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3.7
363 Reviews (363)
5 Stars
98
4 Stars
124
3 Stars
57
2 Stars
47
1 Stars
37
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.2
82.1%
Recommend this course
278 out of 363 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.0
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.9%
Recommend this course
52 out of 56 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.3%
Recommend this course
60 out of 65 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

3.7
363 Reviews (363)

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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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Course but auto check in on app didn’t work

Great city course, however, I checked in online but a staff person approached me on the first hole and said I needed to check in at the clubhouse, too. She was condescending when I told her the feature of the app was to check in and go.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day on fun course!

Canal Shores is such a great change of pace course. Some 200 yard plus par 3’s and a couple short par 4’s and some very tight holes will provide a great challenge to any level. Greens are EXCELLENT,!

Give this one try!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Course continues to improve

The new course management group has done an excellent job with improvements to the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Great long lil Par 3 ish Gem

This course begins with a 190 par three with a fairly challenging first green if pin placed in the hard spots, There are a couple of par three over 200 yards but there are also some very short par 4's - The key on this course is keeping your ball in bounds. Even better handicappers will have trouble keeping in play for all 18, Greens are in great shape and Brad - (superintendent) is amazing. Course was in rough shape last year before he started restoring this to a gem. You need to try this and dont be in a hurry. Enjoy the neighborhood, the walk and Bahai Temple. Truly a great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Better, but Still Room for Improvement

This is the best I have seen the greens at Canal Shores, and the greens are actually now the best part of the course. They have done a lot of work to the greens to make sure they are playable. Cannot say the same for the fairways and tee boxes unfortunately. Most of the tee boxes are in poor shape, and often times you won't find yourself with a tight lie even if you end up in the middle of the fairway. Overall the course is in much better shape than last year, and there is still a lot of room for improvement. I hope they continue to work on this course because it has so much potential and is a pleasure to walk this course. What makes this course with playing is that they charge a reasonable amount to play. I paid $27.00 to walk on a weekday. Considering the conditions, I would not pay much more than that.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
First Time Playing

Cheaper but still expensive for the course

No tee boxes, course needs some serious maintenance. Carts are pretty expensive.

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

Executive course. Well maintained, easy to walk. And pleasantly uncrowded. Will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course!

Short course with some challenging holes and some holes that are confidence builders! We have fun playing this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Thank you

Had a nice round. Conditions of the course continue to improve however there is still needed improvement to the conditions of the course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Canal Shores Is Looking Good

The greens are playing very well this season and the fairways are well maintained. I played with a gentleman named B. form Rogers Park and he shot his best round of the year that day and also had good things to say about Canal Shores.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

I think you have done a very good job with the greens. they are very good!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Neighborhood Gem

Simple par3-par4 course that is a little rough in places but a great place for the beginner to learn/practice and intermediate golfer to sharpen his skills for the next level

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

The course is really in good condition, a far cry for past years. The greens were lush and pretty quick and the fairways were well maintained. The tee boxes are still a work in progress.
I played 12 holes in 2 hours, which is exactly what I wanted in a compressed time window.

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