Whispering Springs Golf Club

4.6000000000 4.6 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6960 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

  • 380 Whispering Springs Dr, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54935, Fond Du Lac County
  • (920) 921-8053
  • (920) 921-8134
  • www.whisperingspringsgolf.com
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Year built: 1996
Architect(s): Bob Lohmann (1996)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6960 yards 73.9 134
Blue 72 6523 yards 71.8 129
White 72 6140 yards 70.1 125
Gold 72 5802 yards 68.4 122
Gold (W) 72 5802 yards 73.6 129
Green 72 5505 yards 67.0 119
Green (W) 72 5505 yards 71.9 126
Red 72 5207 yards 70.3 121

Whispering Springs Golf Club sits perched on a wooded ledge overlooking the Fond du Lac. The course begins on open, grassy meadows and then moves to hillier, forested terrain. With such a diverse landscape there are no two holes that look alike. From tee to green, each hole has a unique character. The course is especially tough on windy days, making club selection even more important than it is already. The most formidable challenge of the golf course is the greens. They are often surrounded by a variety of bunkering and mounding. It is a layout that will put your short game skills to the test, but five different sets of tees lets you adapt the game to your skills. To make Whispering Springs G.C. even more appealing, it has been ranked as the best value in the area.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

19 out of 20 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals a weekend splurge advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens  

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"Great Golf at a Great Price"


PlayItForward280's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Central PA Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I booked my tee time about 8:30 AM hoping to get in 18 holes before a forecast line of thunderstorms hit the course. I got a 10:48 AM tee time as a single. I showed up early, and was sent out early behind a twosome on the back nine. The staff couldn't have been more considerate! I finished about 20 minutes before the first thunderstorm hit! Pace of play was 3.5 hours for 18 holes.

The course is in great shape from tee to green. Greens are absolutely outstanding! There are lots of bunkers, but the sand is easy to get out of. Most of the fairway bunkers were just out of my range which was a big help.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Super deal for a very nice course"


jnandidl's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good deal for this time of the year, even though we did get a few drops of rain. Pace of play was great, because of this time of year (Nov). Will do again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful fall day for golf"


u109403788's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape. Had a great time playing. My only complaint was the amount of leaves on the ground. Made for a few lost golf balls in the middle of the fairway. Will definitely be going back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


swansonaj's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is always in great shape. Front 9 is much more enjoyable then the back 9.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"shot makers course"


Tim9983493's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I do enjoy playing this course although it's tough to pay the green fee and cart rental .if I do see a deal on golfNow I would definitely try to get the tee time. the greens are plenty big and very undulating. afternoons is when I usually play and the pace of play is fairly quick.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hilly but Fun"


hanshondo's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of my favorite courses in the Fond Du Lac area. Located right on the escarpment there are significant slopes to deal with, especially on the back nine. Some of the tilted greens will challenge you. Fairways and greens were in nice condition, and there is an excellent view of Lake Winnebago from the 17th fairway. I am not a fan of the tall tree in the middle of the fairway on #9. For the average golfer that tree makes it too much a matter of luck whether or not you will have a shot to the green after your drive.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


gruett84's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a fun time golfing with my father, Course was in great shape!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Whispering Springs"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I liked the course a lot. Visually, it was very pleasing to the eye. The holes are challenging and the greens were fast. Important to be on the fairway, the rough can be tough.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Was impressed the first minute i arrived."


jeffg8656's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As soon as you walk up to the pro shop and get a view of the 1st hole tee boxes and the 9th hole green you get the feel that this place is something special. Did not disappoint even being delayed by a storm in the area which made playing out of the sand a bit more difficult but even wet the course played nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course."


gmjaguar's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2014
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

What a beautiful course. Great layout with lots of trouble to get into. Lots of sand on back nine.<br/> Only complaint is this course needs a marshal to keep play moving. Very slow play. One single player who was playing from the blue tees, should of been playing from the golds.<br/> At one time he was holding up a foresome. (Must of been a club member.)<br/> That being said, loved the course, would go back again anytime.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Too tough"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tough Course.....Too Many Bunkers. Found It Too Challenging To Avoid Water And Sand.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Great challenging course"


u068672216's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was great to work with. The starter was friendly and attentive. The course was in good shape to play however too much rain added unwanted water to a few of the sand traps making them unplayable. The pace of play was very slow. A ranger may have helped with this. We enjoyed the round. There are beautiful vistas and dense forest areas. We will return to this challenging course!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wonderful value"


Mikeydore's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape. Great value. Did not have any food while playing the course, so did not rate food and beverage. Would definitely play this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"wish this course was close to home"


Gary5254327's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

First time playing the course and found it to in great shape. Tee boxes lush and level, Greens smooth and fast( after a good amount of rain 3 hours earlier).Sand traps placed in areas to make it tough on you. Some traps are very deep. With all the rain prior it was hard to get out of them today. Fairways all in great shape. Would say they are about avg. in width. The rough was very playable, thank god cause I was in it way to often today. A creek runs though the course and comes into play on a lot of holes. Will take a couple of rounds to figure out where to place shots into the fairways to have the right angle in. Greens also had a lot of slope to them. Friendly staff, one of the ground crew tossed 3 balls my way that he found. For the price I paid on a hot deal I would say AWESOME. 25th round this year and 12th course and would rate it in the top 3 for this year. The one thing I would say it lacked was elevation change. I can't wait to get back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"good times"


20jimbo14's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have not played this course for over ten years and was very happy with my return here. i won't make the mistake to wait this long to return. enjoyed the afternoon very much.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"challenging course, great fast geens , lots of whole veriation,"


John9588047's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

nice course challenging at all levels , great sand traps fast green,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best course in the Fond du Lac area"


genefaris's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful golf course and somewhat challenging. I've golfed it before and will golf it again soon. Loved the layout. Great people working the club house and restaurant.<br/> You must give this course a try. I'm sure you'll agree.


I recommend this course


"course is in great shape"


i1putter's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course has some interesting holes that challenge your shot making


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Solid Course"


halvdani's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/14/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play Whispering Springs about three times a year and always find it well maintained. The course is challenging with well designed holes ... no gimmicks.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course, back nine has lots of sand."


gmjaguar's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/29/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played course many times. Always fun and interesting.<br/> Plan on playing there many times more.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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