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Whispering Pines

Myrtle Beach golf at Whispering Pines is a true golfing pleasure, whether you’re a full-time South Carolinian, or just visiting sunny Myrtle Beach. This lush course  will challenge and relax you all at once.There is no doubt you will love the scenery! With no distracting backyards this 6,771 yard course is a true destination for Myrtle Beach golf.  Carved out of 200 acres of towering pines and mature hardwoods, carefully designed by Finger, Dye, and Spahn, Whispering Pines offers a distinctive combination of challenge and beauty. Tree-lined fairways, stratigically placed lakes, and undulating greens await your arrival in Myrtle Beach, SC. With above average slope and handicap ratings, this traditional, classic design-style course doesn’t need gimmicks for a satisfying round of golf. Best of all, you don’t have to drive miles to find peace and quiet. We’re located just one half mile from outstanding oceanfront hotels and attractions of Myrtle Beach, and we are just across the street from the Myrtle Beach Airport!  Perfect for an extra round before or after your flight!  At Whispering Pines, you’ll discover affordable rates, convenient location, outstanding service, and challenging Myrtle Beach golf. We also offer golf lessons for all skill levels at the Whispering Pines Golf Academy.

Par : 72
Slope : 127
Rating : 73.2
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We have missed you these past few months and are more than ready for your return! If you missed the opportunity for Spring golf, no worries STAY & PLAY this FALL! Play a few rounds this Fall during your vacation getaway where the weather is perfect, courses are greener than ever, and endless memories can be made! Our Great American Comeback tee times are designed specifically for YOU. We look forward to seeing you real soon!

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Whispering Pines

Myrtle Beach golf at Whispering Pines is a true golfing pleasure, whether you’re a full-time South Carolinian, or just visiting sunny Myrtle Beach. This lush course  will challenge and relax you all at once.There is no doubt you will love the scenery! With no distracting backyards this 6,771 yard course is a true destination for Myrtle Beach golf.  Carved out of 200 acres of towering pines and mature hardwoods, carefully designed by Finger, Dye, and Spahn, Whispering Pines offers a distinctive combination of challenge and beauty. Tree-lined fairways, stratigically placed lakes, and undulating greens await your arrival in Myrtle Beach, SC. With above average slope and handicap ratings, this traditional, classic design-style course doesn’t need gimmicks for a satisfying round of golf. Best of all, you don’t have to drive miles to find peace and quiet. We’re located just one half mile from outstanding oceanfront hotels and attractions of Myrtle Beach, and we are just across the street from the Myrtle Beach Airport!  Perfect for an extra round before or after your flight!  At Whispering Pines, you’ll discover affordable rates, convenient location, outstanding service, and challenging Myrtle Beach golf. We also offer golf lessons for all skill levels at the Whispering Pines Golf Academy.

Whispering Pines Specials
The Great American Comeback Package

We have missed you these past few months and are more than ready for your return! If you missed the opportunity for Spring golf, no worries STAY & PLAY this FALL! Play a few rounds this Fall during your vacation getaway where the weather is perfect, courses are greener than ever, and endless memories can be made! Our Great American Comeback tee times are designed specifically for YOU. We look forward to seeing you real soon!

Book This Deal
The Great American Comeback Package

We have missed you these past few months and are more than ready for your return! If you missed the opportunity for Spring golf, no worries STAY & PLAY this FALL! Play a few rounds this Fall during your vacation getaway where the weather is perfect, courses are greener than ever, and endless memories can be made! Our Great American Comeback tee times are designed specifically for YOU. We look forward to seeing you real soon!

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Player's Choice

Our most popular option for booking and playing all area courses! Build your own custom, dream golf vacation! SAVE BIG with weekday and afternoon rates at Myrtle Beach's best courses! Special pricing on tee times for weekdays, Early AM tee times, PM tee times and special hot deal offerings on select courses. Also, enjoy up to 20% off your accommodations.

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Our most popular option for booking and playing all area courses! Build your own custom, dream golf vacation! SAVE BIG with weekday and afternoon rates at Myrtle Beach's best courses! Special pricing on tee times for weekdays, Early AM tee times, PM tee times and special hot deal offerings on select courses.

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3.8 out of 26 Reviews
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David Theoret on

If you’re a golfer who has ever dreamed about stepping off the plane and right on to the golf course, Whispering Pines Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, SC can come as close as any club in America at making your dream come true. In fact course owner Chip Smith has pictures of golfers lugging their golf bags and luggage across the street to play a round golf course.

The golf course at Whispering Pines is a challenging as it is beautiful to look at. The course has been carved out of over 200 acres of mature hardwood and towering pine trees. The course originally opened in 1963 and was redesigned by Texas architects Finger, Dye and Spann in1983.

If you like to see mother nature at her best, this is the place for you! In 1998, Whispering Pines was designated a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” by Audubon International. At the time, they were only the 3rd course in South Carolina to achieve this honor.

For several years, conditions at Whispering Pines deteriorated and the course lost many of their regular players. In 2015, Atlantic Golf Management – who was the previous operators of TPC Myrtle Beach – stepped up and assumed management of the course. Atlantic has made many improvements, including better conditioning of the course, and have plans for many more.

You’ll find tree-lined fairways, strategically placed lakes, and well undulated TifEagle greens await your arrival at Whispering Pines. Although it’s located across the street from the airport less than five minutes from the heartbeat of the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, Whispering Pines offers golfers tranquility. There are no homes on the course; so no backyards or windows to worry about. It’s just you, mother nature and the occasional fighter jet buzzing overhead!

Favorite Hole: Number 14, Par 5, 463 yards. If you’re playing this course for the first time, you might look at the scorecard and immediately think “eagle opportunity.” But not so fast; this double dogleg is incredibly difficult to reach in two. Play your tee shot slightly right of the water and your layup shot slightly left of the large tree on the right side. That will leave a short pitch shot into a green cut on an angle and sloping back to front with two bunkers on the right side. This hole requires 3 well placed and controlled shots to have a chance at par or better.

Favorite Par 3: Number 6, 151 yards. This is an interesting little par 3 that plays over water to a green that slopes back to front. What makes it so interesting is that with a front pin placement, anything short stands a good chance of rolling back down into the water. Bunkers on either side of the green necessitate the need to hit the green.

Favorite Par 4: Number 8, 390 yards. Another of Whispering Pines challenging holes that features a pond on the left side of the landing area and more water on the right. This creates a narrow landing area, so consider hitting a club that won’t carry to the pond. It will leave a longer approach shot, but better safe than sorry! From there you’ll play to an elevated green. A deep bunker guards the front left of the green and the mounding all around can make for an interesting up and down from the rough. Par is a good score here!

Favorite Par 5: Number 12, 538 yards. Off the tee, you’ll need to contend with a large tree in the middle of the fairway. Push your tee shot right and you could find the water. Once past the tree, you’ll find smaller trees along the edge of the fairway on the right side, so you’ll need to play your layup shot out to the left to have a clear line into the green. Two small, deep pot bunkers guard the left side; right of the traps and you’re likely to find more water! The green is small with some subtle undulations. No wonder this is the #1 handicap!

Whispering Pines has some impressive practice facilities including a full-length driving range; a chipping area and practice putting green. You can hit a few balls to get loose before your round or hit a few buckets and work on different aspects of your game so you’ll be ready for your next round. In case you can’t figure things out on your own, golf lessons for all skill levels at the Whispering Pines Golf Academy.

Unlike many green grass golf pro shops that have given in to the big box golf retailers, the pro shop at Whispering Pines carries a good selection of golf apparel from such well-known companies as Antigua, Callaway, Divots and more. They also have the latest shoes from Nike and Callaway and the prices on the equipment they stock will match or many cases beat the big box outlets. Whispering Pines pro shop also stacks a wide selection of balls, gloves and accessories. Equipment and accessory brands include Adams, Titleist, Callaway, Cleveland, Nike, Wilson, and more.

Last Word: One thing you’ll notice at Whispering Pines is the size of the greens; for the most part they are small and elevated; a double whammy for many! This places a premium on accuracy on your approach shot. During your round, it’s not uncommon to see military jets doing some practice runs or flying over information. After all, the Myrtle Beach airport was once an Air Force base and the golf course was previously known as Myrtle Beach AFB Golf Club.

With an above average course rating of 70.9 and a slope of 128 from the White Tees, Whispering Pines offers most golfers a good challenge, with no gimmicks. As you stand on the tee, what you see is what you get, all you have to do is hit the shots and make the putts! It’s a great place to get in the first or last round of your Myrtle Beach golf vacation.

Dave Murtaugh on

We had a great time at Whispering Pines. Frankly, we got more that we expected for the fees we paid ($47). The course layout is fun and interesting, with a nice mix of holes. It's pretty flat, but other features (doglegs, water, etc.) make it quite interesting. It was in very good shape. The folks in the pro shop were friendly and great, but the starter/bag drop guy let a group that was running late get in front of us, and they hit 2 minutes after our start time. We still had a good time, because the course was fun, interesting and fair. We have played most of the courses up and down the strand, and this is the best value we have found so far.

Harry Hoople on

A good "workingman's" course - no frills, but everything needed for a good round of golf. The greens and fairways were in good shape. The speed of the greens was medium. The fairways are wide. The traps were so-so. There is plenty of water to make shots challenging. I'll go back.

tg on

Clubhouse and cart/starter staff were all great. Very friendly, personable and helpful. Course was in great shape and was not rushed to play. Enjoyed the round and will definitely be back the next time I visit Myrtle Beach. The grill/restaurant area looked great for a municipal course but we did not eat there.

Mark on

Cart guy was a real treat. Might as well not have anyone, he wasn't helpful at all. When we came up to get our cart the man was just shooting the breeze with someone, and after a minute or two we just grabbed the nearest available cart. Then he noticed and came over. He basically said something unintelligible about where the practice range and 1st tee box were, then something about coming back over to him for some reason. When we finished we brought the cart back, parked it where we took it from and got grief because it was about 20 feet from where he wanted it. I guess he couldn't be bothered to break off another apparently important bull session to do his job. Never really got the point of him being there, it seemed he was there to ignore folks before giving them crap. Enough of the negative.
We liked the course alright. It was sufficiently challenging, pretty well maintained and like no course I've played before. Smallish greens, pretty fuzzy really - especially around the edges - which I guess is why they were so slow. Literally felt like I had to hammer every putt just to get it to the hole. Oceans of water hazards compared to what I'm used to in California. Surprisingly little noise from airplanes for a course across the street from an airport. All in all it wasn't too bad.
If I lived around here I expect I'd play it pretty regularly.

James on

Great round on a fair and friendly course. Staff is accommodating and friendly.

Wally Cleaver on

Played the course Friday and is quite possibly in the best shape of its life. Greens were smooth as glass at a medium speed. If there had been less rain or the super decided to cut and roll them more they would have faster. The fairways and rough were lush and very playable. Well maintained bunkers and tee boxes round off the great condition it is in. Defiantly worth the money and should be a must play.

Parker on

Fun course that plays fairly firm! You can expect to get a good bit of roll off the tee on this course which is nice. Small greens which were smooth and in very good shape. Will play again

William on

First time playing the course. The greens had just been aerated 5 days prior, but the staff did a very good job. The greens putted true but a bit slow. Understandably, they were a little shaggy. My wife ( a 38 handicapper) and I played a quick afternoon round. At the tees, we found monuments that depicted the hole, which was very useful. As first timers, we were able to navigate the course fairly well. Not my favorite course, but because it was not very challenging, my wife enjoyed it, so we may return. The price of the round was very fair.

Ovila on

Bathroom on 13-14 the hole was a disgrace. Health department should close se it down. Shame on you, for the price you charge, you should have people checking on it, cleaning it. Bathroom should be revamped, redone, it was bad, very bad.