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4.0
745 Reviews (745)
5 Stars
281
4 Stars
339
3 Stars
71
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
21
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
83.9%
Recommend this course
655 out of 745 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
70.7%
Recommend this course
53 out of 75 reviews
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3.9
165 Reviews (165)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
61
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.6%
Recommend this course
133 out of 165 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6604 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.3

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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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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

4.0
745 Reviews (745)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 36
Watching the Game 18
Brunch 17
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 91
Bunkers 62
Forced Carries 56
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 73
Locals 68
Advanced Golfers 53
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 71
Convenient to the City 48
In the 'Burbs 38

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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Golf MLK day

I went there on MLK day so yes it was packed teed off at 3:15. Scheduled at 2:45 but they were behind. The pace of play was very slow but the staff was working hard. Some of the greens are in good to great shape but then most of them are just barely puttable. The course for the price is not bad but tee boxes, the tips for sure, need a lot of work. Hard to find a decent place to tee off from on more than half of them. But overall I will come back because it is not a bad track and makes you hit shots.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

What a Shame!!!

Wow!!! Been playing this course dating all the way back to the 70’s and never thought I would see this course in such crummy condition. For starters the driving range is all but that and probably best used to work on your sand game. Many of the Men’s Blue and White Tee boxes were sand as well. No ranger on the course meaning pace of play was an afterthought. Greens were the only bright spot but had a handful that were rough. And fixing ball marks on the green must now be a thing of the past or there are too many golfers who think they are too good to fix their own and maybe one other. Considering I teed off at 12:30 and only payed $40 it still wasn’t worth it. I don’t see myself g back any time soon.

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Commented on 01/14/2022

Hello u000003115540, thank you for taking the time to review us, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round. We appreciate your feedback as we work to make any necessary improvements. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon at The Eagles Golf Club - Forest.

Played On
Reviews 8
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/14/2022

Hello, u000003115540. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at The Eagles Golf Club - Forest. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Dissapointed.

I thought the tee boxes were recently sodden. What happened? The rest of the course wasn't mediocre. Brought a friend from out of town and told him I really liked the course. Embarrassing. Could have gone to many others in better shape.

Conditions Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful

Wonderful experience. My son land I loved it.
We are coming back in two weeks.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course

Great layout the water makes you think. Fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/14/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u588902004! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Eagles Golf Club - Forest!

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Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A bit rough

Good parts- layout is good, fairways were decent for not over seeding, some tee boxes. Fairways not over seeded. Played for $25 in the afternoon. Not worth $60 for a morning tee time.

Not good. Fairways not over seeded. No one ever checks pace of play. Greens- some were hideously bad and slow.

Seems like most courses have been upgrading their courses except here. Has a very nice layout that hasn’t been kept up to standard of a quality course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/14/2022

Hi, mikezehm! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

The Eagles

Two nice 18s. Reasonable fees, course in good condition. Golf staff very friendly. Bar staff complained about job related things most of the time we had a bite at bar after. Turkey club and reuben are very good!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Once a mighty public course...

Recently went and I understand it was New Year's Eve day, however waited until 20 minutes after our tee time to even get a cart. Tee boxes had grass, fairways had grass, greens had grass furrier than 80's shag carpet. If you like to swing your putter like your driver, play here, you will love it! I have played this course a lot since I've lived in Florida for 20 years, darn shame the forest greens are slower than the lakes.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

.greens nead help

Horrible green conditions and are very slow this course use to be fantastic now big disappointment.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/05/2022

Hi, u1494493786,

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting The Eagles Golf Club - Forest. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/14/2022

Thank you for reviewing us, stevesully. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing The Eagles Golf Club - Forest, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Everything except...

The greens.
Two major complaints, both fixable:
1. PLEASE consider giving our divot tools to players, whether they are residents and members, or guests.
the Greens are badly marked, and there's no excuse, this is a simple education and reminder thing that some divot repair is expected by all, even if you didn't land on the green! The worst example are the close shots into the par 3's, where the better golfers should know better and their marks are circling close to the hole!
2. Please consider making the greens a bit faster. Divot marks aside, the course is as good as I've ever seen it, but the greens weren't cut, and the ball rolled slow. I'd been warned about it from neighbors, but it's worth bringing to your attention.
Thank you!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/14/2022

Hi Wcarey2,

We work hard to create an enjoyable experience so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course.

We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game.

Thank you for visiting and playing at The Eagles Golf Club - Forest. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

White tee boxes in very bad shape. Greens were very slow, needed trimming. What happened to any and all ball washers?

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/20/2021

Hi, tlc29450! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at The Eagles Golf Club - Forest!

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow greens

Greens very slow and over dressed. No score card more interested in tip.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Had 8:22 tee time and I was called on my way to the course, telling me they had more people than expected show up for a tournament and they would not be able to honor my tee time because there would not be enough carts for us. Because it was last minute we were unable to find a tee time anywhere else

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mismanaged

Booked the tee time 4 days in advance, only to show up and be told "they oversold a tournament" that day and now have no golf carts available so they cancelled our tee time. NO CALL, NO EMAIL, NOTHING. When we pointed to the 50 golf carts sitting over in the parking lot, we were told we wouldn't be back in time for the start so therefore they weren't an option, but we could "walk" if we wanted to play.

Several half-hearted apologies, a "voucher" for 50% off a foursome that (SHOCKING) can only be used M-F or after 2p on Saturday or Sunday, when basically no one wants to play. Didn't even offer to refund my Reservation Fee.

I'll find a way to use the voucher, but probably won't even go back again. Shame too, since the course looked beautiful.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/08/2021

Hi, u260721870. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing The Eagles Golf Club - Forest.

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