Evanston Golf Club

About the Club

Since Evanston Golf Club was founded in the spring of 1898, it has served its members and their families as one of the premier locations on Chicago's North Shore allowing them to enjoy a variety of sporting and social activities. The club offers wonderful experiences in golf, tennis, swimming and dining while also hosting many special occasions and holiday celebrations throughout the year. EGC Gun Club, an inviting oasis set in the middle of the golf course, serves as a throwback to a traditional sporting life during the winter months. The heritage of Evanston Golf Club is filled with the deep-rooted values of good sportsmanship, family and friendship.

Evanston Golf Club is one of the premier, private golf clubs in the Chicago area with a robust history on the North Shore. From ladies' leagues to junior programs, Evanston offers many great golf groups and tournaments each season for all types of golfers. Our golf staff is dedicated to providing the best golf instruction through lessons and clinics while using the finest equipment to assist the development of all golfers. Amenities at Evanston include a fully-stocked golf shop, practice tee, golf carts, push carts, caddies and full-service locker rooms. Click here for guest information.

Under the leadership of Dane Schmidgall, Director of Racquet Sports, and Christopher Mullin, Head Professional, the Evanston Golf Club tennis program offers adult and junior programs, personalized group and private lessons and events and classes throughout the season. The racquet sports facilities include six tennis courts, the pro shop – which offers a full range of tennis equipment and apparel including racquets, balls, grips, stringing and clothing – along with four paddle courts and a paddle hut that heats up during the winter months! Along with special events, the tennis program offers: Women’s League Play, Ladies’ Social Tennis, Men’s Open Drill and Play, Men’s and Ladies’ Guest Days, Junior League Matches, Junior Club Championships, Parent/Child Tournaments and Couples Events.

The Evanston pool has always been the center of family fun during the swimming season. The L-shaped pool has a separate diving area flanked by two-meter diving boards and five swimming lanes of 25 meters, as well as an enlarged baby pool. The gracious aesthetics surrounding the pool completely transform the area into an inviting oasis during the summer months. Each summer in June and July, the EGC Swim Team competes against other clubs on the North Shore. Children on the swim team learn the four competitive swimming strokes, starts and turns, at the same time as learning the importance of teamwork.

The EGC Gun Club features skeet shooting, trap shooting, sporting clays, camaraderie, piping hot chili and a little libation. An open house clinic with a professional is held every year. While some shoot, others visit, watch football games or just hang out – and everyone has fun! The Gun Club is located at the dog-leg on the ninth fairway and is open every Sunday from November 1 through March 31.

From the Fourth of July weekend to the highly anticipated Children’s Halloween Party, EGC’s annual club events bring our members and their guests together to celebrate holidays and other special occasions throughout the year. Other featured events at the club include:

Valentine's Day Celebration
March Madness
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Dueling Pianos
Master’s Event
Mother’s Day Brunch
Father’s Day Dinner
Memorial Day BBQ
Family Fishing Derby
Wholesale Wine Night
Dive-In Movie & Pool Party
Ravinia Night
Camp Evanston
Labor Day Clam Bake
Wine Dinner (featuring a special label)
High Tea & Book Review
Kid's Etiquette Class
Thanksgiving Dinner
Children’s Christmas Party
Gingerbread House Decorating Event
Ladies Christmas Luncheon
Holiday Mingler
Candlelight Holiday Dinner
Holiday Brunch
New Year's Eve Dining