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3.4
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.8
63.5%
Recommend this course
33 out of 50 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
66.7%
Recommend this course
8 out of 12 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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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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
50 Reviews (50)

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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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
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Good weather
Walked

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
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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
Walked

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
Difficulty Moderate
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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Walked

Gotta love this place

Started raining hard. They gave me a raincheck no questions asked. If you like inexpensive, fun, funky old school courses this is a good one. After your round check out the $4 beers in the VFW bar above the pro shop.

I have played there before and the course is challenging. Great place to work on your long irons.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Walked

Good starter course

This course is well suited for someone just starting to take up the game. Took my grandson out for his4first round. Course isn't intimidating and wasn't
too crowded so he he didn't feel pushed

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent course, bit needs a little work

Decent short course (all par 3s & 4s). Need some work on the greens (several with bald spots) and fairways (balls spots, weed grass, etc). Has some interesting holes over the canal, but need to add sand traps around greens. With just a little work this could be a gem of a little course. Nice views of the Bah'ai temple from the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

The worst course I have ever seen!

They should have paid me to play there. The course was in the worst condition I have ever seen! Everyone was walking and the pace was horrible! Just getting around and finding the next hole was horrible! No signs directing to the next hole. Worst course I have ever seen in my life!!!!! Stay away!! Cheap but not worth 1 dollar!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fun and Well worth the $$$$

Found a great deal on line for this course. Took my wife (20 hcp) my 10 year old grand daughter and myself. Upgraded to gas carts at the course and had a great day.
The people that run this course are by far the nicest people I have ever encountered at a park district golf course. Everyone was helpful and contributed to a surprisingly enjoyable summer day for us.
Thank you and we will be back.

Kevin ODoherty

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Sporty Par Three Plus

Fun and tricky 18 hole par three course. Great views. Hole layouts provide good challenge with tight approaches and crossing the canal. Greens need maintenance but otherwise a fun round.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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