Complete Guide to a Spectacular Round of Golf
Eagle Creek is a public golf facility located in Norwalk, Ohio.
A unique layout defined by distinctively different holes, Eagle Creek has earned the reputation as one of the finest golf courses in Ohio — Rated 4 1/2 out of 5 stars by Golf Digest. This championship length par 71 has four sets of perfectly manicured tees with five par 3′s and four par 5′s.
The course is home to the Norwalk and St. Paul High School boys’ and girls’ golf teams.
Eagle Creek features pristine course-lush fairways, large bentgrass greens, white sandy bunkers, wetlands and waterways throughout the entire course. Built in 1995, this Brian Huntley course winds through woods, water and valleys with bunkers protecting almost every green.
Water hazards come into play on 11 holes, providing a challenge for all skill levels.
Every hole has something different to offer, according to Dave Weisenberger, General Manager of Eagle Creek Golf Club.
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Your round will begin with a straightaway par 5. Tree-lined fairways and two greenside bunkers are your only obstacles until you reach the most undulating green on the course. No. 1 is an excellent hole to birdie to begin your round under par.
On Hole No. 4, you need an accurate shot to land on the fairway and have to clear a creek twice before reaching the green. The water behind the green offers a challenge that leaves little room for error and might cost you a stroke or two before you can put it in the cup.
Hole No. 8, one of the five par 3′s, is just a short- to middle-iron to a long, narrow green guarded by water in the front. This is a classic risk/reward hole, providing the opportunity for the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat.
The front nine ends with a par 4 dogleg right that is 397 yards from the furthest tee box. A tree-lined fairway and multiple bunkers make par a well-earned number before heading to the back nine.
According to Weisenberger, perhaps the toughest par 3 on the course is Hole No. 12, with a long tee shot that has every possible hazard sitting in front of it. A large wetland lines the entire right side of the hole and six bunkers entrap the lima bean-shaped green. A challenging hole for all skill levels.
The final three holes at Eagle Creek are the most challenging on the course. Hole No. 16 is a fine par 3 that has more water than grass. Not much room for error on this hole, as the green sits diagonally behind an intimidating lake.
Hole No. 17, perhaps the toughest hole on the course, is a long par 4 that is a slight dogleg to the right and features a long, rolling green surrounded by trees. This hole tends to play into the prevailing winds making it a “long” 434 yards.
“This is the type of hole that you can easily birdie or double bogey,” Weisenberger said.
You will finish your round with what Weisenberger calls the best hole on the course. A par 5 that requires a critical tee shot down the narrow, tree-lined fairway, followed by an approach to a green surrounded by bunkers. A small stream divides the approach and will force the decision to lay up or test your best club in your bag.