Organized in 1898 and incorporated in January of 1899, Midlothian Country Club was the first privately owned club established in the southern suburbs of Chicago. Members of the club have included R.H. Donnelley, Marshall Field, John G. Shedd, A.G. Spaulding and Montgomery Ward.
Designed by well-known course architect Herbert J. Tweedie, Midlothian Country Club was initially a 27-hole facility. Members had to score 72 or less 9-hole auxiliary course before they were allowed to play the main 18-hole course.
Midlothian Country Club hosted the 1914 U.S. Open which was won by Walter Hagen. The 21-year-old Hagen held off local legend Chick Evans by a single stroke to win the first of his eleven major championship titles.