Forest Hills Country Club

3.8525882353 3.9 stars from 5 (23)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Length: 2595 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 30.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 35 2595 yards 30.0 144
White 31 2228 yards N/A N/A
Red 31 2101 yards N/A N/A

Opened in 1918, Forest Hills Country Club is Middletown's oldest course and it is one of the oldest in the state. The course is nestled amongst mature native trees, running adjacent to the Great Miami River, which comes into play on a few holes. It is considered one of the best nine-hole golf courses in the Greater Dayton and Cincinnati area with a reputation built on its consistently good conditions Although it is short at just under 2,600 yards, there are sculpted bunkers that pack as much of a punch as any full-length course. The course is a great option for a quick round that still offers a challenge. Forest Hills Country Club also provides a great transitional round for beginning golfers looking for more than your average nine-hole course.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 23 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

20 out of 23 reviews


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Reviews


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james3197407's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played

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


"Nice track"


jktims's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a 9-hole so u play it twice but they give you 2 diff sets of tees to switch it up a little. All par 4's and 3's so it's a great tack to practice scoring on those types of holes. Fairly old school layout everything is right out front of you- some holes require all your shots to be good to make par or better/ if you can make low scores out here you will better your game using this mindset when you play a course with 5's. I did hot deal for 14 bones awesome deal. Enjoy it))


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



tinman7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Unique"


u283733879's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved this course. What it doesn't have in distance is made up for in sloped small greens, well placed trees and fast, rolling conditions. It was very fun


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Forest hill"


Marvin1785201's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything with this course was good. Good place to work on short game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Practice course"


u6871799's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good practice, par 3 and 4 , good greens, nice finishing hole over water.some really tough par 3's


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Fun Course between farm fields"


u2231839's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I lost about 15 balls in farmers fields or in the ponds but I sure did enjoy it. Mostly par 4 and 5 with a couple 3. The condition of the course could be improved. Overall I enjoyed the course, it was more challenging then most for me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"First time three putter"


u6533731's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm a 60 year old golfer. I caddied on this course as a boy a couple times during the Middletown golf tournament years ago. The pro that I met here, was very very nice and so was the staff. I plan to either join the club or play here in the future. It's a tough 9 hole golf course.


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


"The course need a makeover."


makuth1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Seems like maintenance and upkeep have gone downhill sense last year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"100 yr old course! Love playing here!"


Chad2780053's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You don't have to belong to the Country Club to play on this Beautiful 100yr old course. It is s nine hole par 3/4 with some long par 4's! Love the layout and the staff is very nice!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Maybe one day....."


Frank3632430's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Booked tee time for 12pm as a single. Been using golfnow since 2009 and I expect to be paired up. I showed up at 1125am to check in. The attendant tells me they have no carts available and will have one by 12. I go to the putting green...12 comes and goes and I was approached again and told that there are 2 6-somes out on the course (9 hole course) and he apologized for the wait. 1245 pm hits and finally a cart is available. I get sent out as a single and the 4 some in front of me wouldn't let me go through. Ended up running out of patience and leaving after 3 holes.

Maybe one day this course can be something but as of right now it's very disorganized. Be warned that they might not have a cart ready and 6-somes are a norm here.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Neat little course"


Rhatfie2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

It's a little older course. It's an executive nine with all 3s and 4s and they're all legit for such a small foot print. Greens are small but all make you think. It was playing soft but when it gets tough and fast ( fairways and greens) watch out . Try it out if you want a fast 9 around Middletown .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Forest Hills golf club"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took my 13 year old daughter for a round of golf, she is just getting back into golf after a couple year layoff and has been getting lessons and hitting at the range. This is a great course for the beginner and for practicing. 4 par fours and 5 par 3's that can be played twice from different tee boxes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course info"


ryupapi's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a year
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some Hole number missing.so I lost next holes.And teashot point difficut find.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great 9 Hole Course"


awid87's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is a great starter course for players. It is compact. The conditions are great, hole selection was good. One thing to not is that you are often making sure you're not hitting into other players. The staff was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A little outdated."


Joshua1009225's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wasnt a huge fan of this course. You get what you pay for. Overall decent experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A Diamond in the rought."


mdisher's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I have lived 10 minutes away from the place for 15 years and never knew it existed. Stopped in today on my way to somewhere else just to check it out. Was very pleasantly surprised. A very quaint, and tricky 9 hole course. Narrow and challenging, small greens. It's like stepping back in time 30 years. The conditions were great though, as they are just about everywhere from all the rain this year.

I am considering a membership, the place was wide open for a Saturday. I don't think I'd enjoy it if it was packed, but today it wasn't and it was one of the more enjoyable rounds of golf this year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not Worth The Money"


u000007771804's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

9 holes, slow pace, bad condition, would not recommend


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"GREAT PEOPLE"


Jonathan5269716's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

FOR THE MONEY IS A OK COURSE AND THE STAF IS FRIENDLY. THE COURSE NEED LITTLE LOVE TO BE A GOOD 9 HOLE GOLF COURSE.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent"


u628912334's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a very awesome course to play. The greens were small and very tricky. It really tested your skills. I would and will play this course again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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