Whispering Pines is an 18 hole course
located approximately 12 miles west of Eau Claire, Wisconsin on
Highway 29 and 1 1/2 miles east of Cadott on County Trunk X.
Whispering Pines has been a member of the Chippewa Valley Golf
Association since its founding in 1987.
Cadott's Whispering Pines Golf Course just seems
to be getting better and better as the years come and go. What
began as a dream of Frank Kyes many years ago has, with the
addition of another nine holes in 1995, become a full fledged 18
hole course. With the acreage Frank had acquired, most of the
holes are not those which are typically called a drive and a
wedge shot. Rather, be certain to bring all the clubs in your
bag. Three of the four par
fives for all practical purposes are
unreachable in two, unless you typically hit a 300 yard drive
and a 300 yard second shot. These are legitimate par fives. The
par 3's require a 3 to 5 iron, depending on the direction of
the wind no easy holes here. In addition, the course has its
share of 400 yards plus par fours if you want to play the back
tees. Between the water on many holes and the tight fairways on
the others, this track is only going to get better with age.
Most of the holes have large landing areas for
your drives, but the greens are strategically located within
groves of trees.
Both nines were designed by Dr. Gordon Emerson
in 1987 but construction on the original nine which is the
current back nine, began that year. The present day front nine
of the eighteen holes was built in 1995. Gordy has created a
course that takes advantage of the wealth of physical features
that naturally occur on the land. Water comes into play on nine
of the eighteen holes and definitely is the dominant feature.
Subtle terrain changes, stands of mature oaks, maples, of of
course pines, as well as some open holes which bring the wind
into play, make for an interesting trip around the nearly 6700
yard layout. Gordy admits that this is probably his favorite