Whispering Pines achieves Top 100 Courses in the America

September 4th 2009 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2009

Whispering Pines achieves Top 100 Courses in the America
Golf Magazine in their exclusive biannual rankings of the Top 100 Courses in the U.S. and the World has named Whispering Pines Golf Club located outside Trinity, Texas among the Top 100 Courses in the U.S.

Featured in the October issue of Golf Magazine, Whispering Pines is among ten new courses to crack the Top 100 list. The prestigious Pine Valley Golf Club in New Jersey was voted #1 with Whispering Pines ranked #90. The only other Texas course to be ranked was Colonial Golf Club in Ft. Worth at # 77.

The biannual rankings are generated from course evaluations from 100 distinguished panelists who hail from 17 countries, a minimum of ten evaluations are required to qualify for selection. Each panelist considers factors such as design, rhythm, creativity, setting and conditioning.

Since opening in 2000, Whispering Pines has received national honors by Golf Digest including Third Best New Private Course in America (2000), Second Best in Texas (2001 to 2007) and  ranked #11 in America’s 50 Greatest Golf Retreat (2006-2007). Combined with being ranked as the #1 Golf Course in Texas since 2006 by the Dallas Morning News statewide panelists, Whispering Pines has well earned being recognized as one of the Top 100 Courses in the U.S.  

“This is an overwhelming honor to be named as one of the Top 100 Courses in America. It is a reflection of a passionate vision, dedicated staff and loyal membership. The kindred spirits of Whispering Pines is truly meaningful for those who share in the golf experience and for our benefitting charities” says Corby Robertson, Founder of Whispering Pines Golf Club.  

Dedicated to hosting the finest amateur events, Whispering Pines will host The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship, November 4-7, 2009 featuring the world’s best men and woman amateur players from 20 countries.

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. The Texas Golf Association, a USGA Regional Golf Association is the governing association for The Spirit competition.

For information on membership and sponsorship opportunities go to www.whga.org or contact the World Health and Golf Association office at 281-298-2610. For information on The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship please contact Tournament Director Eric Fredricksen at 281-298-2610 or efredricksen@whga.org.