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Monday, September 19, 2011

Whispering Pines Country Club Pinehurst

Golf Course

The property that is The Country Club of Whispering Pines has a unique feature…diversity. The East course and its length, combined with the subtle terrain changes, gives “Golf Courses of The Sandhills” another gem in their arsenal of great designs. The East course will make you hit every club in your bag and if you wish to try it from the back tees, has been maintained.
On the other hand, the West Course will remind you of a “northeastern country club” with the elevation changes, towering oak tress that line the fairways and overhanging greens. Tranquil lakes and streams meander through most of the back nine. The West is not as demanding as the East, but requires some “shot making” in order for a golfer to brag upon completion. Smaller greens and less playable rough make tee shots a premium. The legendary Ellis Maples, a Donald Ross prodigy, designed both courses with the ability and talent to create multiple themes on one property.

The CCWP theme involves using the open, hardpan rough, sparsely covered with the native pine straw and “love grass”, to create the elements that appealed to the late, great Donald Ross. Therefore, we claim to be the “most natural 36 holes in The Sandhills”, taking our place on the list of the area’s best. When you combine the courses with our villas, fitness center, pool facility, tennis courts and our fine cuisine…you have a recipe for a fabulous resort. The southern hospitality extended by our professional staff is the final ingredient that makes CCWP a truly great destination.

whispering pines country clubWhispering Pines Country Club features 2 surprisingly good mature golf courses in an established residential setting. For reasonably priced golf country clubs with quality courses, Whispering may be the top choice. To see all real estate for sale in Whispering Pines, NC - CLICK HERE. For more info about the Golf, play on!

The Courses

The East and West Courses were both designed by Ellis Maples, who designed the Country Club of North Carolina and other famous courses. For a $500 initiation fee and dues of $250 per month, you basically become a golf member of Whispering Pines, plus 3 other clubs for a total of 6 courses – and all you pay is cart fees. See more on this deal on our Avestra Golf Deal page.
Both WPCC courses are nearly 50 years old, which makes them the most mature courses in the area other than Pinehurst, Pine Needles, Mid Pines and the Southern Pines Country Club. The clubhouse is a dated, but has been renovated inside. Clubhouse bar/grill is better than average, Pro Shop is very good. The East Course is a more challenging in terms of distance, while the West Course has a lot of water – so pick your poison.

The East Course

The Stats:
  • Par 72
  • Pro Tees – 7,094 yards (74.1/132)
  • Men's Tees – 6,409 yards (70.8/124)
My favorite holes: the 16 th (Par 3), the 3 rd (Par 4) and the 11 th (Par 5).

The West Course

The Stats:
  • Par 71
  • Pro Tees – 6,521 yards (71.0/126)
  • Men's Tees – 6,044 yards (69.3/122)
 My favorite holes : the 14 th (Par 3), the 18 th (Par 4) and the 7 th (Par 5).

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