MASTER PLAN TO RENOVATE MEDINAH CC COURSE #3 MOVES FORWARD
Member Approval Granted for Project to Commence in 2022
By Brian Weis
The members of Medinah Country Club have voted to move forward with a long-term Master Plan for its highly regarded Course #3, working with Ogilvy, Cocking, and Mead (OCM - Geoff Ogilvy, Mike Cocking, and Ashley Mead), an international golf course design and architecture firm.
Originally designed by Tom Bendelow and redesigned by Rees Jones, Course #3 has hosted five major championships: three U.S. Opens (1949, 1975, 1990) and two PGA Championships (1999, 2006), as well as the Ryder Cup in 2012. In 2026, the club will host the Presidents Cup.
The complete 18-hole renovation, at a cost of $23.5 million, will also include three new holes. The renovation will begin in 2023; the course will reopen in 2024.
"It is with great excitement that I can announce that the members voted with overwhelming approval of the Course #3 Master Plan," said club President William R. Kuehn. "This renovation is especially timely as the club looks forward to hosting the 2026 Presidents Cup."
According to the club, the design will honor the best elements of the course's history and current layout while developing opportunities to strengthen the overall golf experience. Additionally, the renovation will address course infrastructure improvements necessary to provide ideal playing conditions as well as modifications to support professional tournament operations.
OCM's Ogilvy said, "We feel incredibly humbled and honored that the Medinah Country Club membership voted in favor of our plan. It's a huge sign of confidence that the members are as excited with our concept as we are, and we can't wait to get planning started in 2022."
Kuehn added that this plan "encapsulates a continuing vision to provide compelling tournament play and a world-class golf experience for members, guests, and the professional tournament player."
Medinah Country Club, established in 1924, is one of the preeminent private country clubs in the world, highly ranked among the top Platinum Clubs of the World and is ranked #12 by Platinum Clubs of America.
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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