Whispering Pines moves up on Top 100 Course Rankings

September 2nd 2011 -
August 25, 2011 
In their exclusive biannual rankings of the Top 100 Courses in the U.S, both Golfweek and Golf Magazine have elevated the ranking of Whispering Pines Golf Club among the Top 100 Courses in America. 

Whispering Pines, located outside Trinity, Texas is the highest ranked course of all Texas courses in both publications.  In Golfweek’s Best Modern Courses in America rankings, Whispering Pines ranked 32nd, moving up from being ranked 45th in the 2009 rankings. The two other Texas courses ranked in the Top 100 were Dallas National Golf Club at # 34 and Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio at #80.

In Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses in America rankings, Whispering Pines ranked 80th, jumping up ten positions from the 90th ranked course in 2009. Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth ranked #81 was the only other Texas course to be ranked in the Top 100. 

The biannual rankings are generated from course evaluations from over 100 distinguished panelists. 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 Retreats (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.  

“It is an overwhelming honor to be named as one of the Top 100 Courses in America by two major golf publications. 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 benefiting 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 2-5, 2011. The Spirit International showcases the world’s best men and woman amateur players from 20 countries. The Spirit International Past Champions include Lorena Ochoa, Paula Creamer, Yani Tseng, Alexi Thompson, Brandt Snedeker, Martin Kaymer, Charl Schwartzel, Matteo Manassero, Francesco and Edoardo Molinari.

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 competition. 

For information on membership and sponsorship opportunities visit 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.