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 […]
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 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.