Eagle View Golf Course Review

The eighteenth at Eagle View is a 326 yard par 4

Eagle View Golf Course Review

Eagle View Golf Course
Mason, Michigan
Grade: C
Teacher’s Comments: Eagle View has its moments, but as a whole lacks interest.

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If you have driven up US 127 in Michigan between Jackson and Lansing, you likely have seen a couple of the holes of Eagle View Club. The entrance is on Tomlinson off a service road, though, so you’ll have to a bit of backtracking to get to it.

Built in 1964, Eagle View is a farm and pasture lands course. Most of the layout is wide open, but on the edges, a hook will often get you into tree lines.

Ask me how I know.

Eleven at Eagle View is a downhill 128 yard par 3
A satellite view of Eagle View.

There were more elevation changes than I expected at Eagle View. Some are gentle, like the downhill par five first and uphill ninth. The stretches of 4 – 5 and 11 – 13 are more steep. In other places, there is some rise and fall through the length of the fairway.

All but one of the holes on the front nine are wide open. The back nine has five holes where trees may give you fits.

Most holes are fairly straight shots from tee to green. With the wide-open spaces, missing the fairway by a few yards doesn’t really put a ball out of position for the approach.

It adds up to a course that has its moments, but as a whole lacks interest. There’s not a lot of thinking required at Eagle View. You just hit the ball as far as you can, and then hit it again.

That’s fun. Until it isn’t.

Two holes stick out in my mind. The first is the par five seventh. It’s a dogleg left with an opening shot over a pond. The approach shot is to an sloping green built up on a large mound.

That mound was really interesting. Other holes on the course had similar greens on hillocks.

Sixteen at Eagle View is a 534 yard par 5

The par five sixteenth also was memorable. The tee shot is down into a little valley, then rises again before diving once more to the green. I liked the rising and falling motion from tee to green.

A curious marker is in a small tree grove to the right of the third hole

The course also had a mysterious weathered marker sitting in a circular grove of trees. Not sure what that was about.

The twelfth at Eagle View is a sharply uphill 265 yard par 4

Eagle View is relatively short, topping out at 6, 087 yards. It is not terribly difficult, but the scorecard does not list slope and rating. Eagle View apparently is not a Golf Association of Michigan member club, so hasn’t been assigned one.

TeeYardage
Blue6087
White5953
Red5280

Conditions on the day I played were struggling. A hot spell had left the course a little dry and hard. The fairways were more clover than grass (did you know that clover is a legume not a grass?), but all was well-mown. I actually don’t mind clover at all. I’ve thought about converting my yard to clover.

On my morning round, I encountered crews hard at work aerating some of the greens, and then carefully blowing off the plugs. I had been warned about the aerating when I called the day before for a tee time. The pro shop suggested I start a little later in the morning and asked if I minded starting on the back nine, as the work was being done on the front.

I appreciated the warning and the accommodation.

Greens fees are quite reasonable at Eagle View. Eighteen walking is $18 regular and $15 for seniors. Riding is $30 regular and $27 for seniors.

I am certain that members of the Mason golfing community thoroughly enjoy Eagle View, but I can’t recommend a road trip to play.

The Eagle View Golf Course Review was first published on GolfBlogger.Com on February 9, 2023 from notes and photos taken on a round played in the summer of 2023. For all of GolfBlogger’s Michigan golf course reviews, follow the link.

A photo tour of Eagle View follows:


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