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:
#1 is a 346-yard par 4 with trees in front of the tee box that you need to fly or thread a narrow slot to hit the fairway, a tree in the middle of the fairway at 100 yards in front of the green that can block your shot to the green, a small creek that crosses the fairway, and a small contoured slightly raised green
#3 is 295-yard par 4 with two sprawling trees that block your approach shot to the green (you need to fly them or head way left) and that's followed by a creek that crosses the fairway
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.