Press Release Summary = Eagle Creek stands out among Orlando golf courses. Golf course reviews at WorldGolf.com
Press Release Body = By Tim McDonald, National Golf Editor, Golf Publisher Syndications
Combining golf design elements from both America and Europe, Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando is a golf course that offers accessible, affordable Florida golf.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Eagle Creek Golf Club, set in the east Orlando, master-planned community of the same name, is an odd combination of American and British golf architecture that turned out extremely well.
It was designed by Ron Garl of Lakeland, Florida, and Howard Swan of England, who designed the first golf course in Croatia. Talk about an odd couple.
The idea was to combine elements of both styles, and to that end, the designers put in the wide fairways of America and the bunkering of Europe, among other characteristics.
\"Bringing a little bit of Europe and golf tradition to Eagle Creek has been a great challenge to me as a British golf course architect,\" Swan says on the course\'s Web site. \"The compact greens, the rectangular tees as well as many of the bunkers is truly traditional and essentially British and will make Eagle Creek stand apart.\"
Lest you be confused by this strange merger, the designers make it easy on you with wide fairways and generous landing areas, and not too much trouble in front of you. The course plays 7,198 yards from the back tees and has a leisurely slope rating of 128.
It also has a European look with a very open interior that makes it prey for the winds that can sweep across this part of central Florida. On the day I played it, for example, a stout breeze made a routine two-club difference with sometimes up to a three-club difference. You then had to club down with the wind.
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June 01, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.