Photo of The Country Club of Whispering Pines (West course)

The Country Club of Whispering Pines

No.2 Clubhouse Blvd,

Whispering Pines, North Carolina NC 28327

  • Office

    +1 (800) 334 9536
  • Pro shop

    +1 (910) 949 4320
  • Fax

    +1 (910) 949 3233
  • Golf pro

    Rodney Russell (Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and riverside

  • Designer:

    Ellis Maples

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6521
5534
4623
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
71.0
67.3
67.8

At the same location:

18-hole par-71 East course (7094 yards)

Location

Latitude:

35.259795

Longitude:

-79.376682

How to get there:

6 miles NE of Pinehurst Traffic Circle

From the Pinehurst traffic circle (intersection of the US-15-501, 211 and 2) follow the 2-East direction Southern Pines. After 200 yards turn left into Airport Road direction Whispering Pines. After 3.7 miles, at traffic lights, cross straight over Hwy 22 and remain on Airport Road. After 1.5 miles, at end of airport, turn left into Hardee Lane. After 1.2 miles turn left into Country Club Blvd. Follow road into golf parking.

The Country Club of Whispering Pines (West course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1959

The Country Club of Whispering Pines (West course): Whispering Pines, just a few minutes north-east of Pinehurst, is an area that's home to several lakes, and two excellent championship golf courses.

The shorter West Course makes greater use of this lakeside environment, containing more than its fair share of water protected holes. Whereas pine trees are predominant on the East course, the West starts off with oaks and other deciduous varieties lining the sometimes good-width, sometimes tighter fairways. The par-4 4th, played from an elevated tee to a narrow dog-legging right-to-left fairway is one of the toughest of the front nine holes.

The pleasantly wooded, natural and undulating front nine, changes dramatically during the long par-5 10th, where the Little River, and other inlets from Thagards Lake really come into their own. Here on this more open and flatter section of the course, there are several knee-trembling tee-shots to make, with water often flanking one or other side of the fairways and occasionally both.

Little River itself menacingly skirts the leftside of the par-4 11th and 12th holes before it joins up with the lake. This riverside section of the course, is quite unlike any other in the Pinehurst area, and, especially for wayward hitters, its definitely not a stretch to bash away with the driver - that can resume at the longer par-4 17th as you move away from the river and back up to the clubhouse.

Like its companion East course, the West provides a very good value round of golf, especially when compared with some of its higher priced neighbours in the Pinehurst area.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (mid-March thru' May): $108 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

To create two championship golf courses at Whispering Pines, the original 18-hole course was divided equally between today's East and West courses. Each of the new layouts comprising nine-holes from the original course, and nine newer holes (also designed by Ellis Maples). The "join" between old and new is not immediately obvious to the untrained eye. On the East course, old and new are basically separated by Hardee Lane - what lies to the north of the Lane is "old course", with the "new holes" to the south. On the West course it is harder to tell, suffice it to say that holes 1, 2, 8, 9, 10 and 15 thru' 18 are part of the original course, the rest are the newer holes. Layout changes at Whispering Pines were followed much more recently by renaming the courses. What used to be the 18-hole Pines course became the current East course, while today's West course was originally known as the River course.

Where2Stay

  • Whispering Pines Golf Villas

    No.2 Clubhouse Boulevard, Whispering Pines, NC 28327

    +1 (910) 949 4323

    Visit website

    The Country Club of Whispering Pines owns and operates 32 villas and 9 suites for guests wanting to stay and play at Whispering Pines. Attractive packages provide reserved tee times, full breakfasts, and dining opportunities in the clubhouse.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Whispering Pines (East and West courses).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Little River; Pine Needles; Mid Pines; Talamore; Longleaf; The Carolina.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Pinehurst Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8; Mid South; National; Pinewild (Magnolia and Holly courses); Southern Pines; Pit Golf Links; Tobacco Road (22 miles).

  • Comfort Inn

    9801 US-Hwy 15-501, Pinehurst, NC 28374

    +1 (910) 215 5500

    Visit website

    This hotel is centrally located to many of Pinehurst's premiere golf courses. A putting green and golf coordinator are available on the premises.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      National; Talamore; Mid South; Pinehurst Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8; Pine Needles; Mid Pines; Longleaf; The Carolina; Southern Pines; Pinewild (Magnolia and Holly courses); Pit Golf Links.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Whispering Pines (East and West courses); Little River; Tobacco Road (25 miles).

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