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4.5
209 Reviews (209)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
94.8%
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192 out of 209 reviews
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5.0
3 Reviews (3)
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5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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3 out of 3 reviews
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4.8
8 Reviews (8)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
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4.8
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8 out of 8 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7214 yards
Slope 142
Rating 74.5
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Verandah Golf Club - Whispering Oak Course
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Course Details

Year Built 2007
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2007) Jack Nicklaus, Jr. (2007) Troy Vincent (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Reviews

4.5
209 Reviews (209)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 38
Bunkers 32
Water Hazards 22
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 29
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
Playing Multiple Courses 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 24
Convenient to the City 20
Near the Airport 11

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Fantastic

Loved the course and can't wait to go back. Challenging but fair and the greens rolled perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
7e384556-2de7-5f7c-bcd8-703c40744e46
hamptongolf
Commented On 10/09/2018

We are elated to hear that you had a satisfactory experience with us. We work tirelessly to ensure that our service and facilities are beyond your expectations upon arrival, as we believe in creating an environment that allows you to not only have a good time, but make lasting memories.
Sincerely,
Hampton Golf Management

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

Condtions

For all the rain we have been having , the course was in great shape! Thx

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
7e384556-2de7-5f7c-bcd8-703c40744e46
hamptongolf
Commented On 07/22/2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this positive review. At Hampton Golf, we place a premium on customer satisfaction. Receiving positive feedback like yours reinforces the investments we are proud to make in our phenomenal people and systems that we hope ensure the best possible experience for our guests. Thank you again, and we look forward to you visiting us again in the future.

Warmest Regards,
Hampton Golf Management

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
7e384556-2de7-5f7c-bcd8-703c40744e46
hamptongolf
Commented On 07/22/2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this positive review. At Hampton Golf, we place a premium on customer satisfaction. Receiving positive feedback like yours reinforces the investments we are proud to make in our phenomenal people and systems that we hope ensure the best possible experience for our guests. Thank you again, and we look forward to you visiting us again in the future.

Warmest Regards,
Hampton Golf Management

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Generous Fairways

Wide fairways, but very well bunkered course. Greens are sand-dressed every other Monday, and at Whispering Oak, just sand-dressed today. Still rolled very well and probably around 10.5 on the stimpmeter. Lots of sand and waste bunker areas. Course is in great condition and one of our favorites.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
7e384556-2de7-5f7c-bcd8-703c40744e46
hamptongolf
Commented On 03/22/2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this positive review. We look forward to you visiting us again in the future.

Best,
Hampton Golf Management

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

I was on vacation and looking for highly rated courses to play. I played four different places and this was by far the best track. The conditions were immaculate. The generous fairways were offset by the fast undulating greens. I would rate this higher if possible. I can't wait to play the other 18 holes that are located here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Shape!!

Beautiful course & greens. Course layout is awesome. Enjoyed the round - awesome pace of play. Had to track down our cart to get started - no one to tell us where to go but had a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course, staff in pro shop below average

Both course have very good layout and conditions. I prefer old orange versus whispering oaks but both courses are very good. Problem with booking tee time. I received a call changing times from 1:12 pm to 2:06 pm by the staff. Verandah blamed the website for the mistake. There was no accommodation to offer other solutions in tee times. Second time staff seemed rude and unaccomidating.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

course is great, attitude terrible

Got there on time for our starting time and were told no outside food or beverages allowed, including water. We saw the beverage cart once in 18 holes, water on the course tasted like chlorine,

The 10th hole is in the middle of the course so there was no way of getting back to the club house.

The starter and ranger we adamant about playing in 4HOURS, The starter even gave us a hard time after the one beverage cart stop that we were falling behind.

ARE YOU KIDDING. This is Florida heat on vacation mode. I don't need to be hassled by a ranger when I am playing with experienced players.

If they don't want outside players don't advertise on golf now.

We played in the Fort Myers area all week, and this was the worst we were treated period.

There are many nice courses around, don't waste your time here.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

2nd time was even bettter....

Since my first review, I took the time to read some others and I am in complete disagreement with those that complained about being harassed about the pace of play. Admittedly did not play the Machismo tees but moved up one to the #2 tees that are sloped at 138 and have a par rating of 72+. It plays about 6600 from there and our 4some did it in 4 hours and 5 minutes, with all scoring at or under our < 10 handicaps.

As for the staff, one of the best in SW Florida. Said it n the other post and I will say it again. I personally enjoy the Oaks course over the Orange course but having played both in a two week period they are equally groomed and you can't miss on either one when the reopen the Oaks after they maintenance break.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lesser quality of the two tracks!

Our preference would have been to play Old Orange, as it is the better (much) of the two tracks at Verandah, Whispering Oak provides an enjoyable (just okay) experience, as it is set in somewhat of a less visually appealing environment. As this is an affiliated club as part of the Pacific Links Golf network and the price was too good to pass on, especially during high season, we designated to play the Whispering Oaks course. Oh well, maybe next time!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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