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4.1
208 Reviews (208)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
111
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
90.3%
Recommend this course
192 out of 208 reviews
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4.4
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 10 reviews
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4.1
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 21 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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Washington (2017 #11)

Reviews

4.1
208 Reviews (208)

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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Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Drunk idiots

Golfed with my wife. Pro shop was awesome experience. Course was in great shape. Guards at the gate where super cool. The front nine was slow. The group ahead of us a couple dropped off after nine. We immediately caught the next group. I noticed there was no group in front of them. We caught up to them and I asked if we could play through. Then all three of them in there twenty’s and there dump tattoos. Attacked like dogs. Being a 50 year old with multiple sclerosis and with my wife I got scared. All three of the cowards told me they would kick my but. I apologized and literally begged them not to beat me up. We jumped a hole and played fast.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Please change your GolfNow picture!!!!

Please reach out to GolfNow and change that picture that accompanies your course reservation.

That is the ugliest #*%ing golf swing I’ve ever seen at that point in the mechanics of the swing. Please change to a picture of the course or something. Just change that picture. It makes me want to go break all my clubs. You have a nice course there. Don’t wreck it by advertising that Dorf like golf swing. I can’t imagine the pro at the course created that swing look in lessons. Just use the PGA Logo or a picture of squirrel digging up acorns.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful and challenging

The course is nestled in the woods and is not only beautiful but challenging. The greens had just been punched and sanded so I didn’t really get to experience them. I will definitely golf here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course with a few challenging holes

The check-in process at the gate may take some time if first time here. Other than that, great course with less people, i love it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good layout

This is a good track once you jump through the hoops of getting on base. I will definitely play it again. Multiple opportunities to work for ball left and right, only thing I found gimmicky was the 11th hole which is a par five, but kind of took driver Out of your hand off the tee.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Winter play

For a lot of Washington rain the course was not bad at all it drained extremely well green was slow due to weather but better then a lot of wet courses I’ve ever played on

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I like the challenge of this course

Draw and fade shots are great here if you can hit them. Overall one of my favorite courses in Washington state.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Reviews 8
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.

Played On
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 21
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
Reviews 5
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 96
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
Reviews 9
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
Reviews 1
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
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