Whirlwind Golf Club - The Devil's Claw Course

4.4845000000 4.5 stars from 5 (291)
  • 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

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 291 Reviews
5 stars:
171
4 stars:
98
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

275 out of 289 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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Reviews


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"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
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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
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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

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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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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
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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


"Solid courses and facility"


chas57xx's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We try to play the Whirlwind courses at least once a year. They are always well maintained. The course layout is challenging but the fairways are wide, and greens fast and in good condition. Restaurant is also very good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wonderful"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with my wife and adult son. Course was in fantastic shape - fairways were lush and greens rolled true. I come to Phoenix a lot and this was one of the best golf experiences I've ever had here. I immediately made reservations for another round for us in the next few days. Don't miss this great golf course at a very reasonable cost.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"SKM"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
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Reviewed on

Great conditions, playing more difficult than rating


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2017
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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


"Wow"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2017
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Reviewed on

Troop course with great layout, great tee boxes, cart paths, fairways, greens. Longer grass fairways then most area courses. Challenging but not too many Sand traps. Our only knock was a lot of grass clumps on fairways and close to green! Course is spendy at about $125 a round without troop card. We loved course overall


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004807752's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Great Course"


semaj0921's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great desert course generous fairways great visuals. The pace of play was not an issue due to the weather, windy, and unseasonable, cold.

Fairways and greens in great shape. Was paired with a local twosome who normally play the course. Twosome was friendly. Staff was great, bar served generous portions and burger was excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A real gem"


TitusEnnis9817's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time I have played this course. Playing from the gold tees (6500 + yards) I found the course to be a fun and challenging. I believe Devil's Claw plays tougher than the 123 slope it is rated.

The greens were outstanding, the course was pristinely manicured and all the staff were very friendly.

I will definitely return.


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


"Beautiful"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course and I got on at an excellent price. I had not played here before so the cart GPS was very helpful.

The course was very well maintained, no flaws. The course is beautiful with many challenges. Wish I lived closer, I would play as often as possible.

No complaints.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Christmas time golf"


u000002601586's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I were in Phoenix for 4 days of golf and Whirlwind was recommended to us on day 1. We were not disappointed. The course is in fabulous shape. We played Devils Claw. Next trip back I would definitely play Cattail.


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


"Awesome"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2016
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Reviewed on

Hands down favorite course in phx. Great greens, open fairways. Love it


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



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