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4.6
435 Reviews (435)
5 Stars
272
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
92.7%
Recommend this course
410 out of 435 reviews
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4.8
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
100.0%
Recommend this course
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4.8
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.5%
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19 out of 21 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
435 Reviews (435)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
Patio Dining 18
Brunch 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 52
Undulating Greens 36
Water Hazards 36
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 40
A Weekend Splurge 39
Locals 34
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 50
Convenient to the City 39
Worth the Drive 37

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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Becoming One of My Top 5 Valley Courses

Having only experienced this course for the first time earlier this summer, this course is quickly becoming one of my favorites. The course has an interesting layout, the fairways and greens are always in top condition and it is not so severe as to punish a few poor shots. The clubhouse and the general upkeep of the course surroundings are definitely upscale, yet tasteful for the area. The course is worth the trip and the extra bump in the summer rates.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course...but

As my title says, nice course...but. Well it should be a nice course at $98 for the round. Staff could be more inviting, just seemed to be hanging out together. Driving range was a joke, they had like 15 open slots, so you had to wait, I get there hour early to warm up, barley got to hit 10 minutes worth, and you had to scrounge for balls, till the guy finally came and filled them. For the price was expecting more - course is beautiful, greens are sweet, tee boxes need a little work, and the bunkers were top notch. Nice day, just over priced as golf is this time of year in Phoenix area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course, Poor Service

The course was very pretty and in good shape. The layout was a lot of fun. The greens rolled VERY slow at the start of the round, but picked up speed later on. The starter was all over the place, so we got off a little late.

We were told there would be drink carts on the course, one on each nine, but there were none and it was hot! That made it pretty uncomfortable.

There was a lot of water on the course for being in the middle of the desert. Fairways are in great shape. Facilities are nice.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
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
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was in great shape, good pace of play and very friendly staff. Great value !

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

Cattail course 05182021

Course is in great early summer condition. Course is being maintained beautifully. Greens are fast and true, soft and fast. Loved the bag guys and cart guys! I have been playing this course since opening day way back in the late 90’s. Beautiful layout and a challenging but fun track.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First week of May 2021

Staff is good. Course was okay. I was bummed that the bunkers were inconsistent. Some holes the bunkers looked okay, but were hard less than 1/2” below the surface. Some holes were muddy and unplayable. Yes, I should avoid the bunkers. And I should have some penalty for playing out of them. Just make sure they are consistent Which it was not for the price of the round.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
First Time Playing

Resort course and not that memorable

All of the holes are straight forward driver then hybrid or iron. Close to no elevation to speak of and as resort courses go not very memorable. Not worth the high fees. Amenities just ok no bottled water but a good restaurant for pre and after game drinks and food.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course conditions will be tough to beat for the money.

Course was in fantastic condition. Practice area is the best. Prefer the Cattail over the Devil Claw.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

AN ABOSOLUTE MUST!!!!

Being January, the rough were dormant but still very playable. Fairways were over seeded so very plush green and still ran great. Greens were very receptive and ran fast and true. Bunkers are shallow so a bit tricky to play out of. The layout is amazing!!! It's challenging but still fun!! Definitely plan on playing here the next time I am in town!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Many rounds played here.... always the best.

Hey I suck, but I always have a good time here at whirlwind. Today was car tail, the more difficult of the 2 in my opinion. 44 front 47 back. Eh, I'll take it. Greens were true of not a little slow for this time of year. Fairways, rough, tee boxes all in great shape. If you've never been here, plenty of undulations on the course, but mostly flat. Great landscape, but a little tough to find errant balls. AND!!..... it's rattlesnake season so don't go looking out there anyway. Lol

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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