Golf Course


Tom Bendelow 
1868 - 1936

Tom Bendelow, often called "The Johnny Appleseed of American Golf", was a famous Scottish American golf course architect during the early 20th century. He designed over 600 courses in just 35-years, using a "naturalist approach" to course design. In other words, he utilized the natural features of the site to the design advantage.

Bendelow designed Pottawattomie Country Club in 1909. The course’s unique water hazards, towering oaks and maples, awe-inspiring tee shots, and gorgeous greens sliced from what once was sandy dunes, provide truly challenging play to all.


"One of Tom Bendelow’s early designs was the Atlanta Athletic Club’s 18-hole course at East Lake Golf Club, the place where the great Bobby Jones learned the game," wrote Colin Farquharson in a 2006 profile of Bendelow. “'It was extraordinary in that it gave a golfer the opportunity to use every wood and iron in his bag,” said Jones.


Bendelow’s most famous work is Olympia Fields and the three layouts at the Medinah Country Club, with his work there on Course #3 being famous world-wide. Medinah #3 has served as the host site to several major championships: the U.S. Open in 1949, 1975, and 1990; the PGA Championship in 1999 and 2006; and the 2012 Ryder Cup. 

You can enjoy Bendelow’s naturalist course design at Pottawattomie Country Club yet today. We are proud to be part of the Bendelow course design portfolio of the early 1900’s.

New Membership Offerings


Regular Membership
This is the perfect way to experience everything Pottawattomie Country Club has to offer. This membership allows you full use of all of The Club facilities, including access to Golf, Pool, Dining and all Social events. Amenities include Golfing Privileges, use of Driving Range, Swimming Pool, Pickleball, Casual & Formal Dining, Invitation Only Member Events.

Spousal Membership
This membership allows you full use of all of The Club facilities, including access to Golf, Pool, Dining and all Social events. Amenities include Golfing Privileges, use of Driving Range, Swimming Pool, Pickleball, Casual & Formal Dining, Invitation Only Member Events.

Intermediate Membership
Offered at introductory rates, Intermediate provide the perfect way for the younger membership candidate to experience everything that Pottawattomie Country Club has to offer, as well as the improved Driving Range and Pickleball court. These memberships are offered to candidates 31-40 years old and younger.

Junior Membership
Offered at introductory rates, Junior Memberships provide the perfect way for the younger membership candidate to experience everything that Pottawattomie Country Club has to offer, as well as the improved Driving Range and Pickleball court. These memberships are offered to candidates
21-30 years old and younger.


Corporate Golf Membership
Pottawattomie Country Club is perfect as your home base for client lunches, meetings, and golf. Bond with client and office team members on the improved Driving Range and the Pickleball court. Enjoy a professional, yet casual environment, exceptional service, distinctive culinary choices and the prestige of a premier private club setting.

Corporate Social Membership
Bond with client and office team members on the improved Driving Range and the Pickleball court. Enjoy a professional, yet casual environment, exceptional service, distinctive culinary choices and the prestige of a premier private club setting.

Social Membership
Social Membership allows you and your family full use of all Social and Clubhouse facilities including access to Pool, Pickleball, Dining, Social events, and limited Golf Course privileges.

Pool Membership
Pool Membership entitles your family full use of the Pool, Red Barn Grill and Snack Bar, and fenced-in playground area adjacent to pool.  Pool is open Memorial Day - Labor Day.