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4.6
545 Reviews (545)
5 Stars
361
4 Stars
145
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
93.0%
Recommend this course
515 out of 545 reviews
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4.4
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
4
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3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.8%
Recommend this course
27 out of 33 reviews
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4.5
82 Reviews (82)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.2%
Recommend this course
74 out of 82 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
545 Reviews (545)

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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Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nothing too stressful, great warmup course for AZ trip

Course was very enjoyable and in good shape. Staff were all first class and friendly/helpful. Greens were average speed. Bunkers need a lot of work, but otherwise great value for the price. Nothing about the layout has a wow factor, but the type of course I wouldn't get bored playing if it were my home course. If you are a 5-7 handicap or lower, play back tees to add a little challenge and more forgiving off the tee left and right.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect Day

Took a friend celebrating his retirement. Great weather was perfectly complemented by the Devil's course condition and staff friendliness. We had lunch and the food/service were excellent. Couldn't ask for a better day. Will definitely come back and play in the near future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice course

Course condition was very good. Practice facility is perfect so come early before your round. A bit pricy but worth of money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Top Notch

All I can say is that this was one of the finest tracks I’ve played in the valley. Course was in excellent shape. Great layout. Excellent pace of play. Pricey but you get what you pay for.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course challenging and fun.

Worth the green fees. Will definitely return here in the future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather

DEVIL'S CLAW

Course had been over seeded for winter but other than the greens being slower than normal they played nicely and the place is in great shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Devil's Claw

Great course. Loved the layout. Great views and friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course

Just Has been over seeded so cart path only. The course is beautiful. In good condition. Staff are excellent .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great conditions and beautiful course

The Devils Claw was in great condition. I assume the course was overseeded recently but you would never know with exception of the greens being a little slow.

Very fair course but plenty tough if out of position or in one of the monstrous but wonderfully maintained sand traps. The landings areas off the tee were plenty wide and pretty well defined by the architectur of the course.

The price was comperable to the other high end courses in the east valley.

Will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing Course

The course was amazing. Greens and fairways were in great shape. Tight and wide fairways. Scenic with mountain back drops.

Suggestions - they needed more golf carts. Didn’t get a cart until right before tee time. Ended up getting a flat tire too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was in great shape. Pro shop staff were very friendly. This is a challenging course but fun.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Top Course

Played for the first time here, WOW. Wry nice and well
maintained. Challenging with narrow fairways. But I really a very nice course. Would definitely ply again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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 Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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