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.
Picking a signature
holeat Eagle Mountain is as difficult as it would be for Jack
Nicklaus to pick his favorite major. Jack won 18 majors and all 18 holes are
signature holes at Eagle Mountain. However,the 18 th finishing hole is the most
spectacular; aptly named “That’s Golf,” it caps the round in a dramatic
fashion. The tee shot is hundreds of feet above the fairway and offers dramatic
views. The lake and several sand traps along the right side of the green bring
trouble into play.
Other Information - Golf Club at Eagle Mountain
Practice Facilities: One of the best practice facilities. A beautiful
driving range, large putting green, and a separate chipping green with large
sand trap bunkers are kept in immaculate condition. Range balls are included.
Instructional School: Yes
19th Hole: The Dining area is called The Grille at Eagle Mountain.
Banquets can be held for up to 150 golfers. It offers magnificent breathtaking
views as you enjoy the fabulous food. There is also a snack bar, and drink
Clubhouse: In 2001, Eagle Mountain rebuilt and created a brand new
clubhouse which rivals any of the top facilities in Arizona. Spectacular views
can be seen from this full service clubhouse which has a locker room. Eagle Mountain recently unveiled their new climate controlled, multi-purpose function space that features breathtaking views of Valley of the Sun. To capitalize on these views the new Overlook Pavilion features sliding glass walls that provide unparalleled vistas of the golf course and native Sonoran desert.
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
Designer: Scott Miller
Director of Golf: Don Rea
Superintendent: Joe Miller
Teaching Pro: Stuart Allison (Resort Golf Schools)
Grass type:Fairways are Bermuda with rye overseed during the winter
months. Greens are Tif dwarf Bermuda with PoaTriv in the winter when it is
Course Record: 61 By John Davis
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: 9 ½
Comments by Meridian Guests:
- “That was the best course I ever played.” “I loved the views and the
- “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.”
The Drive: The 20 minute drive is capped with
spectacular views as you drive into Eagle Mountain. Don’t forget your camera.