John Deere Classic

TPC Deere Run


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Medinah Country Club: No. 3

Medinah, IL Private

4.3

Panelists

138 Reviews

Overview

Medinah No. 3 is Exhibit A for the notion that great golf courses aren’t created, but evolve. A major tournament site since 1949, it has undergone a succession of remodelings and has improved with every session. Its par-3 17th is the most prominent example. It was shifted to a new location in 1986, to precede a whole new 18th hole. (The original 17th is now the 13th.) Ten years later, the 17th green was moved away from a lakefront to a spot atop a hill, but after Tiger Woods’ first (of two) PGA Championship victories on the course, the green was moved back down to water’s edge, where it remains today. Like a fine wine, Medinah has gotten better with age. It will be fascinating to follow the work of OCM Golf—the design firm of Geoff Ogilvy, Mike Cocking and Ashley Mead—which was hired to develop a master plan for Medinah in December 2020.

About

Holes 18
Length 7657
Slope 152
Facility Type Private
Designer Tom Bendelow/(R) Roger B. Packard/Roger G. Rulewich, ASGCA/(R)Rees Jones, ASGCA

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.3

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Character
7.86
Challenge
7.98
Distinctiveness
7.62
Layout Variety
7.45
Fun
7.33
Aesthetics
7.61
Conditioning
7.7

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