Eagle Landing Golf Club
One hour’s drive northwest from St. Augustine (south-southwest of Jacksonville), you will find the Eagle Landings Golf Club (in Orange Park). It is a course designed by Clay Johnston (who also designed St. Johns Golf and Country Club) and that measures 7,037 yards from the back tees. It has some holes where Clay Johnston took the design from classic golf holes like the pew bunkers from Oakmont’s, the Cardinal (3rd hole at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland), and a few others. It was a nice experience to come to this club. The green fee is reasonable and for an extra $ 6 we got breakfast before the round and lunch including drinks afterwards. The staff was very friendly and knew what they were doing. We started early on a Monday morning and it was good, we hardly saw anybody else during the whole round, so we completed it well below 4 hours. It is a beautiful course and nice since it starts off easy and gets harder later, which I like, and you get warmed up in time for the tricky ones. Fairways and greens were in a very good shape, even if the greens had been punched not too long ago. There are a lot of bunkers, and they are very strategically placed, so for me it almost felt like a day on the beach. It did not feel like a hard course, so if you don’t try to hit as long as possible every time and instead think a little bit before choosing your club, it should be possible to get a good score.
I enjoyed the course the clubhouse and the prices.
Tee details, Tour is 7037 yards rating 74 and slope 137, Regular (white) 5894 yards rating 71.2 and slope 126, and ladies 5142 yards rating 70.3 and a slope of 123. There are a few more tees in between.
Hole 9 from he Clubhouse
Hole 9 second shot