No.2 Clubhouse Blvd,
Whispering Pines, North Carolina NC 28327
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Woodland and riverside
18-hole par-71 East course (7094 yards)
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): 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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory.
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.
No.2 Clubhouse Boulevard, Whispering Pines, NC 28327
+1 (910) 949 4323Visit 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.
Whispering Pines (East and West courses).
Little River; Pine Needles; Mid Pines; Talamore; Longleaf; The Carolina.
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).
9801 US-Hwy 15-501, Pinehurst, NC 28374
+1 (910) 215 5500Visit 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.
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.
Whispering Pines (East and West courses); Little River; Tobacco Road (25 miles).
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