Forest Highlands Golf Club (Canyon)

  • 85
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Forest Highlands Golf Club (Canyon)

Architect: Jay Morrish & Tom Weiskopf
Year: 1988

657 Forest Highlands Drive
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
(888) 470-4607

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available


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Set at an elevation over 5000 feet higher than Phoenix, Forest Highlands resembles an East Coast mountain course more than it does its brethren in the deserts of Arizona.  Dramatic mountain terrain and a unique routing that includes six par three holes give this course a unique and distinctive character for Arizona golf.  This is not your grandpa’s Arizona golf course.

Local Knowledge:  Beware the higher elevation . . . the golf ball flies further in the thin air and the sun is more intense than at sea level.

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The Itinerant Golfer

Forest Highlands Golf Club (Canyon)

In the process of playing Golf Digest’s Top 100 I have learned many new things. I’ve learned the least expensive way to rent a car and get a hotel room, the quickest way to get through airport security and most recently I learned a little bit about the geography of Arizona. When I first started planning to go to Arizona to play Stone Canyon back in April 2010 I thought I would try to play Estancia and Forest Highlands on the same trip. I quickly discovered that Arizona is not all sun and fun in the winter. Flagstaff, where Forest Highlands is located, gets a significant amount of snow during the winter and there is definitely no golf being played. Last April when I was planning to make my trip to Phoenix and Tucson the courses would just be waking up from winter in Flagstaff and would be unplayable. I always associated Arizona with the desert and never really knew that there was another side to the state. I learn something new every day. So Arizona is one of the states where I don’t have a whole lot of great contacts. I had no idea at all how I was going to play Forest Highlands and over the last couple of years I had been asking around but nothing had turned up. Then, in June of 2010 I got an email from a gentleman in Phoenix named Bob. Bob had stumbled across my website and contacted me with an invitation… More >