Whirlwind Golf Club - The Cattail Course

4.6186941176 4.6 stars from 5 (273)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7334 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes - $50
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: No Denim, Collared Shirt and Bermuda Shorts Required
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7334 yards 73.4 132
Gold 72 6725 yards 71.2 128
Silver 72 6300 yards 69.2 123
Copper (W) 72 5895 yards 73.4 131
Jade (W) 72 5383 yards 70.8 123

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 273 Reviews
5 stars:
172
4 stars:
81
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

262 out of 273 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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Doren7's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"whirlwind cattail"


deniseboland's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

what a great course. we loved this course one of the best courses we have played. so when in Phoenix go play at Whirlwind. you won't be disappointed


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000005180730's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000006223229's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a great experience from the second I arrived at the bag drop off location to the driving range and the first tee.

All the staff members are very professional and tend to your every need and the restaurant has a great selection of food I highly recommend this golf course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"An Upper-End Course"


dhume419's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Arizona Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Once in a while you come across a new find. I had almost no sense of what this course was like going in. I saw reviews and knew the winter rates were usually high for this course, but otherwise I had no real sense of what to expect. With a hot deal, I was able to justify the longer than usual drive to get to this course, and I was glad I did. This is a Sheraton property, and to be expected, it was a very exceptional facility. The club house and restaurant were upscale and modern, the course conditions were at a very good level for this time of year, and the staff was great. The course is not super challenging, but there are several hole layouts that are interesting and a treat to play. The greens were fast, but true. You could definitely get a feel for how to play them after a few holes. Wonderful course. I hope to play it again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u264677139's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



jtfoster1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wonderful condition"


Anthony6509234's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape. Greens are some of the best in Phoenix area. Only thing missing is shade at this course. Plenty of drinking water to stay hydrated.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hot or Not - Worth it!"


Fred8503842's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout. The course was in fairly good shape. They have recently reopened the course after aerating the greens and some other up keep on the course. You could still slightly see on some of the greens that they had been aerated, but overall the greens rolled true. They were a little slow, but that was probably due to the heat. Overall fairways and tees were in good shape. During the summer months the value is well worth it. Just make sure you tee off early and have plenty of water on hand. It was nice to see the drink cart when it came around, which was about the right amount. Hit'em straight and have fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u713208784's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Day"


mk3641's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
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Reviewed on

The course was in great condition. Drew in the golf shop and Dan the course marshall were very friendly and I will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Whirlwind - Devil's Claw"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Originally reserved for Cattail, but the starter mentioned to us that they aerated the greens, so he allowed us the option of playing Devil's Claw which we chose. Course was in great shape. Fairways are decent width and mowed tight. Greens were great and ran true but were not super fast. Staff was very friendly. Cart lady approached us at least 4-5 times during our round. Ranger brought us mango towels as it was starting to get hot. Clubhouse lunch was delicious and the staff was awesome as well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging desert course"


buffaloe's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played both of the courses at Whirlwind and it's always a treat and a challenge to play them. It's desert golf, fairways are reasonably wide, greens are excellent and a nice mix of holes. The practice area is wonderful and the staff is professional. I'm an 8 right now and it's not easy to shoot in the 70's. A little bit tricky to find.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Offering!"


u507215058's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The offerings were outstanding! We enjoyed the round and the course. Minor issues around some of the greens but the vast majority are in great shape. The only change needed is to cut back on some of the plants etc around the course direction rocks. Some are very hard to see!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A Beautiful Course in a Peaceful Setting"


Bobemac's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Texas Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is an outstanding test of golf with amazing conditions on pristine fairways, undulating smooth greens, and manicured tee boxes.

The cart greeting is efficient and gracious, the pro shop contact, Drew, was a little feisty but sincere, and CiCi the starter was the Bomb. She was personality plus and so helpful. She is from Sweden and speaks like a native.

The Ranger was an old guy from Toledo, Ohio who was efficient and loved to scare the newbies about all the "snakes". We never saw any. He helped keep the pace of play moving. We finished under 4 hours despite quite a few foursomes ahead of us.

This was a quiet and beautiful journey among the natural habitats of the Gila Indian reservation. Birds abound along with multiple rabbit sightings and the ever present Prarie Dogs.

This is a challenging course with difficult carries on many holes but with the fairways so pure you can never fault this course for a bad shot.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Our first rattlesnake sighting"


Rjgallant's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course and we finally got to see a rattlesnake!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fortynine"


Cupcake1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course in excellent condition. Try to find a good rate. It is well worth your time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Everything Top Shelf"


uDECZ2197DE's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only issue at all is we wanted something to eat after the round, but the beautiful grill closed up at 4 pm. Seemed very odd to 4 hungry/thirsty guys.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great track"


magoo1985's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I played the TPC stadium course the day before and felt this was a better layout and a third the price. I highly recommend playing this track.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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