Deeds and WeedsFebruary 10, 2009

My Heart's In The Highlands

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For the second time in a row, Golf Home of the Week takes us to Arizona -- only this time we're going up in the mountains to Flagstaff, about 2 1/2 hours by car from Phoenix. This home, identified for us by our friends at Zillow.com, is just across from the 12th hole on the highly decorated Canyon Course in the gated Forest Highlands community.

No, it's not *on *the course. But it's an easy stroll over to the tee box.

The asking price: $610,000.

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This house is unusual among Forest Highlands properties. It's small -- three bedrooms, 1,700 square feet -- but unlike a lot of the "cottages" within Forest Highlands, it's surrounded by larger homes. It sits on a nicely wooded lot of a little less than half an acre, notes listing agent Eileen Schreiber of Russ Lynn Sotheby's International Realty.

Membership in the Forest Highlands club comes with the property, though new members are required to make a $32,000 "capital contribution."

Because Forest Highlands really is in high lands (elevation 7,000 feet), the courses are mainly used for sledding in the winter months. But from May through October, they offer some of the best golf you'll find anywhere. Canyon, a Tom Weiskopf/Jay Morrish design, is ranked No. 1 in the state by Golf Digest. Forest Highlands' other course is Meadow, a Weiskopf layout that's ranked No. 8 in Arizona.

Here are some additional Flagstaff homes for sale on Zillow.com.

-- P.F.