A history of hosting major tournaments, a tradition of incomparable golf, and a legacy of families coming together through the generations contribute to making Medinah Country Club a Platinum Club. We are privileged to be among the esteemed list of clubs that are also honored with recognition by both the Platinum Clubs of America and Platinum Clubs of the World.
The challenge and the famed history of our golf courses have drawn the likes of golf legends, professional athletes, politicians and celebrities to Medinah, Illinois. Over our 95 plus years, our clubhouse has become one of the most recognizable sites in all of golf.
Just 25 miles west of Chicago, in suburban Medinah, you’ll find not only three world-class golf courses, but a place for families and individuals who wish to participate in a robust community of health and wellness, casual dining, and engaging social activities.
Our famed Course No. 3 has played host to numerous major championships and prestigious international golf events throughout the club’s history, including:
The challenge and the famed history of our golf courses have drawn the likes of golf legends, professional athletes, politicians and celebrities to Medinah, Illinois. Over our 90 plus years, our clubhouse has become one of the most recognizable sites in all of golf.
Members of Medinah Country Club are unwavering in their dedication to the mission of the club:
“Medinah Country Club commits to offering a world-class golf experience and the highest quality, family-oriented, private club amenities to its members and honored guests on a fiscally responsible basis.”
Categories of membership include Regular, Social, Associate, National and International, each offering a different level of club privilege.
Membership is non-equity and by invitation only.
Regular Membership category provides full access to the Clubhouse (Dining, Pool, Lodge, Golf Learning Center and Racquet Center) and unlimited access to all three golf courses.
Associate Membership category is offered in four specific age groups – Ages 21-25, Ages 26-29, Ages 30-34 and Ages 35-39. This category of membership provides full access to the Clubhouse (Dining, Pool, Lodge, Golf Learning Center and Racquet Center). Golf course access is currently unlimited, but subject to periodic Board review.
Social Membership category is offered in three specific age groups – Ages 40 and Over, Ages 30-39 and Ages Under 30. This category of membership affords a Social member full access to the Clubhouse (Dining, Pool, Lodge and Racquet Center). A Social member is welcomed as a guest on our golf courses four (4) times per year. Green fees are applicable to Social members.
National Membership category is offered to those that have their principal place of residence one hundred twenty-five (125) miles or more from the Club. The National category of membership provides full access to the Clubhouse (Dining, Pool, Lodge, Golf Learning Center and Racquet Center) and has access to golf twelve (12) times per year.
International Membership category is offered to those that have their principal place of residence outside the United States of America. The International category of membership provides full access to the Clubhouse (Dining, Pool, Lodge, Golf Learning Center and Racquet Center) and has access to golf twelve (12) times per year.
We are unique. With 18-hole golf courses available for daily member play, each course offers its distinct challenges.
Newly redesigned by famed golf course architect, Tom Doak. Generous fairways – Challenging greens. A GREAT walking course. Host of the Inaugural Medinah Open, one (1) Western Open, and one (1) Chicago Open, all in conjunction with Course #3
Tom Bendelow designed course. Restoration of Bendelow’s original and Infrastructure upgrade in 2016. Family friendly with multiple sets of tees to appeal to golfers of all skill levels.
Rees Jones redesign of a Tom Bendelow original. Championship course. Long and challenging. Even the best players in the world find this course demanding. Host of three (3) Western Opens, three (3) U.S Opens, two (2) PGA Championships, the 2012 Ryder Cup, and the 2019 BMW Championship.
Located 25 miles from downtown Chicago, we have served as the site for memorable moments spanning 60 years of major championship golf, and hosted some of the most notable tournaments in the game of golf:
Two organized women’s golf groups are actively involved at the club. They include:
Both have committees that administer their leagues and social activities.
Our experienced Caddie Master oversees a traditional caddie program, comprised of dedicated young men and women. Caddies provide general course knowledge to facilitate member and guest play, as well as helpful on-course service.
As the leader in supporting of The Evans Scholars Program, – we are committed to youth development through the game of golf.
120,000 square feet. A breathtaking sixty-foot rotunda features a hand-painted mosaic ceiling. The grand ballroom boasts hand painted murals rivaling a Florentine cathedral.
Designed by Richard G. Schmid in 1920’s, the Medinah clubhouse continues to be both impressive and welcoming.
Schmid had a flair for blending the classic lines of Byzantine, Oriental, Louis XIV, and Italian architecture, characteristic of Masonic structures. The rotunda and murals were the work of a club member, Gustav A. Brand, a German-born artist. The founding Shriners were familiar with Brand’s work on the Chicago Medinah Temple and other historic sites.
The taste, style, and elegance intended by Schmid and Brand have been lovingly preserved. Our members and honored guests enjoy this space – dining, socializing and taking part in family activities year-round. Ranked Sixth of the “18 Most Iconic Clubhouses in Golf” by Golf Digest!
Choose from an intimate table with a view, sit by the fireplace or the bar in the new Member Bar, or take your meal and refreshments in the Oasis after your round.
Executive Chef Matthew Gilbert has created menus featuring seasonal specials, themed items and classics that will satisfy every palate. Chef Gilbert’s menus include time-honored club dishes for the traditionalists, as well as progressive plates for the adventurous foodies.
The Clubhouse boasts locker rooms for both men and women with shower and steam facility. Locker Rooms are staffed with service attendants and offer shoe service for both street and golf shoes.
The bag room is located in the golf shop area and has ample room to conveniently and properly store and care for your golf bag and equipment. Your clubs will be automatically cleaned and stored after each round of golf. Your equipment is inspected in the fall for necessary repairs to be completed during winter months.
Medinah is unique in that it offers three 18-hole golf courses available for daily member play. Each course offers its unique challenges.
Medinah has two organized women’s golf groups, the 18-hole Association and the 9-hole Association. Both have Committees which administer their programs and social activities. Each Spring, a detailed calendar book is published for both leagues listing the specific activities scheduled for the season and distributed at the respective opening breakfast meetings.
Medinah has a strong traditional caddie program made up of mostly school-aged young men and women. Arrangements for a caddie are made with the Caddie Master.
Medinah Country Club is a strong supporter of The Evans Scholars Program.
From Memorial Day until just after Labor Day the pool provides members and families a fun and safe place to learn to swim, hang out with friends, enjoy summertime beverages or just lazy afternoons with a book.
The pool facility has:
The men’s and women’s bathhouses at the pool include restrooms, changing facilities, showers, and lockers.
Children age 6 and up can have their own space to play while Mom or Dad enjoy a swim on their own. All play in the Junior Room is supervised by the Junior Room Coordinator. Kids can take part in scheduled Junior Room activities throughout the swim season.
Every swim season Medinah members can register for Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced swim lessons with a qualified instructor from the Swimming Pool staff.
Individual and group swim lessons are available.
The Lodge is a casual gathering spot where members can shoot skeet or trap, watch the game, enjoy great dinners and theme nights and even take part in a friendly game of cards now and again.
The Lodge is the hub for our Skeet and Trap shooting fields. The facility is operational during the fall and winter months. Casual attire is permitted at the Lodge, where jeans and denim are always allowed. Located near the 5th tee on Course #3 the Lodge overlooks serene Lake Kadijah. Fully equipped to serve food and beverages, the Lodge plays host to a variety of activities throughout the fall and winter:
Instruction and safety are top priority. Lodge staff and committee chairman are more than happy to assist members in every way.
Instructional classes are scheduled to introduce new shooters of all ages. The Lodge also has a shooting practice range where members are afforded the opportunity to practice with Medinah shooting instructors.
Held at the beginning of each shooting season, gun safety classes provide:
Members bring family, friends, colleagues and guests to experience the fun, festivities and the incredible food at our year-round club events.
Medinah club events are really very special.
Members celebrate as if Medinah was their second home. Every major holiday is a chance for members to get together and enjoy each other’s company. Holiday events include:
Phone: (630) 438-6805
6N001 Medinah Rd, Medinah, IL 60157