Newer course offering wonderful views of the The Great Salt Lake. The terrain is steep in places. You will use most of the clubs in your bag.
The Eaglewood Golf Course is built on the side of the Wasatch Mountains and overlooks the Great Salt Lake shoreline looking north. This course is very close to the Bountiful Ridge Golf Course and both have similar views. Eaglewood faces more to the northwest.
Mountain golfing is the name of the game at Eaglewood. The land provides many changes in elevation as the holes wind across the foothills. Elevated tees make some holes play shorter than the actual yardage whereas other holes climb uphill from tee to green and play longer.
The front 9 holes are grouped on the mountainside above the clubhouse and the lower 9 make a big loop down and through a subdivision. For now the the houses do not encroach too much into play and hopefully the course will never be completely surrounded.
Besides a couple of ponds and numerous sand bunkers, there are many waste areas to avoid. Just a few yards off most of the fairways is the natural vegetation. A ball hit into this thick brush and long wild grass will usually be lost.
It is a fun and challenging layout with a wide variety of holes which are fairly balanced to favor the big hitter and the straight shooter. Course knowledge is a definite advantage as there are several blind shots.
The toughest hole on the front 9 is the par 5 number 3. A long and straight drive is needed to an upward sloping fairway. Any shot to the left or right of the fairway will probably cost one or two strokes. The second shot is usually uphill and blind to the narrow fairway. Use a club that will keep the ball on the short grass as all but the best shots at the green will disappear into the brush on the left hillside or roll down a steep embankment on the green's right.
The first shot's landing area for number 7 must be long enough to reach the top of the fairway in order to see the pin. But the fairway is very narrow and miss hits will cause penalties. Leaving the driver in the bag off the tee is good choice but if you're too short you are left with an awkward blind shot toward the green.
The back 9 layout travels down the mountain, turns around and climbs back up. This produces short series of holes that play the same. Holes 11-13 are all downhill and the approach shots must all be clubbed down. Going over the back of these greens is dangerous as they all drop off severely. Land shots short as the greens are receptive to balls that land in front and roll on.
The tee shot on hole number 11 requires a long carry over a valley to a plateau surrounded by trees and brush. Miss the fairway and you had better hit a provisional.
Holes 14-18 are uphill and have greens that are higher than the tee boxes. Several of the greens are built on high shelves and require and extra club or two to reach.
Number 16 is a reachable par 5 that is undergoing changes to make it tougher. A creek is being added to protect the front of the green. From the fairway the water hazard is blind and will soon start drowning shots that come up short.
The club house contains the offices for the Utah Golf Association (UGA) and the UGA golf museum. A very impressive item of golf history is the bag and set of clubs that Johnny Miller used to win the US Open by shooting a 63 in the final round at Oakmont Country Club. Lead tape is still adhered to the thin blade irons.
Eaglewood is owned by the city of North Salt Lake and anyone is welcome to play. Because of the drastic elevation changes carts are recommended but not mandatory.
The green fees are about the same as the other local municipal courses and everything is of equal or better quality. Overall, Eaglewood Golf Course is a great value for your golfing dollar.
|Golf Season||Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31|
|Metal Spikes Allowed||No|
|Driving Range Available||Yes|
|Rental Carts Available||Yes|
|Rental Clubs Available||Yes|
|Tee Times Welcomed||Yes|
|Price Range Weekdays||$24 - $36|
|Price Range Weekends||$26 - $38|
|Credit Cards Accepted||VISA, MasterCard Welcomed|
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