Address: 5757 E. Eagle Knoll Dr., Hartsburg, MO 65309
Phone: (573) 761-4653
Quality/Cost Ratio (1 to 10): 9.5 (depending on their dynamic price)
Course Condition: 8.5
Fairway Grass: Zoysia
Green Type: Bent
Rough: Mix, medium length. Lost no balls.
Club House: Some equipment, bar and food.
Slope: 113 - 141
Yardage: 5,174 to 6,920
Overall Rating (1 to 5):www.eagleknoll.com
Comments: Although Eagle Knoll was obviously on my list of Missouri golf courses, it was not on my radar. But, after playing the courses in Columbia last week, at least two of the pros recommended playing Eagle Knoll. Their advertising campaign should be "4 out of 5 pros in the region recommend Eagle Knoll." Or, "Eagle Knolls. The Pros' Course." Eagle Knolls is probably the nicest course in rural Missouri I have played so far. And, that has got to be a problem for them. The universe of golfers in between Columbia and Jefferson City just cannot be very large. Oh well . . . I am not here to discuss the marketing viabilty of a course. Eagle Knolls is comparable to a resort at the Lake of the Ozarks - but without the lake. The greens are large with medium-low complexity, but they still have some major breaks to them, depending on pin placement. The quickness is because of their Stimpmeter rating. They should measure out in between 10 and 11. They are quick, which lead to several 3 putts. This is one of the better values I have found. So, get with your buddies and schedule a few days to play courses in mid-Missouri. And, include Eagle Knolls on your schedule. You can thank me later. For more pictures of the course go to: www.facebook.com/mogolftour