Whispering Firs Golf Club
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.
|Red (W)||73||5818 yards||73.3||120|
|Blue M: 72.4/126||328||426||520||529||166||468||402||200||369||3408||363||531||194||441||346||178||352||417||531||3353||6761|
|White M: 70.6/122 W: 76.3/131||314||412||505||505||157||438||380||191||356||3258||348||512||152||402||338||162||340||379||472||3105||6363|
|Gold M: 67.8/117 W: 73.6/122||304||305||497||456||136||322||348||158||305||2831||338||448||145||392||331||152||335||322||459||2922||5753|
|Red M: 67.1/115 W: 72.5/119||293||301||434||429||131||313||343||154||300||2698||332||442||138||388||327||147||326||316||450||2866||5564|
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Lockers
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Beautiful Course Hampered by Pace Problems
The course itself was stellar, it was challenging but rewarded good shots. The staff and the grounds were fantastic. However, the group I played with waited an average of 10 minutes per shot. That does not include the time it took for everyone in my group to hit, and go to their next shot locations. I scheduled my tee time with the expectation of getting in 18 holes before 330pm. Needless to say I had to leave after the 9th.
First time here. Course condition was decent given end of a dry summer. Some tee boxes were very chewed up and green firmness was not consistent…. Some firm and some a bit soft. Nice layout with plenty of challenge without being overbearing. A great value.
The pro-shop man working there, and then the day after him, need some Customer Service Skills. No Marshall on the course. The group in front of us had several holes open in front of them. We finally had to skip a hole and move in front of them. When I called the pro shop the same rude man told me there was no Marshall on the course, so it was up to me to approach the group. No good Customer service. The young gal that used to be there (I believe she was having a baby) was a delight. You need more like her!
Tight fairways, big tall "whispering firs" provide shade. Easy to walk.
Love this course. Not easy but not difficult if you hit it straight. Beware of "hack" golfers that can slow you down.
This Course provided a great pace
Not sure if his course offers this pace of play all the time, but this was a great round with no one hitting into us and the course was in great shape which made for a great day of golf.