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The Ice Sculpture

The Grand Opening week of the new Mistwood Golf Club went shooting off the first tee like a golf ball ripped down the first fairway.

I know that Mistwood has been open for years, but as community records show, the three-phase renovation of Mistwood Golf Club on Renwick Road in Romeoville was the longest redo in the towns history.

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Owner Jim McWethy is staging a week long Grand Opening of Mistwood and everyone is invited.

But in spite of all the years, the hours and money spent, the finished picture is exactly what golfers and non-golfers need in terms of a great place to go enjoy life and recreation.

Yes, Mistwood is a golf course, but it’s much more than that. While the golf course and the Performance Center are mostly a home for golfers, the new clubhouse that is now the home of McWethy’s Tavern is great dining for all.

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Jim McWethy and Dan Bradley on right side of picture, cut the red ribbon that officially reopened a completed Mistwood.

The clubhouse also contains the Great Hall, a new hot spot for weddings and special events. Want a day or night in the Great Hall, book early to improve your chances of getting the date you want.

While Monday had a wide mix of attendee’s including media, the next two days have private events on the business side. Thursday the doors open to the public and from 6-8 pm is the Live Cooking demonstration.

Friday night is the Scotch Tour Tasting from 6-8 PM. Finally on Saturday is the Craft Beer Festival and Family Fireworks Night from 4-9 pm.

Sunday is just a plain and simple, come play golf day, if you haven’t already done so this year or at Mistwood before.

To recap the recent history of Mistwood the five year rebuilding plan went like this.

Phase 1 the renovation of the golf course by architect Ray Hearn, that include a partial island green on the third hole and the installation of some 22 sod wall faced bunkers.

Phase 2 the building of a practice and performance area that is complete with indoor and outdoor hitting area’s and a full bar and grill.

Phase 3 the complete tear down and rebuilding of the clubhouse, now complete with a full service restaurant (McWethy’s Tavern), the Great Hall for Special events and full size locker rooms.

Click here to hear the interview with Mistwood owner Jim McWethy and the marketing golf professional Dan Phillips.

This week come and enjoy the Grand Opening of Mistwood, yes it’s been open before, but it will never reopen like this again. Mistwoodgc.com or call (815)-254-3333.

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.