The original 18 holes, the Lake and Canyon, were built in 1992 and 1993 by Bill Dolgos and Rick Fleming. This course opened in 1994. The additional nine, the Island, opened for play in 2004.
The first professional tournament held at the Pakenham Highlands was on June 5, 2017. Thirty-eight players from the Ottawa area Professional Golfers Association competed. The low score was Graham Gunn with a two under 70.