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4.6
725 Reviews (725)
5 Stars
485
4 Stars
192
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
93.8%
Recommend this course
684 out of 725 reviews
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4.7
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.0%
Recommend this course
36 out of 40 reviews
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4.6
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.8%
Recommend this course
76 out of 81 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7029 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.7

Devil's Claw is one of two golf courses at Whirlwind G.C., part of the Wild Horse Pass Resort and Casino on the Gila River Indian Reservation near Chandler. In addition to its views of four mountain ranges -- South Mountain, the Estrella Mountains, the San Tan Mountains and the Superstitions -- Devil's Claw overflows with Native American culture.

A round on the Devil's Claw at Whirlwind Golf Club begins on Greasy Mountain, a par-4 424-yarder that faces Muh-wah Ha-dahk - the Gila River Indian Community's name for South Mountain. Things get long on the fifth, Maricopa Journey, a par-5 593-yarder designed to memorialize the travels of the Pee-Posh (or Maricopa tribe) from the Colorado River to where the Gila and Salt rivers meet. Go home via Going Home, the 18th hole, a par 4 that measures 442 yards from the Black tees. As the Gila River Indian Community sings it, "Our songs are ending as you go your separate ways, take along with you the good songs that were sung here today, as within your hearts."

Don't go straight home: You can still fit in another song after golfing the Devil's Claw golf course at the Whirlwind Golf Club in the clubhouse, which features a fully stocked bar and plenty of plasma televisions for relaxing and catching up on other sports.

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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Winter: Rye, Summer: Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Panks (2000)

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

Clubhouse, Lounge, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Riding

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
725 Reviews (725)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 39
Patio Dining 29
19th Hole Scenic Views 17
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 68
Undulating Greens 52
Forced Carries 33
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 48
A Weekend Splurge 45
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 43
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 53
Convenient to the City 48
Worth the Drive 45

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Reviews 38
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Favorite course

This is one of our favorites in the Phoenix area and it didn’t disappoint. Overpriced as most of the area courses are but we got a hot deal on golf now that made it more affordable..

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
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Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
3.0
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First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

overpriced for average course

Peak season or not, this course does not warrant $275 for 18. Course was average difficulty. Fairway and greens are well kept. The roughs are desert and dirt.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day

Course in great shape and fair to play. Group had a fun round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mixed Review

Been here a number of times now. I still contend they are the two best golf courses in Chandler. Each time, however, I have had unpleasant experiences with the staff, particularly the starter. On a number of occasions I found the starter to be cranky and curt with myself and my group. Kind of turns me off to choosing Whirlwind over a ton of other options. It also makes me not want to recommend it to anyone or bring my out of town guests. Shame, because like I said, the golf courses and warm up areas are fantastic.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Portland visitor

Couse in excellent shape for time of year-january. Essentially no rough just dormant brown grass. Fairways nice and green. Greens also good shape and not terribly fast. Had to wait on every hole. Round took over 4.5 hours. Starter was friendly and helpful. Nice that no homes on course to obscure views of area mountains. I do return about once per year

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Devils claw

Excellent track. Greens were in mint condition. Fairways and traps in great shape.
Highly recommend playing this course if ÿou can afford it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 57
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Long from senior/ladies tees

We played after morning rain and the course was practically empty. Got the round done in under 4 hours and only had to wait on the back 9. Tee times were in 9 minute intervals, so we got lucky that it was fast.

It was nice to play outside of a residential community, but you're spammed with ads on the cart. Every other hole they were running their membership program ad, when you were trying to figure out distance off the tee. Hole #7 had an employee asking for charitable donations off the tee which was something I've never seen before.

The course wasn't difficult, if you are straight off the tee then you will be fine. Hole #9 was the most interesting with a divided fairway that requires strategy. Most greens only had one greenside bunker, several had hills that would hold balls.

Course was 5540 from the ladies tees, including hole 3 which was 530 yards. Par 5's averaged 477 yards, Par 4's were around 320.

Greens were in good condition and were fair speed. No rough, just dead grass, and painted grass for fairways. Tee box grass should have been cut shorter, but tee boxes were flat.

Drink cart came around a few times but no way to order food at the turn. Water was provided in the cooler. Cart GPS was annoying - there's no signs on the course where to drive carts, but if you drove into an unmarked restricted area, it would shut off. Sometimes that was 80 yards from the green, sometimes it was 30 yards. Finding hole #2 was an adventure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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