Medinah Country Club (MCC) hired renowned golf course architect; Mr. Tom Doak – Renaissance Golf Design, Inc. to develop the renovation of Course #1, which first opened in 1925. Mr. Doak prepared a master renovation plan that included the rerouting of several holes. Working closely with Mr. Curtis Tyrrell – MCC Director of Golf Course Operations and his staff, CBBEL developed a plan for an updated drainage network that addressed existing drainage issues on Course #1 and the adjacent Course #2. The drainage improvements included new main drain pipes and nine dry stormwater basins strategically placed to blend into the course design. Meacham Creek, which flows north to south through Course #1, exhibited severe streambank erosion; CBBEL developed an aesthetically pleasing streambank toe treatment consisting of natural river boulders and native vegetation. Additionally, an existing online weir that created a pond along Meacham Creek was removed and a new weir and bridge was constructed at a different location to accommodate the rerouting of the 17th par 5 hole along the creek. Permits from DuPage County, IDNR-OWR, and USACE were obtained and the construction started October 1, 2012, one day after the conclusion of the 2012 Ryder Cup. Course #1 reopened to membership play during June 2014.


The Details


DuPage County, Illinois

Construction Cost/Fee

NA / $32 thousand


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