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3.9
285 Reviews (285)
5 Stars
85
4 Stars
143
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
89.6%
Recommend this course
258 out of 285 reviews
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4.5
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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3.8
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
92.6%
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25 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Military
Par 72
Length 6646 yards
Slope 122
Rating 71.8

Whispering Firs Golf Club is one of two courses operated by Joint Base Lewis McChord. The other course, Eagles Pride, is located southwest of Whispering Firs. Designed by Bob Baldock in 1962, Whispering Firs opened on what was then McChord Air Force Base and later became part of Joint Base Lewis McChord. Though it's a military golf course, it's open to the public but don't forget to check in with security at the visitor's center. The layout features well manicured fairways lined with mature trees and challenging rough. The small greens demand accuracy and are made even more difficult with strategically placed bunkers framing the edges. There are some tough doglegs that require conservative play, and water hazards come into play as well. Whispering Firs Golf Club will test a variety of skills but it's not an overly punishing course. Players of all skill levels will be able to enjoy a round here.

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Course Details

Year Built 1961
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob E. Baldock

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lockers

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Washington (2017 #11)

Reviews

3.9
285 Reviews (285)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Patio Dining 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 19
Thick Rough 15
Water Hazards 13
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 24
Locals 21
Seniors 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19
Worth the Drive 14

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Great course

Sand traps are very challenging but this is a beautiful golf course great value

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Great landscape, staff cut likely for the season.

It’s November, I get it. Not overly soggy but lots of branches down from windy days some time ago. Bunkers in rough shape.but still fun.

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Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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No discount from golf now

These greens were recently punched and absolutely covered with sand. Putting was an experience! I tried several times to contact golf now and ask for an appropriate discount considering the conditions (I paid full price for two golfers). I had zero luck. The course even told me that golfers who made their tee times directly thru the course were discounted. Golfnow in my opinion, makes it very hard to reach them if you have an issue. It is however very easy to pay them. I’m very disappointed in their lack of customer service

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 6
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Value for $

Check in great, staff friendly and conscientious. Got us off early. Fairways had some bare patches and greens ran true even though they recently had been treated for an infection. Would definitely play here again. Two visitors from Southern California.

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Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 5
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Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 4
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
1.0
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First Time Playing

Whispering Firs

Website states you need an enhanced drivers license or passport. Was unable to get on the base due to the base stating you also need a sponsor to play. Should state that on the website too. Disappointed we couldn’t play after bringing correct documentation and visiting the visitor center for access and still denied, ended up playing a local Olympia, WA course thankfully.

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Commented on 07/25/2021

Would have been easier/quicker if you had called. Now you know.

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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 2
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
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
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