Soaring high at Eagles Eye


Eagles Eye Golf Club is part of Hawk Hollow, which has 45 holes of golf and was designed by Chris Lutzke in collaboration with Pete Dye. When you step onto the 17th you will see why, it’s an exact replica of the 17th at Sawgrass right down to the slopes on the green. But don’t think this is a one trick pony, it’s a stunning track right from the off. Dunes frame the holes and you really do feel you are the only ones out on the course and we teed off on a Sunday

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An exact replica of the 17th at Sawgrass


Golf in Michigan, Pure Michigan, Eagles Eye Golf Club, Hawk Hollow

The 453 yard Par4 Opening hole

Stand out holes for me were the 453 yard 1st, it’s a great opening hole dogleg right, make sure you know the position of the flag as the green is over 50 yards deep, so you could be hitting anything from a 7 iron to a 3 iron into the green. I could start naming every hole on the course, but it’s a track you will love playing.

All the par 3s are well designed and astatically pleasing from the tee, but the finishing holes to each nine deserve a special mention, both are par 5s the 9th is 598 yards, the 18th is 589 yards and run each side of a central lake.

On the 9th the water is on the left and on the 18th the water is on the right, the water is close to both greens, but especially so on the 9th, unless you are bubba long, I would play them both as 3 shoters, you’re better off hitting the greens with a wedge than a 3 wood, but hey where is the fun in that?!

Golf in Michigan, Pure Michigan, Eagles Eye Golf Club, Hawk Hollow

Danger at the risk and reward 18th at Eagle Eye

If you walk off having played to your handicap you deserve that nice cold one that awaits you in the well placed clubhouse, you can just sit back and watch the rest of your friends coming down the 18th . Enjoy.


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ABOUT: James Mason

James Mason is a contributing writer for Golf Monthly magazine, producing destination reviews, technical and equipment reviews and blogs. He was also part of the judging panel for the 2010 Top 100 courses in Great Britain and Ireland. James has written equipment reviews and technical features for Greenside magazine, destination features for Golf World and Going for Golf magazines and interviews for Middle East Golfer.

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