Architect Name – Tom Bendelow/(R) Roger B. Packard/Roger G. Rulewich, ASGCA/(R)Rees Jones, ASGCA
Greens Grass Type – Bent Grass
Regulation Length Holes – 54
Private, 54 holes, $40.00 - $40.00
Medinah has been ranked as one of the top courses in the U.S. and the World by Golf Magazine's panel of experts.
The home of three courses, Medinah is known for both great golf and a unique clubhouse, inspired by the classic lines of Byzantine, Asian, French and Italian architecture characteristic of many Masonic structures.
The featured course is No. 3, which has been lengthened over the years to 7,508 yards from the back tees. The course was carved out of a forest and features narrow, tree-lined fairways. The signature hole is #13, a 219-yard par 3 that requires a tee shot over Lake Kadijahto to a small green. In fact, four holes require players to hit over the lake.
Medinah No. 2 is the shortest course of the three and the most forgiving. The fairways are more open and the greens tend not to roll as fast.
The No. 1 course is also not as challenging as No. 3, but this course can be difficult because its greens run fast and are very undulating. The 1949, 1975 and 1990 U.S. Opens were held at Medinah, as were the 1999 and 2006 PGA Championships, both of which were won by Tiger Woods.