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3.3
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
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10
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1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
69.6%
Recommend this course
16 out of 20 reviews
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2.7
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
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0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.7
Value
2.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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3.0
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.0
Value
2.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 6135 yards
Slope 135
Rating 69.8
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Forest Hills Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1892
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15
Architect Jacobson Golf Course Design (2015)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $15
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.3
20 Reviews (20)
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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens were awesome

Other than the greens, the course is in the worst condition I've seen in a long time. Yes it's been dry but it's more than that. They should close the course for an entire year and fix the "Problem Spots" once and for all instead of the Band Aid approach.

Some of the spots need total reconstruction and possibly a water retention pond or two along with drain tile.

This keeps happening every year and it's always the same ole same ole.

Sorry, I wasn't going to "Sugar Coat " it.

Also I used Golf Now and they charged me $20.05 for a cart for 18. Another local course is including carts as they did pre Covid and yet another is only charging $10 for a cart for 18.

I think Kemper Golf needs to be a little more realistic about the course condition and how what they are charging due to the shape of the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Dont waste your time

Pro shop boy was rude and didnt know what he was doing. Fairways were either bare or swampy. Not worth the money

Conditions Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This is a good course to play a round of 9 or 18!

I really enjoy forest hills it’s fun and challenging at the same time.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

All around excellent course

Both fairways and greens were in great shape. Beautifully set in old woods along side of towering bluffs, which provided for many sloping fairways. Front.9 relatively easy, but back 9 is challenging. No restaurant services or driving range, but there is a par 3practice hole and putting green.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Bugs

The gnates are awful. Bitten several despite deet spray

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Place

Course was in perfect shape. The new layout is a big improvement. Will play a couple more times this year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overall good experience

About 1 month ago our area had 10 inches of rain and considering what all the area golf courses had to go through, the course was in good shape. There were some wet spots but nothing to concerning. The greens were the best rolling and truest greens I putted on all year long and that's saying a lot because we have a lot of courses in this area. We saved $10 off 18 holes in the cart by using this app and went at 6:45 a.m. I would go again if the savings were right and would recommend this course to a friend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not even close to worth the cost

$46 is a joke to play this poorly kept and poorly run course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Remodel

They remodeled and changed the routes of four holes. They look and play great. The greens for the entire course are in excellent condition and most of the course is in very good shape. The remodeled holes were just opened and have some thin spots in the fairways. There are plans to over seed parts of the course this fall and that should fill in the thin spots. This course is over 100 years old so it is walkable and not very long, but it is very tight in spots with many tall and older hardwood trees that provide a challenge if you don't hit it straight.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Another Great Time at Forest Hills

I come up to see my son and play golf a few times during the summer. We have played Forest Hills a few times and the course is always in great shape and the holes changes have turned out great!
We will definitely be coming back next month to play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Forest Hills is worth your time

Great course and the staff are very friendly. Played it twice this year, the first time the entire course wasn't open due to a "remodeling" to accommodate the trains coming through. Yesterday, played the complete 18 with the new holes. The entire course is beautiful and the new holes blended in well. You need to hit em straight here!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Neat place

Thought this was a neat place to play. The front nine is pretty forgiving, it is fairly flat and not too tuff. The uniqueness of the couse is in the hilly back nine that is jambed up against the cliffs. The fairways get narrower and less straight. The par threes are hill to hill shots that are not very forgiving. The staff was great and the pace of play was good. The ranger kept things moveing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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