Six Straight at #1 for Whispering Pines Golf Club

April 6th 2011 -

April 5, 2011

Dallas, TEXAS—The Dallas Morning NewsTexas Golf 2011 Edition officially announced Whispering Pines Golf Club, located outside of Trinity, Texas as the #1 Golf Course in Texas. This marks the sixth straight year that Whispering Pines has received the top honor by the 120 statewide panelists who cast votes for the annual state rankings.

"Being named #1 in the State of Texas for six straight years is simply amazing. When you combine the great traditional courses with the superb new courses that have been introduced to the Texas golf scene over the past 10-15 years, it’s a wonderful honor to hold down the top spot” said Eric Fredricksen, President of the World Health & Golf Association, the non-profit organization responsible for membership and tournament services.

The top ten courses recognized in the Dallas Morning News- Texas Golf 2011 publication are: (1) Whispering Pines Golf Club, Trinity (2) Dallas National Golf Club, Dallas (3) Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth (4) Preston Trail Golf Club, Dallas (5) Club at Carlton Woods, Nicklaus Course, The Woodlands (6) Cordillera Ranch, Boerne (7) Vaquero, Westlake  (8) Brook Hollow Golf Club, Dallas (9) Escondido, Horseshoe Bay (10) Boot Ranch, Fredericksburg.

Since 1989, The Dallas Morning News Best in Texas Golf rankings have been recognized as the most prestigious state golf rankings, and votes are submitted by a panel of professional and amateur golf enthusiasts from across Texas. Each panelist is required to vote only for the courses they have played and must use a 10-point ranking criteria based on versatility, shot making, remembrance, beauty, conditioning, and overall enjoyment.

Located along the northern shores of Lake Livingston, Whispering Pines Golf Club showcases the beautiful piney woods of East Texas and offers members a secluded and first-class golf experience.  Since opening in 2000, Whispering Pines has received many outstanding honors by national golf publications. Golf Digest has honored the golf club as the “Third Best New Private Course in America” the “Second Best in Texas” (state rankings) and as #11 in America’s 50 Greatest Golf Retreats. Golf Magazine and Golfweek currently rank Whispering Pines among the Top 100 Golf Courses in America.

Dedicated to hosting the finest amateur events, Whispering Pines will host The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship, November 2 -5, 2011. The Spirit International showcases the world’s best men and women amateur players from 20 countries. Whispering Pines Golf Club is also the host site for The Big 12 Conference Men’s Golf Championships.  

The World Health & Golf Association, a 501 c- 3 charitable organization is responsible for the Whispering Pines Membership Program and tournament management of The Spirit International. The Texas Golf Association is the governing association for The Spirit International and The Big 12 Men’s Conference Championship.

For information on membership and sponsorship opportunities visit or contact the World Health and Golf Association office at 281-298-2610. For information on The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship visit or contact Tournament Director Eric Fredricksen at 281-298-2610 or