The Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club – What’s in a name?

The Eagles Forest Course: Par 4, 13th hole

The 13th is a long par 4. Must leave drive short of water which leaves you with a long second shot.

The Eagles Golf Club at Tampa Bay features two great 18-hole golf courses; The Lakes and The Forest.  On this day we played The Forest course however the name is misleading as it seems to me there is more water here than on its sister course.  The Forest is shorter than The Lakes playing 6700 yards from the tips to just under 5000 yards from the Red tee’s, but the abundant water and many dog-legs provide you with challenges on all 18 holes.  As accuracy is important on this course, it’s a good idea to stay with distances that are comfortable.  There is a tee recommendation sign that uses handicaps to help you choose the tees best for your group. 

The course was in very good condition. The  tees, fairways and greens had been mowed just  prior to our round and the greens seemed to run true and consistent to the practice green.  This makes the $25  price-tag for a weekday morning  golf round very easy to take.  A great price if you’re able to sneak away for a quick round – we started at 8:00 am and with no wait, finished in just over 3 hours.  Depending on your tee it may take longer.

The staff was friendly and informative.  The starter told me a little about the course before we tee’d off  and said we might see some deer – which we did.  They had a nice putting green and aqua range which was under repair at the time of our visit.              

The  Eagles is slightly tricky to get to but is centrally located between Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater.  Located off Race Track road in Odessa it’s about a 1/2 hour from downtown Tampa.  For more in information and directions, visit their website at

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Robert Baisden on May 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Nice stuff Eric! You should have been a sports journalist.Never too late buddy!


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