Whispering Firs Golf Club
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.
|Red (W)||73||5818 yards||73.3||120|
|Blue M: 72.2/123||328||426||520||529||166||468||402||200||369||3408||363||531||171||410||346||178||352||408||479||3238||6646|
|White M: 70.7/121||314||412||505||505||157||438||380||191||356||3258||348||512||152||397||338||162||335||379||464||3087||6345|
|Red W: 73.3/120||293||401||492||429||131||323||367||154||300||2890||332||448||138||388||327||147||326||372||450||2928||5818|
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Early spring but good shape
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
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.
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!
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.
When I arrived, there was no handicap parking available. Also pro shop attendee forgot to tell me about how to release parking brake on golf cart because it is different than most golf carts.
Greens punched on Monday but overall condition was not bad. Fairways were good and tee box’s were great
Had a great day. The course is always in great shape.
Best keep secret in the south sound.
Checking in at McCord airfroce base guard gate was a challenging. Took over 1/2 hr.
Enjoyable and challenging course.
My buddy and I started at 7:40am and finished by 11am. The course was wide open and that helped make for the enjoyable round. The course is in good condition as there were a few areas under repair however they didn't affect play. The scenery and abundant wildlife is always a plus. The staff in the proshop were very friendly. The food in the restaurant was really good and affordable. Can't wait to play it again.....especially with the Golf Now discounted price :-).
could not get on course...Beware
Booked golf for Whispering Firs Golf Course. it is on an air force base. I am a canadian citizens. they would not let me on base. they said i was a foreign national and needed someone from base to sign me in. They called pro shop and pro shop did not have anyone to sign me in. After paying golf now i did not get to golf!!!
Good for all levels.
Layout was simple with most doglegs turning left. Great greens. Good for all levels. Real challenge is in distance by teeing off from the desired tee-boxes. Give yourself some time to reach the course as the course is in a restricted area with entry protocols to observed.
Well maintained and challenging course mostly through "whispering firs". Anyone paying this course needs to allow at least 20 minutes to obtain a pass for the base but it is worth it.
6300 from the whites (regular men's tees) is longish, with much of the extra length on several 4 pars: #2, #6, #7,#13, and #17. The 4 5 pars are hard to birdie for the average bloke, the 3 pars aren't short (all over 150 yards), again not easy birdie holes for the above 10 handicappers.Excellent greens, nice speed, not easy to lag putt.So...pretty challenging track every time you play it.