Forest Hills Ave Antipolo, Rizal 1870
The Nicklaus Course Guide Overview Look at the development of golf properties around Metro Manila and you immediately notice that the bulk of them are south of the metropolis. But the bustling province of Rizal is home to some beautiful golf courses built to world class standards and of championship quality. Forest Hills Golf and Country Club is one of those tracks.
Forest Hills has two golf courses; the first one by Jack Nicklaus' design group and the other by Arnold Palmer. This makes Forest Hills the only golf club in the country with courses designed by both of these golfing greats. But as the Palmer course is just nearing completion, it is the Nicklaus layout that concerns us here today.
Set in the hills of sleepy Barangay Inarawan, in Cogeo, Antipolo, the Nicklaus track meanders through the hills of the Sierra Madre foothills. The shots you'll be asked to play are difficult and made yet more complicated by uneven terrain. This isn't an easy golf course. This is a demanding shotmaker's layout. The fronts of the greens will accept an approach played on the ground and the greens are mature enough to receive the well struck ball. You'll need to club for your shots carefully because of the elevation changes and navigate the multiple ravines.