Medinah Country Club (No. 3)

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Medinah Country Club (No. 3)

Architect: Tom Bendelow
Year: 1928

6N001 Medinah Road
Medinah, Illinois 60157
(630) 773-1700

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available

U.S. Open - 1949, 1975, 1990
PGA Championship - 1999, 2006
Ryder Cup - 2012

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The Itinerant Golfer

Medinah Country Club (No. 3)

Medinah Country Club is one of the courses in Chicago that ended up being a real struggle for me. In my previous trips to Chicago in 2009 and 2010 I tried to get Medinah on my itinerary, but it never quite worked out. In 2011 I even had a trip planned with a plane ticket and rental car booked but ended up canceling at the last minute when my Medinah contact fell through. I was beginning to wonder if this course might be my own personal great white whale. With the Ryder Cup is coming to Medinah this fall I was not overly optimistic about getting out there in 2012 as they would surely be limiting guest play leading up to the event. After a couple of false starts and changed plans in May of this year I received an email from my friend Al who had hosted me at Olympia Fields asking if I was planning to come to Chicago this summer and did I want to play Medinah and Rich Harvest Farms. The proposed dates worked out and I went about making my travel arrangements while he lined up the golf. Medinah Country Club was founded by a group of Shriners from Chicago’s Medinah Temple in the early 1920s. Medinah is one of the very few clubs in America with 54 holes of golf. The club hired Scottish golf course architect Tom Bendelow to design all three courses. The first course, creatively named #1, opened in 1925 and… More >