The 121-year-old club was the first privately owned club south of Chicago and was the site of the 1914 U.S. Open won by Walter Hagen as the first of his 11 major championships, along with two Western Open wins for Billy Casper.
The 121-year-old Midlothian (Ill.) Country Club, the first privately owned club south of Chicago, has selected the ClubLife Management division of Club Corp to oversee its operations.
Midlothian CC’s 18-hole championship golf course was the site of the 1914 U.S. Open, during which Walter Hagen defeated Chick Evans to win the first of his 11 major championships. The club has also hosted several top amateur and professional tournaments, including two Western Open championships won by Billy Casper in 1969 and 1973.
Midlothian’s colonial-style clubhouse, featuring majestic pillars, offers a member lounge, casual and upscale dining, and a spacious veranda overlooking the golf course. Amenities also include well-appointed meeting, banquet and dining private-event space that can accommodate up to 300 people.
In addition, Midlothian offers a beautiful family swim complex and the “Cottage”—a comfortable, year-round facility providing lockers, showers and changing facilities, plus meeting and party space for up to 70 people.
“Midlothian Country Club has long been recognized for the quality of its championship golf course, family-friendly culture and lifestyle amenities,” said Mark Wheeler, Midlothian’s President. “We are very excited to partner with ClubLife Management to help us elevate the member experience through enhanced lifestyle-oriented programming and improved service standards, as well as reciprocal access to the [ClubCorp] network of over 300 clubs nationwide.
“Our goal is to be the club of choice in greater Chicagoland, and ClubLife Management will help achieve that goal,” Wheeler added.
“We are proud to partner with the Board of Directors and staff at Midlothian Country Club to build on its rich history, exceptional facilities and deep roots in the community,” said Doug Hellman, Senior Vice President, ClubLife Management. “We look forward to working closely with the Board of Directors to achieve its goals while leveraging our operations expertise and membership sales prowess, and introducing proven member-engagement programming to enhance the member experience at this extraordinary club.”