When TPC Eagle Trace was built in 1983, it became just the second TPC course, and the first member-based club, in a network the PGA TOUR started developing around the United States (the first was TPC Sawgrass, home of the Players Championship). That’s why golfers will see spectator mounds around the course, including grandstand-type seating carved into the area surrounding the 18th green.
ClubLink Members and guests will find six sets of tees to challenge their games. From the championship tees, the course plays to more than 7,000 yards while the most forward tees are just more than 5,100 yards.
“TPC Eagle Trace is truly one of the best tests of golf I have ever played,” said Derek Fox, head professional and interim general manager. “We have Members who have played here for 30 years and never tire of the challenge.”
The layout has some unique characteristics for a Florida golf course, including an island green, three greens surrounded by wooden bulkheads, and it doesn’t have a single palm tree on the property—a rarity in southern Florida.
“All four of our par-3s require precise tee shots as water and bunkers protect each green,” said Fox. “Our 13th hole is our signature par-4 which demands a well-struck tee shot to find the fairway as out of bounds and water protect both boundaries of the hole. And the par-4 18th is perhaps the best finishing hole in Broward County as it can be stretched out to 470 yards.”
Fox also made it a point to explain that while the PGA TOUR is not part of the yearly schedule at Eagle Trace, “the golf course has stood the test of time as it currently plays host to the Champions Tour Q-School Final Stage every other year.”
Eagle Trace is located east of the Sawgrass Expressway in western Broward County, just north of Atlantic Boulevard and is easily accessible from Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.