Arcadia Bluffs (Bluffs)

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Whispering Pines Golf Club (Trinity, Texas)

Whispering Pines Golf Club logo Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield



The Takeaway:  Grade A

Quick Facts

Designer:  Chet Williams of Nicklaus Designs in 2000.

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  (936) 594-4980

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Whispering Pines Golf Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 1532 Whispering Pines Drive, Trinity, Texas  75862 – UNITED STATES

Photos:  See additional photos of Whispering Pines Golf Club

What to Expect:  Whispering Pines is a beautiful, private golf club located 90 miles north of Houston in the towering trees near Lake Livingston. Members and their guests have four cottages available to them for overnight stays with the cottages aptly named Augusta, Ballybunion, Pine Valley, and St. Andrews. The cottage feature is a throw back to the storied golf clubs of yesteryear and keeps in line with the traditions of golf that Whispering Pines adheres to. With it's remote location to consider, the club has chosen to be open seasonally in the Spring and Fall while remaining closed in the heat of Summer and cold of Winter. Full service caddies and forecaddies are available at the club to assist the golfers in their round of golf and are chuck full of local knowledge. Beyond the service and quality afforded at Whispering Pines, the golf course that awaits is the true dazzler of the day. Chet Williams from Nicklaus Designs carefully crafted the course from the natural terrain and created several beautiful holes; but none prettier than the final six holes that play along Caney Creek and Lake Livingston. In the end, Whispering Pines offers a fantastic layout at a beautifully remote location that boasts tall trees, natural water hazards, crafty bunkers, and creative greens on its way to offering one of the best golf experiences available is all the South.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
The Spirit 72 7369 75.6 142
Two Trees 72 6695 72.0 137
Three Trees 72 6020 69.4 130
Four Trees (Women) 72 5021 71.0 120

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  15th Hole – 178 Yard Par 3 – Par 3s are often the signature hole at golf courses because you can pack all the beauty of the hole in plain view from the tee box where every golfer can appreciate it. With par 4s and 5s, the golfer often has to play the hole in a certain way to fully appreciate the beauty and quality of the hole but par 3s are enjoyed by all. At Whispering Pines, the 15th hole is the first of two signature quality par 3s featured along Caney Creek. Playing just 178 yards from the tips, this signature hole demonstrates true artistry with a brilliant jagged edged bunker running from the front left portion of the green down into the water. Resting as an island, the target is not large on this domed green with Gator Cove waiting to drown tee shots that aren't able to find a dry surface to land on.

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