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4.1
197 Reviews (197)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
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3 Stars
28
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
91.9%
Recommend this course
182 out of 197 reviews
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3.9
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
3
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0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
83.3%
Recommend this course
10 out of 12 reviews
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4.0
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
90.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 20 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Military
Par 72
Length 6646 yards
Slope 122
Rating 71.8

Whispering Firs Golf Club is one of two courses operated by Joint Base Lewis McChord. The other course, Eagles Pride, is located southwest of Whispering Firs. Designed by Bob Baldock in 1962, Whispering Firs opened on what was then McChord Air Force Base and later became part of Joint Base Lewis McChord. Though it's a military golf course, it's open to the public but don't forget to check in with security at the visitor's center. The layout features well manicured fairways lined with mature trees and challenging rough. The small greens demand accuracy and are made even more difficult with strategically placed bunkers framing the edges. There are some tough doglegs that require conservative play, and water hazards come into play as well. Whispering Firs Golf Club will test a variety of skills but it's not an overly punishing course. Players of all skill levels will be able to enjoy a round here.

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Course Details

Year Built 1961
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob E. Baldock

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

4.1
197 Reviews (197)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Patio Dining 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 19
Thick Rough 15
Water Hazards 13
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 24
Locals 21
Seniors 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19
Worth the Drive 14

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great course and easy for walking

We had to go through in-processing at the visitors center so make sure you bring your enhanced ID and your patience. Great course and not many people playing it so the pace was up to us.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Whispering “”out off there mouths.

Wouldn’t let us in. What a joke. Want my money back.
Understaffed on a Saturday? Only have 3 people on staff? The worst course couldn’t have that.
Don’t go.
Don’t go!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/20/2019

McChord AFB requires security to get thru the gate. Perhaps you should have inquired about that first; not assuming you would have free access. An enhanced drivers license or a passport would have sufficed. Actually, many of the reviews for Whispering Firs are highly recommended. Hope you have a better experience next time.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Greens were soft throughout the day despite being in the high 80s. Fairways forgiving and wide.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Average

The only reason I play here is the Golf Now Hot Deals. Great price for 18 holes with a power cart. Other than that not much to rave about. If all other courses in my area have tournaments or no available tee times then I might book a round at Whispering Firs.

Greens need improvement. Fairways are chopped up. Players need to take more time fixing their ball marks and divots. Course layout is good and the amenities are good. Plan on spending 15 to 30 minutes checking in at the visitor's center.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
1.0
Wet weather
Used cart

Could not get in

Tried to call your company when I got home because my wife couldn't getin to play because they wanted enhanced drivers license!! Called the number on your website to get money back wait would have been THREE HOURS!!! Call again this AM and was the same time wait. So golfer be a
AWARE!!

Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very challenging course

Other than the slight hassle getting on base, the course was worth playing. Lots of challenging holes with fast greens. The pace of play was about a 4 hour round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Perfect day

The course was in great shape and very challenging. Can’t wait to try it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Early spring but good shape

Tees: B
Fairways: B
Rough: B
Traps: C
Greens: B+

Plugged greens have almost fully recovered by April 12.... some traps need maintenance … no indication of front, middle, back pin placement

the past trouble of getting on base has been simplified.... enhanced driver's license is good enough or driver's license with passport... driver need proof of insurance and regestration

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course has a great layout.

Nice layout, greens are in great shape. Wish there was a place to relax after the round, snack bar food court all closed can't even get in to use the facility.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time! Every time.

Getting to the course takes extra time for obvious
reasons, but once there I always have an enjoyable day. They even have tee boxes down range for the Mrs. so she can enjoy golf with you and not hold you up;). They keep the course in good shape even when others in the area can’t keep up with difficult seasonal trends.
Good practice room/range and Habenaros is a great place to grab a tasty bite at the turn.
Always a good outing for me, and should be for you too. Enjoy!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lovely trees

Had a great time on the golf course, the surroundings are beautiful a fair amount of sand traps around the greens Could make it challenging for a higher handicap player. One thing to note you have to obtain a pass at the base gate. You should allow extra time for that.

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