Whispering Oak at Verandah

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4.2
203
5 Stars
119
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
91.7%
Recommend this course
186 out of 202 reviews
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4.5
2
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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4.3
6
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3
4 Stars
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1
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0
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0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
3.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7214
Slope 142
Rating 74.5
Type Private
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Verandah Golf Club - Whispering Oak Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
No. 1 72 7214 yards 74.5 142
No. 2 72 6589 yards 72.5 138
No. 3 72 6348 yards 71.2 135
No. 4 72 6014 yards 69.6 129
No. 4 (W) 72 6014 yards 75.1 138
No. 5 (W) 72 5310 yards 70.8 125
Scorecard for Whispering Oak
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tee 1 M: 74.1/140 531 409 211 385 423 372 157 456 604 3548 406 542 415 432 210 401 126 449 577 3558 7106
Tee 2 M: 71.6/135 509 375 173 358 405 346 136 422 567 3291 379 511 372 400 198 363 123 399 537 3282 6573
Tee 2/3 M: 70.9/134 509 375 152 358 376 346 136 403 549 3204 379 511 372 382 176 363 123 384 522 3212 6416
Tee 3 M: 70.2/133 485 361 152 339 376 333 127 403 549 3125 358 499 350 382 176 349 114 384 522 3134 6259
Tee 3/4 M: 68.7/125 456 361 152 339 327 333 127 364 465 2924 358 499 350 341 142 349 114 336 476 2965 5889
Tee 4 M: 67.6/121 W: 75.3/136 456 333 145 297 327 320 117 364 465 2824 306 484 313 341 142 336 100 336 476 2834 5658
Tee 5 M: 70.1/123 W: 70.7/122 445 305 114 280 336 281 93 350 461 2665 306 427 319 340 115 290 74 344 430 2645 5310
Handicap 3 15 13 7 9 11 17 5 1 4 8 16 12 14 10 18 2 6
Par 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 1 13 17 9 5 15 11 7 3 4 16 14 2 18 10 6 12 8

Course Details

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

4.2
203

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
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
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
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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Longball

Enjoyable round. Course in nice condition. Greens small and tricky have to really concentrate on the line.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Underwhelming

Although I most of the reviews for Whispering Oaks are above average, I found it no better than average. The course conditions were good and greens rolled true, but the design variety was boring. I've played lots of courses in the area and this course does not distinguish itself from others. It may be a Nicklaus, but you could only recognize 1/3 of the greens and a few holes as Nicklaus. Would play elsewhere for the money.

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

Amazing

From the staff to the course 5 star. This is a must play!

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
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great Course

Course is in great shape right now with a nice variety of holes. Wide fairways but a miss in certain spots will leave you with a obstructed second. Greens are challenging. Overall one of the top courses in the area. Highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great opportunity!

This course is great to play! Enjoyed a round on Wednesday, scheduled a 2nd round for Thursday while on the 12th tee box! Played in 330-4hrs both days. Great course, fantastic conditions. Once you know where to hit it, a course you can score on. Play the correct tees! Lots of options.......have fun!

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