A fair review of Eagle Chase:
Took the long drive out to Eagle Chase a couple weekends ago and just now had time to write a review. As you can tell by my score I chopped this course to hell and back and had a horrible time doing it.
Me and one other guy decided to take the drive up. Called and reserved a 2-some tee time about a week in advance. Called to confirm the morning of the round before I made the drive…nope..no tee time reserved. They stick us in a spot 30 minutes after my original tee time…ok no big deal.
Get out to the course and don’t see a soul on the tee boxes, driving range, etc. Hit a few range balls, grab a sammich, a few beers and proceed off to the 1st tee at our schedules tee time. Where the F did the 4-some come from that is teeing off in front of us? Ok…no big deal. Play 1, 2, 3 holes and the 4-some won’t let us play through. No ranger in site. Ok…no big deal – have another beer. 4th hole catch up to them and ask what gives…”There’s a 5-some in front of us and they are supposed to be letting us play through but they won’t.” Ok…now I’m starting to get pissed.
It took until the 6th hole for the 5-some to finally let the 4-some play through and it took until the 9th hole for us to finally get in front of the 5-some that had 2 female players and a 6-10yr old kid. So a little foresite on the Rangers part could have prevented a 2-some waiting on a 4-some and a 5-some for 8 damn holes.
After turning the corner it was smooth sailing. We caught a 3-some on the 7th hole but it was tit for tat, we were never really waiting on a shot on the back 9.
I actually like the course and the layout. And yes, the cart paths are worse than the cottage cheese on Rosie Odonells left a$$ cheek but besides that I enjoyed the overall layout and challenge of the course even though it ate my lunch. I was mostly just ticked most of the round so I played like shitt.
To be fair with the review I am giving a weighted rating.
Course layout – 3 stars (would be higher if not for cart paths)
Greens – 3.5 Stars
Fairways – 4 Stars
Course management – 3 stars
Total score 13.5 / 4 scores = 3.375 – Round up to 3.5 stars.