Forest Highlands Golf Club


When thinking of Arizona golf, most would probably think of teeing of in the shadows of cacti and the out of bounds region being one big sandtrap. Courses like that exist but the Forest Highlands Golf Club is the top-rated exception. Set in the Arizona mountains, green forests, meadows and winding streams make up the scenic landscape of the club.

Forest Highlands provides two course for play, Canyon and Meadow, Canyon being the most famous. Golf architects Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish created the Canyon course in 1986 and their efforts have been well rewarded. Both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine have ranked the Par 71 course as among the top in Arizona and the world. The scenery is a wonder at Canyon, no more than its signature hole, the Ninth, par four with double doglegs, with a green upon the water. The seventeenth hole nestles a mountain stream along the fairway, a deceptively tricky hole. Forest highlands is open to club members and their guests of all skill levels for seven sets of tees are open to players.


The Meadow course is younger than its sister course, opened in 1999, and the more traditional of the two. Also designed by Tom Weiskopf, the Meadow course is not as hilly as Canyon and is more of the park like walking course more urban golfers will be familiar with. The course was rated eight in Golf Digest magazine. Set in a scenic meadow, the scent of wildflowers and lakes accompany the player.

While Forest Highlands is only open to members and their guests, securing a tee time is well worth it. Both course provide a clubhouse that provides superb amenities such as fine dining with equipped patios and of course, excellent views of Arizona’s swaying pine trees.


Forest Highlands Golf Club
2425 William Palmer
Flagstaff, AZ 86005