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3.6
103 Reviews (103)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
68.5%
Recommend this course
86 out of 103 reviews
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2.7
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
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3 Stars
2
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1
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Conditions
2.3
Value
3.3
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.0
33.3%
Recommend this course
1 out of 3 reviews
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3.2
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
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2
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
3.8
50.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6521 yards
Slope 130
Rating 70.8
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CC of Whispering Pines - River
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6521 yards 70.8 130
White 71 6044 yards 69.0 126
Gold 71 5534 yards 67.2 114
Gold (W) 71 5534 yards 72.4 130
Red (W) 71 5140 yards 70.3 121
Red 71 5140 yards 65.3 109
Silver (W) 71 4623 yards 67.8 112
Scorecard for West (River)
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.8/130 462 365 351 416 180 380 552 322 204 3232 567 380 393 345 166 384 190 431 433 3289 6521
White M: 69.0/126 445 348 336 396 166 350 512 311 170 3034 531 365 328 320 144 361 174 393 394 3010 6044
Gold M: 67.2/114 W: 72.4/130 396 330 325 356 154 331 463 292 158 2805 466 336 315 287 118 336 155 362 354 2729 5534
Red M: 65.3/109 W: 70.3/121 389 323 288 352 144 321 394 285 148 2644 446 288 290 233 93 312 146 342 346 2496 5140
Silver M: 63.1/104 W: 67.8/112 358 293 258 289 139 287 388 262 138 2412 412 241 280 224 81 270 112 291 300 2211 4623
Handicap 13 9 5 3 15 7 1 11 17 14 6 12 8 16 4 18 10 2
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 36 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 3 9 13 5 15 7 1 11 17 2 4 14 8 16 12 18 10 6

Course Details

Year Built 1959
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ellis Maples (1959)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.6
103 Reviews (103)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 11
Elevation Changes 8
Bunkers 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
Playing Multiple Courses 8
Seniors 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 11

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3.0
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Nice layout but very poor green conditioning

We enjoyed the layout and feel of the River course but the greens were in very poor shape and the lower holes were saturated. If the greens had been better, I could see how the course would merit much better ratings.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Whispering pines - river course

Course was in much better shape last year. In past, would have recommended to friends.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Great layout but greens were terrible

Played this course every fall for 40 years. Love the layout. Lots of water. Unfortunately the greens were awful this year and we changed our bookings for the remainder of the trip. Will come back if they renovate the greens

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

River Course

We always play The River Course when our wives are with us. It is very fair for them as they don't hit the ball very far. It is challenging enough for the fellas. The fairways in the greens were in Immaculate shape. Price was exceptional. This is about a 50 minute ride for us, but well worth it. Only criticism is that some of the bunkers the sand is too hard period on one hole I had to put out instead of using my wedge. We love the course. Just wish it was closer to where we live.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good layout, good condition

Had played course before but not in a couple of years. New management group - Brown Golf - doing a good job in improving course condition. Definitely worth playing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The river course

Course in great condition, it plays short and requires shot making skills which I don’t have them all lol, but I really enjoy it , back 9 has water on most of the holes .. can’t wait to play the pines the other side

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are way past replacement due date. No ranger and one group had entire course backed up.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A funny thing happened on the way to....

I've played this course dozens of times over the last 25 years. It's always been a nice course, not special. The fairways and greens are always in good shape but this course tends to stay wet for a few days after heavy rain. Of all the courses in the area I rate it a "C+." Monday I took some friends there for the first time and they were blown away by the beauty of the course, the layout and the conditions. Sometimes its nice to see something through new eyes. We had a great day and definitely recommend you give it a try!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Whispering Pines West Course (River)

I had played this course many years ago but did not fully recollect it until the 7th hole a long uphill par 5 that I couldn't reach the top of the hill then and did not today either. Course layout is a little tight off the tees visually but has some room in the fairways. Front nine and back nine are similar except the back nine has water in play on 5 holes. Conditions were good today, greens rolled well, bunkers were nice. Recommend this course and there is also a East course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Whispering Pines

We came to Pinehearst for the weekend. Found this course on GolfNow. Great course and great value. We will definitely play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice!!

Nice golf course. Both courses are challenging, however the Pines is the best

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course

Greens were pretty firm and fast, and often required an accurate approach shot to hold. Fairways were in good condition. Pine needles off the fairways often gave you a chance to recover from a bad drive, although making par may be difficult. Bunkers had plenty of sand. Several interesting long 5s. Most par 3s were short irons. Overall, was a fun course with good greens that I'd like to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Course was pretty and fun. The layout was not to difficult but was a challenge for a high handicapper. The greens needed a little work but beside that we were pleased and will play here again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Course

I enjoyed this course. It has a good mix of challenge - dog legs, sand, water. Got a good rate on Golf 18 Sandhills. I have played both 18's and enjoyed the experience on each.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Free Istate

Sand traps need lots of attention. Greens rough and hairy. Fairways descent. This is a $25.00--$30.00 course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

RIVER COURSE, WHISPERING PINES

I played the Pines course the week prior and enjoyed it very much, so decided I would play the River course. The greens had been recently punched so they were a bit slow and bumpy, but are coming back nicely. This is a fairly short course. I enjoyed the front nine but really liked the back 9. The course was great fun to play. I purchased my tee time on Golf Now. recommend it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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