Eagle Mountain Golf Course Fountain Hills, Arizona

December, 2008
Eagle Mountain Golf Course Website

FACILITIES
CONDITIONING
COURSE
STAFF
Pro Shop
9
Tee Boxes
10
Yardage Marker
10
Attendants
10
Range
10
Fairways
10
Pace of Play
9
Starter
10
Practice Green
9
Rough
9
Scenery
10
Marshals
10
Chipping Green
9
Greens
9
Architecture
10
PGA Pro
10
Carts
9
Bunkers
9
Challenge
10
Pro Shop Staff
10
Restaurant
10
Water Hazards
9
19th Hole
9
Overall:
9
Overall:
9
Overall:
10
Overall:
10

REVIEW:

Review edited by Wayne Williams, Member, GWAA with input from Bob Barrette, Lead Test Administrator at GolfTest USA

A very impressive and elegant desert design, contrary to most desert courses, this one is a lot friendlier, no long forced carries over desert wastelands, and blind shots, which could elevate your golf score. Lush green grass is everywhere, on tees, fairways, never a thin lie. Further adding beauty to the course are well positioned and manicured desert settings that are in play, only on very errant shots. Greens are large, and very undulating, and in excellent condition. Most green surrounds are amphitheater style, as much as 15 to 30 feet above the greens.

There are four separate teeing areas, with total yardages of 5065, 5825, 6244, 6777, to accommodate all skill levels. Directional poles are located on all par 4’s and 5’s to point out the most preferred (safest) shot placement, for each hole, in order to avoid the many, and well placed bunkers. Most holes are very hilly; assuring that one will likely encounter an assortment of lies.
The only hole that has a blind tee shot is the first, a straight away par five, that is severely downhill, but very wide, and the ball rolls forever, making it play shorter, and easier than the yardage implies.
Most fairways are bordered with steep sloping hills that will send your ball skipping back down to the fairway, as a rule.

Every hole is its own creation, no replicas, each with different striking panoramas of the mountains, hills, valley floor, buttes, and also city views. An abundance of grandiose hillside homes, are along both sides of the fairways, many over 18,000 sq. feet in size.

Bringing a camera with you is a must, at this outstanding collection of golf holes, as all hole locations have panoramic vistas.

The entire staff from the GM to the rangers did everything possible to make sure we experienced a perfectly enjoyable and fun day of golf.

We are confident that a day of golf at Eagle Mountain Golf Course will be remembered for years to come. When visiting Phoenix make sure to book your tee time early so you don’t miss out on playing this “Elite” course.

RATING:
GolfTest USA recommends Eagle Mountain Golf Course as an “Elite” golf course in the Phoenix area.

Elite Course:
The best the area has to offer
Must Play Course:
Don’t miss playing here
Quality Course:
Good solid track
Average Course:
A standard golf experience
Only in a Pinch:
Below average golf