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History of Bryn Mawr Country Club

In late 1919, Harry Goldstine and Associates purchased a tract of 139 acres on the northwest corner of Devon Avenue and Pulaski Road in what was then the village of Morton Grove, IL for $166,800. It was originally planned for residential development, but a group of North Side families persuaded Goldstine that the land would be better used as a golf club.

The property was purchased by this group at its original cost, and Bryn Mawr Country Club was created. An 18-hole championship golf course was designed by William Langford, and a rambling country style frame building-already on the property-was converted into the first clubhouse. Goldstine became the club's first president.


In 1926, construction began on a new English Tudor clubhouse that was completed in 1927. 

On February 11, 1986, the clubhouse was destroyed by fire. A temporary facility was erected while the clubhouse was rebuilt. Two years later, on May 28, 1988, the new clubhouse was formally opened. 

A major refurbishing of the upper level of the clubhouse and Grill Room was undertaken in 2009. Improvements also were made to the golf course, including a new irrigation system, sand bunkers and forward tees. The club also expanded its programs to embrace the increasing number of families with small children as well as its tennis and social members.

In April, 2013, a newly designed lopever level was unveiled. A new corridor connecting the elevator to the Grill Room and swimming pool, an expanded children's lounge, new men's and women's locker rooms and a fully equipped fitness room.

In the summer of 2023, the New Facility featuring a renovated pro shop, 3 Trackman simulator bays, an indoor putting green, bar and grill, and a 12 court racquet complex was completed. The club is now considered a year round establishment and can continue to be the perfect place to unwind, even in the winter months. 

Throughout its history, Bryn Mawr has cherished its heritage. While maintaining the continuity of its mission as one of the premier  clubs in the country, Bryn Mawr also has embraced innovation and growth. Today it remains one of the finest private clubs in the Chicago area.