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4.3
383 Reviews (383)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.5
86.0%
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4.5
20 Reviews (20)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.0%
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4.3
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
82.9%
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29 out of 35 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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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
383 Reviews (383)

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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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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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3.0
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OK Troon Course

First & last time! Nothing memorable! Costly but then it's Troon!

Conditions Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course

Pace of play was very slow. At times there were 4 groups at a hole. Only saw ranger once.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Amazing conditions

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

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

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

Excellent course with tough greens. Very enjoyable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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!!

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

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