The Eagles Golf Club - Forest

4.2846000000 4.3 stars from 5 (253)
  • 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

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: 4.4 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 253 Reviews
5 stars:
107
4 stars:
120
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

237 out of 252 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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"Slow play and poor tee box conditions"


parry4296's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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



u000005219966's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun In the Forest"


u000001736083's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great day spent on a very nice course. Course was in very good shape with generous fairways and consistent greens. Enough water to make it scenic and sometimes challenging. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Layout with Some condition issues"


Toby2503605's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed this course very much and will play here again. I was met by very friendly staff. My interaction with the front of the house was very good. The only drawback was the greens and some of the teeboxes were in rough shape. Based on the time of year I understand that fixing issues on the greens is tough. However getting the holes or thin spots filled in and level needs some attention. However the layout is fantastic and I will play again. If the greens and tees were in better shape I would give it a 5.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



bigbob1949's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
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: Good


I recommend this course


"a...all the golfer's paradise!"


u685062884's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

..excellent course; beautiful, clean, ...cold water..what can I ask more !


I recommend this course


"Eagles Forest"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This seems more forgiving than the other course The Lakes. But still challenging to me. Great layout. It has a beautiful par 3 with an Island green I used every club in my bag.


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


"Love these courses!"


u878651289's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I come here at least 2 times per week and the course employees are very accommodating. Always in great shape whether it's the Lakes course or the Forest. Today played the Forest and even after the rain the course was in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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