Sunday, November 07, 2010

A Rainy Day at Whispering Pines Golf Course in MB

We gambled against the predictions of rain on the day we were scheduled to play at Whispering Pines Golf Course in Myrtle Beach just north of the airport and unfortunately we lost the bet. It's a shame, because this is probably a great course when you're not being drenched in a sudden downpour. Unlike many of the courses in the area, there are no homes along this golf course, just tall trees, well placed bunkers and some water holes to make it interesting.

From the men's white tees the yardage is 6245 yards with a slope rating of 70.9/192. For the red tees it plays 5176 yards with a slope rating of 70.0/119. If you play the most difficult tees, the yardage is 6771 with a rating of 73.4/131 and the senior tee yardage is 5497 and 66.8/115.
On a sunny day, this would be a fun course--we had to head for the parking lot early when the skies turned black and we knew we were in for it. Should we return next year as planned, I'm sure we'll give this course another try because the opportunity to play without fear of hitting condos and townhouses is rare in a reasonably priced golf course in this town. The only distraction is the noise of the airplanes taking off on a few of the holes that border the airport. But the airport isn't that busy so it's not much of a problem. We enjoyed this course even if we didn't get to finish our game.

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4 comments:

Linda in New Mexico said...

The rain does do you in in SC huh? Hope the 19th hole made up for the loss of playing though.

SkippyMom said...

Yes, but the houses make it so much more fun.

My Mom's house was forever getting hit - she didn't care - we would laugh. But it is the reason the entire house was brick and the windows on the back had special glass in them. :) heehee

simplycol.com said...

Don't have much in the way of experience with golf.. but I sure like the looks of that course.

myrtlebeachgolf said...

Hope you will come back and play Whispering Pines or one of the other 100 or so great courses in Myrtle Beach. Great golf and great things to do off the course combine to make Myrtle Beach one of the most popular golfing destinations.

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