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Eagles Golf Club

Designed by Ron Garl/Gary Coke and opened in 1995
Forest - Odessa, Florida

Course Details

6712 yards
Driving Ranges:
Estimated Green Fees
These rates are an estimate of what you might expect to pay at Forest with a cart. Actual rates may vary.
Fees are typically lowest Monday through Thursday and during twilight (late afternoon and evenings). Expect to pay the highest rates on weekends.

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Eagles Golf Club
Image 18 Holes
Image 72 Par
Image 7089 Yards

Scorecard for Forest

HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT
Black72.30/134 484 380 303 141 446 152 515 400 407 3228 475 395 225 437 380 360 187 522 395 3376 6604
Blue70.20/129 467 356 283 128 421 139 489 366 375 3024 448 363 196 417 345 334 171 502 359 3135 6159
White67.80/117 459 331 234 116 381 122 462 324 335 2764 416 324 155 385 323 287 150 479 323 2842 5606
Gold65.30/112 441 319 221 103 322 109 427 292 302 2536 382 313 122 350 288 258 112 442 309 2576 5112
Gold (L)69.90/123 441 319 221 103 322 109 427 292 302 2536 382 313 122 350 288 258 112 442 309 2576 5112
Red (L)67.80/121 446 301 191 81 322 102 423 293 309 2468 384 270 117 349 285 259 107 390 281 2442 4910
Par 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
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The Eagles Golf Club in Odessa Florida is located about 20 minutes north of the Tampa International airport and is one of the best public access golf courses in the area. The Eagles Golf Club features two 18-hole championship golf courses, both located with the gated Eagles master-planned community. The community was growing by leaps and bounds when I lived there in 2001 and to this day, new homes are still going up.

Over the years these two courses have received numerous accolades including 3 1/2 stars by Golf Digest Places to Play. Back in 2007 when the Tampa Bay Times put together a collection of the Best 18 Holes in Tampa Bay, two of the Eagle’s 36 holes were selected.

Between the two courses, there are over 30 ponds, lakes, and canals as well as an abundance of majestic oaks all creating two golf courses that are as much fun to look at as they are to play. The Eagles Golf Club has long been recognized for its well-manicured playing conditions on both courses.

The Forest Course was built in 1995 with NBC Golf commentator Gary Koch designing the front none and legendary Florida golf course architect Ron Garl designing the inward nine. My guess is that since it opened, the nines have been switched. That’s the only way to explain why the Ron Garl signature island green is on Number 6. The Forest underwent a renovation in 2012 and the Champion Dwarf Bermuda greens ad 419 Bermuda fairways are as good as any in the area. It plays 6,604 yards from the back tees with a course rating of 73.4 and a slope of 134. At 6,159 yards, the Blue Tees (70.2/129) will give most golfers all they can handle and still let them leave with a little dignity intact.

The two courses are completely different. While the Lakes Course plays over 400 yards longer, Forest is more of a shotmaker’s course, with wooded fairways and smaller greens. Unlike the Lakes, it requires accuracy and control off the tee to properly navigate the contoured fairways and seemingly overprotected greens. Many of the green fronts are open and give way to a bump-and-run shot when approaches are hit short. Although its name implies woods and trees, water figures into play on at least 14 holes.

The Forest Course has several interesting holes starting with the risk/reward 3rd hole. Played as a two-shot par 4, this 283-yard par 4 requires a hybrid or long-iron over water off the tee and left of the fairway bunker to set up a short approach shot into a green surrounded by bunkers. Should you decide to go for the green off the tee, it requires about a 220 yard carry over the water. You must hit it high enough to carry the bunkers in front short and right yet lands softly and stops before going in the bunkers behind. Good scores can be had here as can bad ones!

The signature hole out here is the island green on the par 3 6th hole. The green on this 139-yard par 3 is surrounded by water on 3 sides, providing a small bailout area for the faint of heart. Check the wind and the yardage, choose the right club, and play to the center of the green. That’s all it takes.

Number 10 is another risk/reward hole. It’s a 448-yard par 5 with a 90-degree dogleg. Playing your tee shot up the right side at the fairway bunkers with a slight draw will allow you to go for the green in two or layup short of the fairway bunkers on the right. Whatever you decide keep your approach shot right as a small pond and bunker guard the left side.

Inside the clubhouse, the food is fantastic. The Eagles Golf Club makes one of the best breakfast sandwiches I’ve ever had on or off a golf course. Start with your choice of bread, a bagel, or an English muffin and add either one or two eggs, cooked enough that they won’t be messy. Throw in your choice of bacon, ham, or sausage and cheese, and you’ve got a sandwich that’s a meal. After your round, you can’t go wrong with some of the best chicken wings in the area, available in a variety of sauces. Their burgers are delicious and the homemade meatball sandwich covered with marinara sauce and provolone cheese has to be tried by at least one person in the foursome. The Eagles Golf Club also has a full liquor bar and several domestic and craft beers on tap.

The clubhouse at the Eagles is also a great place for a wedding or other special event. Their talented and professional staff can help with everything from a small intimate affair to a banquet for 200 guests. Menu planning is one of their specialties.

The Eagles Golf Club offers several membership programs including their Golden Eagle Golf Membership. This includes unlimited golf with the payment of a member cart fee year-round, limited golf instruction, and complimentary range balls just to name a few. You can get the complete rundown of what’s included on their website under the Membership tab.

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Eagles - Forest ain't Copperhead, but the course, staff, restaurant is in top shape, and they don't nick you $150 for a round. Great layout, each hole has it's own character, and it's one of my favorites here. I've golfed there for over 20 years, it's had it's ups and downs, but it's at or near it's best in this awful year.

Nice job, ALL of you at Eagles Golf. We always appreciate the hospitality from everyone there and know how much work it takes to keep a course in the condition it's in now. Thanks!

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