the forest highlands association newsletter

Opening Day Meadow Golf Course Friday, April 26 Canyon Golf Course Friday, May 3

Fitness 13 Recreation 11 Dining 14 Realty 16

President 2 General Manager 3 Foundation 4 Club News 5

Golf 8 Security 9 Recreation 10 Tennis 12

Jim Robinson, Board President We are now less than 30 days from a new season. This winter has been a great time to be in Flagstaff and Forest Highlands. Needless to say it has been a very wet winter with tremendous snowfall and abundant moisture. A year ago we were already watering the golf courses and dealing with a very dry winter and spring. While it’s too early to accurately evaluate the golf courses it appears they will be in much better condition than this time last year. You will recall last year the early season damage caused by lack of snow coverage during the very cold months. Fingers are crossed and anything can happen in Flagstaff in the springtime but it looks good at the moment. We are extremely proud of our leadership team and I’d like to acknowledge how much we appreciate all they do for our families sometimes sacrificing time with their own families during the busy summer months. Patty Ashbrook, our Interim General Manager has been with Forest Highland for 27 years. Her knowledge of the Club is unbelievable. We have extreme confidence in her ability to lead the team. We welcome Bill Abbey as our new Director of Agronomy. While Bill is new in his position he certainly is not new to Forest Highlands. His 30 years of experience at our club makes us all sleep better at night. He earned this position through hard work and attention to detail. The number of members and their families visiting over the winter has been fantastic. We love to see people enjoying the club all year. I want to especially thank our great Chef Eddie Matney and his culinary team for enhancing the experience by offering a new and exciting menu every week. Mark Thomas has done a wonderful job of hiring and training a great group of service staff. When you meet some of the new staff in the restaurants I know you will be impressed. With these two consummate professionals on the job we feel confident we will have a great year in Food & Beverage.

As usual Kurt Martin just keeps improving the offerings of the Recreation Department. His addition of a snowmobile has allowed us to have a sledding program that is much improved and more exciting especially for our younger members. Also he has added a Kubota snowblower that enhances the ability to remove snow which came in really handy this past winter. Kurt’s enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit is unbelievable. The list of recreational opportunities and concierge services offered by his department is extensive. Jim Barquin and his security team do a wonderful job all year. This winter it was digging out water valves and trudging through 4 feet of snow to perform their House Watch duties. Throughout the year they patrol our community and work to keep our members and their families safe and secure. Finally, I thank our Public Works leadership team of Lindsey Church, Utility Operations Manager and Miguel Parra, Common Area Manager along with the team from Bill Abbey’s golf maintenance operations for the many hours they spent plowing snow in very harsh conditions this winter. Now we turn our focus to the full opening of the club. Our Interim General Manager Patty Ashbrook and her staff attended an offsite planning session to make final preparations for the upcoming season. By all accounts it was extremely successful. Matt Bailey and his team are ready for an action packed summer of golf culminating in our club hosting the USGA Women’s Mid Am in September. This will be our fourth USGAevent at Forest Highlands. Nicole Chambers and her team are also fully prepared to not only oversee our fine tennis and pickleball programs but work with Patty and our Board to find a way to expand our racquet sports programs. All sources say pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the US and we could use more courts. Everyone is prepared and will be ready when our members begin to arrive in force at the end of this month. We anticipate an action packed season that will be fun for everyone as we enjoy our family and friends.


Patty Ashbrook, Interim General Manager / COO

April Greetings - The Forest Highlands 2019 Golf Season is nearly here! April is a busy month around the Club as we are in the final preparation phase for our official Opening Day for the Meadow Course on Friday, April 26. Spring cleaning and pre-season maintenance tasks are nearly complete. Your leadership team has developed new programs, activities and events that will be sure to make the 2019 season our best ever. Be sure to review the upcoming events pages for a preview of the golf, dining, tennis, recreation and fitness activities designed to enhance your Forest Highlands Experience, add value to your membership, and keep us far ahead of the competition. Be on the lookout for the arrival of our Season Calendar of Events. The Calendar is packed full of important information about the special events we have planned as well as specific deadlines for advanced sign ups and reservations. APDF version of the Calendar is available on the Member Central page of the website and you can make reservations for events on the website Calendar. Please be sure to make your reservations now for our Easter weekend activities including Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 21 featuring the Annual Easter Egg Hunt,visit by the Easter Bunny and brand new in 2019, a Petting Zoo. At the March 22 Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors, the 2019 Rules, Information and Fees was approved. Please CLICK HERE and take a moment to review the yellow highlighted changes to the Rules for 2019. One of the challenges that many clubs in the hospitality industry are facing is the increasing difficulty in hiring seasonal staff. We are very fortunate that we have developed a wonderful relationship with Northern Arizona University and have access to quality staff through the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management and the School of Parks and Recreation programs, as well as our wonderful core of experienced returning employees.

As the Flagstaff minimum wage continues to rise, we will need to come up with solutions to attract and retain the caliber of staff that provides our members with the level of high-quality service we expect. One solution we implemented last year was to begin participating in the H2B Visa program. This program is in use in many seasonal clubs across the nation so we were able to supplement our local staff with 17 highly skilled seasonal workers from several top Florida clubs. This year we will have 5 returning H2B staff members and a number of new ones working in various operations around the Club for a total of 30 experienced staff who are committed to working the entire season. Each of these employees were personally interviewed and selected out of more than 70 candidates. We know that you will enjoy getting to know these employees and learning about their talents and goals, just as you do with our local employees, and we are confident that our entire staff will provide you with The Forest Highlands Experience you expect this summer. As the weather in the high country begins to warm and the trees begin to leaf out and flowers start to bloom, the staff at Forest Highlands eagerly begins counting down the days when the sound of golf clubs in full swing and glasses clinking on the patios will be heard again. Happy Spring Everyone -

Patricia Ashbrook, CCM, MBA Interim General Manager/COO



2019 promises to be a year of important milestones for the Forest Highlands Foundation. In addition to celebrating our 20 th anniversary, we fully expect to pass the $5 Million threshold in total giving to the Flagstaff community. These funds have provided for the basic human needs of neighbors who would otherwise do without. We have been supporting programs that offer life-changing options to motivated individuals, and we have been offering educational experiences and opportunities to children from economically challenged families. By popular demand, we are bringing back Bearfoot in the Pines, our signature fundraising and social event of the year. This year’s dinner and program is in the capable hands of Stephanie Linnenkamp, a member of the Forest Highlands Foundation Board of Directors. Stephanie has assembled a capable and enthusiastic group of volunteers who are committed to making this year’s event the best ever. So, look for this event on the Forest Highlands Calendar of Events and plan to be there! While you are looking over the Calendar, also look for the Denise Martinez Memorial Pro Am. This event is a wonderful way to support the efforts of the Foundation and to have fun with your friends at the same time! Look for more information on both of these events in a future Voice in the Pines.

Save the Date!

John Rivers Foundation Board Chair


Nicole is awesome and is always ready to help, teach and support tennis Reliable services provided every time needed in a variety of situations. What the members are saying...

Forest Highlands Garden Club Accepting Registrations... The Forest Highlands Garden Club, an educational and working organization, is once again accepting registrations for the upcoming 2019 season. In addition to planting and maintaining herbs and vegetables in the Canyon “Kitchen Nook Garden” for our Executive Chef, members will enjoy a fun and educational event each month beginning in May. The first event will be a presentation on “Landscape Design” by Chris Dixon of Warner’s Landscape Company. The season will culminate in September with a complimentarymulticourse luncheon, incorporating a harvest from our garden. The opening event will take place on Tuesday, May 28th

Beautiful location and the staff.

at 1:30 p.m. in the Canyon Clubroom. *Please register by emailing, or call 928-525-5220. Annual Registration Fee: $35. For questions, email

Fantastic service and delicious food - from Apps to Dessert....

Wonderful facility, friendly servers, fabulous food, great views and pricing that is reliably appropriate. Bianca is great and the fitness center is a wonderful facility. I have been very happy with previous work that has been done by Concierge Services. I am trusting that the work was completed and done well. Great folks, wonderful to work with.

Kentucky Derby Social Saturday, May 4 Time: 12pm Adults 21+ Family Recreation Center

EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE Its a little bit like heaven

Join us for the “Greatest two minutes in sports” for the Kentucky Derby Social with a showing of the Kentucky Derby live! Place “bets”, enjoy refreshments, including the traditional Kentucky Derby drink Mint Juleps, and wear your biggest and best hats for the event of the Summer! Alcoholic beverages available for purchase.


Forest Highlands Dining






The 2019 Rules, Information, & Fees Board Approved and Published on the members. website to view!

Robert & Patty Jacobson 2800 Lindberg Spring

Eddie & Ambra Harrison 2811 Lindberg Spring

Forest Highlands Catering is here for you. Having a cozy night in? Allow our culinary team to prepare your dinner, side dishes, hors d’oeuvres or desserts. Food drop off service is available , or hire the catering team to come in to cook and serve on site! Our Canyon Dining Room is available for intimate parties, and the Clubroom can host larger parties. Please allow sufficient notice for all catering events! We look forward to serving you! • 928-525-5227 Forest Highlands Catering Services

Kevin Willert 2559 William Palmer


Flagstaff Events Calendar

What’s happening in Flagstaff. view flyer

Friday, April 5 for details


DRC Meetings Meeting Date

All Plans are to be dropped off at the Administration Office (2425 William Palmer, 86005) Questions? Please email

Plan Submittals Due by 5:00pm

April 23, 2019

April 17, 2019

May 24, 2019

May 15, 2019

June 21, 2019

June12, 2019

July 26, 2019

July 17, 2019

Development Standards Update! Reminder! Any work to the outside of a home including but not limited to paint, roofing, landscaping must have DRC approval prior to beginning work. Please download a copy of the Development Standards prior to starting. You can also find the Application Forms, most recent Standards and more on the members. website under HOA > Design Review Included in this Development Standards update is section 4.13 covering ziplines.

August 23, 2019

August 14, 2019

September 27, 2019

September 18, 2019

October 15, 2019

October 9, 2019

November 19, 2019 December 17, 2019

November 13, 2019

December 11, 2019


Smaller projects such as landscaping, re-paints, dog runs, minor additions and other minor changes can be reviewed weekly by the DRC, typically on Thursdays. Forest Highlands Design Review Liaison: Caitlin Ebbs - (928) 525-5219 or Plan Review Consultant: Robert Hubbard - (928) 606-3650 or

Forest Highlands Annual Meeting of Members Saturday, May 25 3:00pm at the Canyon Clubroom


Upcoming Events

Titleist Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion Window: March 22 - April 22

Men’s Guest Day May 22 Sign up begins April 1

Ladies’ Guest Day May 23 Sign up begins April 1

Loyalty Rewarded is back from Titleist with their Buy 3 dozen - get 1 Dozen Free promotion. Available with Pro V1, Pro V1x andAVX balls. All golf balls need to be personalized in some way, options are listed below. Option #1: Standard play numbers Cost: $47.99 per dozen or $143.97 for (3 paid with 1 free) all dozens plus shipping. Option #2 : Special play numbers (same # on every ball) Cost: $48.99 per dozen or $146.97 for (3 paid with 1 free) all dozens plus shipping. Order Instructions: 1. Select your Ball Type 2. Select your Custom Imprint - Up to 3 lines of text with a limit of 17 characters per line 3. Select the color you wnat to print text in? (Black, Blue, Red, Green or Pink) 4. Select you play numbers based on option 1 or 2. Standard play numbers (1, 2, 3, 4), high numbers (5, 6, 7, 8), or special play numbers (00, 1-99)

Match Play Championships Begin May 27 Sign up April 1

Couples Invitational June 12-14, Sign up begins April 1

Member - Member June 21-23 Sign up begins May 1

Ladies Swingfest July 16-19 Sign up begins April 1

Men’s Highlander September 25-28 Sign up begins June 1 See all of the events on Foretees or on the FHGC member website!



To date there have been approximately 600 names removed from the Forest Highlands resident/guest system. Also, there have been approximately 50 new online dwellingLIVE accounts set up. The online dwellingLIVE accounts provide members the ability to manage their own guest/visitor lists. If you would like to establish an online account email and ask to set up the account; please provide your member number when requesting the account. Once your account is set up here are a few tips and language to give concise notes for the gate attendant: • Consider using the “PERMANENT” guest option for only family members and a few regular contractors such as a cleaning company and a handyman; The preferred language when entering notes under the “attendant notes” section: 1. “Send in” allows entry to Forest Highlands, for purpose of going to your lot; 2. “Key Access” Authorizes Security to provide a key, disarm the home and upon a key return, Security re-arms the home; and 3. “Escort” No key authorization. Security opens the home and disarms. Upon the departure of the guest/contractor, Security re-arms the home

Alarm Monitoring Rule Update For the protection, safety and welfare of the Membership and our most valuable asset; our community, all home alarm, gas and fire detection monitoring shall be done by the Forest Highlands Security department. The Alarm Monitoring Program fee is charged to each member account. Disconnection of an active means of communicating alarm signals to the Security Department is subject to violation procedures.

Snow Removal - Thank You! Thank you to the many members that cleared snow from driveways or at a minimum cleared a walk path from the street to the front door. The attention provides easy access to the home for House Watch officers and/or for officers completing special requests made by members.

EMERGENCY SITUATIONS CALL 911 Security monitors 911 dispatches and responds to emergencies for the purpose of supporting first responders AND members/guest/employees if you have questions: Gatehouse: 928-525-9090 |



Tween Programs

Kids Programs

Crew Night Fridays Begins May 24 5:30 - 9:00pm Ages 9+ Meadow pickup 5:30pm Canyon pickup 6pm Shuttle leaves Canyon at 6:15pm Paintball Galore Saturdays Begins May 25 3:00 - 5:00pm Meet at the Sports Park *NEW TIME SLOT Ages 12-up Time: 12-2pm Ages 7-11 Counselor In Training, Aka C.I.T. Classes Sunday - Multiple Dates: May 19 - June 2 - June 23 - July 14 - July 28 10:00am - 12:00pm: Aspen Rec Center Ages 10 and up

Weekly Kid’s Camp BEGINS May 24 Tuesdays - Saturdays 9:00am - 2:00pm Pinecone Kid’s Center Ages 4-6 (2-3 potty trained with a CIT) Weekly Explorer Camp Tuesdays - Saturdays 9:00am - 2:00pm Begins May 24 Aspen Rec Center Ages 7 and up Parent’s Night Out Saturdays Begins May 25 6:00 - 9:00pm Pinecone Kid’s Center Ages 4 and up (2 and 3 with CIT) Lawn Games 5:30-7:30pm Begins May 24 Thursdays & Saturdays Meadow Event Lawn Fridays & Mondays Canyon Driving Range Price: FREE Ages 4-6 (2-3 potty trained with a CIT)

Peak’s Cafe Serving drip coffee Daily from 8:00 a.m. - Noon! Yappee Hour Puppers and humans of all ages MOVED TO ONCE A MONTH May 30 (Kickoff Event) June 20 | July 18 | August 22 3:00 - 4:00pm Forest Highlands Pawground Free, refreshments for purchase NEW* Karaoke Hour Friday nights @ the Cooldown Begins May 24 8:00 - 9:00pm Chipping Corner Canyon All ages welcome! Adult & Family Bird Walk May 31st Time: 7:30-10am Shuttle leaves at 7:45am Meet @ Meadow Clubhouse 14 spots available Price: Free All Ages Family Programs Adult Programs

2019 Prices

Stop by the Recreation Department for items you can use (fees apply on some items) • Basketballs • Soccer Balls • Disc Golf Discs • Volleyballs


~RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS ~ Children 2-3 Years old may participate in recreation programs ONLY if they are accompanied by a Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) and are potty trained. For more information or a list of eligible C.I.T.’s call the Recreation Center at 928-525-9792.

Recreation April Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Petting Zoo! Sunday, April 21 10:00am-1:00pm (Please arrive at 9:45am) Meadow Event Lawn Ages: 2+ Cost: $25/kid Join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Each year the Easter Bunny makes an appearance and hides over 200 eggs at the Meadow!!! Easter Egg Hunt will start promptly at 10:00am and will be broken into section based off of age. Petting Zoo, bounce house and Easter arts & crafts will start on the Meadow Event Lawn after the Easter Egg Hunt. Call the Recreation Department for more details.

Kid’s Camp Saturdays thru May 18 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Ages: 4-6 and 2 & 3 y/o with a CIT Location: Pinecone Kids Room Help us celebrate Spring with Kid’s Camp! We will do spring time crafts, play games, and enjoy the Parks, weather permitting!

Craft & Movie Night Fridays thru May 17 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Pinecone Kids Center Age: 2 and up Dinner: Pizza & Veggies April 5: Pom Pom Caterpillar Craft & Christoper Robin April 12: Water color kite & The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear April 19: Cotton Ball Bunny & Peter Rabbit April 26: Paper Rainbow Craft & Stuart Little

Pajama Jam Saturdays thru May 18 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Pinecone Kids Center Age: 2 and up Dinner: Chicken & Cheese Quesadillas with Beans

April 6: Monkey in the Middle April 13: Fastest Tag in d West April 20: Noodle Tag April 27: Water Balloon Toss



Nicole Chambers, Director of Tennis

Coming Soon... The Calendar of Events for the 2019 - 2020 Season is Here!

We are delighted that opening day is just around the corner! Thank you again to everyone who contributed to the year-end survey. We listened to what you had to say and we hope that everyone is very happy with the new programming and events you asked for. We also made a few changes and still managed to keep your favorites. I am also excited to announce that Kaitlyn, Cole and Adam will be back this season. We received the highest rating ever on our yearly survey, so with See the Calendar of Events for details, times and levels! Pickleball Social & Demo Day Saturday, May 25 5:00 - 7:00pm Begins Monday, May 27 Pickleball Affinity Club The club will meet for special play days, social gatherings and more. To join: email Nancy Balm at Lobster Pickleball Machine Rent it or get a season pass! Beginner Clinics Learn Pickleball! June 6 | July 4 | August 1 Pickleball Drop-In Sundays - Fridays

this team back in place, we are excited to continue to exceed your expectations. Below, we have highlighted all the NEW programs, events and changes we made for the 2019 season. All registration for clinics is a minimum of 24 hours before play. ALL EVENTS, unless stated otherwise, is a minimum of 1 week before the event. All our programming, events and other miscellaneous information has been updated on the web. You can also look at our new calendar on line and on our FH app. Mixed Doubles Tournament Saturday, July 3 Mixed doubles teams. Lunch and drinks to follow play. PRO-AM Margarita Party June 21 – 22 Event kicks off with a Friday night exhibition, with great apps by Chef Eddie and his team. Saturday will be a full day of play with our pro’s, which will include a break for lunch Register by June 1 NAU Tennis Classic Saturday, October 19 Join us for a morning clinic with the NAU Coaches followed by light snacks and a chance to play with the NAU ladies and men’s teams.

New Tennis Clinics:

Dynamic Doubles Clinic Monday, 4:00 – 5:30pm This is a match play clinic where you will get the chance to compete for 90 minutes. Beginner Clinic Tuesday, 10:00 – 11:30am This 9 week clinic will focus on the basics. Cardio Tennis w/TRX and H.I.T Wednesdays, 4:00pm We are adding the popular H.I.T exercise philosophy to our cardio tennis Singles Flex League and Ladder (June 1 – July 31st) Join us for an 8 week singles league. Junior Match Play Fridays This is an opportunity for our Future Stars, Champions and Elite juniors, to test their summer skills in match play competition. Junior Tennis Pizza Party Friday, May 31 at 5pm New in Junior Tennis

New Events Pickleball Reminder: Registration Required!

New T nnis Programs


Fitness Center Open Daily: 6:00am - 8:00pm

Fitness Center: 928-525-5298

Bianca Gardner: 928-525-5223

FITNESS/SPA UPDATES NEW! “Stop Overeating Program” With Certified Weight & Life Coach: Bianca Gardner Is 2019 going to be the year you decide that you are finally ready to make some lasting changes to your health and fitness? Do you wonder why it’s so hard to commit to a diet and exercise program? Learn the skills needed to change your thoughts around food, and manage the emotions that are keeping you stuck. These sessions are private and confidential. Contact Bianca for more information 928-525-5223 or Fitness Classes are FREE!! Please pre-register to save your spot. Guests pay $10 per class. We are still offering live classes – Yoga on Fridays, Pilates on Saturdays, Spin/TRX on Wednesdays, and Body Pump on Saturdays, as well as wide variety of virtual classes. For a complete description of all classes registeration visit the Members only website: In 2019 Fitness Classes are FREE!** * With the exception of specialty classes

We have a brand new spa menu! Take a Look:

PERSONAL TRAINING Bianca is available for Training! This is also the perfect time to start getting in shape for Golf season. Call Bianca for more information about our TPI Golf Fitness program. 60 min sessions: 30 min sessions: Single = $75 Single = $40 3 sessions = $210 3 sessions = $114 6 sessions = $390 6 sessions = $210 12 sessions = $720 12 sessions = $390 24 sessions = $1,320 24 sessions = $720 Spa Services Spa Services are offered year round. Book a session in one of our spa treatment rooms, or in your home, by calling the Fitness Center or the Recreation Department. Availability for massages and facials is by appointment only. We require a minimum 24 hours advance notice for bookings and cancellations. Check out our new Spa Menu We require a minimum 24 hours advance notice for bookings and cancellations. BRAND NEW IN THE SPA! • Online bookings, coming soon! • Soundproofing in massage rooms • Fire Cupping Therapy • Body Scrubs and Hydrating Body Wraps • CBD Oil Massage


* Bluetooth connection to the TV’s. Listen to the TV channels while you work out from anywhere in the gym. All you need to do is download the Audiofetch App on your phone. More information available in the Fitness Center. * Spirit rowing machine with higher, more comfortable seat, and multiple programmable features. You can even change the resistance from the handle bar! * Decline ab bench, more kettlebells, medicine balls, body bars, & weight plates.

Specialty Class Prices* Reformer Class: Private Reformer Class: TPI Golf Fitness Class: 10 TPI Class Package:

$40 per Member


$20 per Member


Please visit for a complete description of all classes & registration For more information call the Fitness Center at 928-525-5298



MEADOW HOURS OF OPERATION NOW THRU APRIL 25 Fridays Dinner 5:30 - 8:30pm Saturdays Lunch 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner 5:30 - 8:30pm Sundays Brunch 9:00am - 2:00pm

Meadow Closed for Wedding Saturday, May 4 Father’s Day BBQ & Carshow Saturday, June 16 Memorial Day BBQ Sunday, May 26 First Cooldown at the Canyon Friday, May 24 Taste of Forest Highlands Saturday, June 8 Wagner Family Wine Dinner Thursday, May 30th SAVE THE DATES RESERVATION REMINDER Reservations can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the FHGC website or the Meadow at (928) 525-5205 for reservations.




Neighborhood Update




Listing Agent

Selling Agent

Close Date Price 2/1/2019 $830,000

Forest Highlands Realty Forest Highlands Realty

59-2777 Bear Howard 602-2193 Platt Cline 106-2253 Edward Ayer 362-4491 Griffiths Spring 282-3584 Doc Raymond

Elevated Realty, LLC Coldwell Banker Dallas RE 2/15/2019 $385,000

Forest Highlands Realty Re/Max Peak Properties

Coldwell Banker Res

2/19/2019 $850,000 2/20/2019 $650,000 3/05/2019 $110,000 3/19/2019 $634,735

Forest Highlands Realty

Forest Highlands Realty Forest Highlands Realty

Forest Highlands Realty

505-2800 Lindberg Spring Russ Lyon Sotheby’s


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We invite you to stop by our office at the gates of Forest Highlands or call us at (928) 556-8606 for up to date information on the latest trends and status of real estate sales in our community.


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