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3.6
Layout
3.8
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4.6
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4.0
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3.5
89.5%
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6941 yards
Slope 133
Rating 74.7
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Valley of the Eagles Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6941 yards 74.7 133
Blue 72 6375 yards 71.5 125
White 72 5886 yards 69.2 120
Gold 72 5315 yards 66.4 114
Gold (W) 72 5315 yards 72.2 122
Green 72 4654 yards 63.5 107
Green (W) 72 4654 yards 68.3 116
Scorecard for Valley of the Eagles Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.7/133 360 453 422 519 276 448 208 424 384 3494 120 520 376 377 374 435 241 435 569 3447 6941
Blue M: 71.5/125 335 426 387 475 196 430 167 405 377 3198 108 490 359 345 344 418 225 376 512 3177 6375
White M: 69.2/120 323 407 374 454 179 404 140 364 342 2987 98 462 342 311 306 397 187 335 441 2879 5866
Gold M: 66.4/114 W: 72.2/122 267 352 360 422 130 398 124 328 326 2707 81 429 320 252 268 384 164 309 401 2608 5315
Green M: 63.5/107 W: 68.3/116 254 339 296 384 111 371 103 235 279 2372 68 404 282 221 200 321 151 265 370 2282 4654
Handicap 7 15 9 13 11 3 5 1 17 18 6 8 16 4 2 10 12 14
Par 4 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 36 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 9 1 17 3 11 5 13 15 18 6 8 16 4 2 10 12 14

Course Details

Year Built 2017
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 5/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Nicklaus Design (2017)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf Simulator Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area No
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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3.4
20 Reviews (20)
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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1.0
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course is not ready

I was playing with a member who is really upset about the course conditions I will not say nothing more but I've taken some pictures that I will let you see. The course I believe was aerated on April 29th but they didn't do any top-dressing so the greens are simply not playable. Moreover the fairways have simply not received any attention and I'm uploading some pictures of the area around the green. Do not play this course at least next year

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Medicore, but Poor Service

Came in from out of town and at the recommendation of some family decided to play here. Overall the course has an interesting layout and all holes are challenging. Everything was smooth on check in and the front nine, but from the turn, the service went downhill. The starter and ranger were downright rude and there was definitely the feeling that they catered to locals/members (even more than private courses in the South). This is odd given they are aiming to be a destination course. The greens are still in terrible shape a month after aeration (visibly scarred still) and the middle of the course (which you go through about 4-5 times as you change holes) looks like a war zone, with piles of rubble and rusted out gas tanks. It was cart path only, but the carts paths are dirt/gravel and a few holes don't have them so that made it hard. Overall, it was ok at the spring rate, but I would not return and especially not at the summer rate of $60+. Service needs significant improvement.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course Needs Some Time

I played here for the first time today, and it lived up and down to some of the previous reviews. The course is visually beautiful with all the river holes it makes you think about most shots, especially off the tees.But, the greens were still full of aeration holes from April 29 th, and were very difficult to putt on. The tees were still a little thin, but the fairways were excellent. The staff was great, I was 30 minutes late for my tee time, but still got right out. I will play this course again, but maybe not this year, it needs more time to grow in.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Played before regular prices kick in

played there a week before also when it was cart path only. This day was still path only. Course seems that they opened to early. Greens were aerated this early. probably could have waited to open in another year. course will be nice when it's all up to par but the regular pricing seems to be high for the area. I don't know if the design has anything to do with it but the price will be the same whether you ride or walk not giving people an option. Someone compared on google to Boulder Creek but I don't think it's on that level yet.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

The Valley ........back in Action

The weather has not been kind to The Valley. Their spring plugging of the greens has not healed, and they are still shaggy & bumpy with the holes & sand dressing. The course still wet after weekly rainstorms, and CPO (cart path only) makes for a slow round. The course was very crowded too, so welcome back to The Valley. I am not a fan of parallel (same direction) holes, like 6 & 8, 2&11, especially when they share a cart path; you have to wear your hardhat. You do have to hit quality shots, starting right out with #1 & river running along right side. The views are pretty cool, with the walls of the canyon exposed, the elevation changes, and the river running quick. Nice to play The Valley at good GN rates, but next time will be better .....both conditions & my score.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

DO NOT PLAY! Course Not Mature Yet

In 2018 I played this course when it opened to the public, it's still definitely not fully playable yet....maybe in a year or two. The course seems to be still under construction (i.e. too many underdeveloped areas, and bare spot around the drainage areas like they were recently installed). Greens where recently punch April 28th, and they still haven't grown back smooth as of May 12th. They are still charging regular prices without letting golfers know the greens condition on Golfnow. They still haven't updated the course GPS on a National level to be picked up by all devices ....All the money invested in this course seems to be spent on the clubhouse....and the course is busted with low budget outdated 1814 carts that dont even have club covers on the back to deal with rainy conditions...nor a GPS tracker since the course is newer and not updated..A Jack Nicholas design, but a course he would be ashamed to play...RIGHT NOW!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Played a few times...

So, this review is unique because the day it is asking me to review I didn't actually play.

I have played the course 4-5x at this point. Interesting layout, challenging, some holes that are gorgeous and menacing, and a few easier ones on the back nine to go along with it. New and needs some time to develop and settle in over the next year or two. I would recommend playing it now to enjoy it at a very generous price.

Today - I signed up for an early tee time trying to get a quick 18 on a cold day before I had to go to work. I got a call 30 minutes later and they let me know they had a 1-2 hour frost delay and wanted me to know before I headed out. I ended up not going (I had to work) - but was highly impressed that they a) called, b) gave me a refund, c) cared to let me know and saved me the time.

Each time I go, the service gets better and better. Only thing missing is a driving range to warm up. Aside from that - highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course but very very slow pace

The course palyed nice, especially for this time of the year. Greens were fast and true. Quite a few bare spots were annoying but par for the month of October. Front nine played slow , 2 and a half hours. Then it got really bad on the back nine. Waiting so long between shots I did not even bother to keep my score anymore. 5 1/2 hours for 18 holes. Unbelievable!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather

A true hit or miss

I saw some true highs and lows at Valley of the Eagles. First, the positives. The clubhouse and staff were great. The clubhouse includes a great restaurant, numerous simulators, and a friendly staff to help. They seem to be constantly thinking about how they can make this a nice experience for you and your buddies. They also had rangers that were actually doing their job. They came out trying to speed play up and made suggestions on rerouting to us when we got close to another group. You really don't see that at all, but they were on top of it.

Now, the bad. The layout. There are quite a few holes that don't make strategic sense. Lots of tree overhanging as well. You also see a good bit of land in the middle of the course that seems wasted. There are also two par 3's (7 and 10) that seem to be just there because of a perceived lack of room. Finally, there are a few too many greens were the slope doesn't match the approach shot, so they end up being overdone. I am probably being nitpicky for a round on the weekend with buddies, so I'll just say it doesn't fit my eye.

Conditions are also a bit rough in spots. Especially on the tees and in the rough and fairways around the greens. This is to be expected given this is the first full year of the course fully growing in. Don't hold that against them and just realize it will improve in time. The fairways and greens were pretty good, so you see the condition potential there.

Overall, I think it is a hit or miss course. There is a lot to love about what is there for the experience. I can see how a group of buddies just looking to have a good time on a Saturday can be drawn to this place. However, if you are just there for a pure golf experience, you probably are going to feel a little let down. Worth a look for anyone to figure out if you like it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Everything was great, except...

Everything was great- beautiful views along the river, awesome topography changes, and a layout that made you think about the yardage more than the average course, causing me to use every club in my bag. The main issue we had was the extremely poor pace of play. The majority of the back 9 required a 10-20 minutes wait on the tee box as groups ahead slowly progressed. According to the beverage cart attendant, one group was responsible for holding up 6 groups behind them. There seemed to be no attempt from the course management to relieve the log jam that they were causing. Aside from this issue, though, the course was in good shape, with a challenging layout and beautiful scenery. I will definitely go back for another round, just not on a Friday afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

First time here

First time here as Valley of the Eagles. Played before when it was Spring Valley. Course is better and was nice to play.Pace of play was very good. Can't wait to see how it will look when totally finished.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good layout. Fairways and traps need maturing. Sand traps and sand were below par.

A major revamping of the old Spring Valley course. Only 6 of the holes remain from the original course. All greens were redone and enlarged and improved. Greens only need to mature, as well as the fairways. Traps need some work. Sand was fluffy and had many stones. A challenging layout. Do not advise walking as there are some great distances between some greens and tees. We enjoyed the round and the staff was very helpful and friendly..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Interesting course

It is an interesting course. Some neat holes and really nice scenery. It is hard to judge when a course is so new but there are serious issues with grass on the fairways and around the greens. Honestly I night try it one more time this year but after that I think it needs a few years.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Give it another year to mature...

Played it Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately it rained a few hours EARLY in the am. Understandably, they are being super protective of the course. it was cart path only and pretty wet in some areas. We had to wait 45 minutes after our scheduled tee-time because they didn’t have enough carts. Ironically, there was a truck hauling about 20 carts away when we arrived...didn’t make much sense! Overall, it’s a fun and challenging layout. However, I believe it needs another full year to further grow in and mature to really become the course it has the potential to be. Hard to tell quality of greens due to afternoon tee-time after being wet...cleat marks everywhere and semi-slow.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

New Course will take some Time to settle in

This is a brand new golf course was built on the former Spring Valley CC that closed in 2013. The course will tkae some time to settle in as there are some clear drawbacks right now. They still need to put in cart paths over the current gravel that is on most of the course. The Layout is extremely enjoyable. The course condition wise is still left to be desired as there are bare spots on about every hole but not overwhelming. All in all within 2 years this place should be pretty amazing. The clubhouse is amazing! however as of August 2018 they do not have their liquor licence. I would say its a bit overpriced given what it is currently.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 08/16/2018

I would say the green and tee boxes were in pretty decent shape. #1 was a little rough but other than that they were solid.

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Commented On 08/15/2018

How were the greens? Did they roll ok? Were the fairways and tee boxes cut short and in good shape?

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Signs

They need better signs to guide around the course.Great layout in a couple of years it will be a great course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair

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