The Eagles Golf Club - Forest

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4.2
360
5 Stars
147
4 Stars
175
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
93.0%
Recommend this course
335 out of 359 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
34
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.2%
Recommend this course
30 out of 34 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
89
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.2%
Recommend this course
83 out of 89 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6604
Slope 134
Rating 72.3
Type Public
Designed by Ron Garl and Gary Koch, the Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club features the signature island-green sixth hole which rivals the famous 17th hole at the TPC at Sawgrass. The two outstanding championship courses at The Eagles Golf Club are kept in "tournament condition" year-round. As its name implies, much of Forest course winds through an impressive pine forest.
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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
Scorecard for Forest
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: 72.3/134 484 380 303 141 446 152 515 400 407 3228 476 396 226 437 380 360 187 522 396 3380 6608
Blue M: 70.2/129 467 356 283 128 421 139 489 366 375 3024 448 363 196 417 345 334 171 502 359 3135 6159
White M: 67.8/117 459 331 234 116 381 122 462 324 335 2764 416 324 155 385 323 287 150 479 323 2842 5606
Gold M: 65.3/112 W: 69.9/123 441 319 221 103 322 109 427 292 302 2536 382 313 122 350 288 258 112 442 309 2576 5112
Red W: 67.8/121 432 292 188 80 319 101 420 284 294 2410 371 268 112 308 276 248 102 385 282 2352 4762
Handicap 9 11 15 17 1 13 5 7 3 18 16 8 2 6 10 12 14 4
Par 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 11 13 17 1 15 5 9 7 6 14 16 2 8 12 18 4 10

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Dwarf Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Koch (1995) Ron Garl Rick Robbins (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MC, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Proper Dress Required

Reviews

4.2
360

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 35
Watching the Game 18
Brunch 17
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 89
Bunkers 60
Forced Carries 56
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 71
Locals 67
Advanced Golfers 53
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 69
Convenient to the City 48
In the 'Burbs 38
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for leaving us four stars! Please come and see us again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

Good layout. GPS carts are always nice to have. Greens rolled well. Fairways in good shape. Tee boxes were bad but if there’s going to be a weak link in the course that’s the part that matters the least

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for leaving us a great five-star review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed our layout and conditions. We hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 10/08/2018:
Thank you for the great four-star review!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great layout

The course layout is wonderful. The greens are developing a lot of weeds and that is hurting the normally good conditions. Of course everything in the area is wet this time of year so conditions are typical for the area. There are other courses that do drain better so if you do not like cart path only you may want to check with the course prior.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 10/08/2018:
Thank you for the nuanced feedback and four stars! The excess rain has certainly been a challenge but we hope you'll be under drier conditions soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

The Forest

We've had a lot of rain so the course was a little soggy with a few holes cart path only probably should have been on most of the holes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 10/08/2018:
Thank you for leaving us four stars and helpful feedback! Please come back soon for a drier round with us.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Too Hot for no H20 on the course

Course had dried out decent considering all the rain. FW, greens and Tee boxes in good shape. Friendly staff good pace of play. COME ON YOU GUYS-PLEASE PUT WATER COOLERS ON THE COURSE. 93 degrees! A few bottles were supplied, but not enough.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 10/08/2018:
Thank you for leaving us four stars and we'll pass along your feedback regarding the water coolers to our management team.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

The Forest

This course definitely needs a marshal to enforce the pace of play. I followed a foursome on the front 9 who immediately waved me through on hole #3. I caught up to another foursome on the 7th hole who spent more time looking for their lost balls than hitting the ball. They never waved me through I eventually gave up and went home because of them.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 10/08/2018:
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will pass along your experience to our management team.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is not maintained well as before

Grass is too long and many puddles

Many holes are car path only

Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 07/18/2018:
Thank you for providing helpful feedback! We hope you'll return for a drier round in the future.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Day on the Forest at The Eagles

I always enjoy playing The Forest at The Eagles. It's a fun short course with wide open fairways. The course is usually in very good condition. Only one green still under repair.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 06/29/2018:
Thank you for leaving us a great five-star review! We're so pleased that we could consistently provide a great golfing experience and we hope you'll be back again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Been many year. Still a good course.

Got a deal on rates due to airation of greens. Like this course a lot. Some fairways are pretty narrow and others you tee off with an iron rather than driver to avoid water. Fun trac.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 06/27/2018:
We're so pleased that you had a fun round with us! Thank you for the four stars and we look forward to your next round with us.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good track

Booked this course based on other reviews. Clubhouse was fully stocked and nice. Food/alcohol available in bar/restaurant although we didn’t use that area, it was nice. Was a little disappointed to find out 3rd green was a temporary. It had been redone. Rest of greens were in awesome shape so not sure what happened there but we didn’t find out until after we booked, paid, and were at the course. Starter just signed our receipt and we took ourselves to first tee. He told us nothing. Not hello, nothing about the course, not where to go, absolutely nothing. Course was in great shape. Tees were just ok but fairways and greens were high quality. Would recommend keeping driver in your bag a lot of holes if you are a long hitter or not very straight. Would recommend it and would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 06/19/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a very helpful review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your first round here. But we're sorry to hear that our check-in staff didn't make you feel welcome, as we're known for our excellent staff. We'll absolutely look into this further. We hope you'll return again for another round.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course, challeging dog legs

As usual the Summer rain have some effect on the green speed and a few areas but the course is very playable. The many doglegs (and more water than the Lakes Course) require a good bit of course management. The middle of the fairway is very important to getting birdie or even reasonable par putts.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 06/18/2018:
Thank you for leaving four stars and great analysis! Please come and see us again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was a little

Lots of Dog legs! Green a little slow but enjoyable challenge. Will be back!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 06/18/2018:
Thank you for the great four-star review! We look forward to your next round with us!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tight layout makes you think what to hit on each tee shot.very nice course, will definitely play again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 06/21/2018:
Thank you for the very nice four-star review, Shayne! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our layout and we look forward to your next round with us.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course was in good shape,Temporary green on hole #3 we were notified at check in. Greens rolled true and a little slow could be aggressive on puts taking the break out of the putt .

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 06/18/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us four stars! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your round with us despite the temporary green. Please come and see us again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 06/18/2018:
That's terrific to hear! Thank you for the great feedback. We look forward to your next round with us.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Eagles Forest an old favorite for a good round in Tampa

Eagles is an old favorite and always offers a good round of golf with nice greens usually at a decent value.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 06/18/2018:
We're so pleased that we can consistently provide a great experience. We look forward to your next round here.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Eagles

Great course it was a little wet but still played vet nice Forrest course can’t wait for Lakes cours very they were aireatin the greens and fairways

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 06/18/2018:
Thank you for leaving us five stars! We look forward to your next visit with us.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Excellent course at a good price

Well maintained course: excellent tee boxes, fairways, and greens. Additionally, considering all the recent rain, it drains very well. Course contains a number of challenging holes, but overall - high handicappers as myself can score a few pars.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 06/18/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a five-star review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed our conditions and felt challenged but not overwhelmed. Please come and see us again soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for great price

Played this gem for the first time and its beautiful, greens are in mint condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 06/18/2018:
We're so pleased that you enjoyed your first round at The Eagles. We hope it will be the first of many!

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