EAGLE VAIL GOLF CLUB (970-949-5267)
Colorado Golf Course Review
Eagle Vail Golf Club in Avon is a 3-1/2 star (Golf Digest Places to Play) Bruce Devlin/Bob Van Hagge championship design that is conveniently located in the Beaver Creek Resort
community, a little over 100 miles from Denver. A true mountain course, Eagle Vail is set in the hillsides with spectacular scenery and significant elevation changes from tee to green.
This well maintained facility includes a beautiful practice area that includes a targeted grass range and extensive short game surfaces, with spacious putting green plus chipping
area with sand bunkers. Lessons of all varieties are offered, and this property is also host to the First Tee Program, promoting the future of golf by offering instructional programs
for children and young adults.
Also on property is a clubhouse with well kept restrooms plus snack area serving hot and cold sandwiches and beverages. There is spacious seating for diners and for golf
outings as well. On course the yardage marking system consists of color coded stakes on the sides and color coded plaques in the middle of the fairways on all par fours and
fives. Each scorecard provides information ont eh daily pin placements.
There are 59 sand bunkers situated near the landing zones or greenside, and water hazards come into play in some shape or form on 10 of the holes. Cascading rivers and
streams provide aesthetic beauty and also make this layout worthy of being considered a challenging experience. Elevation changes certainly play a role - with significantly raised
tee areas on the first, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th and 18th holes. The beginning and finishing holes are especially memorable, as well as all of the par threes.
The green complexes feature strategic bunkering and mounding, with putting surfaces that vary in size and are deceivingly sloping. Be sure to pay attention to the fact that almost
all putts, no matter how they look - break away from the mountains. This course deserves a return visit, and course knowledge certainly comes in handy - especially on the par 4
ninth - which features a blind tee shot. There are a couple doglegs that also warrant knowledgeable course strategy.
There are 3 sets of tee boxes that play to distance and slopes measuring 6590 yards/131 slope, 6204 yards/124 slope, and 4819 yards with a slope of 120 for those hitting from
the forward tees. Though not a long course, Eagle Vail packs some punch - and the Pro Tees on several of the holes provide a unique experience that avid golfers will appreciate.
We highly recommend this course! For more info, visit our page fro Eagle Vail with a direct link to their website by clicking here.