Golf - Public Course · 9 Holes · Par 35
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Review and Rating of Eagle Lake Recreation Center Golf Course in Eagle Lake, Texas
It's not often that we get to play a 9 hole golf course for a $10 green fee and a $10 cart fee, but that's the case for a round of golf at Eagle Lake Recreation Center. Not only is Eagle Lake inexpensive but it's also fun and has some very challenging holes. A meandering creek comes into play on several holes, huge sprawling trees in the middle of a couple of the fairways, and small greens all put a premium on shot-making.
Eagle Lake is a par 35 (6 par 4's, 2 par 3's and 1 par 5). There are three sets of tee boxes with yardages ranging from 2358 yards to 2938 yards. Some of the holes that we liked included:
The greens at Eagle Lake are very small, slightly raised, and hard to hold. They were rolling slow (around a 7.5) and have enough contour to force you to study them carefully before putting. They were in average to pretty good condition.
The fairways are tree-lined with no homes and a creek that comes into play on several holes. Most of the fairways are ample to a little tight. The fairways are flat and dry and in pretty rough condition with a mixture of grass, weeds, and dirt.
There are no bunkers to worry about!
Rates: $20.00 to $20.00
Service is country friendly, facilities are dated, and golf supplies are very limited. Cold drinks and crackers are available.
Here's How Texas Outside Determines the Scorecard Rating
The Texas Outside rating scale ranges from 1 to 10 – a perfect 10 course would be something like this: links along a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean and bordered by tall trees; lush fairways on rolling hills with lots of natural hazards; water (which is crystal clear) on most of the holes; immaculate greens (but they are undulating and tough); lots of variety and character (each hole is completely different and includes blind shots, elevation changes, doglegs, and significant challenges); perfectly manicured traps with the whitest and prettiest sand you’ve ever seen; a nice club house with great food and a 19th hole; a GPS; plenty of beverage carts or your own cooler and ice; and it only costs $40 bucks! What this means is that you probably won’t find any 10s in Texas – try Cabo San Lucas, Pebble Beach, or some of the Hawaii courses!
All of the above determines the overall score for the golf course. In other words, we like courses that are pretty, fun, very challenging with a lot of variety, and fairways and greens in excellent condition – all for $40. We also tend to play the courses that are affordable for the masses, which means in the $30 to $80 range. We rate hard and we haven’t found a 10 in Texas yet – don’t worry we haven’t given up and we’re still looking.