Whispering Pines Golf Club

4.3339529412 4.3 stars from 5 (60)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6421 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 70.9
  • Layout

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  • 8713 70th St NW , Annandale, MN 55302
  • (877) 352-9922, (320) 274-8721
  • (320) 274-8721
  • www.whisperingpinesgolf.com
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Year built: 1986
Architect(s): Joel Goldstrand
Type: Public
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 6421 yards 70.9 129
Middle 71 6134 yards 75.2 132
Forward 72 5003 yards 68.9 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 60 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
29
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

57 out of 60 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"The course is unique"


fanny12354's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I liked this course very much. Everyone is very friendly. I would definitely play there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course with character"


u000001225193's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed Whispering Pines because the holes seem so diffrent from the usual run if the mill layout. Mark and his staff are great hosts who genuinely show their desire for you to have a great golf experience. One concern: ladies golf gloves only item for women, no clothing like for men....this is so very typical of most courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/07/2018

Thank you for taking the time for writing a great review. We do apologize and are working on getting more ladies attire in the clubhouse.



dammer3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Commented on 06/07/2018

Hello Dammer3, thank you for taking the time and leaving us an excellent review. We hope you can visit us again soon.


"Great Course with a Fun Layout!"


u8646274's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Walked

Reviewed on

Love this course! Became a member for the first time this year and it was a great investment. The course can play as easy or as tough as you make it. I really enjoy the layout in that no two holes are similar. There are many bends and hills which make for a bit of a challenge. The greens are also in great shape. Would recommend for golfers of all skill levels.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/07/2018

Thanks for the great review!



uVDWC8418VD's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Tombitzer1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Awesome fairways and greens. Food and drink is awesome.


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


Commented on 06/07/2018

Thanks for coming out to play Tom and please lets us know how we can make your golfing experience better moving forward.


"Awesome course and staff"


Lisalove4's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Love the course layout. Greens in great condition.

Staff all very friendly. Must try this course if you haven’t yet.


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


"Great Day"


notripples's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

i have been playing whispering Pines for many years starting back when it was only 9 holes.. the course was in great shape the greens were smooth (not shagmolious like south brook) it was refreshing to see that someone at the course is trying to control cart traffic with ropes and pegs Well Done!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Whispering Pines"


Daniel2316619's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course was in great condition. We played on a weekday in the morning. No one in front and no one pushing us. The greens were in great condition. Some of the forward t-boxes had numerous leaves on them indicating they were not mown that day.

I would golf there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fast Greens"


u000001127788's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was not busy, good conditions.

The greens were fast and smooth, very nice.

The sand traps were not maintained well, hard packed sand.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"In super good shape"


mymojo007's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fairways, bunkers and areas around the greens where in great shape and the greens were immaculate. Good speed to them too. If they were any faster being above the hole would've been really bad. Course looks open enough but don't let it fool you! Keep the ball in the fairway! Will definitely be back. 4 sets of tees makes it playable for everyone for everyone in your group!


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


"Good enough design with well-kept greens"


tlm17's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Second time playing Whispering Pines. Good design with some interesting holes & enough variety. Gently rolling terrain at times with a steeper elevation change on a couple holes. Some tree-lined holes & some open holes with fewer trees.

Front nine is a short par 34 with one par 5 & three par 3s. Back nine is a long par 37 (38 for women) with three par 5s and two par 3s (one par 3 for women). Despite how different the nines are, they are still pretty equally challenging but in different ways. I actually thought the shorter front nine was more interesting as holes 5, 6, 7 & 8 were all good & distinct holes.

Greens were in great shape. They were fast and about a handful had an area with very steep break. Rough was cut short to help find balls for Fall golf and they did a great job cleaning up all the leaves. However, tee boxes & fairways were a little rough & beat up and sand traps were no longer being maintained so were very hard.

Confusing layout from some of the holes to the next hole, but the well-marked signs help you figure out where to go.

Driving range was closed for the year. Practice putting green was awkward; the large decorative patch in the middle of the green significantly reduced the putting space, leaving only a smaller portion with steep breaks on almost every putt. I think the practice green would be better off without it as just a regular green with no obstructions & much more putting/chipping space. However, I liked the fairway portion next to the green to practice chip shots from the fairway as well as the rough.

Gas carts.

Recently renovated clubhouse to add a bar & grill with outdoor seating was a nice addition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wayne Dearing"


WayneDearing's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great course!! I highly recommend it!


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


"Improved Conditions"


Steffeni's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I played the course of two years earlier and was quite disappointed in the maintenance and conditions. New ownership seems to have improved the condition of course and the friendliness of the staff.

It's still an average course with significant distances between greens and tees in some instances. There are a number of blind shots as well. All in all, it was an enjoyable round of golf in the course is shown significant improvements.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course has nice rolling hills."


jeff18's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Great time playing here.Would highly recommend,Great staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great place.. Staff not so much"


u996541103's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My friends and I love this course. Great location, great layout and nice scenery. Every time I've been here though the staff has been short and rude, I'm really not sure why. A gentlemen even told us not to use secondary websites to book a tee time because then the course doesn't get any of that money (which I find very hard to believe). Don't let them discourage you, it's still a beautiful place to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Awesome course"


Lisalove4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My boyfriend and I love this course. One of our favorites. Amazing staff , awesome course lay out. Highly recommended!!!


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


"Great Course Excellent Value"


OhYes's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Worth the drive now... This golf course has a nice fun layout and played great. Lots of changes under new management. The staff were very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course, great value"


u000007824386's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoy whispering pines each time I play it because it's a perfect mix of challenging holes and some where you can just get the driver out and stomp on it!! Clubhouse is freshly remodeled with a nice bar and grill attached, friendly staff will keep me coming back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/29/2015

Dear Customer,

Thank you for the kind review of our course. We are striving to improve the golfers experience each year, hope you can make it back again.

Thanks again!!


"Course was ok"


umpref51's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Tee boxes could be in better shape. Greens were in good condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/29/2015

Dear Customer,

Thank you for the kind review of our course. We are striving to improve the golfers experience each year, hope you can make it back again.

Thanks again!!



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