EAGLES GOLF CLUB (813-920-6681) The Lakes Course
Florida Golf Course Review
The Eagles Golf Club in Odessa, just NE of downtown Tampa is a 36-hole facility whose courses have been awarded 3 1/2 stars by Golf Digest Places to Play. Rick Robbins, Gary
Koch and Ron Garl collaborated on the layouts, which feature varying personalities. The Forest Course presents scenic beauty and is a shot makers design, while the Lakes
features plentiful water hazards that frame wide fairways, and lead to open green complexes that invite golfers of all skill levels. Over 30 ponds, lakes, and canals - plus an
abundance of majestic oaks help to create and aesthetically pleasing environment.
A favorite for corporate and charity golf events and outings, The Eagles has a spacious clubhouse with a fully stocked golf shop, a large dining room with panoramic views of the
golf courses, outdoor patio, and unique meeting rooms/facilities that can facilitate groups from 10 to 150. The latest technology is available including High Speed T-1 based
internet access and a six channel, standards based videoconferencing system. The dining room can also seat up to 150 people (200 with the outdoor terrace), and with a large
dance floor can service special functions including weddings receptions and parties. For more info, visit the Eagles website.
For members, the Eagles also features a swimming pool and a playground with a basketball court. Golfers can make use of the practice area, which features a unique aqua
driving range with three target greens, plus a full size putting green.
The Lakes Course is a mature layout that features massive oaks and vast water hazards, plus generous fairways that lead to some of the largest putting surfaces that can be
found in Florida. The greens have been completely resurfaced with Champion Ultra dwarf Bermuda grass, which can be cut short to facilitate tour speeds. Four sets of tees play to
yardages measuring 7089, 6646, 6278 and 5375 yards, with a top slope of 130. Bunkering is understated with 39 in total, but those that are there are strategically placed. Water
comes into play directly or indirectly on all but one hole. As with the Forest course, there are some interesting doglegs and beautiful par threes.
With these incredible facilities, 36 holes of finely conditioned championship golf, excellent service, and competitive pricing, The Eagles is a good bet for a leisurely round and for
special events. Their website is one of the better we have perused - with lots of info on the courses and facilities. For more info, visit our page for the property, with a direct link to
their website by clicking here.
For info and photos on the Eagles Forest Course, click here.