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3.4
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.9
66.3%
Recommend this course
31 out of 46 reviews
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3.8
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
77.8%
Recommend this course
7 out of 9 reviews
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3.5
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.0
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
69.2%
Recommend this course
9 out of 13 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 60 3612 yards 59.1 92
Red (W) 61 3099 yards 58.4 90
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
White M: 59.1/92 176 135 330 209 237 220 180 129 140 1756 180 165 257 119 148 250 170 311 256 1856 3612
Red W: 58.4/90 155 100 293 160 220 210 140 117 105 1500 170 145 240 96 125 185 140 284 214 1599 3099
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
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

3.4
46 Reviews (46)

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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Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Green not to Big not to small

This course good for control the ball.
Hole 16 &17 my number/birdy .
Thanks

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Canal Shores Golf Course on 09/12/2017:
Thank you for your review!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unique and so much fun

Fabulous, fun, and fast!! Teed off at 6:45 and done by 9:15. This is such a unique and interesting track. I have been playing it once a week this whole season and it keeps getting better. The efforts that the new superintendent and his crew have put into the course this year are reaping huge rewards. It looks and plays better than anytime in the last five years, by miles.. Cheap golf but not cheap on scenery or fun (Bahai'i temple on 6 and 7, tee shots over water on 9 and 16). Dog came and stole my ball off the 11th green and I could not have cared less,(owner was very apologetic) They do an amazing job with Junior golf and are super active in community development. Go support Canal Shores please

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Canal Shores Golf Course on 08/24/2017:
Thank you for sharing your great experience at Canal Shores, Par5in4! We're glad that all of the work we've done around the course has not gone unnoticed! We appreciate your support and hope we will see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

CSGC

I had fun playing this course today that's in the very small nichè market of courses that most golfer's I think call executive golf courses, so if you'd like to golf executively golf at CSGC.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Canal Shores Golf Course on 08/03/2017:
Thank you for rating Canal Shores five stars, Raymond! We're glad you enjoyed our course!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from Canal Shores Golf Course on 07/26/2017:
Hi James, Thank you for coming out to play Canal Shores. We appreciate your feedback on your round, and hope that some of our unique play options and great value will change your mind about coming back out to play again!
Played On
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun!

Conditioning continues to improve; unique layout never gets old. Charlie in the golf shop is so friendly! It's great to see the course busy and being enjoyed!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Canal Shores Golf Course on 07/18/2017:
Thank you Brian! We're gad you have continued coming out to enjoy Canal Shores!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Good and getting better!

The staff is working hard to bring the course to a new level.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Canal Shores Golf Course on 06/12/2017:
We are trying new things every week! Thank you for reviewing us, and we look forward to you seeing everything we're working on to make it even better!
Played On
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Canal Shores Golf Course on 05/22/2017:
Thank you for your review!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Early season round at "the gem in the neighborhood"

Had a last minute urge to get out for a round on a warm Sunday afternoon and grabbed a time teeing off in 15 minutes. Only Canal Shores offers a fun and fast round for golfers in Evanston and surrounding villages short on time. 18 charming holes wind through the residential neighborhoods with some tight drives and challenging carries over the banks of the aforementioned canal. Course is in great shape and will be back for another loop soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Canal Shores Golf Course on 04/25/2017:
We're glad you didn't fight the urge to play last weekend! Thank you for choosing Canal Shores and for leaving a great review!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course needs a lot of work

The golf course is in need of a lot of work from the greens to drainage problems

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun experience / interesting layout / but where's the mower ??

Found this course online at a fantastic price. We were looking for a low price and walkable round, so took the bait to try it out, to also enjoy the beautiful Fall weather .

The gentleman at the desk couldn't have been friendlier, even walking us out to show us where the 1st tee was, and explained the unusual layout. Super service !!

The track was easily walkable , but still was a good hike. All holes had unique features, and the greens on the whole were in a whole lot better shape than a much more expensive Muni we played the day before.

The course is also clearly the neighborhood's exercise playground, as we encountered several dog walking couples, only one of which was dumb/inconsiderate enough to walk down the middle of the fairway ( which however did provide and motivate me with a moving target to try and hit, lol ).

At the "clubhouse", there is a local dude selling used balls . My first thought was "why do I need more balls for a 3-par course?" , so declined his offer to browse his selections. After playing 2 holes though, it was clear that he was offering a public service, as the grass on EVERY hole was "2nd cut rough" length - holy cow , either the mower has been broken for the past month, or the guy driving it has gone AWOL. The net effect was you had to keep an eagle eye on every shot you made , especially the ones you striped down the middle, as your chances of finding your ball were equally tough, no matter where you hit it . Very frustrating, and it'll be literally impossible in 2 weeks when all the leaves come down !

On the whole though , an enjoyable day, and we'd suggest you give the Canal a try ( just be sure and shop the ball dude before you start !)

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Average weather

Interesting way of fitting a course into a urban area

Chick Evans was closed due to heavy rain the night before, so in a pinch we decided to try this one out. The conditions were fair that day because of the rain, but definitely manageable. But man, was it HOT AND HUMID that day.

I have to applaud the architect for managing to fit a full 18-hole course into the area, because it was probably not easy at all. The entire course is built along North Shore Channel (Chicago River) with lots of straight forward holes. You take a tee shot over the river twice which is neat. Pretty good beginner course and good for the value.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather

they keep trying

Peter Jans has been renamed Canal Shores . . .. which is what we have called it for decades , ,, , it's narrow and OB lurks almost everywhere .. . have always had a blast there even though the conditions have been historically rugged . .. yesterday the terrific surprise was that all the greens had been redone and were in excellent / pristine condition . .. soccer playing kids and local deer had not beaten them up again !! I love Canal Shores but wish they still called it Peter Jans

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Challenging narrow course

Since Tom Tulley starting working here the course has improved immensely. The greens and fairways are in excellent condition. The course is short, mostly long par 3's, but difficult because it is narrow and the greens are small. It's a great place to bring your young golfer as the course is rarely crowded. Walking the course takes about 3 hours or a little over.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
2.0
Previously Played

You Get What you Pay For

Cheap course that is about what you expect. Greens are postage stamps that run about a 2 on the stimpmeter. Overgrowth of trees is a big issue. It's so bad on the 11th tee a punch shot is the only real option (not ideal for a 180 yard hole). At least it makes for good tailgating before Northwestern football.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather

Canal Shores

Located in middle of the city.
The course requires lots of walking and street crossing but that was actually fun.
The staffs were nice and friendly.

The course however is pretty narrow with long grass, making it hard to find your ball even when it's on fairway. If it's in rough, very hard to find even if you saw where it landed.

I would recommend to kids or beginner level who are scared to go out to actual field.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

good local course

great course for the money!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing
Good weather

Disappointing round

I was not expecting much of the course since it was early in the season when I played.

The course was in even worse condition than I would have expected. Certain parts of the course had just been mowed, however the clippings/mulch had not been swept up. I lost numerous balls that were right off the fair way due to this issue. The sections of the course that had not been mowed, were some of the tallest rough I've seen on a course. Once again, lost many balls that were not that far off the fairway/green. Hitting out of the long rough was a challenge at best. I don't expect the grass is normally at this height as it a par 3 course.

Certain tee boxes were like playing of the rough/fairway and had not been manicured.

All in all a disappointing round.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value!!

This course was surprisingly fun to play and had a few challenging holes for a short 18 hole course. You can get through it pretty quickly and the staff is very friendly. Great value and the course was very well maintained.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather

Great Fun. Great Setting. Great Staff.

Great course to 'work on' your game.
A couple challenging Holes 'Over-Water".
The Course is looking Great.
Kudos to the Staff.
I liked the New Tee-Boxes, Signage and Hole-Flags.
I took some great pix...Enjoy!
Geese on the 1st Tee Box
Bahai Temple view from 7th Fairway
Bahai Temple from bridge at Linden Avenue
Bahai Temple view from 6th Fairway
9th Hole Hot Dog stand was closed today
9th tee box over-water

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Crazy

I don't think I've ever been to a course on its worst day than this one. Just awful, expensive. Just not worth it.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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