Canal Shores Golf Course

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3.1
36
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.5
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.0
56.0%
Recommend this course
23 out of 36 reviews
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Average Rating
2.8
6
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.2
Value
3.5
Layout
2.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
1.8
StaffFriendliness
3.8
50.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 6 reviews
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Average Rating
2.8
10
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
40.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 10 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 60
Length 3904
Slope 86
Rating 57.9
Type Public
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Canal Shores (Evanston-Wilmette) Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 60 3904 yards 57.9 86
White 60 3567 yards 56.8 83
Red (W) 61 3157 yards 57.2 84
Scorecard for Canal Shores Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 60.6/96 195 195 336 225 249 230 192 137 140 1899 192 175 290 132 148 273 171 320 267 1968 3867
White M: 59.1/92 W: 60.0/95 176 155 305 209 237 220 130 129 140 1701 180 165 257 119 148 225 148 311 256 1809 3510
Red W: 58.4/90 155 100 293 160 220 210 140 117 105 1500 157 145 240 96 125 185 140 284 214 1586 3086
Handicap 9 11 5 1 7 3 13 17 15 6 4 8 18 16 12 14 2 10
Par 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 29 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 4 4 31 60
Handicap (W) 11 9 1 5 3 7 13 15 17 8 12 4 18 16 10 14 2 6

Course Details

Year Built 1922
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.1
36

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 6
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 8
Junior Golfers 8
Walkers 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 10
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Response from #CanalShores on 08/31/2018:
Thank you for coming out to Canal Shores. We appreciate your support of the Gem in your Backyard. Please reach out to us if there is anything we can do to improve your next experience.
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

For cry babies!

Gentlemen: did you expect Pebble Beach for these prices? You are correct, this is not a country club or PGA tour course (but then the last time the pros played here, they could barely break par). They don't pretend to be Pebble Beach. However, it is very narrow and actually a good test of your iron game. There are only 1 or 2 holes you can even use a driver but you better hit it straight! this is an interesting mix between "pitch and put" and a standard 18 hole golf course. It also doesn't take 5 or 6 hours to get around the course. Play is sometimes a little slow because there are very few scratch golfer's on this course but everybody is friendly and you will still finish in half the time of a standard course. You are correct that there are very few amenities on the course but then you also don't have to pay $5 for a hot dog. if you are golf snob, go elsewhere! If you like a sporty little course that will give you a challenge for a very reasonable price and an excellent value, then golf here.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Response from #CanalShores on 08/03/2018:
Hi Klaud, thank you for your continued support of Canal Shores. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you back out to The Gem in Your Backyard soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This. Course is horrendous, it’s difficult to locate, shares a small parking lot with three other entities. The rough looked liked a unkept mess. The greens were not well maintained but the most disturbing aspects were the hole location markers were so hidden that most of the players couldn’t find the appropriate holes. The course intertwineds through the Evanston neighborhoods which requires you to cross multiple intersections with on coming traffic, unbelievable!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Response from #CanalShores on 06/04/2018:
We appreciate your feedback on our neighborhood golf course and are sorry to hear that it did not suit your style of play.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Awesome track

I have played here many times, and I always love it. Every time I come back I feel like it gets better, and I love some of the changes they're making. The staff is always super friendly. Although this course is pretty short, it's extremely narrow, and is a great place to work on your iron shots. If you're looking for a fun track that you can finish in a couple of hours, then I suggest you make your way to Canal Shores!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from #CanalShores on 06/04/2018:
Thank you for rating us 5-stars, Twhaller! We are glad you enjoy playing the Gem in Your Backyard and appreciate your recommendation!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Got my moneys worth

Great course for a the average golfer, no pressure, can get through a round quickly and very affordable. Despite the 45 minuet drive from my house I would definitely play here again.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #CanalShores on 04/26/2018:
Thank you for making the trip out to the Gem! We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope you will make the drive again!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from #CanalShoresGolfCourse on 11/05/2017:
Thank you for your feedback on your round, Shep. We hope you enjoyed your visit and will give us another try to see all of the great work our community is helping us put into the course!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Opportunity knocks for Canal Shores

Kudos to the Evanston-Wilmette community for trying to make this a better course. Still have a LONG way to go. Greens in great shape. Other parts of the course (tees and fairways/rough) not maintained well compared to municipal courses in the Chicago area.

Saw one person on staff (in the Pro Shop) the entire time we were there. No ranger to monitor pace of play or control people just walking onto the course and play without paying or checking in. Wouldn't care, except it really slows down (what should be 2.5 hours) a round of golf. Course had eight holes closed off - were not told when we booked the tee time a few days in advance, no sign or communication of it when we checked in and paid for a full round. Found out when we got to the first tee box.

Will be a long time if and when we play this cours again. Has potential- but we were really disappointed on how things went. Lots of better options for short courses in the area.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from Canal Shores Golf Course on 10/11/2017:
Thank you for coming out to play Canal Shores and for your feedback on your round. We have a great community that has been working hard to make improvements to our course all season, and we have more big changes coming in 2018! We hope you will come back and see all of the upgrades we make!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Canal shores is spectacular

This course is a beautiful family friendly course. It is a narrow little course through a residential neighborhood. This is the perfect place to work on your iron game and really dial them in. The greens are challenging which makes a this course harder then it looks. Overall would recommend it to others for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Canal Shores Golf Course on 10/03/2017:
Thank you for your five-star review! We're glad you enjoyed another great round at Canal Shores, and we hope to see you at our Bluegrass on the Greens event on Friday!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Canal Shores Golf Course on 09/26/2017:
Hi Daryl, thank you for playing Canal Shores and for your feedback on your round. A part of our ongoing fundraising efforts all go back to help make improvements around the course, and we appreciate your feedback from your experience to help improve the experiences of others!
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