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4.0
99 Reviews (99)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
87.4%
Recommend this course
87 out of 99 reviews
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3.4
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.8
Value
4.0
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
77.8%
Recommend this course
14 out of 18 reviews
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3.5
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
77.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 35 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Style Executive
Par 28
Length 1287 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Highlands Golf Course in Tacoma, Wash. is a nine-hole course that can be played in just over an hour. All of the holes are par 3 except for one par 4. It's not your typical nine-hole course, the layout is like a full-size course shrunken down to a par 3 with several challenging elements that will test your short-game skills. The terrain is relatively flat, making it an easy golf course to walk, and it is relatively protected from the winds. The sand traps are sparse but strategically placed, and water hazards come into play occasionally as well. Highlands Golf Course is an ideal layout for beginners to get some short-game practice, but for more advanced players it's an excellent option for a quick round that is more challenging than your average nine-hole layout.

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Course Details

Year Built 1968
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ted Robinson, Sr. (1968) Frank James

Rentals/Services

Carts No
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire. Shirts are required at all times.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Washington (2020 #7)

Reviews

4.0
99 Reviews (99)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 7
Beginners 7
Walkers 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
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Work in progress

Looking forward to when course gets back into shape. I think once everything is done and with the new additions to club house going to be a great place to enjoy.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Is going to be fantastic

It was perfect for my daughter first time playing. When they get all the new improvements done on the course it will be a great course. Until then conditions are a little tough.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great for first time golfers

Under a lot of repairs but the future of this place looks great. I took my son for his first golf experience here. He is hooked.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Not worth $20

Course is under renovation. They are not offering a discount to make up for poor tee boxes and fairways. Multiple tee boxes were 95% sand. Hole #5 was closed. Staff did not give any warning about course conditions. Will not be returning to play here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Easy
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Under Construction

Course is having some repairs done so it’s still in shambles but I’d you want to work on your short Irons good course for that.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
1.0
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Previously Played

Very poor conditions!! It was like playing in a sand box.
Course layout was fine, but not ready to play on until they finish the irrigation and reseed the fairways

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Nice greens

The greens are in great shape. The fairways are bad and the tee boxes are abysmal and mostly missing. What do you expect for $13.50?

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
1.0
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First Time Playing
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A very Nice executive course

A nice and challenging executive course - greens in great shape!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Staff,value,pace of play

Great staff, course layout and pace of play! See Bob if you need anything.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible greens

The course is in horrible shape. We saw several squirrels that were dead where you are supposed to tee-off. Don’t play here, spend your money somewhere else.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Fairways are rough and greens are in poor condition. Hole six was closed without notice prior to play. We had a single golfer in front of us playing three balls and was not consistent in her play, very poor golf etiquette.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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