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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).

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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'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...

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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.

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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

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.

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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

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

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Medinah Country Club Course No. 2 Renovation To Be Revealed In June

golfblogger.com

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

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.

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Golf Central: Course Renovations in Medinah

golfchannel.com

Tom Doak talks to Golf Central about the renovations he is making to course 1 at Medinah Country Club.

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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.

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Medinah Country Club: Growing Much More Than Golf Courses

bunkershot.com

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

Clubandresortbusiness.com

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!

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.

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1-2017 – Medinah Ranks (48th) in the Golf Digest list of America’s Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses

Golf Digest

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...

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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.

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The 18 Most Iconic Clubhouses in Golf (Medinah is #6)

Golf.com

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 clubhouses.
By Joe Passov

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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

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.

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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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Golf Central: Course One Preview and Chat with Course Architect Tom Doak

Tom Doak talks to Golf Central about the renovations he is making to course 1 at Medinah Country Club.

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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.

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Platinum Club of America Selection

Club Leaders Forum

Medinah earns the most respected designation for Country Clubs in America.

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An Interview with Rees Jones

An article by Architecture Magazine on the 'Open Doctor' and his makeover of Course #3.

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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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Majesty of Medinah

View the full length Majesty of Medinah Video.

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