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Mistwood Golf Club in Chicago Partners with Vienna Beef to Take Back World Hot Dog Record on America

July 4: Mistwood Golf Club Will Line Up 2000+ Hot Dogs From Tee to Green

Chicago, IL -- Mistwood Golf Club, one of the nation’s premiere public courses located in Chicago, has hosted a hyper-patriotic “Stars & Stripes” tournament on the 4th of July for 20 years. The event features costumed golfers, fireworks and otherwise zany entertainment on most holes all in the spirit of celebration for America’s birthday. This year, however, the course management will up the ante by seeking to reclaim a Guinness Book of World Records feat: the longest continuous line of cooked hot dogs, a record which currently stands at 1157 feet and is held by Nakakyushu Kubota of Japan.

“When we learned that there was an official world record for lining up hot dogs, our first thought was, “Wow, that’s awesome, of course there should be a record for that human achievement,” said Jim Koklas, Food & Beverage Director at Mistwood Golf Club. “There are few things more American than the hot dog, and we decided it is time to bring this record home. As a nation founded on ingenuity and industriousness, we’re also very good at lining things up. On behalf of all Americans we are going to reclaim this title on July 4th, guaranteed.”

Mistwood will partner with Vienna Beef on the world record attempt as the Chicago-based company celebrates its 125th anniversary and the kick-off to national hot dog month (July).

The World Record attempt is open to the public and is free to attend. Staff and volunteers will begin lining-up hot dogs on tables that stretch from tee to the green on the 3rd hole, a spectacular par 5 measuring over 550 yards at the award-winning course. The event will also feature live entertainment and American-themed activities. Additionally, as the world record specifies that the hot dogs must be cooked and consumable, guests at the event will have a chance to indulge in the history-making moment


July 4th -- Approximately 2PM

Mistwood Golf Club, 1700 W. Renwick Road, Romeoville, IL 60446

About Mistwood Golf Club

Mistwood Golf Club, which opened in 1998, is one of the most-talked-about Chicago area golf destinations. It features 18-holes designed by award-winning architect Raymond Hearn, a top golf performance center and a spectacular clubhouse facility. Following an acclaimed multi-million-dollar course renovation by Hearn, which was recognized as the top renovation of the year by GOLF Magazine in 2014, Mistwood has become one of the most popular venues in Chicago.

The course is wrapped around a beautiful 65-acre lake and features 19 Scottish-style sod wall bunkers bringing a feeling of Scotland to the Midwest. In addition to the award-winning course renovation, there is a new Scottish-style 26,000 square-foot clubhouse and a 5,000 square-foot Performance Center that offers custom fitting, club repair services and instruction.

The centerpiece of the new Scottish village-style clubhouse is McWethy’s Tavern, which is made up of a Scottish pub, two dining areas, two outdoor patios and space for private events. Its menu features steaks, chops, sandwiches and other items done with Scottish flair. The building also includes a banquet facility for up to 250 people, pro shop and locker rooms. Mistwood is a unique facility. It can accommodate a golfer’s dream experience for playing and improving, as well as a bride’s dream wedding with amazing food and atmosphere. Visit

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