Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
3.7
197 Reviews (197)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.1
77.7%
Recommend this course
159 out of 197 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.8
Value
4.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
84.4%
Recommend this course
27 out of 32 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
148 Reviews (148)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
57
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.2
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.8%
Recommend this course
127 out of 148 reviews
Read Reviews

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.

Book a Tee Time at
Canal Shores (Evanston-Wilmette) Golf Course
Powered by GolfNow.com

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

3.7
197 Reviews (197)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 7
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 9
Beginners 8
Junior Golfers 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Staff is friendly and put together. Love the course history, accessibility, view and and overall vibe.
Great course for a beginner working on irons.
Greens are fine, touch fast.
Tee boxes can be a bit scrubby.
Overall very enjoyable course and I would return. Played in a pair of higher handicappers a little under 3 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/24/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review zcordes! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/24/2020

Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours we always aim to exceed expectations. Your review will allow us to follow up in areas you voiced concern. If possible, please as reach out to us directly so we discuss your review in more detail. We hope you will come back soon so we can wow you on your next visit.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/19/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/19/2020

Thank you for leaving 4 stars! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can wow you on your next visit.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Community golf at its finest

Really fun, challenging, and unique course set in the heart of beautiful Evanston and Wilmette neighborhoods. Perfect for walking. Golf the way it was meant to be: fast, fun, and affordable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/19/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible Condition

No way this course can be almost 4 stars. The grounds were in horrible shape. There was nothing that separated fairways or tee boxes. Many of the greens were half dirt. I could barely even get the tee in the ground it was because it was so hard. The fact they charged over over 60.00 to ride is robbery. This place either needs to put some serious money and work into the course or should just close.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/11/2020

Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours we always aim to exceed expectations. Your review will allow us to follow up in areas you voiced concern. If possible, please as reach out to us directly so we discuss your review in more detail. We hope you will come back soon so we can wow you on your next visit.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/11/2020

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. We would the opportunity to bump those 3 stars to 5. Please come back soon and allow us to wow you on your next visit! Until then, take care!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/11/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Family Friendly

This course is affordable, youth friendly, and has a nice range of yardages that require a variety of clubs for such a short course. It’s a great place for someone who is learning, and I’m envious of the kids who will grow up with this course in their backyard.

What it’s not is somewhere that has manicured fairways. A lot of the ground nearby the greens is more or less dirt patches. The greens are in poor shape. A lot of the fairways are extremely narrow and have large trees that come into play. The layout of the course is confusing, but in fairness, it doubles as a neighborhood park.

Personally, this isn’t a course I would return to. But I appreciate the service that it provides to the community and would certainly recommend it for anyone who has a young golfer learning the game.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/11/2020

Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours we always aim to exceed expectations. Your review will allow us to follow up in areas you voiced concern. If possible, please as reach out to us directly so we discuss your review in more detail. We hope you will come back soon so we can wow you on your next visit.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dead grass everywhere

Most greens are horrendous. Dead spots and random bumps that don’t belong in the natural slopes of a green. Dirt patches make putting difficult.

Many tee boxes have minimal grass and they are HARD! It’s like hitting off concrete.

Grounds crew is rude and consistently mowing during my rounds also sprinklers are on and flooding dead greens during my rounds too.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/11/2020

Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours we always aim to exceed expectations. Your review will allow us to follow up in areas you voiced concern. If possible, please as reach out to us directly so we discuss your review in more detail. We hope you will come back soon so we can wow you on your next visit.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

I’ve ridden my bike by and driven by over the years but never played until now. Already can’t wait to get back. So close to the city yet felt like vacation far away.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/11/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Windy but Mild

This course is made for longer irons, hybrids and some fairway woods off the tee with wedge shots into the greens. It has some challenging holes and several opportunities to make mistakes and to make pars and even birdies. Snack Shack was open and brats off the grill at the 9th hole were excellent. Long and narrow course is perfect for walking and the houses and sites that are passed are historic. Good course for all levels of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/06/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/06/2020

Thank you for leaving 4 stars! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can wow you on your next visit.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/06/2020

Thank you for leaving 4 stars! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can wow you on your next visit.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Much Improved

I have not played this course in a while, and the conditions and overall design are much improved. Very nice, shorter course you can do in 3 hrs.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/06/2020

Thank you for leaving 4 stars! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can wow you on your next visit.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/24/2020

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. We would the opportunity to bump those 3 stars to 5. Please come back soon and allow us to wow you on your next visit! Until then, take care!

Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Default User Avatar
Commented on 07/29/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rare urban oasis!

A great, casual and short course in an urban setting, which is pretty unique. I loved seeing all the young campers learning the game; the next generation is in good hands. Also saw a huge array of birds along the canal. And almost got lucky with an ace on 13...(see photo).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Avatar
Commented on 07/27/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful day at canal shores

The course is looking good. Some interesting tee locations today but I know they change when needed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Default User Avatar
Commented on 07/27/2020

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon

Nearby Courses
Wilmette, Illinois
Private
0.0
0
Winnetka, Illinois
Private
5.0
1
Skokie, Illinois
Private
5.0
1
Skokie, Illinois
Public
4.2857142857
2
Chicago, Illinois
Public
4.0840294118
55
Winnetka, Illinois
Public
4.0
1
Wilmette, Illinois
Public
4.0758352941
127
Lincolnwood, Illinois
Private
5.0
1
Morton Grove, Illinois
Public
3.5775529412
154
Golf, Illinois
Private
5.0
1
Winnetka, Illinois
Public
3.5077411765
126
Glenview, Illinois
Private
0.0
0

Stay & Play Offers

From $300
Valid dates: Jan 01, 2021 - May 30, 2021
We invite you to come and experience the serenity of Borrego and challenge of Rams Hill while benefiting from our package pricing as you select from 3 different lodging options.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE