The Eagles Golf Club - Forest

4.2759000000 4.3 stars from 5 (261)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6604 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

  • 11601 9 Eagles Dr, Odessa, FL 33556, Hillsborough County
  • (813) 920-6681, (813) 920-3351
  • (813) 852-1323
  • www.eaglesgolf.com
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Year built: 1995
Architect(s): Gary Koch (1995), Ron Garl
Type: Public
Greens: Champion Dwarf Bermuda
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper Dress Required
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MC, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6604 yards 72.3 134
Blue 72 6159 yards 70.2 129
White 72 5606 yards 67.8 117
Gold (W) 72 5112 yards 69.9 123
Gold 72 5112 yards 65.3 112
Red (W) 72 4762 yards 67.8 121

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 261 Reviews
5 stars:
111
4 stars:
122
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

244 out of 260 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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"Fairways and Greens were in excellent condition"


Wildwood1871's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a must play course in the Tampa area, particularly for the cost. The staff was very accommodating and professional. Can't wait to play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


Elonennis's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in decent shape. Greens were a little slower than normal (probably due to the heat, needing to keep a little longer so they don't burn). Teed off @ 2, was done by 5, felt like we had the course to ourselves. Good deal for the $$. Love the layout, but could use just a little more conditioning.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


garrett7097538's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We love to play every time. Esp staff member s r very friendly. Keep up with good job


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"One of Tampa's Best Layouts"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really great layout with nice conditions. Greens fees are a little steep but many other courses in the area to choose for day 2 of an outing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great lay out! pars 3 tough !"


Jimmyny's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course, has 39 holes.

fairways need some work


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"NOT THE USUAL SHAPE"


breault's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here many times over past 10 years, most recent was several months ago when conditions were better. current greens have deteriorated with slow, bumpy conditions seen yesterday. A bit of a surprise and can only assume that current dry spell is having an effect. Last visit saw tee boxes updated and overseeded but currently a number are in tough shape, again probably the result of the drought. Love this course and expect it will be better in future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course Horrible Conditions"


u555885448's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout is interesting, but do not spend more than 20-25 dollars to play this course at the time of this post. The fairways were hard pan, my partner and I actually preferred playing from the rough because there was at least some dead grass to hit from. It has been dry here in Florida but the greens were lush and very slow. Also on the forest course there is no turn at the clubhouse which is incredibly odd. Had I only paid 20-25 dollars to play I would have probably not written this review. This was simply a value mismatch. The NorthDale municipal course is in better shape currently.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Slow play and poor tee box conditions"


parry4296's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
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Course was in average condition due to the poor tees. Uneven stance and very dry. Play was slow all round and despite playing through 2 groups there was still 4 groups on one hole on a couple of occasions. Maybe a course ranger could have helped. Shame it ruined our experience as the course layout is very good


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"no hazard markings"


mich1golfer's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of water with a lot of blind shots due to no hazard stakes showing where the hazards started and ended. Fairways were very hard due to lack of rain balls rolled forever. Will probably not play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u00000346881's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Nice course"


u000005623664's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the forest course twice, nice layout and good conditions for winter.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Forest"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a first time round on the course I found it challenging yet forgiving. We played the Forest course and truly thought it was the lakes course. A lot of water but not too intimidating. The greens were probably aerated a couple of weeks ago and didn't have any problem with the putting . Greens ran true. Would recommend if you get a chance.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I liked it"


Benlorber's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained, pretty lots of water and tight. Usually not my favorite elements, but this is a good golf course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



u981936835's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Layout"


seanr007's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time on forest course so on some holes difficult as not knowing were to hit ! All said good course some nice hole well worth a visit!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Forest course"


jfollman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall a good experience, cost was reasonable. The greens are slow as is expected this time of the year . Good pace of play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course, Good Value"


u000001065093's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Eagles Forest course is a nice layout in good shape that can be challenging, due to the water and trees on the course. We had fun and enjoyed playing with the twosome that the course paired us up with. I'll definitely return when I get back to Tampa in the future. You can't go wrong with either course at the Eagles.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice layout and the best staff!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Forest course had mostly smooth greens and enjoyed the links style back 9. Rained out Sat and played Monday with a rain check and experienced the most friendly and helpful staff with 4 bottles of water. Thank you for the great pace of play and enjoyable experience!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


joe4236477's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a nice round at the Eagles Forest course. Mid way through it started pouring but that didn't stop me. The cart battery ran out of juice, so that wasn't fun. The starter wouldn't pair with me up with anyone despite him sending out some threesomes and a twosome. So that wasn't cool. I teamed up with someone after a couple holes. But all in all the golf was nice. The course has a lot nice golf holes, including a nice island par 3. Ill go back for sure. The beverage cart gal was really a nice fun person.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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