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06/03/2013 12:00 AM Posted by: Camp OWhispering Pines Golf Club, the highly touted philanthropic private club near Trinity, unveiled its new short course on June 1, 2013 to rave reviews.
The new 9-hole short course will be used by the Camp Olympia Jr. Golf Academy campers this summer.
The course is named "The Needler" was designed for a tournament conducted by Camp Olympia co-founder and Whispering Pines founder Corby Robertson, Jr.
Chet Williams designed the new 9-hole course at Whispering Pines, as well as the original 18-hole course. He was Inspired by the par-3 courses at Augusta National and Pine Valley, the course has multiple sets of tees and can be played in any configuration. Holes range in length from 68 to 312 yards. It includes a double green that's almost 100 yards wide and encompasses 28,000 square feet with "plenty of buried elephants."
The course also yielded its first hole-in-one over the weekend when Randy Collins, who was part of the construction crew, holed out on No. 9.
"I wanted a course that everyone could enjoy," Robertson said. "This course is meant to share good times."
About Whispering Pines Golf Course
Whispering Pines, ranked No. 1 in the state by the Dallas Morning News, is the host course for the biennial Spirit Invitational, which features the best amateur players in the world. This year's event will be Oct. 27-Nov. 3.
About Camp Olympia Jr. Golf Academy
The Camp Olympia Junior Golf Academy is much more than just a golf clinic. It is the perfect combination of premier golf and amazing summer camp for children ages 6 -16. It is an experience like no other for the junior golfer. For over 15 years, the academy has provided top quality golf instruction to youth. At the Camp Olympia Junior Golf Academy, junior golfers practice and play at the stunning Whispering Pines Golf Course, rated the #1 golf course in Texas seven years straight by the Dallas Morning News. Tucked away in Trinity, Texas, Camp Olympia and Whispering Pines Golf Club are approximately 90 miles north of Houston. At the academy, golfers will receive PGA instruction at a ratio of 1 instructor to every 6 golfers. All skill levels are welcome. While working on their game, the junior golfers see noticeable improvement, make new friends and have a blast!