The Association hosted more than 125 community members on April 21 and 22 for presentations and discussion of our efforts to develop a Master Plan, including an environmental component, for the course. Each evening fostered open dialogue and we heard many voices. Many thanks to everyone who attended and to our speakers (designer/planner Dave Zinkand; Steve Neumann of the Grounds Committee; Association President John Powers; and Jay Ryan from the planning committee).<0>We will continue to post updated information on the website about the project and we welcome your input and questions. Your support will help us develop a plan that will serve our community into the next century.

You can help Canal Shores raise the funds needed to ensure that our planning can move forward. A final master plan and the ecological plan can only be realized with your support. Learn more about Canal Shores 100 by visiting our home page for the project. We appreciate the generous support we have received to date. A donation in any amount is welcome.

Donations for the campaign can be made safely and securely via PayPal.



Evanston, Feb. 10, 2016 – The Evanston Wilmette Golf Course Association today announced that Canal Shores Golf Course has been named a recipient of a Coastal Management Planning Grant administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal Management. IDNR made the selection in late 2015. The grant is in the amount of $20,000, with the Course charged with matching the grant through funds that it will raise through donations and fundraising.


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

Click here to read the full press release.

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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