Whispering Pines Policies

Whispering Pines General House Rules and Operating Policies 

Whispering Pines Golf exists for the purpose of serving the Members and Organizations that support the Spirit Golf Association.
 
All rules of the Club may be changed from time to time, at the discretion of the Management and Owner.  The Members of the SGA will be informed of any rule changes.
 
It is the responsibility of each Member to inform all guests of the Club rules prior to their visiting the Club.  The Management and Staff of Whispering Pines Golf Club have been given direct authority to enforce all Club rules.

Age Restrictions

  1. No children under the age of seven (7) years are permitted on Whispering Pines property.
  2. Children of ages seven (7) through twenty-one (21) must be accompanied by an adult at all times while on Whispering Pines property.
  3. No one under the age of twenty-one (21) s permitted to stay in the cottages.
  4. You must be at least 22 years of age or older to become a member at Whispering Pines Golf Club.​
Conduct
  1. Members of the Club are responsible for the character and conduct of any persons whom they invite on to the Club premises.  A Member must accompany all guests.
  2. Members are responsible to educate their guests on Whispering Pines rules and regulations and ensure they follow these set guidelines.
  3. Harassment, sexual or otherwise, of Club staff will not be permitted. Sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual or similarly offensive nature, offensive comments, jokes, innuendoes and other sexually oriented statements.
  4. Language should be non-offensive.

Children

  1. A parent must accompany children under the age of 22.
  2. Children are considered to be guests of the Member and will be governed by all rules.
  3. Children must remain within control of their parents.
  4. Children of members over the age of 22 do not have membership privileges under their parent’s account. They will be listed as guests and governed as such.  They are not allowed access to the club without one of their parents being present.

Dress Code

  1. All Members and guests at the Club must wear acceptable attire at all times. 
  2. Golf slacks or skirt; golf shorts that are at least seventeen inches long and/or cut four inches above the knee; men’s shirts must have a collar; women’s blouses must have either sleeves or a collar.  Shirts must be tucked in when on the golf course or at the practice facilities.
  3. Denim jeans or shorts are not acceptable.
  4. Appropriate golf shoes are to be worn on the golf course.  Steel spikes and spiked heels are not permitted.
  5. Barefoot play is not permitted.

Guests

  1. A guest may use the Club only when escorted by a Member.
  2. Any one guest may visit the Club a maximum of four times per calendar year.
  3. An Individual or Spirit Member may only bring a maximum of 7 guests per visit.  A Charitable or Corporate Member may have up to 7 guests per Designee present
Employees
  1. Members or guests shall not reprimand, demean, or curse employees of the Club.  Any employee’s misconduct or a complaint about any employee should be reported directly to the General Manager.
  2. Employees of the Club shall not be sent off the Club’s premises by Members or guests without the express permission of the Manager on Duty.

Hours of Operation

To maintain operating efficiency, the Golf House will be open the following hours.  The Golf House will remain open beyond the 6:00pm time frame whenever golfers are present.

 

Golf House

March 19 - June 29

First Tee Time at 8:00 am
Regular Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday - Sunday

 Extended Hours 
(as needed for evening golfers and dining)
Until 11:00pm
Last Dinner Reservation is 9:00pm

 

September 10 - December 14

First Tee Time at 8:00 am
Regular Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Wednesday - Sunday

Extended Hours
(as needed for evening golfers and dining)
Until 11:00 pm
Last Dinner Reservation is 8:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golf
 
General
  1. A Member must accompany any guest for golf or practice at the Club.
  2. An Individual or Spirit Member may only bring a maximum of 7 guests per visit.  A Charitable or Corporate Member may have up to 7 guests per Designee present.
  3. Proper attire must be worn on the golf course and at practice facilities. Golf slacks or skirt; golf shorts that are at least seventeen inches long and/or cut four inches above the knee; men’s shirts must have a collar; women’s blouses must have either sleeves or a collar.  Shirts must be tucked in when on the golf course or at the practice facilities.  Denim jeans or shorts are not acceptable.  Appropriate golf shoes are to be worn on the golf course.  Steel spikes and spiked heels are not permitted. Barefoot play is not permitted.
  4. The course is open Wednesday through Sunday.
  5. All Members and guests must check in with the Golf Shop.
  6. Payment for golf is due at the time of check in.
Fishing and Hunting on Club Property
  1. No hunting is permitted on Club Property.
  2. Fishing in the lakes is permitted by Members, their families and guests only when the Club is open.
  3. No swimming is permitted in the Club lakes.
  4.  WP Employees will help the Member receive instruction on the permissible fishing areas.
  5. Golfers always have the right of way in on-course fishing areas.

Starting Times and Group Outings

  1. Tee time reservations must be made in advance.
  2. Caddie and dining arrangements must be made in advance.

Caddies and Carts

  1. Golf Carts are included in the price of the golf round.
  2. Caddie and Fore Caddie gratuities are additional to the cost of the round.
  3. Caddies are available on a first come first serve basis.
    •  Please make caddie reservations at least 72 hours in advance of tee time.

Rules Governing Golf Cart Use

  1. Maximum of two (2) persons and two (2) golf bags shall occupy the golf cart at any time.
  2. The operator of any golf cart must be at least 18 years old and have a valid Driver License.
  3. The operator will drive responsibly, observe any property/golf signage, and drive no closer than thirty (30) feet from any green, ground under repair, water or any other hazardous area.
  4. Any property damage or personal injury caused to or by a golf cart while the golf cart is in the care and control of the operator, shall be the responsibility of the operator.

Locker Rooms

  1. Lockers are for day use only.
  2. All contents will be removed by the Club at the end of each day.
  3. The Club does not accept responsibility for any items stored in the lockers or locker rooms. 

Food and Beverage

  1. Food and Beverages are not permitted to be brought on to property other than Wine for consumption at the Cottages.
  2. Members and Guests are responsible for Food and Beverage charges at the time of service.
  3. No alcohol will be permitted to leave the property.
  4. Wine brought to the cottages for personal consumption may not be taken from the cottages to any other area of the club or property.
  5. The Club will not serve an alcoholic beverage to a person less than twenty-one years of age or to a person that is deemed to be intoxicated.
  6. Reservations are required for dinner service. The Chef must have your dinner reservations by 4pm of the day of dining.  Please make arrangement when scheduling your golf tee times.

Parking

  1. Parking is to be in designated parking areas only.
  2. Recreational Vehicles may be parked on property with prior authorization from the General Manager.

Pets

  1. Domestic pets are not permitted on Club property.

Property

  1. Club property may not be removed from the Club premises without specific permission from the General Manager, obtained in advance.  Any Club property damaged or lost by a Member or guest shall be paid for by such Member.  This includes wash towels and grooming products.
  2. The Club will not, under any circumstances, be responsible for property of Members, guests, or other persons brought on Club premises for any purpose whatsoever.
  3. The parking of automobiles for Members, guests, or others is done as a courtesy.  The Club assumes no responsibility for such automobiles, damage thereto or property left therein.
 
The Village at Whispering Pines

The Village at Whispering Pines is a perfect destination for a weekend getaway, corporate retreat, or family get together. The cottages are professionally decorated and furnished to compliment the beautiful surroundings at Whispering Pines. With a variety of recreational activities, The Village at Whispering Pines is the perfect weekend retreat.
 
The cottages consist of 4 bedrooms with 2 beds in each room.  They come equipped with full kitchens and laundry facilities. Your cottage room rate is for the use of the cottage and carts that are staged at the cottage.  All food and beverage and recreational activities have a la carte pricing so that you can modify your experience to meet your expectations.
 
The rates for the cottages are as follows:

  • One room guest suite…$275 per night (does not include kitchen, dining room and living area). 
    Sleeps a maximum of 2 people.
     
  • Three room cottage…$625 per night (two bedrooms upstairs, one bedroom downstairs, kitchen, dining room and living area).  Sleeps a maximum of 6 people.
     
  • Full cottage…$900 per night (two bedrooms upstairs, two bedrooms downstairs, kitchen, dining room and living area).  Sleeps a maximum of 8 people.
 
Recreational Activities:
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Bicycling

 

The Village at Whispering Pines Rules and Regulations

Reservations

Reservations are accepted Monday through Friday.  A credit card will be required to confirm all reservations.
 
Cancellation Policy
 
Any reservation made inside 10 days of the reserved date must be cancelled 48 hrs prior to the reserved date to avoid charges.  
 
Guest Suite,  3 Room, or One Cottage  
  All reservations must be cancelled 30 days in advance to avoid a 100% forfeiture of funds
 
  Two  Cottages
 
  All reservations must be cancelled 45 days in advance to avoid 100% forfeiture of funds.
   
 

Check-in

Guests may check in no earlier than 3:00 p.m. the day of their reservation. 

Check-out

Guests must vacate their rooms and/or cottage no later than 11:00 a.m.
 
Limits on Cottage Reservations

Individual or Spirit Membership
  • May not book more than 1 Cottage per visit.
  • May not have more than 2 bookings at any one time.
Charitable or Corporate Membership
  • May not book more than 2 Cottages per visit.
  • May not have more than 3 total bookings at any one time.

Age Restrictions
No person under the age of 21 is permitted in the cottages.
 
Maximum Occupancy
Cottages may only be occupied by a maximum number of people equal to the number of beds in the rented space.

Age Restrictions

No person under the age of 21 is permitted in the cottages.

Maximum Occupancy

Cottages may only be occupied by a maximum number of people equal to the number of beds in the rented space.


To make your reservation at The Village at Whispering Pines contact Mary Enyart at (936) 594-4698

 

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