Medinah Looks to the Future by Positioning the Club for Future Success
Medinah Looks to the Future byMedinah 2020 _ Phase 1 Club Improvement Plan Approved by Membership
Positioning the Club for Future Success
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.
President Bruce D’Angelo explains the Medinah 2020 Club improvement strategy, “Ours is a holistic approach to programming and amenities that promote year-round, family-oriented activities, an enhanced member social experience and updated food and beverage outlets. It’s vital that the enhancements brought about by the plan are designed to promote and facilitate social interaction within our growing community.”
On September 11, 2016, the members of Medinah Country Club passed the Medinah 2020 – Phase 1 New Amenities Amendment which will commit $6,782,000 for a racquet center, improvements to the Club’s 19th hole style casual eatery, the Oasis and adjacent covered patio, pool improvements and the addition of a golf performance center. The members also approved the Medinah 2020 – Phase 1 “Care and Feeding” in the amount of $5,169,000, which includes major infrastructure, normal maintenance and operations, as well as safety and quality to Clubhouse facilities, programs and services for such things as roads, stream banks, bridges, dams, and fencing.
About Medinah Country Club
Founded in the 1920s by a group of Shriners, Medinah Country Club is the Chicago area’s best known and most frequent major championship venue. Medinah Country Club is the only 54-hole private club facility in the Chicago area and boasts three world-class golf courses for the enjoyment of its members and their guests. Medinah’s golf courses were all originally designed by highly respected Scotsman Tom Bendelow. A Course #1 reconstruction and new design by world renowned golf course architect Tom Doak opened to acclaim as 2014’s Best U.S. Private Renovation by Golf Magazine. Medinah Country Club has embarked on a modified restoration of its Course #2 (originally known as the “Ladies Course”), to more closely represent the original design of 1920s Golf Course Architect Tom Bendelow. Course #2 is set to open in summer 2017 and will be playable for seven skill levels, from novice to champion golfer. Championship Course #3 is a 2011/2012 Rees Jones redesign of Bendelow’s original and has hosted the 2012 Ryder Cup, two PGA Championships (1999, 2006), three U.S. Opens (1949, ’75, and ’90), three Western Opens (1946, ’62, and ’66), and other prestigious events in the pre-PGA Tour era. Medinah’s champions include such historic figures as “Lighthorse” Harry Cooper, Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson, Billy Casper, Gary Player, Hale Irwin, and Tiger Woods. The BMW Championship is slated for 2019.
The massive 120,000-square foot iconic clubhouse designed by Richard Schmid is a unique architectural blend of styles that include Byzantine, Oriental, and Louis XIV influences. The Clubhouse has previously undergone two major renovations, one in 1965 and another in 1997. With three golf courses (a championship course, a high-end golf experience and an enjoyable course for all skill levels) and the Medinah 2020 facility improvements and enhancements, Medinah Country Club is poised for a relevant and vibrant future accordant with the Club’s Vision and Mission and rounds out the full member and family experience.