It has three par 5s over 600 yards and a par 4 measuring 478 yards, but the Canyon Course at Forest Highlands still plays shorter than its listed yardage. That’s due in part to its elevation at 7,000 feet and partly because it has six par 3s, a strong collection spaced every other hole from the fourth through 14th. Both nines are routed along mountain ridges, with holes edged by stately ponderosa pines. The ninth is especially scenic, as it drops down an escarpment into a narrow stream valley to a double green it shares with the 18th hole.
100 Greatest: Ranked for 24 years, from 1991-2014. Highest ranking: No. 38, 1993-'94.
Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2015. Highest ranking: No. 104, 2015-'16.
Best in State: Ranked first, 1991-'99, 2003-'09. Ranked second, 2011-'22.