Welcome to Whispering Pines
Whispering Pines is an 18 hole course located approximately 12 miles east of Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Highway 29 and 1 1/2 miles west 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 design.
In February of 2020 Frank & Dick Kyes with a heavy heart decided it was time to put Whispering Pines Golf Course up for sale. They had a vision back in 1986, followed their dreams’ and built the golf course to what it is today.
Immediately upon the course going up for sale, the WPG Investments group put an offer in, and the transition process began with their own vision. The group of partners have all grown up in Cadott and include: Luke & Deidra Rykal, Todd & Amy Rykal and Tony & Terri Roscoe, along with Jarod & Katie Leslie, Jim & Kirsten Dzienkowski, Gary & Donna Rykal and Jim & Sandy Buetow. They all shared a new vision for the clubhouse…they started renovations in February. They worked tirelessly over the next 6 weeks doing a complete makeover inside and outside the clubhouse. There is a new bar, new flooring, new windows, doors, new bigger TV’s and many other new and exciting renovations. Another thing the group wanted to do is to offer an extended food menu, so they installed a new kitchen and menu which includes homemade pizzas, chicken wings, burgers, fries, sandwiches and many appetizers. The group’s plans are to continue to make necessary updates to the clubhouse, course and staff to fulfill the ultimate experience for each and every customer.
Our Mission at Whispering Pines Golf Club is to provide excellent golf course and clubhouse conditions centered on all our members, customers and guests…and to put a focus on a family centered golf experience that meet or exceeds the expectations of all members, customers and families that we serve each and every day.
Owners – Luke & Deidra Rykal, Todd & Amy Rykal, Tony & Terri Roscoe, Jarod & Katie Leslie, Jim & Kirsten Dzienkowski, Gary & Donna Rykal, Jim & Sandy Buetow
Superintendent – Dean Wojtczak