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3.1
97 Reviews (97)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
23
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.6
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.7
75.8%
Recommend this course
59 out of 97 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.9
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.1
Value
3.3
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
3.7
60.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 15 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.2
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.7
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
77.8%
Recommend this course
21 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6647 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.7

Eagle Springs Golf Course (formerly known as DeFuniak Springs Country Club) is Walton County's oldest course and one of the panhandle area's most challenging. The golf course sprawls across rolling hills covered with pine forests and five spring-fed lakes, both of which come into play throughout the course. Sandy scrub brush and colorful flowering bushes accent the landscape even further. The towering trees lining the tight fairways are just some of the many challenging natural hazards. There are also 23 strategically placed sand traps throughout. The small, elevated greens are pitched and undulated in such a manner that would make even the best putters nervous. The rolling elevations also provide picturesque views from nearly every point on golf course. Eagle Springs Golf Course requires accuracy and careful course management, but the layout is still surprisingly accessible for a range of skill levels. As part of recent initiatives and upgrades to the property and management, kids under 15 play free.

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Course Details

Year Built 1936
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming

Reviews

3.1
97 Reviews (97)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 9
Forced Carries 8
Elevation Changes 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
Beginners 6

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Reviews 2
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Priorities

The following is a list of priorities!

1- Cart paths are terrible
2- Greens need turf specialist
3- Curt the grass in rough areas to help define holes
4-Allignment of holes for better course layout
5- Rules in place for pace of play

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 65
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

Becoming a Gem

I like this course a lot. They have really improved over the years; however, some of the greens are becoming suspect. Even though they are iffy they still putt pretty true.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Don’t Bother

I’ve played this course multiple times over the past few months; I’ve left disappointed each time. They seem to always be working on the course but no noticeable improvements are seen. If I book on Golf Now, the employees seem angry that I didn’t book directly through the course. The greens have been unputtable in the past few months. Like other reviews, there is great potential in the course layout, but the halt of progress has dampened my positive outlook.

There are plenty of local courses that are comparable in price that offer a more challenging course, friendlier staff, and a more enjoyable experience.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 65
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course with some fun challenges.

We have really enjoyed this course. The improvements they have made have been great. Recently the greens have had some issues, but I think they are working on them. The ones that appeared to be being repaired still seemed to putt pretty true.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Dirt Cheap for a Reason

This was my first time playing the course. I was looking for a reasonably priced course for this area (resort area pricing at most other courses) that allowed walking.

The parking lot was deserted and no one answered the phone (only 1 person was working on a sunday afternoon and he was parking golf carts) but the door to the pro shop was unlocked. So the course was open. I paid $13 dollars to walk 18 and went right out.

The course is basically in total disrepair as it appears they are rebuilding it with various tee boxes being built and lots of work along the fairways. But they are not watering at all. All the fairways and greens were dried out and in bad shape. The good news is the grass was short enough (because it's not being watered) to make it playable. All that being said, I didn't see any construction equipment anywhere on the course so maybe the project is on hold...idk.

At any rate, I liked the layout and if they ever get watering restarted and finish construction it would be a nice course to play. But for now, if you are willing to put up with rock hard conditions and basic amenities, give it a try. Can't argue with $13 bucks to walk 18 on a Sunday afternoon.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 76
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Work-in-progress still . . NV .

They still have a long way to go to get this course up to Snuff with area courses but it is a challenge nonetheless .

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

eagle springs

Eagle springs is in the process of being upgraded and rebuilt
This will be a very nice golf course after alterations and rebuilding is done

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Only gonna get better

Eagle Springs (previously DuFuniak Springs) is now under County management and they are in the process of restoring the beauty that the oldest golf course in the county once had. I couldn’t believe the improved conditions from last year (2019). There will be times where you may have to pull your ball from “ground under repair” if your shot gets a little wild. Very soon this will be an excellent golf course and worthy of five stars!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very small greens

With all due respect, the County recently purchased this golf course a few weeks ago. Apparently it was in dire need of maintenance. There were quite a few bulldozers working the course. Very hard to navigate around from hole to hole. We even had to let another twosome go in front of us so we could follow them to the next tee box! If you do not know how to put backspin on your ball to stick it on the green, you are in trouble. The greens are very small. Maybe the county will be able to get the course in decent shape by the summer.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 59
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor

Course conditions

The course is in fair condition , tee boxes are hard and shaggy. Staff is very helpful only pop and candy machines. The greens are very good, fairways are dormant and quite firm, cart paths need a lot of work. Overall a good value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

under renovation

this course is being renovated but is still fun to play. it has very challenging greens and water hazards

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Work in progress

The course is coming along. The fairways are responding to the new irrigation and are getting into real good shape. The green and tee boxes are as bad as I've seen them. The need a total overhaul. With redone greens/tee boxes, this course will be a gem. Very enjoyable to play, just need some grass on the greens.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Nice layout, work in progress though. I would be shocked if this course is construction finished in 6 months. A lot of work to do in order to be completely ready. Tee boxes are in terrible shape, if your not in the fairway your hitting out of sand or a pile of dirt. Great layout I look forward to playing after construction is complete

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Not Worth The Drive or Money

Many reviews mention this course being “under construction”. It is, but has much much much further to go. The entire course is hitting off patchy sand except for about 3 holes. The greens are very small and firm. But not the good type of firm. They are dirt and dead grass that has been rolled and dried. The clubhouse will be very nice once they finish it, but more work needs done on the course than the clubhouse. If what the reviews mention about the county buying it and it being under construction is true, then it could be nice. But definitely don’t see that happening this year.

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