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. From when it was first established by a group of Shriners in 1924, Medinah (Ill.) Country Club, in suburban Chicago, has always been associated first […]
The intention of the year-long project was to restore the original Tom Bendelow design, with most of the work focusing on green complexes and bunkers, relying on aerial photographs from 1938 to determine their original sizes, shapes and locations. Medinah (Ill.) Country Club has unveiled its Course No. 2, following a year-long restoration. The purpose […]
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.
Club chefs are taking the “farm-to-table” movement one step closer by growing fruits, herbs and vegetables on property. When clubs grow their own ingredients, it’s pretty much guaranteed that an outstanding dish isn’t far behind. That’s certainly the case at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club, where Executive Chef Michael Ponzio asked for a garden shortly after […]
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.
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. Last spring, an on-site chicken coop housed 20 hens, and an additional 20 have been added, while the property’s maple trees are being tapped for syrup and a bee colony is set to debut in the spring.