Golf Course Review Eagle Mountain Golf Club Fountain Hills Arizona
Reviewed by: sdscratchorbust, Scottsdale
A freak cold spell and summer prices are recipe for a good time. Snagged the 4:50 tee time for $25 and only saw 1 other group the whole round. I had tried to play here last summer. Due to excessive heat and terribly slow play I bailed after nine wand left with a sour taste in my mouth.
This course is a tale of two nines. The front nine is average and too short and congested in my opinion. It is solid but nothing memorable. But wow, the back nine ranks easily the best in the valley. The view from the 10th tee is spectacular. Holes 12, 14, and 16 are awesome holes. Top notch desert golf behind the rugged backdrop of the nearby mountain. 14 is a top hole in Phoenix in my opinion. After being eased to the finish with easier straight forward holes 18 is a great finisher.
The greens were near perfect. Firm and quick but not too fast. Very few ball marks. Sand was great. A little coarse and scare in some but mostly consistent. Holes were fun because you get great member bounces off the raised edges and the grass was mown thin so the balls collected down in the fairways. Some of the fairways have some small arears under repair. Looks like some minor resoding is nearing completed in some small areas. Fairways had many brown spots, but to be expected leading into summer.
Great conditions at an awesome value. Eagle Mountain back is spectacular I want to be back. I would rank it as a tamer more player friendly SunRidge Canyon with more extreme desert style golf holes.