Whirlwind Golf Club - The Devil's Claw Course

4.4752000000 4.5 stars from 5 (303)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7029 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

  • 5692 W. North Loop Road, Chandler, AZ 85226
  • (480) 940-1500
  • (520) 796-8260
  • whirlwindgolf.com
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Gary Panks
Type: Resort
Style: Desert
Greens: Winter: Rye, Summer: Bermuda
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
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 | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7029 yards 72.6 129
Gold 72 6487 yards 70.4 123
Silver 72 6034 yards 68.1 118
Silver (W) 72 6034 yards 74.2 127
Copper (W) 72 5540 yards 71.4 121

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 303 Reviews
5 stars:
177
4 stars:
103
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

286 out of 301 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Awesome Day"


acemaker62's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I enjoyed a delicious breakfast at The Silvik grille followed by a great round on Devil's Claw.

Lipped out a long birdie putt that would have given me a 79.

We had an awesome day!


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



rsse40's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Devil's Claw"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Relatively low slope rating so the course may not challenge scratch golfers. But, for average players, this is a great place to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


u000002205855's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in amazing condition. Tee boxes, fairways, chipping areas, and greens were just impeccable. I highly recommend the breakfast sandwich. Nice desert wildlife. This is real desert golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, lush fairway even approaching the greens. The greens are fair but hard to judge, interesting. They even have junior rates which is a steal!


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


"Rude Marshal"


Tsterm's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played recently and was rudely warned by a marshal that our group was behind. I admit we started off with some difficulty, but were watching for the foursome behind us if we were holding them up. We never saw that group wait for us. The marshal returned and repeated, rudely that we were behind and that he was relying on GPS to determine we were behind. We stepped it up on one hole by picking up two putts. Here's the problem. We played the first nine holes in 2 hours and one minute. So, exactly how were we playing so slow that we needed to be so rudely treated. There is more to the story. We arrived at the 17th hole. There were four groups on the tee waiting to tee off. Two groups visibly on the fairway. The marshal was no were to be found. We waited over 20 minutes to tee off. We eventually finished our round in 4 hours and 25 minutes.

Let me point out that the marshal said we would never catch up to the earlier groups in front of us.

Terrible treatment and the marshal should take lessons in pace of play and watching the real slow players.

The staff offered us a drink after we voiced our concern. We did not accept the offer. Too little, too late.

Won't be going back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


khscgolfcat's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape, pace was good, and we were paired with nice folks...what else could you ask for, other than a couple of mulligans, right/!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Whirlwind - Worth the Drive"


buzzdg's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played the Whirlwind Cattail course twice previously, and this was my first time playing the Devil's Claw. What a treat. This course is among my Top Ten favorites in the Phoenix area. The course was in fabulous condition, with the fairways green and lush, and the greens beautifully manicured. They rolled quick, but smooth. The bunkers feature fine grain sand, which is a pleasure to experience here in AZ. The layout is challenging, but with a variety of tee box options, fair. Devil's Claw is a bit shorter than Cattail, and the fairways are a bit more open. Which I like, LOL. Also, for some reason, the geese do not inhabit the water holes the way they do on Cattail, which means no jumping over you know what, which I also like! This course is worth the drive. Highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



Gary2146510's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in great shape, All employees from the groundskeepers to the pro shop were very professional and friendly I would strongly recommend this course and would love to play this course again. The food was also excellent also the variety of merchandise in the pro shop was excellent.


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


"Fun course, great conditions and pace of play"


Uclaasudad's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time I have played Whirlwind and was impressed. Conditions were very good and pace of play was excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bang for your Buck"


markfjhenry's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A fairly challenging layout, great conditioning throughout. Mostly wide fairways and an excellent practice area!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Well maintained...."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Pin locations were fair for the average golfer. Fairways were manicured and greens in good conditions


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"A day at Devil's Claw"


RIchard2410767's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Here for spring training and golf, the course was beautiful with spectacular desert landscape and views and the staff were friendly. The course was in fantastic shape and the pace of play was leisurely. I would come back and play and recommend this course to all. Bring some extra golf balls because if they go into the desert they are not to be found.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Impeccable Condition"


jrweber7's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course on Wednesday afternoon at 11:50 a.m. Course conditions for absolutely amazing, teeboxes were manicured so well, that they were in better shape than most greens at the courses I play in Orlando. Sand traps were medium grade, not soft and fluffy, and not hard. They were raked very very well. Fairways were also in amazing shape, but a little soft. Every well hit fairway shot would collect mud on the ball. Play lift clean and place. Greens were also fantastic, rolled very true. On the stint meter this would probably be about a 9. Considerably faster than anything I play Orlando. The price was a little steep for my liking, but pretty much in line with the other great courses in Phoenix. One thing to remember here, is that it is a desert course and you better be accurate. If not, you will end up with a lot of lost balls. The only minus was the pace of play. Started out okay, but then got caught behind before some with three women that slowed everything down, ended up having to wait on every tee. Other than that it was a fantastic golf experience, don't hesitate.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Dgriley's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow play"


u5789709's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very very slow group in front of us and no ranger!! This is why people quit playing golf. A 4 hr round took 4:50 mins. The pace wrecked the round


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"TOP NOTCH!!"


cluadedurham's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This is the best course we play and the best value for our money. Unbelievable practice facility. Come early, have a meal, practice and enjoy everything the course has to offer. you will love it!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u5336488's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best so far"


WhileE1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was fourth course played this trip yet best all around so far. Great shape ,fair off tee, greens rolled true.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course But..."


kimgmikeg's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was wonderful and in excellent condition. Unfortunately the loud outdoor music from the close by hotel could be heard over the whole course and made a peaceful day on the links not enjoyable. Although I loved the course I would not play it again because of the loud music!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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