Eagles Pride Golf Course - Red/Blue
Located just 20 minutes south of Tacoma, Eagles Pride Golf Course in Fort Lewis is one of the area's best golfing values. Originally opened as the 18-hole Fort Lewis Golf Course in 1940, it soon became known as one of the best military courses in the country but it's also open to the public. Another nine was added to the layout in 1979. The three nines, known as the Red, Blue, and Green, are played in different 18-hole combinations. The Red/Blue Course is the original layout. The classic design is player friendly but at the same time challenging with an abundance of trees lining the fairways and greens as well as tricky elevation changes that make it tough to find a flat lie. Each hole offers plenty of variety.
|White (W)||74||6440 yards||76.5||132|
|Gold (W)||74||5904 yards||71.9||119|
|Red (W)||74||5822 yards||71.4||118|
|Blue M: 73.1/126||491||177||505||433||439||460||457||154||339||3455||434||369||150||448||185||383||360||422||598||3349||6804|
|White M: 70.5/118 W: 76.5/132||476||164||462||395||400||450||416||130||330||3223||363||334||122||414||175||361||346||401||590||3106||6329|
|Gold M: 66.3/113 W: 71.9/119||379||160||440||366||370||440||373||110||327||2965||329||327||106||370||147||330||305||310||459||2683||5648|
|Red M: 65.8/112 W: 69.4/118||375||157||435||364||354||426||367||103||329||2910||325||321||101||259||141||282||302||306||453||2490||5400|
The course was in great shape for early in the year!! Staff was great, very helpful!! Greens are are still a little rough, should be great in two weeks. Didn't mind because everything else made it worth it!!
Cart Paths Only
I have no problem with the course management combining the Red and Blue 9's in to one winter 9 + adding the Green 9 for 18. I was disappointed to not be able to show my playing partner the best holes on the course that are out of play till next year. The course ( And Especially Golfnow) should advise customers they are CART PATHS ONLY before you buy the round. This makes the round slow and frustrating. I would not have gone if I had known, or, I would have walked. If this had not been the no refund golfnow I would have walked away, although the golf shop guy that checked us in did not tell us the winter layout was in effect or CART PATHS ONLY. Had to learn that from the starter. Less steps than using a cart path only cart. Will not be back till next summer.
No Notice of High School Tournament
I am a long time player of Eagles Pride. I enjoy the course. However, I don't like showing up and discovering a high school tournament is scheduled after I have already paid for the round. Reluctantly, we played the Green/Red rotation and ended up taking 5 1/2 hours to play. Eagles Pride could provide more information to Golf Now regarding such events and also when they will require use of the less desirable Green course.
The course was harder than it should have been. We played the red and the green 9's. Had 5/6 par fives! We're not playing well and this was our first time on this course. Fast greens, lots of trees, and slope. Very well maintained. For once, a course that has ample sand in their bunkers. Nick the starter was nice and gave a fair overview of the course.