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3.1
1460 Reviews (1460)
5 Stars
242
4 Stars
658
3 Stars
322
2 Stars
146
1 Stars
92
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.2
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.1
55.3%
Recommend this course
1077 out of 1460 reviews
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2.8
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
9
Conditions
2.6
Value
2.9
Layout
3.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
3.7
51.2%
Recommend this course
21 out of 41 reviews
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2.8
220 Reviews (220)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
65
2 Stars
49
1 Stars
36
Conditions
2.5
Value
2.8
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
3.9
44.5%
Recommend this course
98 out of 220 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6669 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.6
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Highlands Course at The Meadows Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1984
Golf Season Year round
Architect Francis Duane (1984)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Reviews

3.1
1460 Reviews (1460)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 27
19th Hole Specials 9
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 55
Bunkers 54
Narrow Fairways 40
This course/club is great for:
Locals 43
Seniors 29
Advanced Golfers 28
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 72
Worth the Drive 24
Near the Airport 20

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Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

strange

all greens sanded - they have to inform the
players before they pay the green fee. gps not working from hole one .

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

AWESOME

As a 76 yr. old, the course was the perfect distance for an enjoyable round of golf. I had access to every hole in regulation. The course was very challenging and in great shape. Looking forward to many more rounds.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible

Unfriendly/rude staff, greens were in terrible shape. Had to play the back nine twice which was never mentioned beforehand. I won’t be returning.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Highlands at the Meadows

There was nothing posted in Golf Now that the front nine was closed for repairs. Also they had seeded fairways and it was cart path only. Would not have played if known the course condition.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Only back 9 open

Was disappointed to learn when we got there to find out front 9 was closed.
The greens were in awful condition.
Played second 9 on The Groves course. But there was a slow 4 ball ahead. So the round was really slow.
The guy that took our clubs was unfriendly and smart mouthed.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A bit Disappointed

Check in was smooth. Was told to start on #10. The greens were not very good. I guess the overseeding was stating to come in. After our first 9 holes, We proceeded to #1 tee. After we teed off, an employee came up to us to say that the front nine was closed until Dec. 1. We wondered why the tee blocks were lying on the side of the tee box. He suggested that we could play the back 9 again or play the groves. We played 1-9 on the Groves course. It was in very good shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Terrible course

Over the years I have played the Highlands, in fact it was the first course I played when I moved here in 2016. When I checked in at the desk this most disinterested older gentleman acted as if he couldn't be bothered. Luckily I read a sign on the counter that everyone was to tee off on the 10 th tee. Of course the gentleman checking me in never mentioned that or the fact that the front 9 was closed. Needless to say I was not happy. They spent a lot of money was spent on the big course The Meadows I guess to keep their members happy that the lacked the funds to do anything to the Highlands yet the keep their rates high. The greens were terrible and tee boxes the same. I will not play here again!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is challenging.

My friend wore jeans which was a mistake, the man checking us in at the counter as well as cart guy were kind of rude. It was a cool day and forcing him to buy 60$ shorts that were worth 10$ was ridiculous. It is not like he was alone. May as well kicked us all out. Way too snooty. The older I get, I don't get companies that treat the customers like they could care less if you come back. I play that course every other week but no more.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Somewhat disappointed

Right now, you cannot play the front nine of the Highlands so we played the back nine twice. The
Conditions on the back nine are fine. Because of the recent storm, it was cart path only. Understandable. Not sure why the front is closed.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

disappointed

Made a reservation on GolfNow and when I got to the course no one mentioned that the front nine was closed. It's a 5 minute cart ride to the 1st tee. Came back to the golf shop and asked why no one mentioned it. Sorry was the only answer. The plan was to play the back 9 twice along with the other 75 people there. I would have left if someone hade told me the front was closed. Just a bunch of money grubbing jerks. Will never go back.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

They need to fess up to what's going on

Arrived to find the entire front nine closed for a rebuild, this was never noted any where is the various ads on the golf signup websites. Had to play the back 9 twice, or one of the two segments of an associated Executive Course. Staff on site very accommodating, but we should have been told before booking. Snack bar closed, could not get a sandwich or drink at the turn. Greens were beaten down flat, little or no discernible grass. Not a good situation. As a bonus, the front 9 on the Exec course we played was well groomed, good greens and actually enjoyable to play.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
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
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Went to play Highlands

When I booked highlands I thought we would play highlands? Highlands 1-9 was closed when we arrived so we teed off on 10 and the had to play nine holes on a kids course next door? Beware when you sign up

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Windy weather
Used cart

Holes 1-9 where not in play. We were not notified before.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Ill-advised about course

I was not advised that front nine was closed when booking, also when checking tee time day before with course I was not told front nine was closed.
Played back twice. We were told that we could play nine on executive course, but we paid for 18 on Highland.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 46
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dlh

Only 9 holes open still, but in pretty decent shape. Fast round, which always makes me happy.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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