Great Eagle Golf Club

3.0226823529 3.0 stars from 5 (478)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6646 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.3
  • Layout

  • 17200 W Bell Rd, Surprise, Arizona 85374
  • (623) 584-6000
  • (623) 546-1077
  • www.greateaglegolfclub.com

Year built: 1984
Architect(s): Ken Kavanaugh, Greg Nash
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Desert/Traditional
Greens: TiffDwarf Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6646 yards 71.3 124
Middle 72 5939 yards 67.9 118
Forward (W) 72 5146 yards 68.7 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 478 Reviews
5 stars:
25
4 stars:
138
3 stars:
134
2 stars:
101
1 stars:
80

recommend this course

278 out of 473 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole specials watching the game  

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billyd158's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The best thing I can get on the course in the summer just about anytime at a very good price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u2277853's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Conditions"


Brandon9358683's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Were horrible. The course hadn't been mowed, the plugs from the aeration were all over the place. Greens were dried out. Worse course I've ever played.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Fun first time."


Mkimmins's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I got the chance to play Great Eagle this past weekend. I was a bit surprised by the reviews I had seen, not sure what the previous folks were expecting in July in Arizona, but I thought the course was in great condition for this time of year. Tee to green, the course was very playable and little to no issues with "bare spots" or anything of that nature. There are some areas way off the fairways and rough that aren't great, but you shouldn't be that far off line at any time.

The restaurant was incredible, 15-18 TV's, great food super fun atmosphere! I would definitely recommend staying and grabbing a bite to eat!

The course is a good test of skill , but fair to almost any skill level. Putting surfaces were smooth, quick and receptive. a great deal for the cost!

I'll be back soon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



tntnolan123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Same ol' Same Ol"


eblanar's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When I payed tractor was aerating the fairways not a big deal but this course is facing what all courses are experiencing and it's quite common

(LACK OF WATER) I would like the tee boxes and cart paths shaped,

cleaned up and more presentable

What would it take to bring this course back to the original that I played in "85", Greens were under construction the traps didn't come into play, didn't see a cart-person in the 100°+ temperature

Had fun will play again

Like majoritu b of the courses the golf club and ball technology is making these courses short some tee boxes should be moved back and it's practical to do so.

Management needs to step up.and keep the price the same.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/27/2017

So, you want them to increase grass growth, move tee boxes, have cart girls out all day and do not want them to increase revenue at all to do so? Doesn't seem to "add up"


"Better choices elsewhere!"


u883353662's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Two lessons learned: First, at any course around the Sun City/Sun City West area, do not let the starter send you off as a single before 9AM. The "regular" groups ahead of you will not let you play through! What could be a 2+ hour round turns into 4 hours.

Second, read the previous reviews. This course is a perfect example. At one time, it probably was a pretty good track with interesting holes. Now, however, the course is in very poor shape, and appears to desperately need an infusion of cash. The fairways are in terrible condition- lots of bare spots and hardpan. The traps are not much better. Only the greens are in acceptable shape. Don't be fooled by the appearance of the hole along Bell Rd.- it's the only one in any kind of good condition.

Pay a few dollars more and you'll get much better playing conditions elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Ok"


u000006525432's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They did not advise us that hole 18 was "under construction" on the Cart Path - (the last one usually big rap-up) & had to go tee off the Fairway @ 100y


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u000001487567's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awful"


uHOPJ3442HO's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We played at the beginning of Feb and the course was in great shape but now it is all dried out. Very disappointed. You can see new trees being planted but why. Won't go back in the fall until there are better reviews. Love the hamburgers too


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Better courses for your money"


u329445044's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First time playing Great Eagle and it was okay, although the course condition was a little rough considering the completion nearby. Our cart did not make it all the way around the course and my son and I had to push the cart home to the clubhouse on 18 virtually the whole way. Holes and layout were fine, not long, suitable for beginning type players but will not challenge low handicappers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



uMPEL5045MP's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in horrible shape Fairways were all dead it was like hitting off of concrete in most of the areas greens were in bad shape also was not worth $44 to play


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Needs work!"


u000005206235's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was pleasant but not overly so. Greens were good but overall course conditions were less than acceptable. Don't want to be overly harsh but bare dirt spots in the fairways were far to often. And not even marked as ground under repair. Fairways were being mowed but were long overdue for mowing. Decent layout but won't be playing again until I see some better reviews.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"slow play"


rsb0531's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

To many players on course. We had to wait on every shot. Finally gave up after 13 holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Don't waste your time or money!"


tagmag's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This is by far one of the worst courses I have ever played! It not only is in terrible condition but they have the nerve to charge an unreasonable fare for playing.

There are major dirt spots in the middle of fairways and the rough is long and inconsistent in height. It could be a decent course if they spent some money on it but obviously they don't care. I can't stress enough, do not play this course..bad, bad, bad!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



tiger18th's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible"


brickex1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

For all of the rain we had this year this is one of the worst greens I have ever played on, I am assuming they figure they do not have to continue watering the greens. TERRIBLE!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Slow play, bad drainage"


u000007314457's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very slow round, Marshall couldn't move groups ahead of us because of their advanced age. Definitely wouldn't play an afternoon round here again

Holes near Bell Road look green and lush, but the rest is dry and rocky. Drainage poor. .


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great Eagles Golf"


u000004686348's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the round of golf weren't rushed or having to rush. Friendly staff. Delicious hamburger!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Needs TLC"


ramrodrv's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This could be a great golf course if they would just do some work on it. Need to block off some of the areas golf carts are able to go.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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