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3.7
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.8
75.2%
Recommend this course
55 out of 73 reviews
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4.3
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.7%
Recommend this course
22 out of 23 reviews
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4.1
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
84.8%
Recommend this course
28 out of 33 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
73 Reviews (73)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 7
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 9
Junior Golfers 9
Walkers 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11

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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Canal Shores community gem

Canal shores is my home course. Having played there on many occasions I have enjoyed watching it become what it is now. From all the volunteers and to the limited paid staff I would encourage anyone to come tee it up and enjoy the course for all the different features it has.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 05/27/2020

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!

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Commented on 05/27/2020

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great community course

Great to be out and thanks for getting the course in shape after the rain. The new reservation system bites. Let’s bring back the old one.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/27/2020

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!

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Reviews 1
1.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 05/27/2020

Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. Your review will allow us to follow up in areas you voiced concern. If possible, please 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 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Spring Golf at Canal Shores

Course never disappoints. It oozes history and charm from another era. Fairways and greens in pristine condition with tee boxes showing the course is getting a lot of play. Walking helps keep it that way.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/27/2020

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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Hard work is paying off

Enjoyed a nice round at Canal Shores today, after all the rain. Pace was quick but still lots of water. Course is shaping up nicely, and greens are looking/rolling well.Just hope those who come to practice chip/putt on a green would respect and give right of way to paying patrons. Perhaps more rangers? Keep up the great work—it’s is noticed and appreciated!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/27/2020

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!

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

Love this course, but.....

I’m a crappy golfer. So for me it’s GREAT! Love the easy casual pace,
Wonderful way to spend some time with my kid. The greens were in excellent condition imho. Rest of the course was intermittently under water, wore my goretex hiking boots which functioned perfectly for the conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/20/2020

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

Canal Shores

The course was is pretty good shape after 5 plus hour rain storm. I would encourage anyone who is looking to play golf at a great course come play at canal shores

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/20/2020

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/20/2020

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 Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 05/14/2020

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 week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/14/2020

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
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A nice relief

Great to be out in n the golf course. Great organization and time management.
Sunny, cold and windy, but it didn't matter as we were out there.
Golf course is in good shape, greens a bit hard but not a real problem.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/14/2020

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 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

THE VERY BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK!

This is a picture perfect community course which meanders through the beautiful picturesque neighborhoods of Evanston and Wilmette. You better bring your short game and know how to "hit em straight" on this very well-maintained, and continually changing and being improved, "Executive Style" course. Perfect for every level of golfer - perfect for families and beginners and will give a professional a run for the money! Truly the cheapest most beautiful course in all of Illinois - maybe the entire country! Thank you Canal Shores - what a true golfing GEM!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Hello, We would love to hear more about your positive experience at 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 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

So glad to get back on the course

Canal Shores is a unique layout and close to my home. A great test of shot making,
The staff was very accommodating. handling the adverse restrictions. Everyone was pleasant and I felt that they appreciated my being there.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/12/2020

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
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/12/2020

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Chilly Day

The course is really in great shape are the greens were cut pretty close, And despite all the rain we’ve been having because of it’s not as muddy as it has been in the past. Great course to walk and wonderful practice

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/12/2020

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 A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Shores

Kudos to all who contribute making Canal Shores a great golfing experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/12/2020

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
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Refreshing and Challenging Executve Course

Canal Shores is a neighborhood gem. First the ambiance. The course travels up north through Wilmette neighborhood highlighted with beautiful views of Bahai Temple and Gilson Park. The front 9 is very challenging 2 par 3 over 200 yards and some tight, short par 3's that will challenge accuracy or you will be penalized.
The back 9 takes you back through some nice parts of Evanston again utilizing the canal as a hazard on almost every hole. Some pretty easy par 4's but overall, this course will challenge your handicap. index. The conditions of the course are excellent given that there is very little staff and much of the help is provided by volunteers, Great people, fun course and definitely a good golf challenge. BTW. Amenities I listed average because everything shut down from COVID. Usually has snack house at 4 and 9th hole and drinks at the vfw.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Wow - Thank you for the five star review dbbeagle! 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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