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4.3
359 Reviews (359)
5 Stars
219
4 Stars
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3 Stars
16
2 Stars
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1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.6
86.3%
Recommend this course
338 out of 359 reviews
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3.8
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
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2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
66.7%
Recommend this course
8 out of 12 reviews
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4.0
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
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3 Stars
0
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2
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2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
82.8%
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24 out of 29 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7334 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.6

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)

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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4.3
359 Reviews (359)

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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2.0
First Time Playing

Course was in marginal condition.

We were very disappointed in the poor quality of the course. When asked of the staff, they excused it to its recent opening after punching the greens and fairways. Why not disclose that when reservations are made? One hole would be soaked, with constant need to place the ball somewhere a bit drier. Then the next hole would be a patchwork of recently laid sod. We played with a member who expressed the same dismay. He said the other course (same price) was far superior in its condition .
The pro shop was nice, the practice area was fine, but overall, I would not recommend this course at this time.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very Nice Course

I'm a repeat customer. Love these courses. Laid out in the desert, on the outskirts of the hub-bub, these two courses--Cattail and Devil's Claw--have become some of my favorite courses. You travel through a nice desert environment the entire time you are on this course. The layout of the course is a challenge for all level of player, with the conditions as good in the summer as in the winter. On the day I played, there were some areas under repair, and the greens had been recently punched and sanded, but that is the nature of the course superintendant--they get on top of it before it becomes a complaint.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lack of ability to cope with human accidents

In today 's course, there was an accident where a beverage cart was overturned and a female driver was laid under the cart. My friend and I lifted the cart, called 911 to catch the incident, and the other player called the golf course office and announced the news. After that, there were only two employees, but they did not ask for the situation at the time of the accident and did not say thank you to the customers who helped. My friend and I ran as soon as we saw the cart fall. My friend, who was a bit uncomfortable with the legs, ran with me. However, the employee walked off the cart slowly to the scene of the accident, and his facial expression was full of irritation. Anyone who enjoys golf can suffer injuries or accidents. At the golf course here, I think I should probably think I can die.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful golf course!! Great challenge! Beat conditions I’ve played this year so far!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Staff is ruthless

Love the course but they always treat you like an amateur there

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course, slow play

Course was in good condition and layout was good. Line up at first tee box for early morning round didn’t make a whole lot of sense, considering there was a starter & marshal(s) present leading to a 4:40 round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Enjoyable round

Love the layout. Variety of holes. Made you think off the tee. Great staff. Good practice area. Decent condition although the sand traps did not have enough sand in them and the greens were a bit shaggy and somewhat slow. Clubhouse food very good. Overall an excellent experience. Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Desert Course

We played a wonderful round of golf. The course is in excellent condition. Greens rolled well, the layout was challenging for the three of us, and we all have varying amounts of experience. Beautiful trees and views. Saw some wildlife - coyote ran across the green after we finished putting, rabbits, roadrunners, etc. No snakes.

Definitely will come back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Marshal the pace of play

I actually really like this course. Unfortunately they put us out in the afternoon after a junior tourney. The little brats (we saw their antics) have not been taught anything about pace of play and nor did the golf club enforce it which was absurd. Frankly given the circumstances, they simply should not have put us out on the course.

Having said that they were very fair on the refund.

Unfortunate.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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
Previously Played

Jekyll & Hyde

All I can say is I paid on golf now to play with 3 others. Showed up and they let me out solo ( not complaining about that ) playedthe front 9 in a hour and half . Only to turn to back 9 and a complete stop . It took 3 hours for the back 9 ugh

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

High end course with excellent fairways and riough . Greens could have been better

The course is very well maintained and is a high end course with an excellent facility and amenities. Greens had dead spots but rolled well

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in excellent shape. The greens are showing some sort of virus or winter issue but does not effect the putting. They hold shots well and rolling around a 10 or11

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Condition + Rate

Awful condition for the current rate. Have played the course 20+ times and never seen it like this.

Greens are so bumpy any putt outside of a foot is not going in.

Fairways are half dead.

Played in a foursome and the other 3 were contemplating asking for a 50% refund due to conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Buy, Great Course

Can't ask for anything better on a sunday afternoon

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

Always enjoy Whirlwind courses

Everything was wonderful. Only complaint is that the course was cart path only. On other courses that are that way Golf Now shows this information on the reservation form. This one did not. Got a sense from the starter that the course website did not have that information posted either. Otherwise a great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Good Course and Value

Course conditions were great prior to reseeding. Playable with generous fairways but required shot placement and avoidance of numerous bunkers. Greens good
Wiould highly recommend.

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