Just past the fuss and flurry of Chicago are the immersive, bucolic greens of the Mist Wood Golf Club.
Located in the charming town of Romeoville, IL., the club's land began its life of service to the community in the early 1900's, serving as a quarry for sand and aggregate railroad needs. From the quarry, the town established a glittering lake, which was later purchased and surrounded by a sportsman's club. It wasn't until the early 1990's that the club's land was again purchased and transformed, this time by renowned course architect Raymond Hearn. The Mistwood Golf Club opened to the public in 1998.
In 2011, lifelong golfer and Chicago businessman Jim McWethy had owned the esteemed course for three years when he decided to transform the club once again.
For the course's next reinvention, McWethy tapped Hearn again to create a course steeped in strategy and sod-wall bunkers, a feature unique to Mistwood among American courses. McWethy set his heart on saturating the property with the feel of venerable Scottish courses like Carnoustie and "The Old Course" at St. Andrews.
When restoration on the property's nearby tavern began, it was with the same dedication to centuries-old prestige and simplicity that the Mistwood team enlisted DutchCrafters to furnish its dining space.
At a loss for a local American furniture company who could reliably provide them with commercial dining furniture that could fulfill their diners' needs as well as their vision for the course, they turned to the internet for more options. After a little negotiation and much excitement, the combination of DutchCrafters exceptional reputation, the appeal of a personal furniture specialist, and the picture-perfection of DutchCrafters commercial dining options won their hearts.
When Mistwood reopened in 2015, the acclaim came fast and furious. GOLF Magazine named Mistwood "Renovation of the Year," and a similar accolade came from Golf Inc Magazine, who called the freshly rebuilt property one of "Top 3 International Renovations of the Year." This distinct and distinguished course remains a Chicagoland destination to remember, and DutchCrafters Amish Furniture is proud to support their ongoing quest for excellence.