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4.4
199 Reviews (199)
5 Stars
107
4 Stars
70
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
95.5%
Recommend this course
188 out of 199 reviews
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4.4
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.8%
Recommend this course
15 out of 16 reviews
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4.4
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.6%
Recommend this course
28 out of 29 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6421 yards
Slope 129
Rating 70.9
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Whispering Pines Golf Club (MN)
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Course Details

Year Built 1986
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Joel Goldstrand

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Minnesota (2020 #20)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S. (2019 #1)

Reviews

4.4
199 Reviews (199)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 14
Undulating Greens 10
Forced Carries 9
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
Locals 9
Advanced Golfers 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 14

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Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Value +

First time playing here and really enjoyed the layout and the challenge of the course. Unfortunately the greens were recently punched but will definitely return in prime season to try again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
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 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
3.0

Nice Front, but don't look Behind!

Reading reviews from others, Dad and I decided to make a day of it coming out here from the southwest Metro. The clubhouse was nice and their hot dogs were very good.

But the course itself (behind the clubhouse) seemed beat up from lack of sun on tree-heavy holes. It was also very difficult from the fact that sight lines were poor from the elevation changes, no forgiveness for off-line hits, and the fairway and rough were hard to distinguish from afar. The affordable price offsets any shortcomings, but definitely not my first choice to play up north.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Friendly and helpful staff

Mark was excellent he handled my reservation issue and was very friendly and knowledgeable in getting to the bottom of the matter. I would recommend this course to anyone who likes great service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the best values around

Love the course and for the price it's the best buy anywhere near the Twin Cities. Very pretty and wooded too. I also like that it's not as busy

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
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 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First play

Established course with mature trees. Lots of elevation changes and dog leg holes. Some holes require something other than driver from the T. The T-boxes were extremely hard. I could not even push my flexible plastic tees into the soil (had to switch to wood tees). Not terribly long but straight drives are important.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

First time playing WP , would go back. Great design

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great place for golf!

Finally got out to Annandale to see this course. Had a blast! Originally a 9-hole, Joel Goldstrand designed today's 18-hole layout about 35 years ago. It's one of his better designs with fun-but-playable holes and a great deal of challenge for even the best golfers.

What you can expect:
* very interesting looks on almost every tee shot
* a few risk/reward propositions early in the round
* narrow, unforgiving fairways on some of the back nine holes
* a variety of par 3s

Enjoy!

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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