Golf Course Information
Forest Heights Country Club - 18 Holes
In the golfing business, October is the first month of the year. It is the month when temperatures fall, humidity decreases, and the time for overseeding rolls around. Overseeding greens is a major inconvenience for golfers who are tyring to enjoy their first refreshing days of fall, but it is a job that dictates the putting surface for the next eight months. So when the sprinklers are watering the newly planted greens, remember the seeds which come up now will be the putting surface into next summer. With good weather and good luck, the watering process will last only five to seven days. Thanks for your understanding and patience.
Gold Par 4 Yards: 393 Handicap 11
Blue Par 4 Yards: 367 Handicap 11
White Par 4 Yards: 337 Handicap 11
Red Par 4 Yards: 288 Handicap 11
The opening hole requires a straight drive or the large pine located on the right side of the fairway will block your second shot. A straight drive in the fairway leaves a downhill shot to this tiered green.
Hole - 2
Gold Par 4 Yards: 442 Handicap 1
Blue Par 4 Yards: 414 Handicap 1
White Par 4 Yards: 385 Handicap 1
Red Par 5 Yards: 360 Handicap 17
Ranked as the toughest hole, length is the main factor here. An accurate, long drive is needed followed by a good iron shot to this massive, contoured green.
Hole - 3
Gold Par 3 Yards: 170 Handicap 9
Blue Par 3 Yards: 161 Handicap 9
White Par 3 Yards: 153 Handicap 9
Red Par 3 Yards: 123 Handicap 15
This two-tiered green makes proper club selection crucial in having a good birdie putt. Any miss right or left makes for a difficult par.
Hole - 4
Gold Par 4 Yards: 403 Handicap 5
Blue Par 4 Yards: 370 Handicap 5
White Par 4 Yards: 347 Handicap 5
Red Par 4 Yards: 318 Handicap 1
The drive should favor middle to left side of fairway to avoid pines on the right side of the drive zone. This is a difficult green complex to make par if you happen to miss on your approach. Try to hit the green and take your chances with the putter.
Hole - 5
Gold Par 4 Yardage: 363 Handicap 7
Blue Par 4 Yardage: 338 Handicap 7
White Par 4 Yardage: 282 Handicap 7
Red Par 4 Yardage: 265 Handicap 5
Finding the fairway here is very important. The second shot is uphill to a crown shaped green heavily guarded by a deep pothole bunker in front. Be sure to have enough club to carry this bunker. Straight putts are very rare once on the putting surface.
Hole - 6
Gold Par 3 Yardage: 126 Handicap 15
Blue Par 3 Yardage: 115 Handicap 15
White Par 3 Yardage: 93 Handicap 15
Red Par 3 Yardage: 76 Handicap 13
This picturesque par 3 requires an accurate approach which will lead to a great chance for birdie. However, this hole can be difficult if greed comes into play. Beware of a front hole location.
Hole - 7
Gold Par 5 Yardage: 511 Handicap 17
Blue Par 5 Yardage: 480 Handicap 17
White Par 5 Yardage: 426 Handicap 17
Red Par 5 Yardage: 401 Handicap 3
Two good shots here leaves great opportunity for a four. The green is heavily guarded by bunkers. This hole can get your round going if played properly. The area front right of the green makes for a potentiial easy up-n-down.
Hole - 8
Gold Par 4 Yardage: 421 Handicap 13
Blue Par 4 Yardage: 365 Handicap 13
White Par 4 Yardage: 356 Handicap 13
Red Par 4 Yardage: 303 Handicap 7
A left to right ball flight is needed off the tee. Try not to be too aggressive with any hole location on the left side of this green. Trouble will await you in the form of the water hazard as second shots may bounce right to left.
Hole - 9
Gold Par 5 Yardage: 528 Handicap 3
Blue Par 5 Yardage: 491 Handicap 3
White Par 5 Yardage: 424 Handicap 3
Red Par 4 Yardage: 214 Handicap 9
A straight drive is needed here. After negotiating the pines, the second shot over water leaves decisions. The long hitters can hit over the fairway bunkers leaving a difficult pitch shot or a lay-up to the fairway bunkers will leave a short iron into this shallow three-tiered green.
Hole - 10
Gold Par 4 Yardage: 404 Handicap 2
Blue Par 4 Yardage: 388 Handicap 2
White Par 4 Yardage: 360 Handicap 2
Red Par 4 Yardage: 293 Handicap 2
Arguably the toughest hole on the course. An aggressive play off the tee requires accuracy, but will leave a short iron to this elevated green. Any approach shot coming up short will do just that.
Hole - 11
Gold Par 4 Yardage: 431 Handicap 6
Blue Par 4 Yardage: 409 Handicap 6
White Par 4 Yardage: 381 Handicap 6
Red Par 4 Yardage: 335 Handicap 12
Nothing fancy here. A good drive and nice iron will leave a chance for birdie. A second shot over this green is a very difficult par.
Hole - 12
Gold Par 5 Yardage: 547 Handicap 14
Bluc Par 5 Yardage: 517 Handicap 14
White Par 5 Yardage: 486 Handicap 14
Red Par 5 Yardage: 405 Handicap 8
Drive should be down the left side of the fairway. Long hitters will have a chance to go for the green, but must make sure to have enough club to carry the water. A second shot lay-up will leave a good look with a short iron.
Hole - 13
Gold Par 3 Yardage: 197 Handicap 8
Blue Par 3 Yardage: 184 Handicap 8
White Par 3 Yardage: 177 Handicap 8
Red Par 3 Yardage: 139 Handicap 14
This large green slopes back to front. Any shot missing the green leaves a difficult up-n-down. Be careful of any downhill putts as this green generally is quick putting back to front.
Hole - 14
Gold Par 4 Yardage: 426 Handicap 12
Blue Par 4 Yardage: 398 Handicap 12
White Par 4 Yardage: 363 Handicap 12
Red Par 4 Yardage: 325 Handicap 10
A slight dogleg leftpar 4, all tee shots with right to left ball flight will take advantage of the downhill sloping fairway. This green is very hard to read.
Hole - 15
Gold Par 3 Yardage: 201 Handicap 16
Blue Par 3 Yardage: 173 Handicap 16
White Par 3 Yardage: 141 Handicap 16
Red Par 3 Yardage: 89 Handicap 18
The largest green complex on the course. Be sure to have enough club to carry the bunker in front.
Hole - 16
Gold Par 4 Yardage: 385 Handicap 18
Blue Par 4 Yardage: 363 Handicap 18
White Par 4 Yardage: 343 Handicap 18
Red Par 4 Yardage: 291 Handicap 16
The tee ball tends to bounce left to right so aim down the left side. A drive finding the fairway leaves a short iron and another good opportunity for birdie.
Hole - 17
Gold Par 4 Yardage: 443 Handicap 4
Blue Par 4 Yardage: 414 Handicap 4
White Par 4 Yardage: 369 Handicap 4
Red Par 4 Yardage: 327 Handicap 4
A difficult driving zone as all balls will run to the right. A good target is left side of the fairway. Pay close attention to hole location on your approach. The green is two-tiered and putting from the same tier increases your chances of holing the putt.
Hole - 18
Gold Par 5 Yardage: 571 Handicap 10
Blue Par 5 Yardage: 537 Handicap 10
White Par 5 Yardage: 505 Handicap 10
Red Par 5 Yardage: 419 Handicap 6
For maximum distance, the drive should be hit down the left side of the fairway. A lay-up to the fairway bunkers will leave a difficult third shot. Any second shot carrying the fairway bunkers will leave a better opportunity to finish the round with four. The green slopes back to front.