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Course History & Highlights

As a founding member of the Western Golf Association, our club was influential in shaping golf in the Chicago region and other areas west of golf’s stronghold on the eastern seaboard. Though we’ve added other sports and attractions over the years, our club’s dedication to the development and enjoyment of golf has always been first and foremost.

To golf at Evanston is to enjoy the modern game with a nod to the rich history of golf in Chicago and the nation.


Legendary Scottish course designer Donald Ross was personally responsible for laying out Evanston Golf Club’s course. And unlike some other clubs that claim a Ross course, Evanston has the proof.


Imagine a local golf club hiring a prominent two-time major winner like Mark O'Meara, Retief Goosen or Bubba Watson as head professional. Evanston Golf Club pulled off just such a coup when it hired two-time major champion Johnny Revolta in 1935. Click here to read more.


Evanston Golf Club is home to a variety of tournaments and outings every year, and the club played host to two high profile championships in years past. Both the 1926 Chicago Open and the 1962 USGA Senior Amateur Championship took place here. Click here to read more.


Women’s golf has a storied history at Evanston Golf Club, which was one of the first clubs in the nation to have women members since its founding in 1898. EGC was one of the 21 founding members of the Women’s Western Golf Association. Click here to read more.