The Eagle Course, designed by renowned course architect Steve Smyers, has added another dimension to the club’s popularity. Residents and pros alike love the Course’s thought provoking playing angles, optical challenges and gorgeous setting. As his inspiration for The Eagle, Smyers drew on historical designs created by classic course designers like Charles Blair Macdonald and Seth Raynor, among others. Considered the father of American golf, Macdonald attended St. Andrews University in Scotland and played matches on the Old Course at St. Andrews in the 1870’s. He went on to become a famous course architect and based many of his designs on famous holes found on Scotland’s finest links. The connection to Macdonald was particularly fitting for Smyers, considering the fact that the TwinEagles clubhouse was originally designed to pay homage to St. Andrews and the highland manors of Scotland. Smyers and his design associate, Patrick Andrews consider The Eagle Course a true work of art that makes the most of the natural setting. Like their historical mentors, they adapted the holes to fit the land – and lengthened the historical layouts to accommodate modern equipment.