Highlands Golf Course

Golf Advisor Icon
Ratings Index
Tooltip Information Icon
3.9
29
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.4
79.1%
Recommend this course
25 out of 28 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
2.7
3
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.7
Layout
3.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
3.5
6
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
66.7%
Recommend this course
4 out of 6 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 9
Par 28
Length 1287
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Public
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.
Book a Tee Time at
Highlands Golf Course.
Powered by GolfNow.com
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 28 1287 yards
White 28 1138 yards
Scorecard for Highlands
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
White M: 27.0/88 W: 27.9/89 100 130 170 200 110 112 183 100 132 1237 1237
Handicap 8 4 3 1 5 7 2 9 6
Par 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 27 27

Course Details

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

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.

Reviews

3.9
29

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 6
Beginners 6
Walkers 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 6

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

good for beginners

this is a perfectly fun par 3 course. very affordable, plays fast, is great for kids and beginners. rough around the edges, but the greens are just fine. I would play here once a year, and more with my young nephews.

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

9 Hole course

Great course to work on your short game. It was very easy to walk and the greens are well maintained.

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

Spotify

Course needs some TLC on the greens. Hope the new greens keeper can get it back to better shape for play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Good for winter

Course play well for the time of the year.

Greens were in good shape also.

Nice place to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Great value for the price

9-hole executive course with a putting green adjacent to the first tee and a chipping green parallel to the 9th green. The course layout is fairly short with some of the tee shots requiring accuracy to maneuver from tall fir trees that guards front of green on approach. The greens were in prime condition when I played and looking healthy. Pace of play will vary but it's suitable to any type of player.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Nice par 3 course

Nice and challenging par 3 course. The greens need some work, they were a little rough!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great and easy play!

Always a good round at highlands. A very well kept par 3 course, that will help improve your short game. Highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather

Cold, Wet & Fun

It was just above freezing when I played. The greens were damp but still played fast. The course was dry and easy to walk. It's is in in great shape for winter play. My wife walked the 1.3 mile course with me to keep track of my strokes (I loose track of how many times I hit the ball sometimes....) She also enjoyed walking the course. It wasn't crowded and I could play at my pace without pressure. It's a short quick iron's course that's fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Nice par 3 course

A very nice par 3 course. Fun to play except they are very busy with a lot of new players making it slow play. If you don't mind waiting at each tee box it is a pretty good course. Reasonable rates.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Snyder

I love this corse. Great for beginners and short game play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Great par 3 course

I've always been a very casual golfer my whole life, maybe one or twice a year on a good year. But after going through cancer treatment last year, I decided to take up golf to help rebuild my stamina, and have an excuse to start playing again on a regular basis. This is a great course if you're just starting out or getting back into the game like me and want a great little course to practice on without feeling the pressure you get on some of the bigger courses. The staff is very friendly and not snobby at all, and very helpful and accommodating . You can play 9 holes in 1 1/4 hours, and 18 in 2 1/2 easily. The course itself is kept in very good condition. I would highly recommend this course to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather

Golf Now needs to pay more attention

No problem with the course, but Golf Now totally messed it up. Highland never got the reservation and never would have allowed it for 18 holes as there was a tournament starting shortly after we got there. Fortunately they were very accommodating and got us out for 9 holes.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Play nine in just over an hour!

That's what's nice about par 3 golf. Greens are kept up nice.

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

Well kept

Well-kept executive nine course. Very fun for beginners and someone who wants to work on their short game.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

review

Fun day...friendly....great shape.....perfect way to sharpen short game....will need some long irons...going back tomorrow

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather

Great Course

Great Course. Good for a weekend 9 or 18 or just going out for an hour.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather

Great for first timers

Excellent place to practice your iron game. Very friendly staff and great atmosphere.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Nearby Courses
Fircrest, Washington
5.0
1
Tacoma, Washington
4.1611470588
286
Gig Harbor, Washington
4.1526764706
189
Tacoma, Washington
4.7794166667
35
Tacoma, Washington
4.7794166667
35
University Place, Washington
4.0452117647
45
Lakewood, Washington
4.0572588235
103
Gig Harbor, Washington
0.0
0
Lakewood, Washington
3.5686176471
21
Tacoma, Washington
3.7864571429
137
Federal Way, Washington
4.0
1
Gig Harbor, Washington
0.0
0

Stay & Play Offers

$339 Starting price
Valid dates: Nov 08, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
Enjoy four rounds of golf at either of Ka’anapali’s championship courses and a beautiful Ocean View room with a five (5) or more night stay at the Royal Lahaina Resort.
Course Layout
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE