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Eaglewood Golf Club
Located at 5800 PGA Blvd (FL32839) Eaglewood is a par 3 golf course.
On my visit to Orlando in August this year my 11-year-old son decided he wanted to play some golf. He can play but because of his age I felt that most local courses would be too long for him and in view of the heat at this time of year 3 hours early morning was probably the best bet. Having played Eaglewood several years ago I thought that this course would be a great introduction to Floridian Golf for him.
Staying on CR54 Ronald Regan Parkway the quickest route to the course was east on I4 exiting on to Sand Lake Road. A left on to John Young Parkway followed by a left at Oak Ridge Road finds PGA Blvd on your right. Journey time was just over 20 minutes.
Booking a tee off time for 7:45 in the morning was easy with a simple phone call to the above pro shop number. At a cost of less than $40 for both of us to play, inclusive of the cart, I felt this was great value for money.
The cart was ready and waiting when we arrived. It was in good condition and was completely reliable during the round. We were directed to keep the carts to the pathways running alongside most of the holes. Although it was still before 08:00 when we teed off the Florida sun was already drying the grass.
There are 18 individual holes and we chose to play off the white tees. Yardage ranged from 76 on the shortest hole to 190 on the longest. Forward tees give a range option of 66 yards to 161 yards with the blue back tees offering a more challenging 86 yards to 255 yards.
There is a good mix of hazards around the course with picturesque lakes coming in to play on several holes. Well-positioned bunkers add some variety to approach play with plenty of mature trees to add additional uncertainty if you don’t play straight from the tee. Bunkers are very firm and I found it quite difficult to judge the pace of the balls exiting the sand. Despite the time of year the greens were in good condition and putting was consistent if you read the line correctly.
Playing early morning the picturesque course is enhanced by plenty of shade from the mature trees. A feature I found quite fascinating were snapping turtles surfacing at regular intervals on several of the lakes. This was a very pleasant distraction.
Overall we had a very enjoyable round of golf and appreciated the relaxed nature of Eaglewood. I would recommend this course quite highly to anyone looking to improve his or her short game.
Author: Mike and Michelle Walden
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