The Country Club of Whispering Pines is a semi-private country club which boasts of two championship courses that are hailed as among the best in North Carolina. The club’s East and West courses were designed by the famed Ellis Maples. The 18-hole, par 71 West (River) course features 6, 363 yards of golf from the longest tees. This golf vacation destination has a course rating of 70.3 and slope rating of 128. The West course also features Pentcross bent grass green and Bermuda fairways.
The Country Club of whispering Pines West Course has been famously dubbed as a facility that’s made for more precise golfers. It offers smaller greens, with streams and ponds that play on 12 holes. The West course was opened to the public in 1972. Ellis Maples is credited for effectively using the area’s natural contours, and perfectly blending the greens with the tranquil beauty of the village’s ancient hardwood forests. In this lovely golf vacation destination, well-placed shots are often rewarded with liberal greens and lots of birdie prospects.
And since the Country Club of Whispering Pines is often referred to as the “thinking man’s” golf course, individual players often constantly play two shots ahead, so that they can safely navigate this lovely, yet truly tricky course. The West course has an impressive clubhouse, which features a restaurant, bar, banquet area for social functions, and a well-stocked pro golf shop. Practice facilities include a pitching green with sand bunkers, a driving range and two putting greens to polish up your game. Make sure you include the West course in your roster of golf vacation package options, so that you’ll be able to experience the thrill of playing in one of Ellis Maple’s best courses.