Whirlwind Golf Club - The Cattail Course

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4.5
336
5 Stars
211
4 Stars
101
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
94.0%
Recommend this course
320 out of 336 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
32
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.5%
Recommend this course
28 out of 32 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
53
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.6%
Recommend this course
48 out of 53 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7334
Slope 133
Rating 73.6
Type Resort
Whirlwind Golf Club features 36 holes across 242 acres. Wild horses and native beasts roam the landscape - so don't let them drag you away. While just 12 miles from the metropolis of Phoenix, Whirlwind Golf Club's Cattail Course takes golfers to a secluded and scenic environment, where desert tranquility and beauty is a silent playing partner throughout. Gary Panks designed the courses at Whirlwind Golf Club. The par-72 Cattail measures 7,218 yards and beings on Arrow Shot, a par-4 413 yarder; the South Mountain Range's canyons will guide you, but shoot straight. Things get long on Two Mesquites, the second hole, a par-5 517 yarder, which does feature Mesquites, a staple for the Gila River Indian Community, used in construction, medicine and food. Finish up on Last Hole, a par-4 450 yarder that offers a good test to close on, as it is the course's most demanding to drive.
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Whirlwind Golf Club - Cattail
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7334 yards 73.6 133
Gold 72 6725 yards 71.3 127
Silver 72 6300 yards 69.3 124
Copper (W) 72 5895 yards 73.0 128
Jade (W) 72 5383 yards 70.3 120
Scorecard for Cattail
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.6/133 413 567 162 462 337 180 599 402 431 3553 245 481 611 441 389 176 428 560 450 3781 7334
Gold M: 71.3/127 392 489 147 438 311 155 554 382 403 3271 231 443 528 421 360 136 389 515 431 3454 6725
Silver M: 69.3/124 365 464 131 417 284 135 520 360 371 3047 202 418 504 398 345 125 362 490 409 3253 6300
Copper W: 73.0/128 335 443 119 393 260 115 487 332 345 2829 175 396 482 374 324 110 345 469 391 3066 5895
Jade W: 70.3/120 292 403 101 372 235 101 466 291 312 2573 148 368 427 354 300 95 320 447 351 2810 5383
Handicap 9 17 15 1 7 11 3 13 5 8 4 2 10 12 18 14 16 6
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Greens Winter: Rye, Summer: Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Panks (2002) Wadsworth Golf Construction (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes - $60
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No Denim, Collared Shirt and Bermuda Shorts Required

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Reviews

4.5
336

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
Patio Dining 18
Brunch 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 52
Undulating Greens 36
Water Hazards 36
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 40
A Weekend Splurge 39
Locals 34
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 50
Convenient to the City 39
Worth the Drive 37

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Handicap 0-4
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5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice, as always

I've played both courses at Whirlwind multiple times and it never disappoints. The course conditions were outstanding. The tees and fairways were beautiful and the greens were excellent. Green speed was average and they rolled nicely. The course was crowded and we waited a minute or two on most tee boxes but the pace of play was fine. We finished in four hours. All the course staff was friendly and helpful and the beverage cart was around every 4 or 5 holes. We had lunch after our round and the food was good and the beer was cold.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good deal

Passed on this in the past due to high fees. Golf now special so tried it. A real good test. Conditions on course were very good. Will play again as long as it is under 90$

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

course in exellent condition , we sure enjoyed playing it

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great resort track

Wide forgiving fairways uncluttered by homes or structures. I've always found this course in good shape. Today was no exception. Maybe a bit overwateed is some areas but the greens werenrolling true if a bit on the slow side.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another good day

Never fails...course was in good shape, greens were very good. Sun track to play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Condition of course

The course was in excellent condition .

The pace of play was good( around 4 hours). We had a good time today and will be coming back some time next week.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Condition of course/greens

The condition of the fairways were very good as well as the greens on Cattail.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No marshall today....

Had like a billion old ladies playing that day and were veerrrrrry slow....

On a few holes instead of taking a drop after not finding the balls after 10minutes of looking all 4 players hit out of bounds they would come alllllll the way back to the tee boxes and re hit 4 drives....

No marshall the entire round...other than that...great course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Shape expect for the fringe

The course for the most part was in good shape, greens in great shape but the fringe was dead on most of the holes which made chipping difficult, paid $40 so wasn't too upset about it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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