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Whispering Pines Golf Course
451 Golf Course Road, Huntsville, ON  P1H1N8
Tee Times: 705-789-4559
Email: info@whisperingpinesgolf.ca

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Date: 2009-Jul-27 Review by Dan P
    The greens are a bit small and grass is a bit long but quite understandable after talking to the owner. Having recently taken over the course, a great deal of work has gone into course repairs. Things are looking up.
    I was told that at the beginning of the 2009 season the 9th fairway had no grass. Things have improved dramatically.
    The fairways and rough are one and the same with grass just a bit too long. You can lose a ball in the middle of the fairway if you don't keep your eye on the ball.
    Distance markers are not available but were on order at the time of our visit.
    Tees are uneven and a touch small but, again, are being worked on.
    The yardages on the scorecard are a bit off but that will be fixed as well.
    Hole #3 has a beautiful tee shot for this moderate length par 4 at only 273 yards.
    Blind tee shots occur on the last 4 holes. A bell would be recommended on holes #7 and #8.
    There are no doglegs on the course except for hole #8, which has two greens. The second green is a dogleg right and is intended to toughen your round should you choose to make this hole a bit longer.
    Each hole gets longer as you play. You start with a par 3 and end with two par 5s.
    Whispering Pines is a walkable course but not for everyone. Some elevation chances may give the less capable some difficulties.
    This is the one true golf bargain in the Huntsville area. It is priced less than half of any course around.
    This "take the family" course offers good value for an afternoon.
    The difficulty of Whispering Pines is in the smallish greens and long grass of the fairways. You'll almost always need to take an extra club.
    I believe there are only three holes with bunkers and one small pond that shouldn't come in to play.
    Rarely will you get much of a roll so a chip and run is not worth trying.
    Whispering Pines is a nice forested setting and has some nice elevated tee shots.
    You'll want to talk to the staff and learn a little of the history of the course. Whispering Pines was built about 50 years ago and ownership did see a mafia presence at one time.
    The rustic clubhouse overlooks the first tee and 9th green.
    The pro shop/clubhouse is cozy and contains only the basics of golf supplies. Club rentals are available and "yes", you can get a beer.
    This has to be one of the easiest course layouts I've ever played. Whispering Pines has an easy flow and makes great use of the land available.
    The course borders Highway 60 and flying the fence onto the highway has a local penalty of 2 strokes. Ouch!
    Only two or three ball washers were seen on course at, I believe, holes #6 and #8.
    I had a wonderful chat with one of the owners. The current course conditions have come a long way since the new ownership has taken over.
    The number of green fees has doubled this year so the course improvements are definitely being recognized.
    Whispering Pines does not have a rating to pad your handicap.
    Things are looking up at Whispering Pines.
Photos: 2009-Jul-27


















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