Former President Barack Obama joins Chicago country club, marking his fourth membership
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Former President Barack Obama joins Chicago country club, marking his fourth membership


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Former President Barack Obama now has a country club to call home in his adopted hometown of Chicago.

Obama has been offered membership at Beverly Country Club, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune by Teddy Greenstein. The club is located in Chicago's South Side, which is where is presidential library is located. It's also the part of town where Tiger Woods is poised to redesign a combined pair of Chicago Parks District golf courses into a championship-caliber, Lake Michigan-bordering course which could become the Second City home to the BMW Championship.

Beverly, which boasts a Donald Ross-designed course, is one of the more diverse private clubs in Chicago, a city boasting an overwhelming number of great clubs. People from all backgrounds, ethnic origin and gender call the club their base for golf.



This is an honorary membership for Obama, meaning he's not subject to paying dues or minimums. The Tribune reports Obama requested locker No. 44, as he is the 44th President of the United States.

Obama is reportedly already a member of three other clubs, joining Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Northern Virginia and Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Md. in 2017 and becoming a member at Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City, Fla., along with former president George W. Bush.

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