The Eagles Golf Club is Odessa, Florida, is one of the most highly recognized golf facilities in the Odessa and Tampa Bay area. What, with 36 fine holes – each with a promise of a most unforgettable golf outing, it should not be surprising. The Forest Course, and its sibling, The Lake, were made to have distinct features to make golf vacations hereabouts as dynamic and as challenging as any golfing enthusiast could ever ask for.
The Forest Course, for one, has two separate nines, made by three well-respected characters in the world of golf. Rick Robbins and the famous NBC-TV Commentator Gary Koch created the front nine of the course. It is most noted for the par 4 No. 3 and the signature hole, the par-4 No. 6. The third hole is known for being a challenging but enjoyable hole that would have the golfers thinking of going all the way or taking it the easy way – with water guarding the entire right side and the heavily bunkered greens. The No. 6 island hole is said to be comparable in beauty and difficulty with TPC at Sawgrass’ signature 17th. The back nine, on the other hand, is the handiwork of Rob Garl and is known to have some of the most picturesque holes. These holes are carved out of dense forests, giving golf trips here a distinctly “close-to-nature” feel.
Stretching to more than 6,700 yards from the championship tees, and playing for a par of 72, the Forest Course is meticulously maintained to be in impeccable, tournament condition all year round. That, and its many superb amenities, all make the Eagle Golf Club the ultimate golf vacation destination this side of the country.