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3.4
324 Reviews (324)
5 Stars
87
4 Stars
102
3 Stars
54
2 Stars
44
1 Stars
37
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.8
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.1
70.4%
Recommend this course
241 out of 324 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.5%
Recommend this course
23 out of 26 reviews
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3.2
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
15
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.6
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
64.6%
Recommend this course
51 out of 79 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 60
Length 3612 yards
Slope 92
Rating 59.1

Also known as Evanston/Wilmette Comunity Golf Course. Previously known as Peter N. Jans Community Golf Course.

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Canal Shores (Evanston-Wilmette) Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1922
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.4
324 Reviews (324)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 7
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 9
Walkers 9
Junior Golfers 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 12

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather

Need a starter and better enforcement of pace

There was a two some about to start on the first tee at our foursomes tee time. They claimed that the front desk told them to tee off. This was a very busy day and I know that there were no available tee times before ours. This made our round very slow to have random people put in front of us. There are always random people sneaking on the course as well.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great place to play with novice golfers

People are friendly and patient. Short course and good for beginner golfers. A good walk if your up for it and as a bonus two of the holes have the beautiful Bahai Temple as back drop. What's not to like for 22 bucks.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Course was good.

Greens were really nice. Things were being fixed. Not every hole was 100% but it was fine.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Fun unique course

This course is special - it’s so walkable (in fact many neighborhood families were leisure walking through the course). Well kept and great place to work on short game. I really enjoyed it. Pricey for the size/layout, but expected during holiday weekend. Can’t wait to play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Unique course

Unique course that is separated by streets and a canal in a residential area. Holes are short, fairways aren’t really maintained, but this course is ok if you’re just trying to get outside and have some recreational fun for a few hours. Good place to sharpen up your iron play as woods will very rarely be used. Meets expectations for a city/park district course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

New management making a positive impact

The course is in dramatically better shape than the past eight years since I started playing it. It is great to have a professional company taking care of it. The greens are in much better shape. Can't wait to see how the course continues to improve.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Unique, but won't play again

Canal Shores is an interesting little course, but it was a really odd experienece. The course is spread out along the canal and has you cross streets in a residential neighborhood and through tunnels. That was kind of fun in some respects since it was a unique experience. It was $26/person for 18 holes which was cheap, but that is because you'll be dealing with a course that is maintained as essentially a public park.

Multiple times people that were not other golfers walked across the fairways as we went to tee off, kids came through on bikes and rode around the greens, people were playing catch with their dogs on the fairways. Many of the holes didn't have designated fairways at all instead it was just a field of grass, one hole didn't have an available green since it was being worked on so they just cut a hole in the rough grass.

If you're just looking to work on your short game as practice this is a great course since many of the holes are under 200 yards, but if you want a separated golf course or you're a more serious golfer this is not the place to go.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging for sure

Kind of scruffy probably due to low play and funds but very challenging and has tons of character

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It was a fun little course in the heart of Evanston. Could use a little work on fairways/tee boxes but worth the price.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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