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3.7
195 Reviews (195)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
72
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
3.0
77.6%
Recommend this course
157 out of 195 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.8
Value
4.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.9%
Recommend this course
26 out of 31 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
146 Reviews (146)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
56
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
85.6%
Recommend this course
125 out of 146 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
195 Reviews (195)

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

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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Very Enjoyable Golf

Canal Shores is an enjoyable golfing experience. It runs along the with houses and neighborhoods lining the course. This makes for a picturesque layout and neighborhood friendliness. The course difficulty is moderate which is perfect to get the game back in shape and have some fun. With twelve par 3's and six par 4's, it's easy to walk the course in under 3 hours, except for the business days. Highly recommend!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cheap, DOG FRIENDLY (Yay!), Short Course

This 60 par short course is made up of only par 3s and 4s. Although short, I was fortunately able to use my driver for 2-3 holes. I brought my dog which was such an amazing experience. It was such a fun day for a low-cost round and to bring my dog. Only complaint is that a lot of the tee boxes were under construction (so the tees were moved up 30-40 yards for almost every hole). Also, since the course is open for public hiking, I frequently had to wait 5-7 min before teeing off to make sure pedestrians/hikers clear away—in order to avoid accidentally hitting them. Overall, I would definitely return and would recommend to a friend!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/14/2021

Hi, u314161413658. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Canal Shores Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/07/2021

Hi, u231433613. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us at (847) 475-9173 to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Canal Shores Golf Course!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/12/2021

Hi, u314161368368. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us at (847) 475-9173 to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Canal Shores Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/07/2021

Hi, u314161382922. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Canal Shores Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 04/07/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314161386845! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Canal Shores Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/07/2021

Thank you for reviewing us, dankare1. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Canal Shores Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/01/2021

Hi, u1254314. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Canal Shores Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 04/07/2021

u186439841, we want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (847) 475-9173. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Canal Shores Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/26/2021

Hi, u314161214127. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Canal Shores Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/26/2021

Hello, jijarum1. Thank you for visiting us at Canal Shores Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
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 Excellent
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Commented on 03/23/2021

Hi, dpow2489. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us at (847) 475-9173 to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Canal Shores Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 03/30/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, kaminski719. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Canal Shores Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course despite brutal greens

Canal Shores has a ton of potential despite the worst greens ever. Mind you I was playing golf in December on a beautiful 50 degree day so life is good. I tried fixing a divot on a green and a chunk of the green fell out. It looked diseased in places and just plain not taken care of. Despite horrific greens it is a tight and challenging golf course. Love that they will be having 5 and 10 hole loops to go along with the traditional 18 holes. Fix the greens and this would be a lovely “go to” quick round of golf!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/10/2020

Hello, ncaa118. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting Canal Shores Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/14/2020

u314160448466, we want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (847) 475-9173. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Canal Shores Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day at Canal Shore

Great day at Canal Shotes. Fun neighborhood course.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 12/08/2020

Hi, u314161008536. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Canal Shores Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 12/08/2020

Hello, u946702736. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Canal Shores Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Day!

Very fun course and with a couple newer golfers it was perfect!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/08/2020

Thank you for your review, kevin8210511. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Canal Shores Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 12/08/2020

Hi, nkaylo. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us at (847) 475-9173 to share with us your favorite part of your experience with us. Thanks for golfing at Canal Shores Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/16/2020

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!

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