Whisper Creek Golf Club

3.9650058824 4.0 stars from 5 (138)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7103 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Chicagoland Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire must be worn at all times. Collared shirts are required. Shorts should be "Bermuda" in length. Tennis shoes are allowed. Tank tops, t-shirts, denim jeans and "cut off" shorts are not permitted at Whisper Creek.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Oak 72 7103 yards 73.7 133
Pine 72 6623 yards 71.5 128
Birch 72 6155 yards 69.3 123
Birch (W) 72 6155 yards 74.8 132
Willow (W) 72 5550 yards 71.4 124

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 138 Reviews
5 stars:
42
4 stars:
65
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

113 out of 136 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards thick rough   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views dinner  

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"Typical Turtle Round at Whisper Creek"


HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Haven't played Whisper in about 10 years. Now I remember why....it's always way too crowded, slow play abounds - never enforced and in December it shouldn't take 5 hours plus to play. The track is somewhat interesting with trouble to fend off but the overall conditions (typical Billy Casper mismanagement) are a major put off. I know it's off season but come on. Greens completely pockmarked with ball marks and the quality of the course has gone way downhill over the past several years (Billy Casper and the horrible way they maintain the green sites).....every single course they manage has major issues. I'd like to have a round at this place that's 4.5 hours or less but it never happens. It's a $30 to $40 course at most. The staff is nice but when you have a bunch of turtles and resident members who think they own the course that takes the fun out of trying to play this place. Plus we got paired up with a guy that held up the course to the point where I had to apologize to group behind us after the round.....and it was a member who didn't care how long he took for the wind to possibly die down for his tee shot and we basically had to lead him around his own golf course....couldn't even see where his ball went. Completely ridiculous. Doubt our group will return anytime soon.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Curse was in great shape"


thomastisinai's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were soft and held if you hit onto the green for the most part. putts were fast but fair.

Couple of the larger sand traps needed sand, were almost clay only on the edges but it is late in the season too.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



youngspark1959's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable"


jamespierscionek's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Other than pace of play. being pretty slow., very enjoyable round of golf. Contacts with starter, front desk and 1/2 way house all extremely friendly. Good value


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Death march"


rsoroka's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice golf course but walked off after 13 holes. Called the pro shop to complain about the slow play. He said they don't have rangers and apologized for the slow play. So nothing was done. Will not be back at ANY PRICE.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Retirement community, slow pace"


bkap023's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was not a hole we got to that we did not have to wait to tee off. The pace was very slow


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not too bed"


yeon66's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything's ok but too many slow played course.

We're waiting every hole 25 minutes .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



yeon66's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Must check out for the surf"


ptchr24's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My cousin and I were looking for places to play that was a halfway point for our commutes. We found Whisper Creek. The course and staff were awesome. They also have the Golf Boards that were totally cool to ride. The fairways were very forgiving, and the greens were in great shape. The pace did slow a bit about halfway through, but the staff was very accommodating. On a picture perfect day, it was a great day to play hookie. Really enjoyed the experience. Will definitely be returning to head out on another surf!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



rklein43's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not bad"


BeerNassau's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

Staff very friendly but as another review noted, took a long time to check in! Tough to evaluate conditions as the greens were just aerated. (They gave us an extra $3 off for it.) Tees and fairways seemed about average. Pretty good layout but only a couple really memorable holes. Reasonable landing areas and not too much trouble off the tee, I was able to use driver on every hole without thinking much about it. However, if you miss the fairway you won't have a level lie. Halfway house and beer cart seemed a bit pricey. Overall a little less than I expected, based on what I'd heard, though I wouldn't hesitate to go back as long as the greens fee is competitive.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens"


kirbmug24's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Somebody dropped the ball. They were doing the greens with all the plugs beibgg removed and sand all over the greens. The staff was very apologetic and gave us a free bucket of balls. I am quite familiar with the course as I have played it many times and it is a good track. There should be a system in place for golfer notification when this situition comes up, as it frequently does at this time of year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slo...slo...SLooow"


uFFUH2628AP's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape...the value was good...the staff was friendly...how ever if you are looking for a 5 hour round this is the place....at one point there were 5 groups on a par 5...I timed it and I waited 12 minutes between a shot...called the pro shop and there was no relief...I think this is common...so be aware!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



uTDZP7630TD's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course if they could remember your name."


dcgalen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My family and friends and I have been golfing here for years; one to four rounds a year on average. My parents even live in Del Webb where the course is based. It's a challenging course if you stray off the fairway with lots of prairie grass and such but overall a well landscaped and pretty course with great cart paths.

Our only real complaint is when you check in they want full contact information for every player whether you book through Golf Now or not. Every single time we check in they ask us all the same questions which takes about 10-15 minutes to check in a 4-some. RIDICULOUS! I get coupons mailed to me from this course so I know they have my information. When you book a reservation with their pro shop they ask you for the same information and yet inevitably when you check in they still have no idea who you are. Very unprofessional! Guys, learn how to use your own software or abandon the effort because you are embarrassing yourself and upsetting us at the same time!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A must play"


JAMES3766120's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Absolutely wonderful course. Pick the right tee box and enjoy a great day.

A couple holes that course knowledge helps. Take a drive and look at your landing areas.

Have fun


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Cold day"


u000005010295's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a chilly day for August. We were on time, play in front of us did not hold up our progress, fonished just over 4 hours


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Overall a great course and excellent facility"


Eric6207790's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When you play Whisper Creek you're going to get everything you're looking for in a round and then some. The Staff is friendly, the course is challenging yet fair and though relatively flat, the layout and appearance remain highly enjoyable with a nice blend of style. If I have a negative to deliver it would be that a few of the greens had some condition issues but were remained very playable and consistent enough. I had to fix a number of ball marks not my own, but these days there seem to be a large number of golfers who just don't care to repair their ball marks, replace or sand their divots, or rake the bunkers. This is hardly the fault of the course but they may want to remind the players with signs and suggestions by the starter or ranger.

Getting back to the course, you'll find your longer par 3's, one with a considerable forced carry, and your shorter par 3s that are still heavily guarded by bunkers and an elevated green which will force you to make that quality swing. You'll have your shorter par 4s that may put you close on approach but the green will be smaller and with trouble all around will again be absolutely forced to execute. Some of the longer par 4s will make you give it all you've got just to be in the vicinity of the green. #16 is a long and straight Par 4 which you absolutely must keep left to avoid your ball running into the water on the right as the fairway is pitched that way however what's to the left? Only a huge bunker which will most likely dash your chances of reaching in two. Once you arrive, that green is as difficult as you would ever want after what it takes to reach it and you must land your ball in the vicinity of the pin or suffer the consequences.

Three of the par 5s I'd like to play over and over again, #8, #15 and #18. Each ask for a solid drive and good placement because if you don't, you're looking at a lay up second shot or a risky attempt to clear. Even then, does that put you in position to reach the green and still have that chance at par? You just have to be on your game all the way in.

After the round, the clubhouse at Whisper Creek is a great place to relax afterward indoors or out. The food is excellent, and so is the service. The prices? as good as you'll find for the quality and if they are on the appetizer menu, definitely try the "ribblets". So good!

Bottom line, Whisper Creek is worth the drive, worth your time, a lot of fun, and I'm guessing that you'll want to return as I certainly will.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



iowastud2002's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course but speed of play was awful. No ranger to come around and speed up some of the slower groups.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love this course-but"


kesbmk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love playing this course but last Sunday we teed off at 8:24 and it was a five hour round. I don't understand why it should take five hour's when teeing off that early-there were marshal's but I don't believe they were doing anything to pick up the pace, the other thing were the ball mark's on the green, I must have fixed at least 100 of them.I know the course cannot be everywhere but please tell people to fix them when you start - almost all of them were fresh from the groups ahead of us. I really enjoy playing this course and will be back but five hour's is unacceptable.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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