Forest Hills Golf Club - 1230

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Forest Hills Golf Club - 1230

Forest Hills

1500 Comfort Rd
Augusta, GA 30909-3044

(706) 733-0001

Regulation

Daily Fee Facility

Just Golf

18

1926

Sarah Mooney

Donald J. Ross, ASGCA/(R)Arnold Palmer

$45 weekend
$35 weekday
$36 twilight

72.2

7231

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Overall Rating 4 out of 5 based on 86 user reviews
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10/14/20
Played 18 and the course was overbooked. Waited on every single shot. To top it off the maintenance crew followed us all around the last nine. Spoke to management and they just shrugged their shoulders about it. Terrible. Golf someplace else!
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08/12/20
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08/09/20
Great course well worth the money
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08/04/20
Nice course. Would play again
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07/21/20
Great course in great shape!
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06/30/20
Great course
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06/23/20
Good
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06/08/20
Nice course
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06/08/20
Good
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05/27/20
excellent shape
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05/15/20
Nice course. Enjoyed it.
Greens have too much contour.... yielding wasted strokes.
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04/14/20
Great course
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07/06/19
Fun
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05/22/19
Greens are in real good shape.
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05/06/19
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05/06/19
Excellent shape. Only negative was they were cutting and rolling greens during the middle of the day.
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04/25/19
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04/25/19
Good course
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04/08/19
Great course
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03/25/19
Great course
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12/26/18
Greens were fast
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09/03/18
Good
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08/06/18
Nice
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07/31/18
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07/27/18
Good course
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07/10/18
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06/24/18
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04/25/18
Very good Donald Ross design. Greens in good condition for this time of year.
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03/27/18
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03/02/18
It’s getting to be that time of year again, the time of year when all eyes in the golfing world stare directly at Augusta, GA and the PGA Tour’s first major of the season.

Augusta, GA is certainly a well-known golf destination. Outside of that course that very few will ever have the privilege of playing, there are a number of great local tracks that the public does have access to. One of these courses is Forest Hills Golf Course, an 18-hole Donald Ross masterpiece that has been repeatedly named “Best Public Course” by Augusta Magazine.

Ross designed Forest Hills in 1926, and then in 1984, the Arnold Palmer Company redesigned several holes to accommodate construction of the Augusta University Athletic Complex. In 2004, the course was restored to its original design and has remained that way ever since.

There’s a lot of history behind Forest Hills; it’s where Bobby Jones started his Grand Slam of Golf in 1930. It’s also home to the 2010 NCAA Division I National Champions Augusta University Men’s and Women’s Jaguar Golf Teams, a feat which the Men’s Team repeated again in 2011. Several PGA Tour Professionals also played here during their college careers including Phil Michelson and Davis Love III.

Men can choose to play from 5 different sets of tees ranging from 7,140 yards (course rating 74.3 and a slope of 137) to 5,098 (65.3/115). Most guys will find that the White Tees (6,183/70.1/126) will provide them with enough of a challenge that they can still leave with a little dignity. Most women here play from the Silver Tees (5,098/69.9/121). No matter your skill level, just choose the tees that are right for your game and you’ll have a great time.

The golf course at Forest Hills features a variety of holes, some straight, some turn to the right and others dogleg to the left. Water only comes into play on the two par 3 holes on the back, other than that, there’s no wet stuff to worry about. The greens are not too fast and roll true.

Memorable Holes (All Yardage from the White Tees)
Number 1: Par 4, 383 yards. This gently winding dogleg right that plays downhill and features a variety of trees on the right side including dogwoods, magnolias and pines and a sparse pine forest on the left. The green is fronted by a single bunker that guards the front right side of the green and slopes gently from back to front with a lot of undulation. A middle pin position can lead to low scores so be sure to check the pin sheet.

Number 5: Par 4, 351 yards. From the White Tees, a good drive down the right side will easily clear the fairway bunker and can lead to a low score. Others can choose to play out to the right and short of the fairway bunker on the right and then hit a layup shot over it and short of the deep bunker that guards the right side of the green. This is a pretty golf hole.

Number 6: Par 5, 487 yards. This is perhaps the most scenic hole on the golf course. It starts off with a blind tee shot, slightly uphill. Trees line each side of the fairway, creating a narrow passage way and a lone fairway bunker guards the right side off the tee. I’m sure it sees its fair share of balls. Your second shot plays downhill and is also blind and leaves an approach shot to a smaller two-tiered green. There’s not a lot of trouble on this hole, just hit three solid shots to get there and it’s easy!

Number 11: Par 5, 535 yards. This monster par 5 plays straight downhill, with fairway bunker left and trees to the right off the tee. Number 11 also features some unique grass mounding in the middle and right side of the fairway that needs to be avoided on your layup shot. Two fairway bunkers sit about 40 yards short of the green, awaiting any short approach shots. The green is oddly shaped and has a lot of undulation in it. Par is good.

Number 16: Par 3, 159 yards. For a hole that’s pretty straight forward, this one can give you fits. Number 16 plays over water and slightly uphill, perhaps a half to one club longer than normal. Short is better than long as there is plenty of room in front of the green, which is flanked by bunkers on both sides. Anything over the green makes for a tough up and down.

Number 18: Par 4, 286 yards. It’s not often that a golf course ends with the easiest hole on the course but that is exactly what Forest Hills does. Your toughest chore on this hole is to keep your tee shot in the fairway as it can get very narrow in the landing area. A good tee shot will leave a short pitch to a large green with bunkers front, left and right and trees long.

Last Word: Forest Hills offers a good time for golfers of all ages and abilities with wide open fairways, magnificent trees and putting greens that roll fair and true. From the back tees, Forest Hills will challenge even the best of players and the five sets of tees make it playable for any level of golfer. With all of the pine trees, rolling terrain and not much water, Forest Hills has a Carolina Sandhills feel to it.

Before your round, be sure to visit the driving range, where you can hit every club in the bag prior to your round. There’s also a bar and grill to celebrate in after your round as well as banquet facilities.

If you live in the Augusta area or plan on spending a good deal of time there, Forest Hills offers eight different membership plans, so there is something to suite everyone. All memberships include green fees, complimentary usage of the driving range and a two-week advance booking on tee times. They also receive a 15% discount on merchandise other than golf clubs, golf balls, and Augusta University Jaguars gear.

If you plan on being in the area that magical Master weekend in April, be sure to book your round early at Forest Hills. They are running some great Masters Week Packages which include greens fees, cart, range balls and a boxed lunch, all for one low price. You’ll also see some great specials on pro shop merchandise.
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01/22/18
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12/22/16
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10/10/16
Good
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10/09/16
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10/09/16
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08/22/16
Good course
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06/23/16
Nice day
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05/12/16
Great round
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05/06/16
Very tight course layout. Definitely keeps you from slicing the ball.
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04/04/16
nice one.
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03/04/16
Excellent, challenging course, best public course in Augusta easily
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12/12/15
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09/12/15
Hard fast greens make this a difficult course. otherwise it's pretty forgiving.
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06/28/15
Sorry
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06/26/15
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05/25/15
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05/14/15
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08/03/14
Best condition so far this year, but greens still hard.
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07/17/14
It's okay
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07/06/14
It's great
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04/30/14
Good track!
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04/28/14
Nice greens and layout
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04/12/14
Great course to play in Augusta.
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01/11/14
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09/08/13
Very nice
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08/12/13
Good course, will play it again
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07/30/13
Great course layout, challenging. Slow pace and no water in the water basins around the course.
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07/26/13
Good
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07/14/13
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05/22/13
Greens were just punched and in rough shape
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05/09/13
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04/22/13
Greens very hard and fast. Pace of play was slow. Fairways, rough, and tee boxes was in nice shape.
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03/24/13
Hot staff
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02/04/13
Best place to play in augusta
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01/15/13
Nice course, kind of pricey
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11/25/12
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11/17/12
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11/13/12
Ok day
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10/15/12
The course was in excellent condition, hard and fast.
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07/29/12
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07/01/12
Nice clubhouse, course in good shape.
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06/12/12
It was great!
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06/06/12
Greens were firm fairway were cut nice too
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06/02/12
Great course
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05/31/12
Great course!
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05/23/12
Good course but a little to pricey
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05/15/12
Greens were very bumpie and had a lot of sand on them but fairways were very good.
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04/22/12
Awesome food
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03/26/12
Nice
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12/15/11
Cool course
Recent Scores
MEMBER SCORE RT/SL PLAYED
terrijoz 122 72.2/126 10/14/20
JCourt 91 69.9/123 10/14/20
leemalchow 91 69.9/123 09/06/20
garyp124 84 70.1/126 08/12/20
ToddBo42 85 69.9/123 08/09/20
brygerwoods 87 72.2/126 08/04/20
ChopsMcGee 82 73.4/131 07/21/20
dboyschell 96 69.9/123 07/18/20
dboyschell 90 72.2/126 07/04/20
dboyschell 89 70/123 06/25/20
jaxtharlg 76 69.9/123 06/23/20
alandeangelo 96 72.2/126 06/17/20
ToddBo42 88 69.9/123 06/14/20
ToddBo42 88 69.9/123 06/11/20
MNeeee 92 69.9/123 06/08/20
JonJonUno 77 69.9/123 06/08/20
alandeangelo 95 72.2/126 06/03/20
alandeangelo 99 72.2/126 05/19/20
FredEx 94 69.9/123 05/13/20
dboyschell 88 69.9/123 05/11/20
WTFowler 82 72.2/126 04/26/20
dboyschell 93 69.9/123 04/25/20
dboyschell 96 69.9/123 04/24/20
dboyschell 102 69.9/123 04/21/20
dboyschell 95 69.9/123 04/20/20
Scorecard
Tee Gender Rating Slope
Blue M 72.2 126
White M 69.9 123
Gold M 68.5 120
Red M 68.3 116
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