Architects

Steve Forrest and Arthur Hills"On our very first visit to the Forest Hills site, we saw a beautiful natural setting that included rolling hills, mature trees, meandering streams and panoramic vistas. During our helicopter tour, we even spotted a moose with her young calf! It was very exciting to begin to envision an exceptional golf course on the property.

The site was composed of seven individual parcels that we needed to link together to create a golf course routing. It was challenging, but in the end, we are very pleased with the results. Overall, the property is a large valley with the central stream serving as a key feature. We were able to carefully place the individual holes on the existing topography with little need for extensive earthwork. With the exception of the ninth fairway and the lake on fourteen, the natural landscape provided a perfect foundation for dramatic and strategic golf holes.

We love the way that many of the holes have wide, sweeping fairways that flow downhill from tee to green. The tee shots on holes 1, 5, 7, 11 and 18 are some of our favourites. The preservation of the many wooded areas gave the golf course a very mature look and feel from the very first day that it was open.

Steve Forrest and Arthur HillsIf you like to practice, Forest Hills has the best facilities in all of Russia. A huge driving range, complete with target greens and bunkers gives players the opportunity to swing away with the big sticks, while the sprawling short game practice area will provide the setting for perfection with the short clubs.

Five sets of tees generate the flexibility to challenge the professional yet make it possible for high handicappers to get around the golf course and to have fun doing it. Forest Hills is a golf course that can be played and enjoyed thoroughly every day. We are pleased to have had the opportunity to assist in the creation of this outstanding golf facility."