Joint Base Lewis McChord: two outstanding golf courses to try

Updated: May 31, 2023

Eagle’s Pride Golf Course is part of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and open to the public. The course features 27 holes, which are divided into three distinct nine-hole layouts: Red, Green, and Blue. Each nine offers a unique design and varying levels of difficulty, catering to golfers of all skill levels. The layout incorporates natural elements like rolling terrain, mature trees, and water features, providing a picturesque setting for a round of golf.

The Red Nine is known for its more forgiving fairways, plays to 3,455 yards and par 37. The Green Nine presents a blend of challenging holes and is 3,282 yards from the tips, playing to par 36.  The Blue Nine is considered the most challenging, with tighter fairways and several water hazards that demand accuracy off the tee. It is 3,410 yards and a par 35.

Eagle’s Pride Golf Course provides various amenities to enhance the golfing experience. These include a golf simulator, a heated and lighted driving range, putting greens, and a fully stocked pro shop where golfers can find equipment, apparel, and accessories. The course also offers golf lessons and clinics for players looking to improve their skills or beginners seeking instruction.

Additionally, there is a clubhouse that features a restaurant or snack bar where golfers can relax, grab a bite to eat, or enjoy a refreshing beverage after their round. The facility may also host tournaments, events, or outings throughout the year, providing opportunities for golfers to compete or socialize with fellow enthusiasts.

Whispering Firs at McChord Air Force Base features a challenging18-hole course that measures over 6,000 yards and a par-72.  As the name implies, the fairways are lined with tall fir trees. The base is what’s called a closed-base so check with the course to see what of form of id and other papers you will need to enter the base. It is important to know ahead of time – you don’t want to be turned away at the gate.