Whispering Woods Golf Club - 12th Hole
From 200 yards to Putting Surface - In foreground is the
ditch The Raptor affectionately refers to as "The
Whispering Woods Golf Club has become the ultimate polarizing
facility in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Those who have played
it either love it or hate it. At the root of the haters club
is the overall difficulty of the layout and the golf ball gobbling
hazards which permeate the golf course.
A byproduct of the daily play is the game within the game which
is - how many golf balls can I find today? - This past week
has been a perfect example. Conservatively, those who have
played with The Raptor have dished off about 50 golf balls which
they didn't want. Included in this collection are every conceivable
brand on the market. Needless to say, I change balls
frequently and in most cases the balls are brand new.
Another haters talking point has been the design features of
some of the holes, especially the par 5's. The Raptor has
had little success on the 4 holes as a group and continues to
On the other hand, on many occasions, the Raptor has played
exceptionally well on the front nine holes and is hopeful to do
better next year on the back nine.
The Whispering Woods lovers enjoy the location, condition of
the course and the interaction with nature in the form of turkey,
deer, snakes and a lot of birds. The course is well
maintained and there are no bugs...something you find at places
like Peak N Peek and Riverside.