History

Founders
1898 The Founding of Evanston Golf Club

Evanston Golf Club had three prior locations from 1898-1915 within the boundaries of Evanston Illinois. These temporary homes were all 9 hole courses with hazards and problems that eventually lead to the search for a more permanent home that members could enjoy.

Original Evanston
1899 Founders of the Western Golf Association

As one of the 11 founding members of the Western Golf Association, Evanston Golf Club was dedicated to shape the future of golf in the Chicagoland area. Two years later, EGC became a charter member of the Western Women's Golf Association.

Clubhouse 1915
1915 - 1918 Largest Clubhouse West of the Hudson River

Evanston Golf Club hired well-known Chicago Architect, Walter W. Ahlschlager, to build the finest clubhouse in the Chicagoland area. At the time, the structure became known as the largest clubhouse west of the Hudson River.

Donald Ross
1919 Donald Ross Golf Course Opens with Fanfare

After much anticipation, the Donald Ross Golf Course opened in July of 1919.

WWGA Logo
1929 Women's Western Junior

In 1929, the Women's Western Junior came to Evanston Golf Club, which became a recurring event for many years to come.

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Revolta
1935 - 1966 Johnny Revolta

Evanston Golf Club had the honor of hiring PGA Professional, Johnny Revolta, as the Head Professional. When he wasn't on tour, his passion for teaching kept him busy all summer long as he tutored the members. He lived out on the practice tee to improve handicaps and change the game of golf at Evanston Golf Club.

Germain
1943 Dorothy Germain: Women's Western Amateur

Dorothy Germain was one of the top amateurs of her day at age 19. When Evanston hosted the 43rd annual Women's Western Golf Championship, Germain defeated Mary Agnes Wall 5 and 4 in the final match.

Suggs
1947 Louise Suggs: Women's Western Amateur

Louis Suggs, one of the founding members of LPGA, was one of the top players in the world when she won the Women's Western Open at Evanston Golf Club in 1947.

Stanovich
1959 CDGA Amateur comes to Evanston

Evanston Golf Club has played host to 14 Chicago District Golf Association tournaments since 1959. Martin Stanovich was the first CDGA Amateur to win at Evanston Golf Club. The CDGA Amateur was played at Evanston in 1959, 1966 & 2003.

Carlsmith
1962 U.S. Senior Amateur

In its early days, before it was a more formal competition, the U.S. Senior Amateur was brought to Evanston Golf Club. Merrill Carlsmith reigned triumph.

Miller
1967 - 2001 Hal Miller

Hal Miller, the student and assistant of Johnny Revolta, became Head Professional at Evanston Golf Club when the beloved former head professional retired. Hal Miller was the Head Professional at Evanston for 35 years. Not only did Hal serve the membership at the club, but was the PGA Illinois president from 1982 - 1983.

Sander
1988 Anne Sander: Women's Western Amateur

Anne Sander's victory at Evanston Golf Club was her third WWGA National Amateur title.

Centennial Celebration
1998 Centennial Celebration

Evanston Golf Club celebrated 100 years of excellence since the establishment of the club in 1898. With the Centennial Ball, Centennial Pool Party, and multiple different centennial golf and tennis themed events, Evanston Golf Club didn't leave a moment uncelebrated in 1998.

Clubhouse 2007
2007 Clubhouse Remodel

When looking at improving Evanston Golf Clubs facilities, architect, John Thorpe's goal was to maintain the tutor style and restore the clubhouse to its glory.

New Pool Complex 2015
2015 New Pool Complex

Not only was a new pool at Evanston Golf Club needed, but updating and building a brand new facility would bring new life to summers centered around family fun.

Doty
2018 Jeff Doty: Western Junior Amateur

Evanton Golf Club hosted the 101st Western Junior. Jeff Doty earned the title by virtue of his 36-hole lead.