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4.4
168 Reviews (168)
5 Stars
90
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
94.3%
Recommend this course
158 out of 168 reviews
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4.3
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
93.3%
Recommend this course
28 out of 30 reviews
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4.4
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
93.9%
Recommend this course
31 out of 33 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
168 Reviews (168)

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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome course!!!

This course has been completely rebuilt from front to back. the greens are of professional grade with challenging approaches. All areas of the course have been improved since new ownership. The club house has a very relaxing and friendly atmosphere .

Whispering pines is a Minnesota hidden treasure for golf play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Amazing course

Been playing here my whole life, Mark has made this course amazing. This is one of my favorite couses in the area. By far the best bang for your buck course west of the metro.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course. Best Value in the Metro Area.

Always in great condition. Fun course with good variety It's just a really good course that I continue coming back to.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Consistency Amazing!

Course is always in great condition. Fairways are lush and the greens are manicured to perfection! Owner is super friendly and always makes sure everyone is enjoying their round. Hands down one of my favorite courses in the greater Minnelaplois area.

Oh ya….. carts have GPS as well! You would expect to pay 3 x’s the price for what you get at this course. Do yourself a favor and book a round, I guarantee you will have a good time.

Jeffrey ~

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Previously Played

Refund

The golf course was shut down because they were airating the greens. There were holes in the greens so we could not play it.
My partner and I went to a different course so I am asking for a refund.

Conditions Poor
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Commented on 09/30/2021

This is username jaruchpen. The initial comment I wrote was to be directed at the Golf Now website for having a difficult time getting a refund through their website while the golf course had properly noted on their website they were airating. This comment was not for the Wispering Pines golf course. We love the course and have golfed there many times. I have called the Golf Now website to see if they can remove this review.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Great course fun to play nice greens reasonable rates would golf here anytime

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Perfect weather
Walked

Diamond in the rough

I live in Monticello and love this course. Mark has made many improvements since he became owner. I love the layout and especially the back 9 which has 3 par 5's and 3 par 3's. I consider it a diamond in the rough, well worth playin. Marc Stanslaski

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great conditions

I have played this course throughout the summer and it has been in excellent shape throughout the extreme drought. Staff is friendly and professional, great course, great value. Hidden gem!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Slightly disappointed

I had higher expectations after reading previous reviews We drove an hour from the cities with a great rate we found on Teeoff. We all thought the whole course was extremely dry which resulted to fast greens and very hard bumpy fairways. So my leaves all around made it difficult to spot our balls. The score card and hole markers rarely matched the GPS on the cart for distance. No beverage cart on Sunday due to lack of staff. Pace was good. There was a friendly ranger. Friendly staff as well.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course needs water

Very dry course needs water bad , tee boxes all in rough shape

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/04/2021

Thank you for your Feedback! We do know our course needs was since we are in the longest drought in 30 years.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Solid course

Been playing here for most of my life, Mark has turned the place around and keeps improving. Its my go-to course. Would recommend to anyone. Give it a shot, you wont be disappointed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens are outstanding

I haveplayed this course many times over the years and it has gone through some challenges over the years, but the current management is spending ton of money to enhance this course. The greens are very good, many of them replaced in the past 2 years....even in the dry conditions this summer, things have been paintained.
New carts, asphalt paths in certain areas replaced, yardage pmarkers all new, outdoor features around the clubhouse are nice. Over-all thi course has moved a level or two higher with all they have done in the past 2 years.
Enjoy....it's fun course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Wonderful course in beautiful Annandale Minnesota

Very nice course, I specifically like the mature trees and change in elevation. Very well kept. When in Annandale and not on the lake, this is where I play golf. Great food, pro shop and very knowledgeable staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful Course

The staff are friendly and willing to go over and above. The owner is always there and helping make sure everyone is taken care of!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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