Wild Horse Pass
About Wild Horse PassWild Horse Pass is a 2,700-acre development on the Gila River Indian tribal community grounds with two separate hotels that are a partner of the 36-hole Whirlwind Golf Club, home to the Devil's Claw and Cattail courses as well as a full practice facility. The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is a 500-room, AAA Four-Diamond resort that features an Aji Spa with private pool and cafe and a Forbes Five-Star-award restaurant. Activities include four pools, one of which has a 111-foot waterslide, or enjoy the tribal terrain with horseback riding or trail rides. Particularly unique to the Phoenix-Scottsdale Sonoran Desert is Wild Horse Pass's marina with boat rentals on the Gila River. There is a Sheraton Adventure Club for kids with a full slate of guided activities. For casino gaming, guests can access the nearby Gila River Hotel & Casino at Wild Horse Pass, which has a 100,000 square-foot casino with live table games and live events from comedy to music shows at a 1,400-set venue.
Golf courses at Wild Horse Pass
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Conditions were rough for a great layout
Course has plenty of burnout and patches fairways. Expected some, due to weather, but these were excessively worn. Greens were pretty good. Course layout was pretty fun. 1-2 holes were pretty intense with their layout but it definitely was not a cookie cutter course.
Slow play and poor condition
Not worth $75
4.75 hour round on a Wednesday in 105 degrees
Horrible fairways - you could consider 80% of them as ground under repair
Overpriced - Needs Work
Keeping a course healthy in the summer is a challenge, but nearly every fairway had large burned out areas that were unplayable. We were constantly kicking balls over to try and find some decent grass to hit from. The collars around the greens had similar dirt patches. For a $45 round, this would have been no big deal, but for the $90 we paid, I wish I would have played elsewhere. Devil's Claw needs work to justify the price tag.
Too Much for Poor Conditions
I don’t mind paying $80 to play Devil’s Claw when in good condition but not when overseeding is happening within a couple days. The tee boxes were poor on the majority of the holes. The fairways had many bare spots or ground under repair and around the greens had bare spots too. The only positive about the course were the greens which all rolled true. Cost should have been 1/2 the price for these conditions. Also would have been nice if we were told ahead of time about the condition of the course.
Fairways are mostly mud
This course is not currently worth $80. The fairways are mostly mud. Lots of sod all over the course. Greens are slow and very grainy. Would definitely not recommend in it’s current condition.
Typically this course is great. But it isn’t right now.
Course was in great shape, good pace of play and very friendly staff. Great value !
Fantastic condition throughout the course. Very enjoyable round.
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.
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.
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.