The Eagles Golf Club - Forest

4.2129588235 4.2 stars from 5 (281)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 281 Reviews
5 stars:
118
4 stars:
134
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

263 out of 280 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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"Great course"


jpetz238's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. I Play this course a couple of times a year. It’s in great shape again this year. You will love the layout


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"First time"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great price for a nice course. Conditions were good, course challenging but not frustrating. Pace of play a bit frustrating as we had a threesome behind us we let play through only to have a single come up next. Added 20 minutes to our round. Definitely will come back. Want to play the Lakes next!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice layout, and greens"


Gmsfla's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the course was in good condition. With no,rain recently it seemed wet in areas, probably because the overseeded recently.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course - Lots of water"


peckhad's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Water in play on most holes, but the landing areas were fair. Greens were in great shape, as were the fairways for the most part. Bunkers are strategically placed. A very good test of golf, makes you think risk/reward.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course



Drew58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Too slo"


u000002477248's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Four and a half hours on a weekday morning was painful. No beverage cart and no water on course made for a trying day. Not as good a day as our first round played there.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 11/01/2017:

Thank you for taking the time to provide great feedback. For your next round with us, please know that we do stock four bottles of water in each cart and will post a "No Beverage Cart Today" sign for those days when the beverage cart girl isn't here. And while 4.5 hours can seem long, our pace of play is 4 hrs and 15 minutes regularly, due to the length and challenge of the course. We hope you'll return again in the future and have a great day!

"good course, good value"


ewilday's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was in very good condition, played at a comfortable pace


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 10/24/2017:

That's great to hear! We always try to provide a great experience for our golfers and we're happy to see that we succeeded. Please come and see us again soon!

"Pleasant find"


u000002477248's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Happy to find this course outside of Tampa. Enjoyed a quick round on the Forest course. conditions were great . A little sand on some greens but no big deal. Very nice staff and the mobile hot dog stand at the turn was a nice surprise.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 10/24/2017:

We're glad to hear that you had a great time with us! We hope you'll be back again in the future for another great round!

"First tee time of the day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked a tee time early morning. Unfortunately, it had rained all night and we were cart path only. Fairways were pretty wet but we had a great day out. Nice course. More New England style vs. a Florida course which suited me fine.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 10/24/2017:

Thank you for the four stars, Cillian! We're glad that your group had a good time despite the previous night's rain. We hope you'll be back again soon for some drier conditions.

"One of my favorite"


u000001607291's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
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Reviewed on

Both Eagles courses are great, but I especially enjoy Forest. Great layout and always in great shape! Staff is always pleasant and accommodating. Wish they had a more vibrant bar.


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


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 10/24/2017:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great five-star review! We do our best to provide a great experience for our golfers and we're thrilled that we made that happen for you! We hope to see you again soon!


u000005626872's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 10/24/2017:

Thank you for the four-star rating!

"Pretty Reliable"


u000005626872's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play this course about once to twice a month. Like most courses in the summer it gets messy with the rain, but it was drying out nicely and the greens were great. I live five minutes away and when I can play in 3 and a half hours everybody is happy!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 10/24/2017:

It's always great to hear from our regular golfers! We're always happy to have you and we hope to see you again soon!

"Eagles Forest"


gerryhyde's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

As it was wet it was not the best time to get behind a fourball of Ladies. it took 2 hours to play 7 holes and my Wife and I drove past them missing out 2 holes.

Very disappointing as the course is well worth another visit


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 10/16/2017:

We're sorry to hear about the wet conditions and slower play! We understand that can be frustrating. We hope you'll be back again for better weather and faster play!

"Great Layout"


gerryhyde's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing this course, it has a great layout with a variety of shaped holes.

The staff are very attentive


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


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 10/09/2017:

Thank you for the five stars, Gerry! We certainly enjoy having you and we look forward to your next round with us!


Mcneelychris's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


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


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 10/05/2017:

Thank you for the five-star rating! Please come and see us again soon!


uEVZH2303EV's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing 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


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 09/25/2017:

Thank you for leaving us five stars!

"A Little Honesty Goes Along Way"


jfiore's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I run a weekly golf group and play all over the Tampa Bay Area. As I am driving in I see one of the green shut down and they are using a temp green. First no one ever told me they had a temp green when I booked my group. Secondly, giving my group only $5 off a already high green fee for the middle of summer is a slap in the face.

I could of played 20 courses between my house and this course, and to get there to find this out started my Saturday off on the wrong foot.

I can spend my golf $$ elsewhere. They won't be seeing me for a while.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 06/29/2017:

We're so sorry to hear that you weren't informed about the temporary green. Our intention is never to misinform or mislead our golfers. We understand your frustration and we do apologize for the miscommunication.

"Great value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2017
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Reviewed on

It was a great experience. I've played many courses in last 53 yrs . This one was well laid out . No stupid holes ( which most courses have at least one ) . The greens were near perfect . There were dear and wild turkeys on the course ., For the price it was a great value . Will play it again .,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 08/18/2017:

Thank you for the wonderful four-star rating and kind words! We're thrilled to hear that we could stand out among the many wonderful courses you've played in the last 53 years. We hope you'll be back again soon!

"Course is in great shape"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Eagles Forest is in great shape. The recent rains certainly helped. I've played this course numerous times, but this was one of the finest days to play.


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


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 06/13/2017:

Thank you so much for the 5-star review and we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your round with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!


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