Medinah #3

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Yards

388

184

415

447

530

449

589

206

439

3647

584

407

471

219

583

389

452

206

445

3756

7403

Hndcp

13

15

11

3

9

7

1

17

5

2

12

8

16

4

14

6

18

10

Par

4

3

4

4

5

4

5

3

4

36

5

4

4

3

5

4

4

3

4

36

72

Medinah, No. 3This Country Club is located in Northern Illinois about 20 miles from Lake Michigan.  The third Eighteen of a 54 hole complex, the course was originally designed by Tom Bendelow as a women's course.  However, at 6215 yards, par 71, the course proved far too difficult for women and was modified as a par 70 Championship course and opened for play in 1929.  At the 1930 Medinah Open the pros battered par and Harry Collins, an Englishman, was called in to modify and toughen No. 3.  When the course reopened in 1934, the Club had what they wanted, a true Championship test which was soon ranked as one of the top 10 courses in America.  Since then the course has hosted 3 U.S. Opens; 1949, 1975 and 1990, as well as the Senior Open in 1988 and the PGA Championship in 1999. Following the 1975 U.S. Open the Course was once again remodeled by architect Roger Packard, who completely redid the back 9, increased the yardage and changed the par from 71 to 72. Modifications were again made in 1996 by Roger Rulewich, who modified the elevations and bunkering to the similar par 3's that play over Lake Kadijah. Today the course is a brute test that demands both length to reach the long par 4's and accuracy to thread the encroaching multitude of trees.

A very fine recreation for Links 2001 has been done by John Pineda.  The course can be downloaded for free from the Links Corner.


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