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June 2013

Top Story: Mistwood Golf Club: Featured Golf Club of the Month

Author: Len Ziehm

Over the past two years, Mistwood Golf Club, the longtime Illinois Women’s Open (IWO) site in Romeoville, opened later in the season and closed earlier than most of the other Chicago public courses. Now those hard decisions, made by owner Jim McWethy and his veteran staff, are paying off.

The abbreviated schedule in 2011 and 2012 enabled architect Ray Hearn to more easily put the finishing touches on his elaborate renovation work. 

“Some areas held a little more water than we wanted,” said director of golf Dan Phillips. “We did some drainage work and some irrigation. We wanted to make sure everything was perfect.”

Now it is.

Not only is the course—featuring 19 unique sod-wa....