Course Review – Golf Club at Eagle Mountain
Scott Miller’s design perfectly utilizes the abrupt changes in elevation provided by nature as opportunities for challenging tee placements. Eagle Mountain offers spectacular views of Red Mountain, Camelback Mountain and the Four Peaks. The course is full of desert terrain: box canyons, rock washes, lush valleys, and extreme elevation changes are all part of the experience. Adding interest, are lakes that are in play on holes 10 and 18. The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain takes advantage of a variety of land features, including rolling hills, ridgelines, lush valleys and washes, and features a backdrop of prominent mountain outcroppings.
This course was designed with every level of golfer in mind. Eagle Mountain is a favorite among couples and women. From the tips the course plays fairly long even for the highly skilled golfer and yet it is very playable with wide and forgiving fairways. The course is known for its spacious landing areas and often welcomes containment slopes and moun- ding that help keep most errant shots in play. The greens are large, lightning quick, have many subtle mounds that will challenge any golfer, and are very difficult to read because of the continued elevation changes throughout the mountainous area. Eagle Mountain is an innovative departure from the very difficult “target” style courses, such as SunRidge Canyon, GrayHawk and Troon North, which do not allow for any errant shots. The play- ability of the course along with the breathtaking views will allow you to leave with a big smile of satisfaction on your face.
Designer: Scott Miller
Year Opened: 1996
Awards: 2nd Best Public Golf Course -State of Arizona -Arizona Business.
Rated best new public course – State of Arizona -Arizona Republic 1996.
Golf Shop Operations – 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003.
Golf for Women’s Top 100 Fairways in 2000.
Golf Digest 4 Star: 2001 & 2002
Ranked as one of the top 50 public courses in the country – Golf World Magazine 2009
Practice Facilities: Driving range, chipping and putting green.
Range Balls Included: Yes
19th Hole: The Grille at Eagle Mountain
Recommended handicap: With four different tee boxes ranging from 5000 to over 6700 yards, Eagle Mountain is challenging to all golfers. Everyone from a scratch golfer to a very high handicap will enjoy the golf experience at Eagle Mountain. With banked fairways, many errant shots will roll back towards the middle of the fairway making it very playable for all golfers.
1 -10 Course Rating by Meridian’s Golf Specialists: 9½
Comments by Meridian Guests “That was the best course I ever played.” “I loved the views and the elevation changes”
“The variety in the layout was amazing. No two holes look alike.” “I can’t wait to play it again. Next time I will bring my camera.”
“For a course that looks so challenging I was shocked at how well I shot.” “I loved the views, the layout and the condition of the course.” “Wow! Eagle Mountain was fun. We all had a blast.”
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