Whirlwind Golf Club - The Devil's Claw Course in Chandler, Arizona, USA | GolfPass
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4.6
602 Reviews (602)
5 Stars
401
4 Stars
158
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
93.9%
Recommend this course
569 out of 602 reviews
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4.4
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
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1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.2%
Recommend this course
31 out of 34 reviews
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4.6
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
2
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2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.9%
Recommend this course
75 out of 79 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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Whirlwind Golf Club- Devil's Claw
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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
602 Reviews (602)

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 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Course

I always enjoy this complex. Devil's Claw is my preferred out of the 2 courses. Every amenity from carts, practice area, to the locker room is top notch. Couple of fairway's had areas of burnout, but overall not a factor. Only beef would be cost at this time of year. Although I rave about everything, and I do, when the course is wide open and it's 100 plus degrees, should be $75 and up in late June. $40-$50 is more than appropriate for this area of the valley. This isn't just a Whirlwind beef , but everywhere. Locals seem to get the raw end of the financial stick. Still love this place though.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Some areas on the fairways where the grass is burnt out from the heat and you are hitting off dirt/ patchy grass. Greens are in good shape overall.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens played like trenches

Course had been punched a couple of weeks ago, according to the starter but the greens were really bad. Felt like I was playing on cobblestones. Fairways looked like they were punches yesterday. Several areas u set repair. I wished I would have known prior to purchasing.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Five Hour Round in 104 F temp. Golf Shop didn't care.

Played on June 7, 2022. Tee time was 8:15 a.m. Pace came to a halt on the fourth hole. Called the pro shop. Found out that they had put a corporate event out at 7:00 a.m.! This was not a shotgun or reverse shotgun - they gave the group the first tee times of the day! This is guaranteed to ripple through and impact pace of play throughout the day.

Four groups to a hole by the time we reached hole #6. Called the pro shop again. They said they would have a marshal come out. We never saw one. Four groups to a hole for the rest of the day. Total time for the round: 5+ hours. Temperature: 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Never disappointed

They do a great job keeping these 2 courses in great shape all year long

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Devil’s Claw

Amazing course with phenomenal fairways. Greens were nice and soft in 100+ degree temperatures. Course is challenging as any ball out of bounds is pretty much property of the desert then. But enjoyed my round and had fun. Round included range balls. But make sure you show up 20-30 minutes prior so you can check in on time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
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 8
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun, good value

I’d totally recommend this course. Interesting layout in the desert with no housing around it. With prices so high everywhere, the $140 was a good value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Must play

The service was exceptional! Outside service was friendly and made us feel welcome. The pro shop staff was very knowledgeable and offered us tips on the course we were playing. The food and beverage staff provided great service and the food was delicious. The course was in incredible shape! The greens rolled true and the bunkers were very well maintained. It was a very enjoyable day and I would recommend playing Whirlwind to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Greens are excruciatingly slow. Always 15 degrees hotter than any other place in the valley. Back 9 always takes 3 hours to finish. Wind always howling.

Also riddled with rattlesnakes.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Windy Wirlwind Round

Course set up and conditions were primo!
Our 3 some was paired with a member that was chill and very friendly! The food in the restaurant was outstanding!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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