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3.9
278 Reviews (278)
5 Stars
82
4 Stars
140
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
85.7%
Recommend this course
251 out of 278 reviews
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3.8
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
91.3%
Recommend this course
21 out of 23 reviews
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3.7
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
86.0%
Recommend this course
37 out of 43 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
278 Reviews (278)

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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Handicap 20-24
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3.0
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Perfect weather
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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

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Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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3.0
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Conditions Average
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Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
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
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
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
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
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Pace Excellent
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Conditions Average
Value Good
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Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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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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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 4
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
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 136
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is in good shape

Course was in good shape. Greens a little slow, but run true. Plays a little long from the white tees, so if your game is not 100% you may want to play the gold tees.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good challenge from the Blue tees. Green held well but were a bit slow.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

golfed with a friend

12:28 tee time, played the up tees, I was able to hit 3 wood on several par 4 holes making it an enjoyable afternoon. Starter let us play as a twosome behind what looked like a family threesome. Really enjoyed the round. Course condition overall was fantastic. I hit into a couple of bunkers but got out each time with one shot. I had no trouble reading the greens, a 20 footer on 16 going into the hole was the highlight of the round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
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
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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