Tom Weiskopf, Jay Morrish
Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish worked together to design the Canyon course at Forest Highlands Golf Club, which is located in the mountainous region of Arizona around Flagstaff, a couple hours north of the Phoenix metro area. Now in operation for over twenty-five years, the Canyon has come to be recognized as one of the best in a state that is full of great courses. The picturesque, tree-lined layout provides spectacular vistas and a variety of challenges and rewards as it moves from the uncomplicated 375-yard, par 4 1st to the intriguing par 5 18th. The 596-yard, par 5 3rd is the signature hole, offering a test in the absence of water or extensive bunkering. The maintenance is impeccable, but the layout makes for a demanding walk, particularly given that the elevation is well over a mile. Separate clubhouses serve the Canyon and its sister-course here, the Meadow.