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Reviewed by: uscdodger32, Los Angeles
Greens: Greens were smooth with minimal ball mark damage. They were running right around medium, but we’re pretty firm and difficult to hold with anything but the most well-struck wedge. Definitely took some time getting used to after primarily playing on softer LA-area greens. They were very well maintained and visually pleasing.
Fairways: Fairways were smooth and lush with minimal divot damage. Players seemed to be mindful of replacing their divots and using the sand provided on the carts. There wasn’t excessive roll out, so shots in the fairway tended to stay there.
Rough: Rough throughout the course was penal but fair. It wasn’t excessively thick or spongy. Greenside rough was certainly penal and I definitely had a little trouble navigating it, which was frustrating when combined with the firm greens. I had a number of shots just run through the green into some relatively thick and gnarly stuff. I caught a couple flyers out of the greenside rough that led to some long comeback putts, though unfortunately I can’t blame this wholly on the course while discounting my poor wedge play 😉
Tees: Tees were very nice and level with minimal divot damage on the par 3’s.
Bunkers: I was in one greenside bunker and one fairway bunker and they were both on the thin/firm side of the spectrum. While this wasn’t a problem in the fairway bunker, it made things difficult coming out of the greenside bunker onto the greens that were so firm.
POP: Pace was right around 4 hours, maybe a little more.
I really enjoyed the course. It was challenging without being tricked out or unfair. The opportunity to score is definitely there. Good shots are generally rewarded and poor shots are penalized. The layout is fun in that no two holes are too much alike. As others have mentioned, the lack of water available on the course was a little disappointing. Granted, you do get two free bottles per player to start, but in the Palm Springs heat, those could be gone pretty soon and with nowhere to refill, it can get a little dicey. Customer service was generally good and we saw the cart girl twice. I’m definitely looking forward to another shot at Eagle Falls one day.
Reviewed by: larryq2001, Brea
I think Eagle Falls is a great golf course. We played the Hawk tees (white) at about 6100 as the next level up was over 6700. Course is in excellent condition. Fairways were pristine, lush with healthy grass. The rough was thick which swallowed a few of my balls. Tough to find and even tougher to get out of. Greens were lush, were slower than what they looked but they rolled true. Great layout. Some water lining some of the holes which adds to the beauty. A lot of sand out there (not sure how I avoided sand seeing there are quite a few traps out there)
Didn’t have much interaction with the course staff or the restaurant and not much of a club house or restaurant but it is hooked up with the Fantasy Springs Casino which is next to the course. Couldn’t do so this time but want to make a casino visit next time I’m out here. I do want to come back.
Go play Eagle Falls. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Reviewed by: JohnnyGK, Westlake Village
I’ve played Eagle Falls Golf Course a few times before, always in fantastic condition, and this time no different. I just posted a few photos here on GK. Fairways were like carpet, bunkers white sand and well kept, rough was dense lush tough to escape, greens smooth firm yet typically slower than I’m used too and tee boxes groomed lush. Course is immaculate.
Got a friendly greeting when we arrived, was informed they would be replacing the golf carts very soon with a new fleet and the current carts might have battery issues, but our carts performed fine during the round. Glad they did, was pretty hot out there on an unseasonably warm day for March.
Saw the on-course service 3 times and the cart came with 4 bottled waters. I always pack a couple bottled waters in my bag when playing a desert course so no dehydration issues for me. There are no water stations on the course so be prepared on hot day.
The golf course does not have a clubhouse and is operating a couple nice big trailers. I don’t have any issues with that but if you like to experience a clubhouse environment it’s important to know. The course does however have an excellent driving range and practice putting green.
It’s a fun, beautiful, fair layout loaded with many memorable holes. We played the white tees at 6100 yards which was short for me and my only other choice was the blue tees at 6700 which was too long. Would love if they added a set of tees at around 6400.
I can never get enough of the track – highly recommended!