The public executive course in Evanston, Ill. features design influences by Tom Bendelow and Todd Sloan. KemperSports will help the club “deliver on its four pillars of golf, youth development, ecology, and community,” said Canal Shores President Karl Leinberger. The club also reported a successful launch of its newly acquired liquor license and plans to expand that business, including the acquisition of a mobile beverage cart.
Karl Leinberger, President of the Canal Shores Golf Course in Evanston, Ill., recently told residents of the city’s 7th Ward that KemperSports will be the course’s new management partner, Evanston Now reported.
KemperSports will help Canal Shores “deliver on its four pillars of golf, youth development, ecology, and community,” Leinberger said, as a company that “brings proven and unrivaled management expertise combined with an appreciation and understanding of the charm of Canal Shores.”
As part of his presentation, Leinberger also reported that the club would gain a net profit out of its provision for providing parking for attendees of Northwestern University football games during the most recent season, Evanston Now reported.
And after a soft launch of its newly acquired liquor license had been successful with no issues, Leinberger said, the course plans an expansion of that business, including the acquisition of a mobile beverage cart, Evanston Now reported.
The meeting also included a report from Ed Nesbitt, Canal Shores’ Ecological Committee Chair, who said the course’s nature trail has especially been a favorite among residents, Evanston Now reported.
“Personally, I’ve found the nature trail to be a wonderful addition to the golf course,” agreed Eleanor Revelle, a city Alderwoman. “When walking on it, you sometimes forget you’re in Evanston. It’s a really special place and I recommend all our citizens take the chance to visit.”
Canal Shores GC was founded in 1919 on the banks of the North Shore Channel of the Chicago River. It features an 82-acre, 18-hole, 4,000-yard, par-60 public executive course that opened in 1922 and can also be played in 5-, 9- and 10-hole loops. The course reflects design influences by Tom Bendelow and Todd Sloan.
Eleven of the golf course’s holes are in Evanston, Chicago’s most immediate northern suburb, and the other seven are in the suburb of Wilmette. The course has formerly been known as the Peter N. Jans Memorial Golf Course and the Evanston Wilmette Community Golf Course.