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In The News

Chef Matthew Gilbert and Team featured in

By Pamela Brill, Contributing Editor

Club+Resort Chef
Club chefs talk turkey in anticipation of a busy Thanksgiving holiday.

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Chef Matthew Gilbert Featured in

By: Shaun Tolson

The 5 keys to making showstopping stuffing, according to a golf-club chef
Medinah Country Club's Garden Herb Stuffing Recipe

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Medinah and Chef Matthew Gilbert featured in Club Director Magazine

Club Director Fall 2022 Magazine
The Beauty of the Club – Meet the people behind clubs' great art.

See pages 14, 55, and 57.

Women's golf makes trek to Illinois for Illini Women's Invitational at Medinah

Auburn University Athletics

…Women's Invitational will be played at historic Medinah Country Club. ... PGA Championships, the 2012 Ryder Cup and the 2019 BMW Championship.

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Clubs Fire Up Festive Feasts with Outdoor Cooking

Club+Resort Business / By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey

Even the most common ingredients get a wow factor when they are cooked outdoors by some of the private club industry's top chefs.

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PSR - The Original 100 Triple Threats

Director of Racquet Sports Anthony McPherson was among the first 100 professionals in the world to complete all three certifications to become part of the Professional Sports Registry (PSR). The three certifications are Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR), and Professional Platform Tennis Registry (PPTR).

This was featured in the January 2022 Racquet Sports Industry (RSI) magazine. Click here to view the list.


Platform Tennis Magazine MCC/APTA Tournament Recap

Medinah Country Club's Racquet Center recently hosted the I-355 Cup, which is featured on the cover of the "Platform Tennis Magazine." See recap on page 14.

Hut of the Month

Medinah Country Club and Director of Racquet Sports Anthony McPherson are featured as the "Hut of the Month" in the September/October 2021 issue of Platform Tennis Magazine. For more publication information on Platform Tennis Magazine, visit

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Medinah Country Club Retains Golf Course Architect Ogilvy, Cocking, and Mead (OCM) to Develop Course #3 Master Plan

OCM Golf, led by Geoff Ogilvy, Mike Cocking, and Ashley Mead, will assist Medinah Country Club in developing its Course #3 Master Plan.

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Medinah Country Club Named Host Venue of 2026 Presidents Cup

Presidents Cup added to the illustrious list of tournaments hosted at Medinah Country Club

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Platinum Clubs of America 2021-22

Five Star Clubs of Excellence

2021–22 Results are in and Medinah Country Club is honored to be recognized with a ranking of 12th in America!

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Golf Digest Names Greatest Clubhouse in America

Golf Digest / Text by John Gendall

Unique among clubhouses, Medinah Country Club has worldwide recognition and was also recognized as one of the Greatest Clubhouses in America. 

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Medinah Country Club Junior Headed to Augusta National

Reese Wallace, Drive Chip and Putt National Finalist (Girls 10-11)

Medinah Junior Reese Wallace is one of the regional winners and a national finalist (Girls 10-11) in this year's Drive, Chip and Putt which was held at Colorado Golf Club. Reese will be headed to Augusta this April.

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Medinah CC General Manager Honored with James H. Brewer Award

Robert A. Sereci, CCM

Club + Resort Business, in conjunction with the McMahon Group, Inc., the St. Louis-based consulting firm and the National Club Association (NCA), have announced the 2019 recipients of the Excellence in Club Management (ECM) Awards, established in 1997 by the McMahon Group and co-sponsored since 2005 by C+RB. The NCA joined as a sponsor for the 2018 Awards.

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Platinum Clubs of the World 2020-2021

Five Star Clubs of Excellence

2020 – 2021 Results are in and Medinah Country Club is honored to be recognized with a ranking of 34th 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.

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The Golf Scene with Steve Kashul

Features Medinah Country Club

NBC Sports: The Golf Scene with Steve Kashul featuring Medinah Country Club [December 2019]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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!

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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

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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.

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Top 10 Things To Know About Medinah Country Club

Learn about the rich history, high-end amenities, and exceptional dining experiences.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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Chicago Connection

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.

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Medinah Country Club Course No. 2 Opens After Restoration – 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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Rees Jones discusses Medinah No.2 restoration project / Sean Dudley

A project to restore the No.2 Course at Medinah Country Club near Chicago, Illinois, is set to reach completion this summer

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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.

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Medinah (Ill.) CC to Unveil Course No. 2 Renovation in June / 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.

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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.

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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.

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Happy Birthday to Medinah Country Club's Organic Garden! / 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.

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Medinah Course #3 named #16 in the top 20 toughest courses in the country in 2015!

Golf Digest

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."

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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.

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Future Sites For The BMW Championship

Press Release

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.

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Medinah Could Host the 2019 BMW Championship

Chicago Tribune

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.

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Medinah to embark on $3.6 million renovation of Course No. 2

Rees Jones, Inc. Golf Course Design

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.

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2014 Best U.S. Private Renovation

Medinah Course #1 receives Best U.S. Private Renovation distinction from Golf Magazine.

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A Piece of the Game

Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Sports Series in the November 2014 episode of "A Piece of the Game." Was shot at Medinah Country Club. View the video.

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Doak named Course Architect of the Year 2013

Golf Magazine

Renowned Architect and recent Course #3 Designer, Tom Doak was named Golf Magazine's Course Architect of the Year in 2013.

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Best New Course List

Golf Digest

Medinah Country Club's Course No. 1 makes Best New Course List (2012-2013)

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Medinah Recognized for 2012 Ryder Cup Success

Sports Travel Magazine

Medinah hosts the Best Professional Single-Sport Event (2012)

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2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club

Revisit the excitement of the 39th Ryder Cup held at Medinah Country Club.

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