A closer look at the "forest finish" at Eagle Vail Golf Club

By Michael Hunsinger, Contributor

AVON, Colo. - The finishing holes at Eagle Vail Golf Club play up, in, and through the splendor of the White River National Forest. No. 15 is a 377 yd par-4, with forest on the right and a small stream and O B on the left.

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Your tee shot plays down hill and requires a precise mid to long iron shot to the center of the fairway. From their your approach shot is uphill to a small green guarded by water and bunkers.

No. 16 is a golfing hole that club selection is the key. Playing at only 346 yards this hard dog leg right, needs two good iron shots, and then you're on the green. The green slopes hard back to front, and the bank in front of the green sends short shots rolling down into the stream below.

Holes 15 and 16 are scoring holes with a 200 to 220 yard iron shot from the tee setting you up in the fairway. Walking from #16 to 17 gives you the feel of a back country hike or camping trip. The tee shot on 17 comes out of the forest for this 155 yd par-3.

Another good scoring hole with proper club selection needed due to the elevation change playing down to the green. Most danger is on the right side with dense forest. Hole No. 18 is a 546 yd downhill par 5, with fantastic views of the valley below. This is a great driving hole with the elevation change, a good drive can easily go 300 yards.

The forest lines the right side of the fairway, with more room on all left. Let the big dog rip and have some fun on this one. The green is reachable in , the entire whole plays down hill. With a couple good shots, eagles and birdies are available. These finishing forest holes were great golfing and like a walk in the forest.

Eagle Vail Golf Club
431 Eagle Dr.
Avon, Colorado 81620
P G A professional: Mike Fox
Golf course Superintendent: Chris Leavitt
carts: mandatory
green fees: $90
slope: 131 par: 72 yardage:6819
phone numbers:
800-341-8051
970-949-5267
Web site: eaglevail.org
residency rates and season passes available

Michael Hunsinger, Contributor


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