Highlands Golf Course

4.3431470588 4.3 stars from 5 (26)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 28
  • Length: 1287 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: No
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire. Shirts are required at all times.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 28 1287 yards N/A N/A
White 28 1138 yards N/A 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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 26 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
13
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

23 out of 25 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for 9-hole rounds beginners walkers  

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Reviews


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"Spotify"


cougoffife's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Good for winter"


cddance75's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course play well for the time of the year.

Greens were in good shape also.

Nice place to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u701128554's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value for the price"


u00000984844's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice par 3 course"


u8242392's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



williamcarter1's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great and easy play!"


u4909334's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Cold, Wet & Fun"


Ironmike86's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
First time playing Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice par 3 course"


thomsears's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Snyder"


u947618442's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great par 3 course"


Gofster's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Golf Now needs to pay more attention"


Suzanne13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


I recommend this course


"Play nine in just over an hour!"


cougoffife's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Well kept"


Mike3179199's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"review"


uJDZJ4062JD's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


myumat00's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great for first timers"


u856652901's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect for a novice"


geishagirll's avatar
Skill:  Beginner

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm fairly new to this sport. I've only golfed on courses in San Diego and Hawaii so this was m,y first experience golfing on a short course in Washington. This is a nice, easy course. Staff was friendly. It was about 93* at 5:00 p.m. so it made it an even funner day to be out. I would recommend this course to new golfers wanting to practice their long shot using irons.


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Short and sweet"


Dale2302474's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very short par three. Does have some water and bunkers to add a little challenge. Great for working on short game. Begginers love it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun course to play"


pbqueen858's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2014
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I will definitely be playing this course often. This was my first visit. The staff was friendly as were the golfers on the course. A well kept walking course and easy to follow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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