Laid out in a setting described by architect Jerry Pate as “truly the land that the game of golf has been looking for,” the course at Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club has been hewn from a dense forest of Ponderosa pine trees.
The central theme of Flagstaff Ranch is the connection to the beautiful terrain that makes up the greater Flagstaff area. The ponderosa pines frame many of the holes and the layout works through them with a mixed bag of different type holes.
Yes, there's adjacent housing in certain spots but, thankfully, it's more the exception than the rule.
Some of the fairway corridors can get a bit narrower than many might like. The green complexes are also a mixed assortment but nothing is moving the needle in terms of groundbreaking innovation.
Yes, there are a few holes of note but the golf is more on the lite side.
Those coming to the Flagstaff area and seeking noted layouts had best see if an invite to Forrest Highlands or Pine Canyon can be placd on one's respective dance card.
M. James Ward