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Whirlwind Golf Club

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Address: 5692 W North Loop Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226-5268
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+1 480-940-1500

Whirlwind Golf Club is truly a unique southwest golf experience. The...

Whirlwind Golf Club is truly a unique southwest golf experience. The courses, clubhouse, and practice facilities are sensitively designed to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the Gila River Indian Community.

Named for the prominent design feature of the hand-woven basketry of the Authum tribe, Whirlwind is the work of golf course architect Gary Panks. His design weaves the spirit and legacy of this ancient land into a

marvelous test of golf.

The Devil's Claw course features sweeping elevation changes and dramatic

bunkering. The Cattail course complements the Devil's Claw, but lends a whole new flavor to this 36-hole masterpiece, with its rolling fairways accented by striking water features and deep canyons.

Whirlwind promises a dynamic golf experience marked by spectacular landscaping, unrivaled course conditions, and genuine customer service.

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Nice golf courses

Played the Cattail course and it was in very good condition. Greens were good but not fast by any means. Wide open fairways. Played silver tees at 6300 yards but gold and black... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
Jeffrey L
Litchfield, Connecticut
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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything from the staff, the rates, the practice facility, the tee boxes, fairways, traps and greens were first rate. Devils Claw is a little more wide open than Cat's Tail but both are equally picturesque and challenging.

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San Antonio, Texas
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953 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 596 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an outstanding test of golf with amazing conditions on pristine fairways, undulating smooth greens, and manicured tee boxes. The cart greeting is efficient and gracious, the pro shop contact, Drew, was a little feisty but sincere, and CiCi the starter was the Bomb. She was personality plus and so helpful. She is from Sweden and speaks like a... More 

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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The clever names for its two 18 hole circuits are meaningless- though typically in good condition- its little more than an average links style course with a nice clubhouse and driving range. Most of the holes are plain and unremarkable, there is only water on a few of them. The entirely flat layout goes back and forth repeatedly, with about... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I have played several Scottsdale courses through the years and I probably would not put this in my top 10. The courses are in great shape and the staff is great but I don't think the courses have a lot of character. Many of the holes are the same.

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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229 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Played the Cattail course and it was in very good condition. Greens were good but not fast by any means. Wide open fairways. Played silver tees at 6300 yards but gold and black tees play longer. Two shorter sets of tees also available. Nice clubhouse and pro shop

Thank Jeffrey L
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I have reviewed this complex before, but felt compelled to do it again after just being there a week ago. Had a couple of large customers out for a golf weekend and scheduled both 18s at Whirlwind for a long day of golf. We showed up at 7 that morning and teed it up at 8:30 on Cattail, then stopped... More 

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189 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Played: November 29, 2016 My wife and I were in Arizona, visiting for a week from Ontario, Canada to play some golf. I researched many of the courses in Arizona (Phoenix area) and landed on Whirlwind as one of the choices. We were not disappointed. 18 holes, cart included, in the afternoon cost us $100us each. Well worth it. What... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Today we enjoyed a wonderful golf experience. Checking in, we enjoyed a beautiful pro shop and friendly staff. The course was in great shape and very challenging (meaning a high score). :) My wife forgot her hand bag in the shop and the Ranger delivered it to her with all items and cash still in. There was a charity hole... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Nice course!!! Showed up at 4pm and the course was wide open. The staff was very freindly. Didn't look around too much because I wanted to head out to the first tee right away. It looks like there is a bar next to the golf shop. Didn't order food there. The course was in very good shape, especially at this... More 

Thank Drbeazer
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I've played both Cattail and Devils Claw and they are average and over priced golf courses for the area. You'll do much better driving 20 minutes east to Ak-Chin Souther Dunes in Maracopa or north-west to Ocotillo in Chandler. The former of which is a phenomenal course and well worth the extra 20 minute drive. If you're looking for a... More 

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