Whirlwind Golf Club - The Cattail Course

4.5634705882 4.6 stars from 5 (330)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7334 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: No Denim, Collared Shirt and Bermuda Shorts Required
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 330 Reviews
5 stars:
208
4 stars:
98
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

314 out of 330 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Condition of course"


Doug9492751's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Condition of course/greens"


Doug9492751's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"No marshall today...."


MNMHoltum's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Shape expect for the fringe"


u367107082's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Condition of course and pace of play"


Doug9492751's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The condition of he course was good considering how hot it is getting. The fairways were green and most of the putting greens were green as well. The round took about four hours which I consider a good pace of play. I will be playing here next week.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Hemperasu's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Rot, mold and uneven tees"


u206137660's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were terribly disappointed with our round on Monday. The course is dealing with extreme amounts of either fungus or rot on the greens that makes putting absolutely impossible. The fairways are skalped and dead in many places the bunkers are completely inconsistent throughout. This was very surprising as this is one of my favorite courses to play normally.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Not bad. Could be better"


mcappellano's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing this course. Was really looking froward to it. The layout was nice, and the fairways were okay, but my only problem is with the greens. I am not sure what is going on, but the greens were in terrible condition. Lucky my round was only $40. I hope they work on their greens before raising their rates.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Summer conditions"


Corey4652891's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is a very nice layout and usually excellent conditions. Apparently they have a fungus on some of the greens, which is a shame. Pins are located far away from the fungus areas, so it only impacts play on some long putts and chips.

Pace of play was excellent

Definitely worth the money at summer rates.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



JeffBest's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
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Reviewed on


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Chad4790067's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome course. Maintained even in summer months, perfectly manicured. Love the ice chest of cold towels. Pace of play may be best in town. Definitely my favorite course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Condition of course and pace of play"


Doug9492751's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The condition of the fairways and greens were very well maintained. The pace of play was very good as well, it took just under four hours to play our round. It was an enjoyable day. I will play this course again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good"


skyseok's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Wide fairway. Large green.

Not too over challenging but still fun layout.

Some occassional dry spots near greens

but overall mostly still playable

Would recommend as 'must try course' to anyone.

But one thing I find funny though is that. . .

an outstanding golf resort like this. .seems to have relatively limited parking spots


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



JeffBest's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course condition"


Johnwornson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall very good course conditions. Large fast but soft greens. Interesting hole layouts with generous fairways. Tee boxes are flat and lush. Fairways are soft and closely trimmed. Lots of mature mesquite trees.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good times friendly staff"


caboron's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here on the Devels Claw. Staff was very friendly and Dustin the starter was very helpful with directing me where to go and answered all my questions. Greens and fairways really good conditions. I will be back asap :)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pace of Play"


saltyk9's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Good rates out here this time of year vs. what people are willing to pay during the winter time. The fairways are usually wet meaning 0 to negative roll on drives and lots of mud balls. I was a single behind a 4some that never let me play through the entire round. Player assistance was around multiple times but seems more interested in handing out wet towels (thank you) than doing something about the pace of play. Could have finished in 2 hours if it wasn't for that, instead it was a 4.5 hour round in the 100F+ heat. I took the opportunity to play 3 balls per hole and practice my chipping and putting from around each green. Greens are decent for this time of year, running maybe a 9 at best, with some real dead/rough spots around the edges of some greens.

I'll be coming back if I can continue to get rounds under $40 here.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great fun"


bshlapak's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was challenging. Cattail is the more difficult of the two. Course was in excellent shape, greens ran fast and true. Would I play this course again - definitely, was well worth what I paid for it. Weather was in the mid 90s and sunny.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bunker busters"


liftman1954's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It amazes me that a course that is this nice should have bunker issues. Inconsistent, hard, flooded and or rocky you name it.

Otherwise this is a real gem of a course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course - Cattail"


rathke's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Arizona Advisor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course had played its sister course previously. Layout is excellent and the course was in good to above average condition with the tee boxes being the best. Pace of play was slow due to the normal issue of players playing the wrong tees for their ability level. Got a great deal on GolfNow and would recommend the course but only if one can get a deal.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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