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In a fast-paced world, Midlothian Country Club is a landmark that stands as a testament to timeless elegance and grace.

The first private country club on the South Side of Chicago, Midlothian features unparalleled hospitality, outstanding programs and celebration facilities for everyone in your family to enjoy. Award-winning dining ranges from amazing steaks in the Dining Room to relaxing family dinner al fresco on the Veranda. Championship golf highlights an endless list of recreation for all ages.

In 1898, a group of prominent business leaders discovered a magnificent sweep of rolling, wooded prairie 18 miles southwest of the city. They agreed that the 208 saucer-shaped acres, with a beautiful brook flowing through the center, would be an ideal site for one of America's first eighteen-hole golf courses.

A few years later, after the land was purchased and the club incorporated, Chicagoans would often see John G. Shedd, R.H. Donnelley, A.G. Spalding and other "society" people boarding Rock Island trains after business hours and disappearing into the wilderness beyond the city limits of Chicago.

Originally designed by well-known course architect Herbert J. Tweedie, Midlothian was the first privately owned club established South of Chicago. The original club included a nine-hole auxiliary course. Members and their families had to score 72 or less on the practice course before they were allowed to play the main 18-hole course.

The original clubhouse and the surrounding cottages became a summer colony for dozens of members and their families. Transportation was such a concern in the early days that the club replaced horse drawn "Tally-Ho" wagons with its own railroad. The small locomotive and two passenger coaches made 14 trips daily along the 3-mile system, making Midlothian the only golf club in the world, other than St. Andrews in Scotland, to own its own railroad.

Our Mission is to provide an unparalleled country club experience for our members, their families and guests.  This is accomplished by providing outstanding golf on our Historic U.S. Open Championship golf course, extensive practice facilities, delightful dining and banquets and special events, catering and meeting services, and a family-friendly aquatic and social complex, all served in a warm and welcoming atmosphere uniquely Midlothian.

Midlothian Country Club strives to be the destination for members that are seeking a private club with exceptional golf, dining and social activities. Midlothian Country Club is where members, their families and friends create special memories; where enduring friendships are formed and cherished, all in a warm atmosphere of casual elegance.

Midlothian Country Club will maintain an unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, continuous improvement and fiscal responsibility in all of our endeavors. We will create a service-oriented culture where everyone is treated as a special guest, all in an environment fostering fun and camaraderie. 

  • Maintain our focus on being a traditional family-oriented Club
  • Offer a wide range of golf and social activities to enrich the lives of our members, their families and guests
  • Develop an exceptional service culture in all that is offered
  • Instill professionalism, honesty and integrity that guide how we work to achieve our goals