Please welcome our 2015 Board of Directors! Karen Griffin, Evan Hume, Doug Bishop, Donna Biggins, Gary Blackall, Nikki Pritchett, and Bruce Minnick.
Golden Eagle is looking for volunteers for our Beautification, Architectural Control, Roads and Drainage, and Security Committees. Donate as much or as little time as you'd like. Call our office at 668-6578 for more information.
2015 Annual Assessment notices will be mailed in January of 2015.
Golf carts should never be driven on common areas or green spaces.
Do you have questions about Golden Eagle's waste pickup service? Call Waste Pro at 606-1899.
Don't miss the Annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade and Block Party at the Golden Eagle County Club at 7:00 pm on Monday December 22nd!
Temporary gate codes are available for your next party or event! Call the Association Office at 668-6578 for more information.
The speed limit on all Golden Eagle roads is 25 mph.
Only golf carts and licensed vehicles are permitted within Golden Eagle.
By Michelle Griggs
We at Golden Eagle would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and tell you a little bit about our beautiful Golf & Country Club.
If you are a golfer, I’m sure you realize that we are literally surrounded by the fabulous 18-hole championship, Tom Fazio-designed golf course that has been the magnet for many of our residents.
Golden Eagle also features two tennis facilities: Four state of the art HydroCourt clay surface courts at the Tennis Club in Eagles Ridge and two hard courts which are immediately adjacent to the swimming pool, kid’s pool and Landing snack bar.
Our dining opportunities are many and varied from casual breakfasts and lunches to more formal à la carte dining. Every Tuesday we offer a family night, which features different buffet styles such as Seafood, Southern Comfort and BBQ. On Wednesday we offer our famous Chicago Cuts Night featuring meats by the ounce. Every other Thursday night is the scrumptious Prime Rib Buffet Night! Friday and Saturday evenings we offer an á la carte menu with entrée items such as Chef’s Famous Golden Eagle Crab Cakes, Mojo Chicken with Pineapple Salsa and an assortment of Steak selections. Sunday Brunch, on the last Sunday of each month, is an outstanding choice of traditional favorites as well as custom omelet and waffle creations.
As you can see, Golden Eagle is much more than just a golf Club. Even if you are only interested in Golden Eagle as a wonderful dining facility just a stone’s throw away from home, Golden Eagle Country Club is the best place to gather with family and friends and a great way to meet your neighbors!
As home to the most beautiful golf course in Tallahassee, Golden Eagle has embraced golf cart driving as one of the distinctive features that makes our neighborhood such a unique place to live. The Board of Directors and most residents would certainly like to see this continue. However, due to the Homes Association’s experience with litigation, rising insurance premiums, and most importantly, to increase safety within our neighborhood, we must look for ways to make golf cart driving a safer and more enjoyable amenity that better enhances our community.
Golden Eagle is a golf cart community. Golf carts are motor vehicles designed and manufactured for use on a golf course for sporting or recreational purposes and are not capable of exceeding speeds of 20 miles per hour. Swamp buggies, hunting ATVs, and other similar off road vehicles are not appropriate for use in a residential neighborhood like Golden Eagle.
Go Karts and 4-wheeler type ATV’s are specifically prohibited from use anywhere in Golden Eagle. These vehicles cannot safely share the road with motor vehicles in our neighborhood. Parents please do not insist your kids are different and are somehow immune to misfortune. In all cases, it is irresponsible to allow children to drive them on our roadways.
Please take a moment to review Golden Eagle’s Golf Cart Rules. Thank you for abiding by them and relaying them to all golf carts drivers in your home.
All drivers of golf carts must be at least 14 years of age.
Only golf carts and licensed motor vehicles are permitted on Golden Eagle roadways.
Only Golden Eagle residents may drive golf carts within Golden Eagle.
The speed limit on all Golden Eagle roads is 25 mph.
Go Karts and 4 wheeler type ATV’s are prohibited.
Golf carts are subject to the same “rules of the road” commonly applied to licensed motor vehicles. This includes obeying all traffic signs such as yield and stop signs.
Pedestrians and bicycles shall, at all times be given due consideration and reasonable right of way.
The number of passengers in a golf cart must not exceed the golf cart’s seating capacity.
At a minimum, all golf carts should be equipped with efficient brakes, safe tires, and all lights, mirrors, signals and other safety equipment which may be required by FL state law. Electric turn signals are highly encouraged. If not equipped, the use of standard hand signals is mandatory.
Golf carts driven in the evening hours or during times of low visibility must be equipped with both headlights and taillights.
Golf carts are not permitted to drive or park on any common areas or green spaces.
Nothing shall be pulled behind a golf cart for any reason.
Golf cart owners and/or operators assume all risks will be held personally liable for all injuries and any damage caused to Association property or private residential property.
We encourage all golf carts owners to review their individual homeowner’s insurance policies regarding golf cart property and liability coverage. In recent years, many insurance companies have changed their rules regarding golf carts.
Golden Eagle’s Recorded Covenants and Restrictions, some of which were written 25 years ago, offer very little in the area of covenant enforcement. A lot has changed in those years. In the early days of Golden Eagle, boats, trailers and RV’s weren’t quite as common as they are now. Back then, most families typically had 2 cars so parking issues weren’t a big concern. Today it’s common for a property owner to have a boat and a trailer and 3 or 4 vehicles. Families have changed over the years but our governing rules have not.
In Golden Eagle, we currently rely on voluntary compliance. Fortunately, most property owners want to abide by our covenants. They want to do the right thing because they want to be good neighbors and they want Golden Eagle to continue to be one of the most desirable places to live in Tallahassee. Unfortunately, there are some who believe the rules of the community are for “everyone else” to follow.
One boat in a driveway doesn’t seem like a big deal but when a property owner sees a boat stored in a neighbor’s driveway they wonder why they can’t store their trailer in a similar location. And another thinks, what is the harm in parking a car on the lawn? Before long, there are multiple boats, trailers and other vehicles stored improperly and the appearance of the roadway has drastically changed. The same goes for landscaping; it only takes one neglected yard to ruin the look of an entire cul de sac.
Florida Statute 720 gives the Board of Directors the authority to implement fines for covenant enforcement. Effective November 1, 2013 fines will be imposed for common covenant infractions such as improperly parked vehicles and the failure to maintain yards and the exterior of homes.
A First Notice will be sent to offending property owner allowing them 14 days (or other time frame) to correct the infraction. If the violation is resolved no other action will be taken.
After the time allotted for correction has passed and the violation still exists, a Second Notice will be sent to the property owner. The Second Notice will again detail the infraction and will also notify the property owner of his right to be heard before the Board of Directors regarding the violation prior to the application of any fines. The Board will determine on a case by case basis if the fine is appropriate.
Fines for a First Violation will be $50 per day, up to $1,000.
Fines for a Second Violation will be $100 per day, up to $1,000.
No one likes to implement, collect, or for that matter, pay fines so we urge you to find a permanent location for your boat, trailer, or RV before November 1st. The Association is always agreeable to the need to temporarily store your boat or trailer for cleaning or servicing. Just call our office at 668-6578 to let us know.
We can also recommend reputable lawn service companies that regularly work in Golden Eagle for very fair prices. Please let us know how we can assist you.
Spring is here and many more walkers, runners, and cyclists are out and about on Golden Eagle roads. With our established landscaping, changes in elevation and winding roads, blind spots and areas of limited visibility are common. These can be very dangerous in areas where vehicles share the road with pedestrians. We’ve listed a few tips to help keep Golden Eagle pedestrians safe.
New Fence Request Requirements: Effective June 8, 2010 all new fence requests must accompany a refundable performance deposit of $500. Privacy fences must include a detailed landscaping plan for evergreen shrubs. Plant materials must be a minimum of 5 gallons and consistent with what are generally defined to be “hedge” plants. Plants must be installed within 30 days of fence completion. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the deposit.
Recommend your trusted vendors- click here for an online form, click here for a pdf version. We’ll add them to our Recommended Vendor Directory and make sure the information is available to every Golden Eagle homeowner.
Please check our calendar regularly for the dates and times of Board of Directors and ACC meetings.
There is now a $250 assessment for damaging or tampering with our gates or security system.