Valley of the Eagles Golf Club
|Gold (W)||72||5315 yards||72.2||122|
|Green (W)||72||4654 yards||68.3||116|
|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|
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
They need better signs to guide around the course.Great layout in a couple of years it will be a great course.