Whirlwind Golf Club - The Cattail Course
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.
|Copper (W)||72||5895 yards||73.0||128|
|Jade (W)||72||5383 yards||70.3||120|
|Black M: 73.7/131||413||567||162||462||337||180||599||402||431||3553||245||481||611||441||389||176||428||560||450||3781||7334|
|Gold M: 71.0/127||392||489||147||438||311||155||554||382||403||3271||231||443||528||421||360||136||389||515||431||3454||6725|
|Gold/Silver M: 70.0/125||392||489||147||417||311||135||520||382||371||3164||202||418||504||398||360||136||389||515||409||3331||6495|
|Silver M: 69.2/123||365||464||131||417||284||135||520||360||371||3047||202||418||504||398||345||125||362||490||409||3253||6300|
|Copper M: 67.0/115 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 M: 64.8/110 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|
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Perfect Sunday afternoon
Every time my wife and I play this course it’s a delight. The course layout is excellent and always in great shape. The staff is wonderful and they go out of their way to make your round the best possible experience. The price is high, but if you catch a hot deal or last minute discount, you won’t find a better course.
Service is horrible, do not pay for 36, not worth it!
We were treated horribly, do not stay after 5:00, you get nothing in return!. I will never play the course again, horrible experience.
Excellent day of golf
Spent an hour in the practice area, could spend all day here as the driving range, putting greens (2), and chipping area are excellent. Range balls are included and seem to be quite new Calloway range balls.
Played with a friend and a couple that we were paired with, pace of play was not rushed, just right. Finished in under 4 hours.
Fairways, first and second cut rough, greens are a dream. I don't know how they could be in any better condition. The course is wide and forgiving but offers plenty of challenges and opportunities to play strategically. If you hit beyond the rough, you probably will not find your ball but could find a rattler or two during the warm weather. Take a club with you.
Had an excellent breakfast before our round, highly recommend the food and staff.
All in all, highly recommended.
Amazing conditions. Amazing views and course layout. Would absolutely recommend. Only complaint is not a single ranger came around to check on pace the whole round. Group in front of us was absolutely wasted, laying down on the greens at one point and saw one guy chuck his club 40 yards into the desert after a bad shot and proceeded to look for it for several minutes while we waited to tee off.
Good layout but bunkers have very little sand
Played an afternoon round and all the bunkers were wet and had no sand making them very unreliable. Course has none good risk reward holes and can be fun to play with proper placement
Great price and cours
Really enjoyed playing Cattail..First time playing Whirlwind. I would highly recommend this course as playability was fair and greens are very puttable.
Cattail in November
The weather was spectacular and the overseeding has taken beautifully so Cattail is lush and green. Fairways are in great shape and the Bermuda rough is dormant so the course plays slightly easier than it would in warmer months. The greens were a little slow and bumpy as it’s apparent the course gets a lot of daily play and not everyone is as diligent as they should be in fixing ball marks. As always the course is well watered and in places that can encourage your ball to check up so plan ahead for that. Overall the course is in great shape.
Great course, beautiful condition.
No issues with the actual course at all. The round took forever though. From the 6th hole on every time we got to the next tee the group in front of us was still waiting to tee off. Around hole 10 the ranger came by and said they took care of it but nothing changed. We barely finished before dark with a 1:30 tee time.
Outstanding Golf Round
First time playing Whirlwind. Very impressive golf course. Fairways and greens in excellent shape. All staff very friendly and accommodating. Great lunch-try the Mexican Cubano sandwich with onion rings. I'll return.
Premium level resort course
Beautiful and challenging course set in wide open desert and no homes nearby. I received attentive friendly service from the moment I arrived. Booked solo through Golfnow and was placed with a group of three great players. Free balls on practice range, GPS in cart, beautiful landscaping , and excellent course conditions. Features elevated tees and greens, some slope and challenging hole placements on green, and enough sand in bunkers to allow a proper out. This place is popular so expect sold out schedule and therefore 4-4.5 hour pace. Enjoy!!