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Golfing Augusta Series: Forest Hills Golf Club

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Editor's note: Tyler Strong is the business editor of The Augusta Press and noted golf novice. He partnered with his friend and former NCAA Division III college golfer Guille Henegar to visit some of the courses Augusta has to offer and share their experiences — Strong as a local Augustan but newco...

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  1. Terrific article, Tyler. Been playing Forest Hills since 1979. You were pretty much right on. Sometimes when I walk out there I contemplate leaving some clubs out to lighten the load. However, I wind up bringing all 14 as I often wind up needing them all during a round at Forest Hills, proof positive of the genius that was Donald Ross.

  2. I do appreciate the series showcasing our local golf courses, but it seems to me you would have included some of the history from the early days of the course. After all, not every course can lay claim to having Bobby Jones as a winner of a tournament played at the course in the 1920’s.

  3. Tyler and Guille, very good review of Forest Hills. My son is the golfer in the family, and he likes Forest Hills a lot. First of all, it is very reasonably priced and the folks there are super friendly. Second, yes, it does feel like Pinehurst (I’m a native Tar Heel and was lucky enough to go to the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2). The slanting fairways, the pines, the tricky and quick greens that have been in excellent shape this summer–all make for a fair, challenging round of golf. Our favorite hole is No. 6, a slight dogleg-right par-5 that gives an average golfer a chance at birdie because the last 150 yards or so are downhill. The course has history, too, as Bobby Jones won the 1930 Southeastern Open at FH. Jones would have the calendar slam that year. Again, thanks for the review. Keep them coming. It is also home of the Augusta University Jaguars, who have won two NCAA Division I team titles and one individual national championship.

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