Canal Shores selected as first course for the USGA/ASGCA pro bono design evaluation.

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USGA, ASGCA Teaming up to Assist Courses Nationwide

United States Golf Association (USGA)


Welcome to the “gem in your backyard”!

Support Canal Shores, your local community golf course!  Where else can you enjoy 18 holes in a one-of-a-kind neighborhood setting in about three hours or less?  Plus, Canal Shores is now a Chicago District Golf Association member.  Check out our new course rating, slope, and updated yardages.


Northwestern alum Luke Donald visits Canal Shores Youth Golf Tournament July 30th.

Northwestern alum Luke Donald visits Canal Shores Youth Golf Tournament July 30th!!

Tucked into the heart of a scenic residential neighborhood in Evanston and Wilmette,  we’re an 18-hole, par 60 course suitable for golfers of all skill levels and ages. Fondly known locally as “Canal Shores” and operated by the not-for-profit Evanston-Wilmette Golf Course Association,  the golf course is looking terrific this year–come check us out!

Since 1919, Canal Shores has offered a fun, affordable, and unique golf experience. Whether you are a beginner just learning the game or a more experienced golfer with limited time, we know you’ll enjoy our course! Our 3,867 yards are narrow and tree-lined and feature two signature over-the-water holes. As you criss-cross between the 11 holes in Evanston and 7 in Wilmette, you’ll see why so many golfing memories have started here!

We’re conveniently located next to the Central Street El, just blocks away from the Central Street Metra stop, and offer free parking.  Come discover Canal Shores today!  It’s your community golf course!

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