Rated 4 out of 5 by CigarXO Private Gem for DOD, Military and Retirees
I love getting out to Whispering Firs for a twilight round. Whether walking or riding, the late afternoon usually provides for a quick pace of play, little traffic and visits from deer. Though by late afternoon the course facilities are reduced - no/limited food/restaurant service - the staff is always friendly and accommodating. The facilities include driving, chipping and putting areas. The course presents a challenge, especially from the blue tips, with great driving holes on amble par fives, dogleg par fours and medium length par 3s. The course fairways and greens are in very good condition given it is a DOD course. I recommend it to everyone who has entitlements to go.
August 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by heclin Lots of doglegs
Greens are nice looking and smooth, although a little slower than most. There are more doglegs than you normally see on a golf course. Most of them go left. Allow plenty of time to go through security because this is on an air force base.
August 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by uFWMB2757FW You're in the Army now !
The worst part of Whispering Firs is getting through the JBLM security gate!
I had great difficulty understanding the gentleman processing my visitors pass's English, and for that he took exception, chastising me for being impatient. Thank goodness for his English proficient co-workers intervening when he mistakenly identified me as my 25 year old son and said I was not allowed to drive on base! The guard at the gate has an m-16 looking automatic weapon that was somewhat disconcerting but understandable.
Once we arrived we were treated to a great round of uncrowded golf, The fairway grass was still green and firm with the greens being lightening fast. We stopped for food at nine(3:15) and learned that they close at 4:30 and the only hot food they serve between 3:00 and 4:30 are hotdogs and after 4:30 you're out of luck !! We finished our front nine in 1:45
and the back nine in 2 hours.
July 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by u000005528269 Very nice course
Excellent course that has pretty good greens. The fairways were a little rough because of the dry summer but overall very well kept. Go play, you won't be disappointed.
July 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by walkertj60 Nice course layout
This was the first time my son and I played Whispering Fir and it won't be the last. There are a couple of water holes and two or three serious dog legs. I said the pace of play was average because we got stuck playing the back nine during a Men's Club event that takes place every Tuesday and Thursday, but was compensated by the course. I look forward to playing this course again. The course is on the McChord AFB side of what's now JBLM (Joint Base Lewis-McChord).
July 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by konroynfl Good bang for your buck
We went on a Sunday and had no problems slotting into our tee time. Course is in good shape especially for the reasonable price it offers. We did get backed up however on the back nine probably because of newer military guys just learning to play golf on the course.
June 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ljiles33staug Firs Good
We were able to tee off a little before our time because the group in front of us played fast. We didn't see them until the back 9. The course was in good shape, except for the tee box on 1 par 3. We enjoyed the course.
June 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Frank2438828 Great course
Great round, it started with the friendly staff. The course was well kept specially the greens, challenging golf course with tight fairways. Overrall a great experience.
June 16, 2015