Whirlwind Golf Club - The Cattail Course

4.5020000000 4.5 stars from 5 (253)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7334 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

  • 5692 W. North Loop Road, Chandler, AZ 85226
  • (480) 940-1500
  • (520) 796-8260
  • whirlwindgolf.com
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Year built: 2002
Architect(s): Gary Panks
Type: Resort
Style: Desert
Greens: Winter: Rye, Summer: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

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

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

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 253 Reviews
5 stars:
156
4 stars:
77
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

242 out of 253 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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"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



U00001928883's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Play it!"


TroyStutz's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great practice facility! Friendly and helpful staff. Great course layout. Course was a phenomenal condition. Great value!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best course ive played in years"


charfu2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing course, best conditions Ive seen/played ever in phoenix. Tee'd off at 1pm played in 3.5 hours from the tips and then played another 18 in 2 hours. Finished just as it got dark. AWESOME. I think the $50 hot deal must have been a fluke but so happy I found it. I think its normally 2-3 times that


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


"fun vacation course-great condition"


SMDstars's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the cattail course on a prez day vacation...it was in very good shape, greens moderately fast and they rolled well. We played the silver tees (6300 yds) and that length was very comfortable for our group. Enjoyed the layout and the staff was friendly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fairways pristine. Greens very fast."


u979767019's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

Loved the layout and course condition. Greens are tough - fast, subtle breaks and sharp edges to the cups. Lots of potential 3 putts but an overal great golf experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice desert course"


jbboorman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Typical casino type golf course. Good warm up facilities, Tees, fairways and greens all generous and in great condition. Due to a mixup with the starter we had two twosomes playing in between three foursomes. Not a pleasant round for anyone.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Some of the best turf in Arizona."


GSKgolf11's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways are broad and the density of the grass is the best I have seen in Arizona. One gets a great lie every time. The greens hold shots and are smooth and fast for putting.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Southeast valleys best!!"


Chad4790067's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is always well manicured. Staff always friendly and the views are great!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Tim4803392's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Coarse great. Underwhelmed with staff"


u000007131496's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great coarse, layout. Disappointed when I arrived there was a fee for my wife to ride along, because I called ahead and asked if she could, they said "no problem". Did not mention fee.

Also, starter directed me to the range which was closing...when I asked associate on range if I could hit 10 balls, he said no and directed me to other side of range...which looked like a mile away.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed Cattail in November"


LScarlett's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Whirlwind Cattail this week and had a great day. Pace of play was 3 3/4 hours for 2 players. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Course if in great shape and some scenic holes

Would play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"TERRIBLE Customer Service"


Dennis9865240's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2016
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

For a Troon managed facility the management of this course is seriously lacking. I played on Nov. 23/16 and had an on-course issue due to an error / misrepresentation in the online booking system.

I reported this to the golf shop at the end of my round. I was asked by the attendant, "What can we do to make this better?". I gave him my name, number and email and was told I would be contacted. As of Dec. 9/16 I have not been contacted.

I have sent the General Manager an email, one of the people that was supposed to contact me - who hasn't yet, and he has not responded.

It's peak golf season and clearly the $$ is more important to Whirlwind. If you have an issue be sure to get it sorted out before you leave the golf course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Wild time.."


gregsmith65's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Had a great time with my brother playing the scores for the first time. Would have preferred if it were not cartpath only. Fairways and greens were soft. Highlight of the trip was seeing a bobcat..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"GolfNow"


Mrgarseeya's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

I booked this tee time off golf now and they said nothing about cart path only. I had a client tell me to book a tee time and not to worry about my cost because he was going to treat me to golf. So I book the time and get there all excited to play this course to come to find out it was cart path only. I felt embarrassed that my client paid for two rounds at 109 each for cart path only golf. I did not complain because I didn't want to cause trouble. But i think golf now and the resort need to communicate better


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Cattail"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fabulous day. No one in front of us, no one in back of us. Beautiful weather (but called could for arizonians). Course was over seeded so it was cart path only. Went well as carts had GPS. Our 4 some was done in 4 hrs, 5 minutes. Would definitely golf again.


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 Whirlwind"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A beautiful well manicured desert style golf course. Pretty forgiving fairways but challenging just the same. Greens were some of the quickest I've played this month (although still not super fast) even though the course was recently overseeded. There is a beautiful practice area with a grass range, chipping green and huge putting green. The clubhouse is well laid out and has a lovely dining area with patio overlooking the putting green. The staff were very accommodating when I told them that my two playing partners were going to be late and moved my tee-time back by 25 minutes. My only disappointment was that when I booked my tee-time through Golf Now it indicated that the carts were able to access the course at 90 degrees but I was told on check-in that it was cart path only. Definitely would come back to play here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"This course is in great condition."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

WE played the Cat Tail course and while a bit windy, the round was enjoyable. The tees, fairways and greens were in great condition. Greens held the ball nicely. The course was not too busy so pace of play was very good. Under 4 hours to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"My favorite Gary Panks design"


Jeffrey8859416's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played cattail

Good course but not amazing

Customer service-below average for Troon

I heard that they have a great pb & j buffalo burger but unfortunately the grill was not open for dinner after or round

The course is in a great area (202 & 10) wild horse pass hotel & casino, outlets...

Conditions-very good

I thought cattail was more interesting than devils claw but they are similar

The layout was pretty easy but still interesting; water, very wide fairways, areas surrounding the greens are cut short which is nice in that it leaves the ground game as an option

Value-we paid $80. This is the max that I would pay

Greens-9.5? We thought they were fast until we played Quintero the next day

4 out of 10 on the doak scale

8 out of McKenzie's 13 design principles

I'd rank it as my 25th favorite course in az (middle of the pack)


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


cmarshall123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really good layout with generous fairways for the average golfer with well placed bunkers to challenge the accuracy and length for lower handicappers. Staff were helpful and the cart service was regular every 3 to 4 holes. I will definitely visit again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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