The 2012 Ryder Cup is just around the corner...literally. The official first day of the competition at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois is September 28th with some practices starting tomorrow. Chicago and its northwest suburbs have been preparing for it all summer. Chicago's northwest suburbs is where I call home so the Ryder Cup is also literally around the corner from my humble abode. Our local high school will be closed during this time and their parking lot will be used for shuttle buses. Hotels have been happily booked up and now its time for restaurants and shops to jostle in this influx of customers.
I'm an avid train commuter and Medinah is one of the stops on my train route. Medinah station is an easy walk to the Medinah Country Club. Medinah Station is about a 45 minute train ride from Chicago. Visitors can also board trains to Medinah from many of the nearby suburbs on the train route including Elgin, Schaumburg, Roselle, Itasca, and Franklin Park.
I'm not an expert on the inner-workings of the Ryder Cup and Medinah Country Club but if you have any questions about the area and area attractions, please feel free to message me.