Eagle Crest is one of the few golf courses that begin with a par 3. This hole requires a straight shot playing for the front half of the green, but make sure not to play it long, otherwise you will end up rolling over the back. With two bunkers guarding the side of the green and a lateral hazard on the right and back, this hole is a definite challenge to start off your round.
This par 5 plays from left to right, with a water hazard on the right side of the fairway (just inside the 100 yard mark). You could possibly make this hole in two, but you better be accurate – there is a lateral hazard up the left side of the fairway (starting at the turn). If you are long or do not shape your shot, then difficulty abounds.
This par 5 will definitely test your game. At nearly 600 yards, you need 3 good shots to even stand a chance at par. A bunker can come into play on the right for the longer hitters, but the right center is needed with your drive to maximize your roll for added yardage. The green has a bunker guarding the front left side, with lots of mounding around the back and sides to help catch balls rolling through the green.
This short par 4 may be easy off the tee, but it has lots of bite with the shot into the green. With only a short iron off the tee, this will leave another short iron in – if you hug the right side of the fairway. There is water on the right at about the 25 yard marker and the green is backed by trees, so don’t be long!
For the average person, this would be considered the hardest hole on the course because of the trees on both sides of the fairway and OB on the right. This green is down over the hill and backed completely by water. A long shot off the tee must be straight, but remember the green is downhill on the second shot. Take less club to avoid the pond over the back.
This dogleg left par 4 plays easy with a good drive up the left side but avoid the fairway bunkers. Too long and you will go OB. Working the ball right to the left would be the ideal shot, a large green awaits. Get the ball close and be ready for a break in your putt that most don’t see. Hope you scored well, as the back gets tougher.
This par 4 plays long and is straight with a slight elevation from tee to green. There are trees on the left and deep right, but mostly wide open. A hazard ditch runs all along the left side from tee to green. The contoured green could give you problems by other than that, this hole is standard.
This par 4 requires two great shots: first, your drive should be 185 out on the right of center and secondly, this should leave a mid to short iron in to a back to front sloping green. Try not to look at all the trouble that lays near by. As you will see, the tee shot is critical here.
This short par 3 can be tough with the ravine in front, the trees all around and a green that contours drastically. Enjoy.
This par 5 doglegs left and plays tough even though it’s not long in length. Play for a right to left tee-shot about 220 yards in length and you’ll have no problem finding the center of the fairway on this blind tee shot. Play an accurate shot here or risk it all and go for the green, remember that there is water on the right and the trees are near to the green. OB lines this hole from tee to green on the left side.
The final hole. A par 5 dogleg left with a large pine tree dissecting the fairway. Play to your strength here as a good tee shot in a must. With the clubhouse in sight and water on the right and left, be careful to put the ball in the right place. Lay-up in the hollow or go for the green, this shot will likely determine the outcome of your round. The green is small and two tiered. Pay close attention to the flag colours to get on the same level. We hope you’ve enjoyed this scenic round at Eagle Crest!