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No. 24 Illini Finish Third in Medinah, Breaks Two School Records
Illini post lowest 54-hole tournament score in program history.
MEDINAH, Ill. – In a competitive field, the Fighting Illini women’s golf team finished third overall, while breaking two school records in their own Illini Women’s Invitational in Medinah on Tuesday. At the inaugural tournament, the Illini recorded the lowest 54-hole tournament team score in program history with an 845 (-19). The previous record was made at last season’s fall opener, Mercedes Benz-Collegiate Championship, with an 840 (-12).
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's DeAngelo Champions 'Golf for Life'
PGA OF AMERICA – November 2017 / Sean Fairholm
It's a busy Saturday morning at your local club as the starter sends an endless stream of foursomes to the tee, and you're up next.
What often happens here is practically ritual: All four of you , regardless of differences in ability, play from the same set of tee markers...
Podcast Episode 55 - Curtis Tyrrell
The Fried Egg – October 2017 / Andy Johnson
I am joined by Medinah Country Club's Director of Grounds Curtis Tyrrell. We talk about how he got into the industry, his experience renovating courses with Rees Jones and Tom Doak, stories from hosting a Ryder Cup and much more.
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.
This Week In Golf Biz: Medinah's New Neighborhood
forbes.com / Erik Matuszewski
Medinah Country Club in Illinois has hosted U.S. Opens, a PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup during its illustrious 93-year history. But the club certainly isn't stuck in the past.
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.
1-2017 – Medinah Ranks (48th) in the Golf Digest list of America’s Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses
Medinah No. 3 is Exhibit A for the notion that great golf courses aren't created, but evolve. A major tournament site since 1949, it has undergone a succession of remodelings and has improved with every session. Its par-3 17th is the most prominent example. It was shifted to a new location...
Medinah Looks to the Future by Positioning the Club for Future Success
Medinah 2020 _ Phase 1 Club Improvement Plan Approved by Membership
Medinah, IL. – Medinah County Club Board of Directors and management have developed a comprehensive club improvement plan for today’s members, who are looking for meaningful social interactions, that extend beyond the golf experience.
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.