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Grounds

Aerial view of the Medinah Clubhouse

Structures

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An aerial view of the grounds surrounding Medinah Country Club

Surrounding Medinah

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Historic photos of the golf courses at Medinah Country Club

Golf Courses

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Photos of the wildlife in Medinah, Illinois

Botany and Wildlife

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Lake Kadijah

Lake Kadijah

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Medinah Country Club was conceived with a unique plan, and built on a magnificent scale. Over 400 acres of forests, farms and wetlands were transformed into three eighteen-hole golf courses, a lake and park-like grounds as a setting for the immense Byzantine style clubhouse.

American Park Builders created the project plan in 1925. The courses were completed between 1925 and 1928, by golf architect and Scottsman, Thomas Bendelow. The clubhouse, designed by Richard G. Schmid in 1926 spans 105,000 square feet and features a sixty-foot dome.

In addition to the golf courses, members, their families and guests could enjoy

  • Tennis courts
  • A gun club
  • A baseball diamond
  • Bridle paths
  • An area for equestrian events
  • Lake Kadijah - for year-round pleasures
  • Ski jump & toboggan slide
  • Log cabin warming hut

The buildings, courses and grounds have changed over time, yet they retain their impressive beauty.

Today the tennis courts, gun club, and Lake Kadijah remain and an Olympic size swimming pool has been added.

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