The Eagles Golf Club - Forest

4.2441941176 4.2 stars from 5 (339)
  • 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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 339 Reviews
5 stars:
141
4 stars:
162
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

316 out of 338 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 watching the game brunch  

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"Great course, very wet."


jt12020's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Forest course. The greens were recently punched, so very bumpy for a while. Course is very wet, but thats Florida golf. Cart path only, so hit by the paths or expect to walk a bit with a couple clubs. One temporary green under repair. Very nice course with grass in the fairways, will play again in a few months.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



RG62497024CE0B596663's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is always enjoyable to play."


EtGolf19's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
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Reviewed on

The fairways were great shape. The greens were aerated, but still enjoyed my round. Owners and staff have done a great job with the two courses at the Eagles. They are always in great shape and a pleasure to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 05/22/2018:

Thank you for the terrific five-star review! We're thrilled that we can always provide you with a great golfing experience. Please come and see us again soon!

"Narrow but fun to play"


Francis2975474's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As usual the greens and fairways are in great shape. Being watered heavily during the Spring drought. This course requires straight controlled shots to avoid water, trees and forest. However it is fair and good scores can be found. Toughest when windy but always playable. Some holes tend to be like an animal preserve especially during slow times as the deer population is abundant and alligators sometimes wish to get a good look at your tee shot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

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 05/18/2018:

Thank you for the great four-star review! You provide some great analysis here and we hope you'll be back for another round soon!

"The Eagles"


joecurtis1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was really nice, carts and GPS were very nice, pace of play was slowl, tee boxes and fairways were in bad shape. Some holes were a bit unfair with having to carry the water. My wife played from the men's white tees, but she could not input her score because it is not rated for women. Best of luck.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 05/11/2018:

Thank you for leaving us great feedback. We apologize for the slower play. We understand that can be frustrating. We're also working hard to improve our conditions after a long, dry season. Please come and see us again in the future.

"Course conditions"


7469's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course in the past. This time was the worse I have ever seen the conditions as bad as they were. #3 green was a temp. No advance notice of such. Fairways were a little sparse and the tee boxes were mud. Greens were in good shape. I will wait to see if it has improved before I would play it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 05/11/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a very helpful review. We're working very hard to improve conditions and we hope you'll return in the future for a far better experience.


u691548842's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Tee boxes were rough . However I love golf and I’m not a pro so tee it up and get after it boys


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 05/11/2018:

Thank you for leaving us great feedback! It's always great to hear from a golf lover!

"Great Day on the Forest at The Eagles"


rsnedd's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
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Reviewed on

Had a great afternoon the course was in good condition, they were working one of the greens. I really enjoy playing this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

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 05/11/2018:

Thank you for the terrific five-star review! We're thrilled that you had a great time with us and we hope you'll be back again soon.


u000007950632's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 04/30/2018:

Thank you for the five-star rating!

"Forest course is outstanding!"


u6596956's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We really loved the layout of the forest course, very scenic and challenging, way more holes with water than the lakes course, better condition and much more interesting than the lakes course. Tee boxes were in terrible condition, but fairways and greens were excellent, with the exception of some minor weed patches on a few greens. Bring your A game if you play from blue or black tees. Will be back again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 04/30/2018:

We're so appreciative of your wonderful five-star review! We're thrilled that you and your group had a great time with us and enjoyed our layout and innate challenges. We're working hard to improve our tee boxes after a long, dry and busy season. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Bogeytrain71's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Other than the dried out tee boxes, course & greens are good.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 04/30/2018:

We appreciate the four-star review! We're working hard to improve tee boxes after a long, dry winter. We hope you'll be back again soon!

"Outstanding day"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
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Reviewed on

I played the forest course and it was in beautiful shape from tee box to greens. The layout is nice with a natural feel with lots of water and trees.

I can’t wait to return


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 04/30/2018:

Thanks so much for the five stars! We certainly can't wait to have you!


u149035615's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 04/30/2018:

Thank you for the four-star rating!

"Greens were fast and true"


neilipovitz's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was a pleasure to play. Without previous knowledge of the course, made some poor decisions. Would like very much too play it a second time and play it properly. Overall a very good course and well maintained. Would recommend to anyone.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 04/17/2018:

Thank you for the great recommendation! We're glad that you enjoyed your round despite some first-time challenges. We have no doubt you'll get the lay of the land on your second round. Have a terrific day and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

"Tee Boxes Need Work"


brian7432050's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
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Was very upset to see that the tee boxes were in poor condition. Greens were fantastic but grounds crew forgot about the tees!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 04/10/2018:

We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the state of the tee boxes. We'll communicate your feedback to our grounds team. Thank you for the great feedback!


uDSPY2017DS's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The overall course was in good condition, but the tee boxes were narrow and in severe need of maintenance. We played from the blue tees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 04/10/2018:

Thank you for the helpful feedback! We'll certainly pass that along to our maintenance team. Please come and see us again!

"Nice layout"


GallsDeep's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout of the forest course was good. Conditions of the course were average and the greens were ok.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 04/10/2018:

Thank you for the four-star review! We're glad that you enjoyed the layout and we hope you'll be back for another round soon.

"enjoyed the course"


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 04/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition beyond the tee boxes. Enjoy this course every time I play it, one of my favorites.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 04/10/2018:

Thank you for the lovely five-star review! We're thankful for the great feedback and we look forward to your next visit at The Eagles.


pete6956700's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
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 04/10/2018:

Thank you for the five-star rating!

"Easter Sunday golf"


u000001607291's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

great day to spend on the golf course. Eagles Forest was in great shape considering the lack of rain. Staff was excellante as always. Great value


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Eagles Golf Club on 04/10/2018:

Thank you for the terrific five-star review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us and we hope to see you again soon!


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