Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.6
513 Reviews (513)
5 Stars
338
4 Stars
142
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
94.5%
Recommend this course
488 out of 513 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.6
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.6%
Recommend this course
44 out of 47 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.6
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.7%
Recommend this course
67 out of 70 reviews
Read Reviews

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.

Book a Tee Time at
Whirlwind Golf Club- Devil's Claw
Powered by GolfNow.com

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
513 Reviews (513)

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

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor conditions

Typically this course is great. But it isn’t right now.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
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 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

WhirlwindDevilsClaw

Fantastic condition throughout the course. Very enjoyable round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Golf All Around!

Whirlwind is a great place to play. Always in excellent shape, pace of play is good, and the staff in pro shop and on course are just super. I enjoy planing there ever time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course

Something about a Troon course that compares to no other. Always challenging but always perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Coarse was in great shape as always,

Played devils claw had lunch decided on a replay and did the Cattail .... good thing as i shot my first ever hole-in-one on #15

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
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
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 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great afternoon of golf

The course was very fair with wide fairways and approachable pins. The cart GPS was very accurate and gave distance right to the pin which was nice. Greens rolled nice although a bit on the slow side.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
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
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Eagle Claw 3/19/21

Great weather. Good facility. Paired up with a couple of nice guys. Very much a desert layout. Lots of prarie dogs!

Had to wait on the foursome in front of us on every hole, which made the round seem much slower than it was. It was bad enough that our playing partners quit at the turn.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent course but not worth that cost

Payed a pretty penny to play here and ended up only playing 9 holes. The pace of play was terrible and ended up waiting at least 5-10 min per hole to even start.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Nearby Courses
Chandler, Arizona
Resort
4.5516882353
428
Phoenix, Arizona
Public
3.5564764706
1418
Phoenix, Arizona
Semi-Private
3.0418941176
1042
Tempe, Arizona
Public/Municipal
4.1129058824
1156
Phoenix, Arizona
Resort
3.6639
1671
Chandler, Arizona
Public/Resort
4.0599411765
1580
Sun Lakes, Arizona
Public
4.6990058824
125
Chandler, Arizona
Public/Resort
4.0599411765
1580
Phoenix, Arizona
Public
4.5631352941
879
Chandler, Arizona
Public/Resort
4.0599411765
1580
Sun Lakes, Arizona
Private Community
0.0
0
Phoenix, Arizona
Public
0.0
0
Golf Packages
FROM $137 (USD)
PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at Gila River Hotels & Casinos - Wild Horse Pass and 3 rounds of golf at Whirlwind Golf Club - Cattail and Devil's Claw courses, and Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club.
FROM $357 (USD)
PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa and 4 rounds of golf at your choice of the following courses: Arizona Grand Golf Course, Las Sendas, Whirlwind, The Raven, Longbow, and Papago.
FROM $167 (USD)
MESA | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at Courtyard Mesa at Wrigleyville West and 3 rounds of golf at Las Sendas Golf Club, Longbow Golf Club & Ocotillo Golf Club.
FROM $277 (USD)
PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort and 3 rounds of golf at The Phoenician, Westin Kierland & Eagle Mountain.
FROM $177 (USD)
PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at Mountain Shadows and 3 rounds of golf at Mountain Shadows, Talking Stick (O’Odham or Piipaash Course) & We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Cholla or Saguaro Course).
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE