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Hole #1 is a lengthy par-5 that features the most undulating green on the course. Two bunkers protect the front of the approach on the right while a forest of trees stand tall on the second half of the fairway's left side. Although a birdie is possible, it is a difficult starting hole that can place you well over par to begin the day.
The second hole is a dogleg left par-4 with mounds and trees on the left and a fairway bunker on the right that protect the ideal landing area. Scenery makes its introduction as a house sits less than 50 yards behind the green. The green is quite large and deep with a bunker protecting each side in your attempt to make a well-earned par.
Hole #3 is the toughest hole on the front nine. It is a long, dogleg right par-4 with intimidating trees on the right side of the fairway. The second shot is brutal as it will fly downhill to a green that is protected by a pond, bunker, and mounds as you look from left to right. Shots hit around the green must be perfect to avoid additional strokes.
Hole #4 is the most unique hole on the course. It is a short par-4 where your tee shot must carry a small creek in front of the fairway and to get to the green, your second shot must carry the same creek. The green is the smallest on the course and blocked from view on the tee by a bunch of trees on a hill to the left. Those trees prevent a direct shot to the green for those who believe they can drive it. Such a shot is extremely dangerous anyway and as a result, it is suggested to battle the creek to make a reasonable score.
The 5th hole is a long, straight-away par-5 with pesky hazards from tee to green. The tee shot must carry the pond behind Hole #4's green and be long enough to reach the front portion of the fairway. Three fairway bunkers and two large trees consist of the multitude of hazards on your way to the green. Two pot bunkers squeeze the latter portion of the approach while a larger sand trap protects the right half of this shallow but wide green.
Hole #6 is the first sigh-of-relief on the front nine. It is a medium-length par-3 with a wide green protected by two bunkers, one far left and one on the right. Although its elevation is lower compared to the rest of the course, the wind can be a factor on your tee shot. This first of five par-3s is your best chance at par by now.
The 7th hole is a downhill par-4 with out-of-bounds to the left and trees that border the fairway on the right. Your second shot must avoid a creek to the left and in back as well as trees to the right that protect golfers on #8 tee. It is a narrow entrance to a deep and difficult green. This is a good chance at par but is also the type of hole that can cause trouble if you are not careful.
The par-3 eighth hole is a true test of accuracy from the tee. The long, narrow green slopes downhill to a creek that you must carry on your tee shot, and boasts a large tree to the left and a deep bunker on the right. Depending on the wind and the location of the pin, your tee shot could come from one of four different clubs, which typically is a short-iron.
The front nine concludes with a long, uphill par-4 that is one of the most challenging doglegs on the course. The landing area from the tee is squeezed by a fairway bunker on the left and trees that are scattered on the inside elbow of the dogleg on the right. The approach to the green is surrounded by mounds on the perimeter and protected by three intimidating bunkers as well. The green is extremely narrow in front but widens severely in the back.
Hole #10 is a sharp, dogleg right par-4 with two large trees that overhang the narrow landing area. A forest of trees covers the second half of the fairway on each side, which makes it a requirement to hit the fairway from the tee because you cannot hit over them to get to the green. The green is long and deep, and protected by a large bunker on the right. A par on this hole is well-earned as you begin your second nine.
The par-5 11th hole is a sharp, dogleg left and a three-shot hole for most golfers. A set of trees on the left and a bunker on the right protect the ideal landing area for your tee shot. From there, no significant hazard exists until you reach the green. At this point, your approach shot to the green will face steep mounds to the left and in back, a huge sand trap on the right, and a wetland even further right.
The par-3 12th hole can be one of the toughest holes on the course depending on the wind. The tee shot requires a long-iron hit accurate enough to avoid six greenside bunkers and the same wetland on the right from Hole #11. Par is a great score on this hole, which is the first of three par 3s on the back nine.
The long par-4 13th hole is the one of the toughest holes on the back nine. The landing area is relatively wide open with just a few small trees on each side of the fairway that could cause trouble. The second shot is arguably the most difficult on the course to set up a birdie putt. Your second shot will likely be a medium or long iron that must carry a large wetland that fronts nearly the entire green on the left. To the right, a small tree sits just 10 yards from the green in the middle of the approach. Par is well-earned on this hole.
No. 14 is a short par-3 with a bunker that covers the left portion of the green in front. It is the easiest hole on the back nine, and invites you to make par before you begin the toughest four-hole stretch on the course. If the pin is located on the left half of the green, you must carry the bunker; if it is on the right, you must squeeze your tee shot between the bunker and trees on the right half of the hole.
The long par-4 15th hole is a preview of the remaining three holes that serves as a challenge in itself before you reach #16, 17, and 18. The obstacles you will encounter on the final three holes are water, length, and trees. This hole is a 90°angle, dogleg left that sits between three different ponds. Your tee shot must land between a pond to the left, a pond behind the elbow, and out-of-bounds to the right. The second shot is lengthy, and faces a bunker on the left, a pond behind the green, and trees that border the fairway to the right. The green is knobby, and can make you three-putt or worse if you are not careful.
The last of the par-3s is the lengthy 16th hole. The same pond that sits behind the 15th green serves as the most intimidating piece of water on the entire course. This hole has more water than grass, and depending on the pin position and which tee you are playing, the duration of your tee shot will be over the pond. The green is wide but shallow and par is quite a feat on this hole.
Hole #17 is the final par-4 and one of the most challenging holes on the course . The tee shot must be fairly long to reach the fairway yet accurate enough to avoid a forest of trees on the right. Two fairway bunkers sit on the left to challenge longer hitters. The second shot will be your longest of any par-4 thus far. It must be hit uphill into a very narrow green that is protected by small trees and mounds.
Eagle Creek's final hole, the par-5 18th, is the ultimate risk/reward shot to get the green. Prior to that crucial decision, however, your tee shot must end up on the narrowest fairway on the course that is lined with trees on each side. For the second shot, it is decision time: go for the well-protected green or lay-up in front of the creek that came into play on #8. The green is very small, and protected by a large tree on the left in addition to three, brutal, greenside sand traps.