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4.2
186 Reviews (186)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
102
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
96.0%
Recommend this course
173 out of 186 reviews
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4.0
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
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0
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Conditions
3.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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4.2
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
96.0%
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24 out of 25 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6646 yards 71.8 122
White 72 6345 yards 70.5 119
Red (W) 73 5818 yards 73.3 120
Scorecard for Whispering Firs Golf Course
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: 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
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 4 4 5 5 3 4 4 3 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 72

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

4.2
186 Reviews (186)

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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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
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
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Two Problems

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.

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

Nice condition

Greens punched on Monday but overall condition was not bad. Fairways were good and tee box’s were great

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

Awesome

Had a great day. The course is always in great shape.

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

Best keep secret in the south sound.

Checking in at McCord airfroce base guard gate was a challenging. Took over 1/2 hr.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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

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 :-).

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
1.0
First Time Playing

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!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful experience

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.

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

Good golf!

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.

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