Eagle's Landing Golf Course Review
If it's not the best value in golf it may be the best value in Ocean City, Maryland. Eagle's Landing Golf Course was the the first certified audobon cooperative sanctuary in Maryland and overlooks Sinepuxent Bay and Assateague Island National Seashore.
When you arrive at Eagle's Landing you won't see a glamorous clubhouse or fancy welcome sign. A small building with a proshop and eating area is all that welcomes you. As you approach the first tee and look out at the fairway, you won't see much flare. The first couple of holes are straightaway par 4's that are rather ordinary. After reading so much about the course you may even be confused (I know I was) as to what the buzz was about.
As you approach the 3rd hole you start to get a feel for what's to come. A long approach shot is likely wet and you can feel a change in the course coming. The 6th hole looks like it was taken from a Nicklaus Designed course. A dogleg left with water running along the entire left side of the hole allows risk takers to be rewarded but a safe bail out to the right side of the fairway is an option. Surviving this hole is great but it's only the beginning of the fun.
The Three Best Holes At Eagle's Landing
When I look back at my round at Eagle's Landing, three holes come to mind. The 7th, 17th, and 18th.
The 7th hole (pictured above) is a challenging par 5 that requires accuracy more than distance. As you drive across the street and arrive at the tee box, you're welcomed to the audubon cooperative sanctuary and the Assateague Island National Seashore. While the beauty of the hole may distract you, a perfectly placed tee shot over the marsh should be your focus. This will land you in the fairway and allow for an easy layup on your second shot. Your approach to the green may be even more challenging. A forced carry over the marsh onto a pitched green allows little room for error. A shot short, long or left may end up being swallowed by the marsh while the right allows for minimal bail out.Continued on the next page