Whispering Springs Golf Club Hot
State: WI City: Fond Du Lac
Price Range: $40 - $49
Weekend Rate (w/cart): $49.75
Address: 380 Whispering Springs Dr
Zip Code: 54937-6901
Phone Number: (920) 921-8053
Website: Click Here to View Website
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8.72 CONDITIONS out of 10
Upkeep
Green & Clean
Above & Beyond
8.87 HOSPITALITY out of 10
Guest Services
Amenities
Experience
8.67 PLAYABILITY out of 10
Design
Difficulty
Carts & Cards
8.62 FACILITIES out of 10
Tee Times
Teach & Learn
Accessibility
9.59 VALUE out of 10
Actual Costs
Fun Factor
Value
FORWARD SCORE 90.35 out of 100
941
TOTAL SCORE out of 1000

Fond Du Lac, which is French for "foot of the lake" is located at the southern end of Lake Winnebago. On a wooded ledge overlooking the city lies the area's best golf course. Every hacker that has a chance to play Whispering Springs Golf Club has to put this course on the "Must Play" list. It is a fun place to play and every hole has its own unique set of challenges.

Your outing starts with the drive up to a beautiful, new clubhouse and elegant banquet facility. Inside you will find a well-stocked pro shop with a very friendly staff to get your round started. You will also find the one trap you want to be in. Plan on sitting out on the patio at Trep's Trap to enjoy a great golf course menu while you watch the rest of the golfers finish up their day.

There are five sets of tee's so you have a choice on how long you want the course to play. You will also love the bentgrass tees, greens and fairways which usually exist only at country club courses. Don't be afraid to pop off the shoes and take a little barefoot walk on the fairway. (OK maybe that doesn't fall under the rules of golf etiquette but they felt awesome.) You will not find two holes that are alike and the course has a great mix of wooded and meadowland holes. If you would have to pick a signature hole on this course it would be the whole back nine. Holes 12 thru 18 play on the ledge overlooking the city and the view is just beautiful. There are plenty of water hazards and sand traps. A little advice, bring lotion for the beach. There seemed to be a trap for every shot but they were well maintained with quality sand and fairly easy to play out of. Make sure you check out the bullfrogs in the pond on the 9th hole. They are huge. We asked someone in the pro shop if they had them imported and he said "Nope, they are natural, but someone put some bass in there and you should see the size of the one that eats them bullfrogs!"

Whispering Springs Golf Club is walkable, and the fees are very reasonable for the quality of this course. The beverage cart was a little pricey but overshadowed by the experience.

Latest Update: 12/26/2010

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Overall rating:
8.6
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Reviewed by ForeMan | September 07, 2011

As the Senior Editor for The Hacker's Guide, I wasn't sure what to expect of this course. I'd been disappointed by several courses other raters had covered for us in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and was fearful I might net the same results here.

Au contraire.

You want to talk about value for your dollar in golf. This place has it. What a fantastic golf site... for tournaments, large/small groups, and even individual golfers... with tees perfectly suited for any age and gender, and very few holes that spit in your face... this was a great round, a very scenic round at that, in the company of outstanding staff and locals. They love this course in Fond du Lac... and with good reason. Kudos to the owners and staff of Whispering Springs. You are what value golf is all about!

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Favorite Hole on Front 9 9
Favorite Hole on Back 9 18
Would you golf here again? Yes