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.
When Medinah (Ill.) Country Club’s No. 2 Course reopens in June, it will not only show off a modernized look but feature “Golf For Life,” designed to motivate golfers of all levels to hone their skills, play more rounds, and have more fun.
The system gives golfers of all abilities specific targets to work toward while allowing them to improve within the confines of their abilities. Key to the program is the modification of Medinah’s historic No. 2 Course to allow for placement of seven tee boxes on each hole, along with the introduction of special events with new formats to be tested.
Golf For Life, developed by Director of Golf Marty DeAngelo, is an adaptable program with many benefits. Each member meets with the golf professional staff for a game evaluation and then begins a structured system for improvement.
The golf staff and teaching professionals will review all their students and assign each one of the seven tee boxes as a place to begin. “As students work on their games, recommendations for improvement to the next sets of tees will occur,” DeAngelo said.
C&RB will feature Medinah Country Club as its August 2017 cover story.
Course No. 2 will reopen in June following a year-long restoration program. Without changing the routing or topography, the total area of fairways and approaches on Course No. 2 has increased from 21 to 34 acres. Some of the widened corridors now connect on adjacent holes—a unique feature on modern courses but not uncommon during golf architecture’s “Golden Age” nearly 100 years ago.
Medinah’s other two championship venues were previously modernized and updated significantly through the years, with the latest work on Course No. 2 furthering the ongoing improvement of the club’s infrastructure.