendelow originally designed the No.3 course back in the late 1920s; it was updated by Rees Jones in 2003. Bendelow also designed the No.1 course, which is regarded as another Illinois gem. Medinah is a private club, with its courses generally playable only by members and their invited guests.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Medinah is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Medinah's No.3 course has hosted many top level national championships and professional tour events, including the 2012 Ryder Cup matches, US Opens, PGA Championships and several Western Opens (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Medinah CC).

Medinah's No.3 course, originally designed for Medinah’s ladies, was completed in 1928. The original Tom Bendelow layout only lasted three years before a major redesign took place in the early 1930s.

While the golf courses were being constructed, Richard Schmid was hired to design the clubhouse. Schmid had a flair for blending the classic lines of Byzantine, Oriental, Louis XIV and Italian architecture characteristic of many Masonic structures. His design gave Medinah’s clubhouse the taste, style and elegance still evident today.

Published ranking

No.3 course:
World: formerly ranked world's 85th best course (GOLF magazine, 2013; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).
USA: 53rd best course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
State: 3rd best course in Illinois (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
No.1 course:
State: 14th best course in Illinois.

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