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Whispering Willows20500 Newburgh Rd
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: (248)476-4493Fax: (248)476-3260
This relatively flat course is easy to walk and well manicured. It can be enjoyed by both experienced and novice golfers alike.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Poa Annua Grass||Fairways: Poa Annua Grass|
|Dress Code:||No tank tops or cutoffs|
|Season:||Apr 1 to Nov 15|
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Fun Challenge, Jul 13, 2009
|reviewer: Victor McCoy
|Whispering Willows is a nice course which is well maintained and fair. The first hole is a shortish par 5 with minimal trouble off the tee. An errant tee shot to the left (range) or right (trees and rough) are the only obstacles. The green is well bunkered so proper distance control on lay-up and approach is requied. Number two is the most difficult hole on the course. A solid drive to the top of the hill on this par 4 is reqired to get home in two. Errant shots to the left and right of this narrow fairway bring double bogey into play if you can find your ball. In this situation, chipping out is a must as all approaches to the green are over a pond. Number 3 is a long par 4 that requires two solidly struck shots. The miss is right when approaching this hard green to avoid the bunker front left. Number 4 is a birdie hole, so long as you don't stray right. The right side of the fairway slopes into the rough and a pond which is in play off the tee. A 3 wood might be the club of choice on the tee here. Number 5 is a straight away uphill par three, take an extra club. Number 6 is a dogleg left. Anything to the right of the fairway bunker bounces and rolls hard right, a high draw is the preferred shot off the tee, which should leave you between 130-150 yard approach to a sloping green. Number 7 is a short par three. You'll need less club than normal from this elevated tee. Proper distance control will yield birdies on this flat and ample green. Number 8 is another birdie hole. The optimal tee shot is a fade over the trees on the left to the center of the fairway, the approach is to a severely sloping (back to front) green. Strong wedge play is a pre-requisite here for a birdie. Number nine requires a straight tee shot of no more than about 240 yards to set up a short approach (170 or less) to an ample and relatively flat green. Errant tee shots to the left find heavy rough, trees on the right, and if too long, the creek about 140 out from the green. Number 10 is a very long par 4 which requires a drive to the left or center of the fairway. The second shot is a demanding downhill approach to the small green. Number 11 is a great hole for bombing the drive so long as the shot is relatively straight. A good drive leaves an uphill short iron or wedge into a very hard green. Long or long left is dead on this hole. Number 12 is a distance control hole. This relatively short 301 yard dogleg left hole requires a straight shot of about 200 yards to the right side of the fairway, leaving a short iron or wedge to the flat green. Left is dead. Number 13 is another short hole and the club of choice is 3 wood or less to avoid the pond which is about 100 yards in front of the green, birdie can be made on this hole. Number 14 is a slightly longer par four, about 365, which is wide open enough to bomb the tee shot. Optimal position is right side of the fairway, leaving a short iron to the back to front sloping green. A shot over the green or to the left brings bogey into play. The next hole is a 200 yard par three through a narrow tree lined opening. Solid ball striking is a must here, and par is a good score. Nunmber 16 is a medium length par 5 requiring the astute player to play the right side of the fairway all the way to the green. The green is well bunkered and slopes back to front and right to left. Number 17 is a short par 3 to a hard, well bunkered,left to right sloping green. Although short, three is a good score here. The closing hole is a medium length par 4 with heavy rough on the left. The hole sets up well for a nice draw, usually into a stiff wind. Although the green is ample and generally flat, a good tee shot is essential to making a birdie. I have played this course for many years, and have always enjoyed its layout and fairness. Personally I find the second hole on this course to be one of the toughest tests I've faced in Michigan golf. The service is great. The snack bar serves a nice lunch and has alcoholic beverages available. Enjoy!|