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4.6
560 Reviews (560)
5 Stars
364
4 Stars
156
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
94.8%
Recommend this course
529 out of 560 reviews
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4.8
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 21 reviews
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4.6
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.4%
Recommend this course
51 out of 54 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7334 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.6

Whirlwind Golf Club features 36 holes across 242 acres. Wild horses and native beasts roam the landscape - so don't let them drag you away. While just 12 miles from the metropolis of Phoenix, Whirlwind Golf Club's Cattail Course takes golfers to a secluded and scenic environment, where desert tranquility and beauty is a silent playing partner throughout.

Gary Panks designed the courses at Whirlwind Golf Club. The par-72 Cattail measures 7,218 yards and beings on Arrow Shot, a par-4 413 yarder; the South Mountain Range's canyons will guide you, but shoot straight. Things get long on Two Mesquites, the second hole, a par-5 517 yarder, which does feature Mesquites, a staple for the Gila River Indian Community, used in construction, medicine and food.

Finish up on Last Hole, a par-4 450 yarder that offers a good test to close on, as it is the course's most demanding to drive.

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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Greens Winter: Rye, Summer: Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Panks (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes - $60
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No Denim, Collared Shirt and Bermuda Shorts Required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Lounge, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Riding

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
560 Reviews (560)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
Patio Dining 18
Brunch 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 53
Water Hazards 37
Undulating Greens 36
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 40
Advanced Golfers 40
Locals 35
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 51
Convenient to the City 39
Worth the Drive 38

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Reviews 11
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Previously Played

Cattail at Whirlwind does not disappoint

Cattail is a great layout, meticulously maintained and does not disappoint. Great course! I rated it only four stars for value because all Phoenix golf in February and March is now priced sky high. No wonder the airport is named Sky Harbor!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing course conditions

From the second we drove up every staff member was welcoming and helpful.

The clubhouse had a large selection of food to choose from and plenty of items in the pro shop to buy.

The fairways are immaculate. Essentially, a slightly longer grass from the green it appears. The greens are perfect.

Definitely recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Desert Gem

Just a fantastic day at Whirlwind. Do yourself a favor and play here. Very easy drive from central Phoenix, but well worth it. We went early and had a great lunch. 10/10

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good shape

A little pricey for the layout but that’s post covid golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice track

Beautiful course, well kept. Pace of play was a bit slow. In terms of scenery there wasn’t a whole lot, however the course was in excellent shape. Enjoyed this round but it was not worth $230 at twilight. But I guess you have to charge that because dummies like us will pay it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout and challenging!

I would play it again ,found a decent price on GN other wise might be alittle pricey for me.Maybe try Devils claw next time .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good day

The course was in great shape. The over seed was good, greens smooth and although still a bit slow for my liking and should only get better with time. Pace of play was good at 4 hours 2 min.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great coarse.
Can’t play here too much. For 122$
If it was 90 or 100 $. I would play lots more

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the Valley’s best

I golf all over the Greater Phoenix area. This course layout is very nice , no two holes alike. It’s truly a must play … Cattail is my favorite but Devil’s Claw is very nice also. You won’t be disappointed. Bunkers are superb also. Great value. Enjoy

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Festus

Great golf experience. 10x better than that piece of crap Octillo that we played the next day. I would not recommend the latter but recommend Cattail.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Challenge

Course was in great condition, was not cart path only, rough was high!
No ranger which would have helped and bar closed at 6 pm

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

5 hour 36 min round.

Cart path only still seems excessive. Mix that with cramming in to many people on the course yields an almost SIX HOUR round. Unacceptable.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Catttail fist timer

We had a wonderful round October 9th at Cattail. The course was pristine and had just gone through the winter overseeing preparation so the fairways were perfect. Very fun to play and recoverable. I look forward to the next time I play it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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