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3.8
126 Reviews (126)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.1
81.2%
Recommend this course
103 out of 126 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.1
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.2%
Recommend this course
71 out of 77 reviews
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Avg Rating
4.1
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.2%
Recommend this course
71 out of 77 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

3.8
126 Reviews (126)

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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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/20/2020

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.

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Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/20/2020

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.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First time out this year

Course is short and tight. Nice for walking rather than riding.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/20/2020

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.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 07/20/2020

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.

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

Neighborhoods

The course layout, thru the neighborhoods is fantastic.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/20/2020

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!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/20/2020

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!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/27/2020

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.

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/20/2020

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.

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Scenic and walkable

I’m not a beginner golfer but I’ve only recently started playing often enough to work on consistency. I try to get out once a week and I live in Evanston where this course is located.

If you are at my level, bring a lot of balls, because you will lose a lot of balls. It’s a pretty narrow course, but it is worth it. It’s so enjoyable to play a course that is essentially going through the neighborhood. It heads north toward the Bahá’í House of Worship and turns around and goes south weaving across back and forth the canal with the CTA train coming through. I thought the holes would be much shorter but there are plenty of Par 4 holes to play. Gold carts are really expensive and pull carts are free. There is a simple warm up are at the first hole. Permits are given out for parking.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/20/2020

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.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/08/2020

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.

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sprinklers, mowing, dead greens

I play here early to get rounds in before work on weekdays very frequently and between 6-7:30am there are sprinklers on and flooding greens/creating pools of water around the greens. Also, there are multiple people mowing fairways and staff mowing greens/moving pin location all while the course is open and in the middle of the round I paid $35 for. Plus, many tee boxes have little grass (just hard packed dirt) and the greens have lumps and dead patches all over them.

Grounds crew is extremely rude and vulgar and don’t care about how much noise they are making or how close they drive to you with their mowers. They definitely don’t care whether you’re trying to hit or not.

I can get past the people walking through the various holes with their dogs off leashes but the rude staff and horrible grounds crew are very disappointing. I’ve played here about 10 times this year as I live close but I don’t know if I’ll be back.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Fun little course although a bit pricey for what it is.

I had a great time playing this course for the first time. Quick pace with very short par 3's (alot on the front 9) I much preferred the holes on the back nine. Some fun par 4's and par 3's alike. I actually got out my driver more than expected and used my woods a good amount on the back nine. The only gripe I have with the course is that there were many people walking on the fairways either on stroll or with their dogs. I understand its a city course and its public but it can certainly be dangerous especially if they aren't paying attention (listening to tunes or talking on the phone) Overall a great course to practice your short game and its well kept. Its a bit pricey for what the course offers but I understand its ran by non profit. I will certainly be back at some point.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 07/06/2020

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.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent time

Nothing beats the convenience and cost of Canal Shores. The beauty around you is a bonus. I highly recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/26/2020

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 Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/26/2020

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.

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Commented on 06/26/2020

Thank you for leaving 4 stars! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great round with my 11y/o grandson

We had a great round today. Everyone at the course was masked and social distanced. Relaxed pace of play made it a pleasure to teach my grandson golf etiquette as well as technique.
He did get quite hungry despite snacks and water so it d would be welcome to see the snack shack at hole 9 open for the season.
Course is in the best shape I can remember.
We’ll be back next week.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/23/2020

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 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Mid-week on my home course

The course is in the best shape I can remember. Played hard and fast. Greens were cut and rolled true.
Great walking course and can play easily under three hours.
As good as you can get for the price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/23/2020

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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Not worth it

Unless you drastically want to work on your short game this course is not great. I think they just marked a couple holes as par 4s that way it’s not technically a par 3 course. Your money is better spent at a real 18 hole golf course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/23/2020

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.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 06/23/2020

Wow - Thank you for the four 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
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Incredible use of land and budget

I've played this course for many years, and when I stepped on there this weekend, it just felt different. The improvements they have made are incredible, not only in terms of course conditions, but many creative bunkers have been added as well as fescue. This course is very walkable, and I it was amazing seeing how far they have come. A must play!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/16/2020

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!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/16/2020

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.

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