Eagle Point Golf Club lies in the heart of the Rogue Valley in Eagle Point, OR, just North of Medford. At just under a 5 hour drive from Portland, be sure and have this course on your list when putting together your next visit to Southern Oregon. Although Eagle Point Golf Club may not have the name recognition compared to other courses in the area, it has already gained plenty of respect from the golf community since its opening in 1996. A Robert Trent Jones Jr. design, Eagle Point Golf Club opened to very high praise from the experts. Today it finds itself in the top 15 Oregon Golf Courses, as recommended by Golf Digest.
Eagle Point Golf Club appears to have been built in a valley within a valley. There are many large rolling hills and the popular Table Rocks surrounding the course. Pristine maintenance, attractive water features and tremendous views of Mt. McLoughlin give you plenty to look at during your round. There is no question that a number of housing developments that surround the course take away from the overall appearance and feel of the design. It’s unfortunate that there are so many houses visible throughout the course, they in no way come into play and if you could not see them this course would rank much higher on any golfers list. If you are able to appreciate the high quality of both the condition and design of the golf holes on their own, then you will be impressed with Eagle Point Golf Club. The lower than usual greens fees for a golf course of this quality also turns it into a great value.
Eagle Point Golf Club may be most well-known for the superb sand veneering that was done during its construction. This process gives the course incredible drainage and creates outstanding conditions year round. They also have a unique practice facility that provides golfers with all they need, to work on their game even if they do not have time for a full 18. They have a full size natural grass driving range, large short game area and putting green. Identical to the golf course, the practice areas are in fantastic shape. Golf instruction is offered by multiple teaching professionals, including single day lessons.
Playing Eagle Point Golf Club
While playing the course, you begin with two very challenging Par-4’s at the beginning of your round. These holes are a great example of the somewhat extremes you may face throughout your round. Keeping yourself in the fairway, which are of great quality, can leave you with very short irons into very large greens. But if you are not straight off the tee, you can find one of the many bunkers that line the fairways and surround the greens. Although the bunkers are also very well maintained, they are not just for show. They are strategically placed, large and demanding. The 2nd Hole brings water into play off the tee and on your second shot. Hole #3, the courses first Par-3, is protected with water to the right. The fourth hole turns out to be the most traditional Par 5 of your round. Four tee options and subtle techniques used in the design of the course create many optical illusions, making a yardage book a wise investment. Carries are shorter or longer than they appear and you may be surprised to see where your ball ends up if you do not have a clear picture of the entire hole before playing it. So, plan ahead and trust the yardages.
When you begin your back nine, go ahead and leave driver in the bag unless you have played here before. Play #10 to the fairway that you can see in front of you and don’t get too greedy. Anything left of the cart path is a lateral drop, you will not find it! One of the most important things you can do on #10 is to stake out #16 which is to your right. Seeing that hole now will benefit you once you get there. Holes 11-14 are among the best on the course. Challenging yet rewarding, these holes stand out as world class. Whether you are playing well by this point in your round or not, take time to enjoy these beautifully designed holes. The par-5 16th gives you some great views of the course from the fairway. The 18th is a wonderful way to finish your round. The natural landscape surrounding the hole is gorgeous and may make your tee shot appear harder than it is. Your approach shot to this green is where the challenge lies, even after a great drive.
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100 Eagle Point Dr.
Eagle Point, OR 97524
Incredible drainage creates superb conditions year round
Neighborhood, house-lined golf course
Solid course design by Robert Trent Jones II