We are thrilled with the news that the membership have voted in favour of our plan to renovate course #3 at Medinah and we can’t wait to get started later in 2022.

Course #3 sits on the best parcel of land and it has the most significant history of the three courses. Originally designed by Tom Bendelow, it has changed considerably over the past 80 years, with several well- known architects making refinements and renovations. In preparing our design we spent a considerable amount of time reviewing the current course and looking through historical records to better understand how and why the holes have evolved. To those familiar with the history of the course it may be apparent there are elements we would like to restore, other areas which stay more or less in their current form with only minor changes, and then there are those where we have suggested a more significant change to achieve the best outcome. This includes the routing of the final six holes which looks to make more of a feature of Lake Kadijah.

Medinah and Course #3 have been an important part of American Golf for almost 100 years, regarded as one of the great Country Clubs and playing host to several Major Championships. Like any major venue who looks to appeal to both member and tournament professional, we hope the new design proves to be just as intriguing and enjoyable for a midweek social round as it will be for those playing in the 2026 Presidents Cup.

On the appointment of OCM, click  here for an official press release from Medinah and here for an article on The Fried Egg website.

Course plan

Medinah Country Club


Medinah, Illinois, USA

#53 in America (2019-20 Golf Digest)


Master Plan
Video animation of holes 13 through 18