The course is set at an winter variant of Hometown, detaching from the cover bridges into a route that consists of narrow turns, twists and varied elevation changes. Notable landmarks such as the donut shop, the gas station and the school building can be spotted.
The police vehicles patroling the course in the Hot Pursuit mode are the Chevrolet Caprice in the PlayStation release or the Ford Crown Victoria in the PC release. In Need for Speed: High Stakes, the Ford Crown Victoria is joined by the Chevrolet Corvette.
The musical pieces "Little Sweaty Sow" by Saki Kaskas and "Hydrus 606" by Rom Di Prisco are played when participating in an event along the course.
|Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit - Courses|
|Beginner||Hometown · Redrock Ridge · Atlantica · Rocky Pass|
|Expert||Country Woods · Lost Canyons · Aquatica · Summit · Empire City (Bonus)|
|Hidden||AutoCross · Caverns · Scorpio-7 · Space Race · The Room · TR02B (Unreleased)|
|Need for Speed: High Stakes - Courses|
|Beginner||Celtic Ruins (Scotland) · Landstrasse (Germany) · Dolphin Cove (USA) · Hometown (USA) · Redrock Ridge (USA) · Atlantica (USA)|
|Advanced||Kindiak Park (Canada) · Route Adonf (France) · Rocky Pass (Canada) · Country Woods (USA) · Lost Canyons (USA)|
|Expert||Durham Road (England) · Snowy Ridge (USA) · Aquatica (USA) · Summit (Canada) · Empire City (USA)|
|Raceways||Raceway (Italy) · Raceway 2 (USA) · Raceway 3 (Spain)|