The Eagle Marsh Golf Club layout is a sprawling, 240-acre wildlife preserve populated with hundreds of species of wild birds, animals, and waterfowl. Designed by Tommy Fazio, Eagle Marsh is a blend of back-to-nature and a somewhat mind-bending round of golf; for sure it presents an unforgettable golf experience. Tommy and his staff went to great lengths to preserve the natural beauty of the landscape while, at the same time, creating a course that would test players of all levels of skill. Preserve the landscape they surely did; create a test for all players… I’m not quite so sure. This is one tough cookie. Located in Jensen Beach, Eagle Marsh Golf Club is an easy drive east of Port St. Lucie and north of West Palm Beach.
The 18-hole Eagle Marsh Golf Club course in Jensen Beach plays 6,918 yards from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.0 and it has a slope rating of 144. Designed by Tommy Fazio, the Eagle Marsh golf course opened in 1997.
Green Fees: From $29 to $59 depending upon the season, time of day and day of the week. Green fees are always subject to change. Please contact the course/resort for up-to-date information and tee times.
Verdict: A very challenging course, not particularly female friendly, visually pleasant with lots of wildlife among the marshes and lots of bunkers. Even with five sets of tees Eagle Marsh is not a long course; from the tips it’s a real challenge; from the forward tees it offers what can only be described as a whole new set of confusing choices – club, line and landing area. Difficult to play from any of the tees: very little room for error with many blind shots and bushes along fairway. The course was not in the best of condition: seemed to be suffering from a lack of water but that, I was assured was just a temporary situation. The greens were fast, undulating and often tough to read. An unforgiving layout, but a pleasant day out nonetheless.
Contact: Eagle Marsh Golf Club,3869 NW Royal Oak Dr., Jensen Beach, FL 34957-3408; (772) 692-3322; Fax (772) 692-4985
Where to Stay:
When I am in the area, I usually try to stay at the PGA National Resort & Spa in West Palm Beach. It’s handy to the courses in and around Miami, and also those just to the north in Jensen Beach and Port St. Lucie.
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How to Get There:
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