Travelers Championship

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Whispering Pines Golf Club

Trinity, TX, United States Private

Overview

Corby Robertson, who made a fortune in coal reserves, staked out the Whispering Pines course in the early 1990s, then brought Texas-based golf architect Chet Williams (at the time a design associate of Jack Nicklaus) to help him create strategies through bunkering and green contours. Williams refined the rough-hewn routing cut through east Texas piney woods into a dazzling romp across a gently rolling landscape, culminating in a final six-hole stretch along gator-infested Caney Creek and the headwaters of Lake Livingston. Whispering Pines continues to rise in the rankings since its debut at No. 75 in 2013 as the club continues to make renovations, which has included tweaking greens, moving tee boxes and replacing its fairways with Zoysiagrass.

About

Holes 18
Length 7468
Slope 150
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 2000
Designer Chet Williams (Nicklaus Golf Design)

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013.
2023-'24 ranking: 51st (highest).
Previous ranking: 55th.

Best in State: Ranked Top 5 in Texas since 2013.
Current Ranking: 1st since 2013.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.7

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.7133
Character
7.8528
Challenge
7.7766
Layout Variety
7.7546
Fun
7.5305
Aesthetics
7.7832
Conditioning
7.7611

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