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A sneak peek of the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club
WGN-TV / Marcus Leshock
The BMW Championship will kick off next week at Medinah Country Club and Marcus Leshock got a sneak peek to see how setup was going.
Ryan Potts/Mark Palmiri interviews, Lesson Tee (Hour 2)
WSCR 670 The Score / Olken & Schulz
In the second hour of the Scorecard Steve & Bob preview Medinah with Ryan Potts, the Lesson Tee is with Ethan Roush, and they end the hour discussing the importance of staying fit for golf with Mark Palmiri.
The BMW Championship Returns To Medinah This Month
The Steve Cochran Show
Vince Pellegrino calls in to chat about the upcoming BMW Fan Challenge Powered by Topgolf CRUSH. Patrons can test their skills against the best golfers on TOUR at the BMW Fan Challenge.
Medinah readies for final BMW Championship
Golfers on Golf Radio Chicago / Text by Rory Spears
THE LAST BMW Championship is coming to Medinah Country Club, the week of August 12-18.
Keegan Bradley is the defending champion, and via video hook-up he joined the media day press conference at Medinah yesterday. You can hear from him below.
Reigning champ Keegan Bradley on Medinah: 'Chicago fans are crazy'
The Daily Herald / Text by Katlyn Smith
Keegan Bradley is a worthy pitch man for the BMW Championship and Medinah Country Club.
As the reigning champ, Bradley is building some buzz around the $9.25 million event in August, the penultimate leg of the PGA Tour playoff series. But who better than Bradley to speak of the golf fandom surrounding Medinah?
Platinum Clubs of the World 2018-2019
Five Star Clubs of Excellence
2018 – 2019 Results are in and Medinah Country Club is honored to be recognized with a ranking of 36th in the World!
Platinum Club status is the pinnacle of recognition for private clubs around the world. Acknowledgement as a Platinum Club is the most revered in the private club industry.
Platinum Clubs of America 2019-2020
Five Star Clubs of Excellence
2019 – 2020 Results are in and Medinah Country Club is honored to be recognized with a ranking of 14th in America!
WGN9 Chicago – Lunchbreak with Chef Michael Ponzio
Lunchbreak: Maple Glazed Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts
See Executive Chef Michael Ponzio, talk about making Medinah's Maple Syrup and after his cooking demonstration, get his recipe for Maple Glazed Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts.
The results are in! America's 100 Greatest Courses
Golf Digest / Text By Ron Whitten
The Golf Digest Rankings for America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses are in. Medinah Country Club’s Course #3 comes in at #53!
The Most Beautiful Clubhouse in Every State in America
Architectural Digest / Text By Laura Ratliff
AD travels around the U.S. to reveal the most stunning buildings that very few ever get to see
Travis Johns – Bernardi Player of the Year
Congratulations to Travis Johns – 2018 Illinois Section PGA Player of the Year.
Travis had an incredible playing season. His stroke average was 69.9 spanning over 14 rounds. Included in those rounds were an astounding 61 birdies! Seven of the nine tournaments had Travis finishing in the Top Five.
Medinah CC's Surprising New Moves
CLUB & RESORT BUSINESS - August 2017 / Joe Barks
As it continues to enhance its status as a golf mecca, the suburban Chicago property has also stepped up its game to provide a full range of year-round, family-oriented attractions.
A Very Precise Restoration
GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTURE- August 2017 / Adam Lawrence
At Medinah Country Club in Chicago, Rees Jones and his team have just completed a restoration of Tom Bendelow’s design of the No. 2 course. Adam Lawrence explains what makes it unusual.
Pro To Pro: "Golf For Life Program Debuts at Medinah
PGA MAGAZINE - JULY 2017 / Jason Scott Deegan
Medinah Country Club is trying to engage members and grow the game through a new initiative stared by PGA Director of golf Marty DeAngelo called "Golf For Life."
Golf Course Industry – July 2017 / Guy Cipriano
MCC is the Midwest’s best-known golf brute. Ten Chicagoland courses have hosted a U.S. Open or PGA Championship, but none of the other nine possess MCC’s major-championship pedigree. The club’s resume includes three U.S. Opens, two PGA Championships and the patriotic puncher known as the Ryder Cup. MCC supports 54 holes of golf.
Medinah Country Club Course No. 2 Opens After Restoration
GolfTrips.com – June 2017
Medinah Country Club, one of America’s most iconic golf facilities and the host of seven national and significant championships during its 93-year history, unveiled its Course No. 2, following a year-long restoration.
Ground Breaking – A Legendary Golf Club Cultivates A Hip Foodie Side
Modern Luxury Men's Book Chicago – May 2017 / Megan Kulick
The garden he had planted on club grounds features 25 raised beds for fruit, vegetables and herbs, plus fragrant and edible flowers—57 seven different products total—all grown from seed. Utilizing extra space in the middle of the garden, Ponzio erected a chicken coop that houses 40 hens that produce impeccably fresh eggs (all USDA certified).
Medinah (Ill.) CC Introduces “Golf For Life” Program
Club & Resort Business - April 2017 / Brandi Shaffer
Coinciding with the reopening of the property’s No. 2 Course in June, the program is designed to motivate golfers of all levels to work toward specific targets, while allowing them to improve within the confines of their abilities. Key to the program is the placement of seven tee boxes on each hole, along with the introduction of special events.
Medinah Country Club Continues to Evolve
Chicago Golf Report - April 2017 / Walter Lis
There have been several renovations to the golf courses and its facilities in the last decade and this summer, Medinah plans to unveil Course #2 after a series of restoration programs that lasted over a year. This renovation caters to the future of golf by customizing seven tees on each of the holes so that it can be accommodating to any skill level.
Rees Jones discusses Medinah No.2 restoration project
golfcoursearchitecture.net / Sean Dudley
A project to restore the No.2 Course at Medinah Country Club near Chicago, Illinois, is set to reach completion this summer
Medinah Country Club Course No. 2 Renovation To Be Revealed In June
Medinah, Ill. (March 7, 2017) – One of America’s most iconic golf venues, Medinah Country Club, will unveil its venerable Course No. 2 early this summer following a year-long restoration program. The most significant features of Course No. 2 now can remain relevant to the game as it is played today.
Medinah (Ill.) CC to Unveil Course No. 2 Renovation in June
clubandresortbusiness.com / Joe Barks
The Tom Bendelow-designed course is being restored to its original look and strategy while being fitted with seven tee boxes to accommodate a wider range of golfers and support its “Golf Fore Life” development program.
Medinah Country Club: Growing Much More Than Golf Courses
Chickens, bees, maple trees, and an organic garden bring healthy dining to one of America’s most prestigious private clubs.
Medinah (Ill.) CC Takes Farm-to-Table to Next Level
The 93-year-old property features an organic garden with 34 different fruits and vegetables, 17 savory herbs and garnishes, and six varieties of fragrant and edible flowers.
Happy Birthday to Medinah Country Club's Organic Garden!
GolfBusinessMonitor.com / Miklós Breitner
I assume you would expect many things to hear from and about Medinah Country Club, but about their organic garden. Yes, organic garden. You read it correctly.
The 18 Most Iconic Clubhouses in Golf (Medinah is #6)
The game's "statement" clubhouses set a tone while offering a sanctuary
for post-round contemplations and celebrations. They're also as
recognizable as the courses they serve. With nods to aesthetics,
architecture and history, here is a countdown of golf's 18 grandest
By Joe Passov
Medinah Course #3 named #16 in the top 20 toughest courses in the country in 2015!
Golf Digest Panelist Comments:
"It has length at 7,657 yards par 72 and the greens after Rees Jones remodeled them in the latest renovation have become harder."
Medinah Country Club to host 2019 BMW Championship
Crain's Chicago Business
Medinah Country Club is officially back on the PGA Tour schedule.
The Western Golf Association announced today that the west suburban golf course will host the 2019 BMW Championship. That brings the pro golf tournament back for the first time since 1966, when it was known as the Western Open.
Future Sites For The BMW Championship
2019: Medinah Country Club, Medinah, Illinois
The 2019 BMW Championship will be the latest in a long list of prestigious events contested on this iconic golf club’s famed No. 3 course on Chicago’s Northwest side, including three previous Western Opens.
Medinah Could Host the 2019 BMW Championship
Medinah Country Club members will vote June 13 on whether to be the host for the 2019 BMW Championship, the Tribune has learned.
A “yes” vote would be a boon to golf fans who want to keep Chicago in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoff rotation.
Medinah to embark on $3.6 million renovation of Course No. 2
PGA Golf Buzz Series
Medinah Country Club has approved a $3.6 million project to restore the club's Course No. 2 to its original character while upgrading its infrastructure to 21st-century standards.
Medinah Reopens Course One Following Doak Remodel
Golf course architect Tom Doak on Friday struck the first ceremonial tee shot at Medinah Country Club's Course One, officially reopening the layout following his 21-month $6.5 million renovation at the Chicago-area club.
Doak named Course Architect of the Year 2013
Renowned Architect and recent Course #3 Designer, Tom Doak was named Golf Magazine's Course Architect of the Year in 2013.