6N001 Medinah Rd,
Medinah, Illinois 60157
Office+1 (630) 773 1700
Pro shop+1 (630) 773 1701
Fax+1 (630) 773 4656
Golf proMarty DeAngelo (Director of Golf)
54 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Suburban, residential and lakeside (Lake Kadijah).
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).
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).
25 mi W of downtown Chicago.
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.
Medinah is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.
Non-metal spike facility. Caddies available.
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.
2019/20 Golf Digest rating: No.3 course rated 53rd best in the USA and 3rd best course in Illinois; No.1 course rated 14th best course in Illinois.
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
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