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|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesLounge, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S.
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Arizona
Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S.
I’m blessed to be able to play golf 2-3 times per week. I spread my rounds around the valley at different courses. However, I most often return to Whirlwind more than any other course. On July 22nd, 2020 the course (Cattail) was in Great shape. Best greens I’ve played this summer. I arrived only 15 minutes before my round, but last time I was on property the practice facilities are Sickk. Alignment sticks and all. During my round I must’ve seen 15-20 maintenance dudes on that 18 alone-and working their tails off. Most all the bunkers were hand raked. As opposed to every other course during Covid. Cart girls are chill AF, and their food/beverages prices are very reasonable. 2.1 handicap golfer.
My favorite course in south Phx
The Cattail Course has become my fav course in the South Phoenix area. Sure, there are some bare patches of fairway, but hey, it's July in Arizona.
The course was otherwise in great shape, the practice facility is very good and the food excellent.
Slow pace for a early Saturday
No ranger to speed up the group in front of us. When we called the pro shop, they said the group was on pace. Pace is 4 hours 10 minutes.
Players do not wake up for a 6:45 am round to play on pace! Get out, play early and beat the heat in Phoenix!
Play here a lot. It's amazing
Cat Tail review. Devils claw closed right now. The round includes the range, which is first class. Played from the gold tees (6800). Challenging but loads of fun. It's just so pretty out there. The natural landscape is stunning, but it will eat your ball of you're too far off the fairway. Greens were true. Not bumpy, about an 8-9 speed. Bunkers were a little hard, but it is a million degrees in phoenix right now. Can't wait to come back. Ps, watch out for rattlesnakes. I've only seen one. Curled up they will look like a huge cinnamon roll fyi.
Best Value for the Money in Phoenix or Tucson
Four of us played the Cattail Course this morning. Wow! Excellent practice facility and the course was in very good shape considering (it is July in Arizona). The greens were excellent. The beverage cart came around at least twice, plus there was drinking water about every other hole.. The food in the grill was also excellent.
We have played all over Scottsdale and Tucson over the past two months, and this is the best conditioned course yet. Kudos to Whirlwind!
Good experience for July
Course was in pretty good shape for July. some bare spots in the fairway. But tees and greens were good. Pace of play was excellent. Finished in 3:40.
Great course. Pace of play poor today. 5 hrs
Met new friends drake and Duane
I've played at Whirlwind several times in the past and have always enjoyed my round. However, I found that the course was overly crowded for some reason on one of the hottest days of the year. I asked the two individuals that joined my wife and I why it was so busy and they told me about the deal they had with unlimited golf for the summer. That sounds like a good deal for someone that is retired and can play all of the time, but not so good for someone paying full price and being subjected to a crowded course... I'll wait until your summer deal is over before I play there again this year.
Overall Pretty Nice
The course can get a little repetitive at times as it winds through native desert vegetation and small wetlands. The course is flat with a few water hazards and bunkers pepper the course. The track is in fairly good shape, with a few browned out spots. The greens were in good shape and rolled true. All in all a good value and fun play and would play again.