Great Eagle Golf Club

2.9425941176 2.9 stars from 5 (494)
  • 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 2.9 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: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 494 Reviews
5 stars:
27
4 stars:
140
3 stars:
139
2 stars:
103
1 stars:
85

recommend this course

288 out of 489 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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u000006700968's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great Eagle Hot Deal"


u000003008793's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Great Eagle with a 3 friends because of the low price hot deal on Golf Now. The course had just come out of over seed so the greens were still a little slow. The cart paths and course maintenance were not in good condition. But the real problem was that it was a hot day and they were not refilling their water cooler. We didn't play late and they were all empty on the back 9.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



daleweldon1953's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Interesting course"


u270055802's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My overall impression of the course is it is a pretty decent course. The cart paths are terrible to nearly non existent. The actual carts are minimal and need service. Ours could definitely use new brakes. Clearly the money is going into the course itself. The greens were pretty slow. Fairways are challenging. Definitely a place where you can enjoy a round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"fun day"


gomxracing's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

had a great time playing ,thick grass (was recently reseeded so cart path only) and a little construction going on . but had a great round of golf . a lot of side hills if off the fairway,made it fun. front and back nine were different...i liked that as well


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Overseeded !"


draugust's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course has been overseeded recently. the greens were very good but the fairways had many areas of dirt with very sparse grass. There also areas close to the greens of unmowed thick patches, really unplayable in those spots. this is probably a decent course when the fairways have filled in and is able to be mowed. it probably shouldn't be open in the conditions we faced.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course and a great value"


BrettJ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a great time playing this course. I got a bargain from Golfnow and we played in the middle of a workday. The pace of play was great. We only had to wait once, and just for a few minutes..

The course was lush, green, and beautiful. They recently over-seeded so it was cart path only, though a marshal told us that they were going to 90 degree rule next week. Some of the cart paths were pretty rough and number one tee needs to be more clearly marked. Other than those trifles, the greens are challenging, the par 5's long, and some of the par 4's are short, giving good birdie chances. Just a really fun mix of challenges with wide fairways, lots of sand traps, and some water..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Bad day"


toney2017's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too much walking five in a group needs to be marked better some of staff very friendly one was not all in all a great day of golf


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun Course, Needs Attention..."


CHeinze1's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have enjoyed playing this course over the last few years. It is a bargain course, so I don't expect too much. However, I was sadly disappointed in the conditions.

Following the annual overseed, I was expecting better greens and bunkers. I understand it takes some time for the turf to fill in, but what is stopping the superintendent from giving the bunkers some much needed attention? The greens were very inconsistent. Some fast, some slow. Some were perfect, some were filled with spotty grass and extremely bumpy. Pace of play was awful as well. Cart path only explains some slow play, but 3 hours to play the front 9 is ridiculous.

I am also a bit of a stickler when it comes to practice areas. Their practice green was closed. The chipping green was half decent but the practice bunker near it was hard as a rock. The range balls need to be replaced as well. They are pure garbage. Finally, the range itself is terrible. Tee box was uneven, overgrown, full of divots, and inaccurate to the yardage flags.

The main things that will keep me coming back are the amazing staff, and the fun course layout. I still enjoyed my round there, but the course conditions leave much to be desired.

I still recommend this course, however be prepared for substandard conditions on a really fun track.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not up to Par"


gregelaine's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Horrible greens, cart path only, course in terrible shape.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"No alerts online that they let everything die down to dirt for reseeding"


pcapell's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I'll never play this course again. My friends wife is battling cancer. Something came up and he was unable to make our early morning tee time. Most courses are okay with this, especially considering that the next tee time the course was able to swindle anyone with wasn't for another hour. They didn't say they were going to charge me for them but a month later I get an email saying they are requesting I pay them $21 for the person that couldn't make it. The course wasn't even worth $5 that day.

By far, I've never played a course in worse condition. There were no alerts online when I booked the tee time but apparently they were closing down for reseeding as soon as we finished up our round. The staff tells us to make sure we don't lick our golf balls because they have already put a toxic chemical all over the greens. We start playing the round and soon notice that all the grass is dead and only dirt is left. Even the fairways were dirt. We were all very upset there weren't any warnings and had to pay $20+ for such a bad course. The icing on the cake was they requested more money for my no show friend when they should have been giving us our money back.

Great Eagle has lost me as a customer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"The course needs a little upkeep"


hoosier40's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a decent round but the course and some of the greens need some upkeep done to them.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not worth the $R10"


u000002201169's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

There was no grass anywhere to be found. Greens were also half dead. Our golf cart barley had enough breaks to hold it still let alone stopping. I use to play this course several years ago and though I got a great deal for my son and I to play, but really folks spend the extra cash and go somewhere else.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Long course"


u000006298109's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a very long course not for your beginner golfer. They started us on the back 9 which was very challenging hilly, lots of bunkers and rough out of bounds areas. The front nine was slightly easier but all holes were long.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Goat Track"


u7540639's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The absolute worst condition course I have ever played. No warning from staff and it looks like it hasn't had regular maintenance in the last 2 years. Not even an attempt to keep weeds out of bunkers and maintain green conditions. If you want to hit your ball off of dirt in the middle of the fairway. This is your course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Worst track I've ever played"


Geoff7548338's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The clubhouse attendant was friendly and helpful. But that was the end of any pleasant experience that day. Grossly overgrown traps with little to no sand, dead or dying "fairways", mosquito infested mostly dried up "water hazards". There were large baked out patches on the greens and what green there was hadn't been cut in some time. Spend some time reflecting on this and it is hands down the worst I've ever played. From tee to green. F-


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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



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