Whirlwind Golf Club - The Devil's Claw Course

4.5379529412 4.5 stars from 5 (339)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7029 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes - $50
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 7029 yards 72.6 129
Gold 72 6487 yards 70.4 123
Silver 72 6034 yards 68.1 118
Silver (W) 72 6034 yards 74.2 127
Copper (W) 72 5540 yards 71.4 121

Devil's Claw is one of two golf courses at Whirlwind G.C., part of the Wild Horse Pass Resort and Casino on the Gila River Indian Reservation near Chandler. In addition to its views of four mountain ranges -- South Mountain, the Estrella Mountains, the San Tan Mountains and the Superstitions -- Devil's Claw overflows with Native American culture.

A round on the Devil's Claw at Whirlwind Golf Club begins on Greasy Mountain, a par-4 424-yarder that faces Muh-wah Ha-dahk - the Gila River Indian Community's name for South Mountain. Things get long on the fifth, Maricopa Journey, a par-5 593-yarder designed to memorialize the travels of the Pee-Posh (or Maricopa tribe) from the Colorado River to where the Gila and Salt rivers meet. Go home via Going Home, the 18th hole, a par 4 that measures 442 yards from the Black tees. As the Gila River Indian Community sings it, "Our songs are ending as you go your separate ways, take along with you the good songs that were sung here today, as within your hearts."

Don't go straight home: You can still fit in another song after golfing the Devil's Claw golf course at the Whirlwind Golf Club in the clubhouse, which features a fully stocked bar and plenty of plasma televisions for relaxing and catching up on other sports.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 339 Reviews
5 stars:
206
4 stars:
108
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

321 out of 337 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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Reviews


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"Classic layout with wide fairways and very easy on the eyes."


tombergey's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
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Reviewed on

Love this course for the layout of the holes and the overall well maintained conditions of the entire course. It's a grip and rip course where you can swing away on every hole.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Mathew2583047's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
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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


"Great Course!"


AlaskaDan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
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Reviewed on

Really enjoyed playing this course. The only negative was that the forward tees were still a bit long for my wife and the female that was playing with us. I would suggest that they add an additional tee box for the shorter hitters.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent conditions"


brabbit22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
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The course and facilities where in great shape! Played as a group of three and I walke and played in under 3.5 hours. Course layout is fun and challenging but not unfair.


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


"Playable and fun"


roncloyd's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is a true desert layout, vs a desert - mountain course. Not a great deal of elevation change, but it was interesting and fun nonetheless. The conditions were excellent, pace of play good, and layout enjoyable. I enjoyed playing a course that was not incredibly difficult off of the tee for a change. Desert existed on both sides of most fairways, but the landing zones are a little more more giving than most in the area, and the desert areas were such that you could find a few errant tee shots. The greens were quick and true. The fairway bunkers were very challenging as they were deep and caused challenges getting the ball up over the high lips.

Overall, I enjoyed the course and layout. I put it in my top 5 in the area not because of its scenic appeal, but because it was a good track that was enjoyable to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Bwoodruff's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
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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



CRSjohn1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
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One of the better courses in the valley, nice layout and perfectly maintained.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Rick8289365's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
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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


"Beautiful course - Great Round!!!"


Julie9713800's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
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Loved every minute of the round! Will come back here every chanc we get!!!


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


"Challenging, but forgivibg"


u000007135781's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
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Beautiful course that is set perfectly in its natural setting. Will play this again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always a great evperience"


jds3760's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
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I’ve played this course in the middle of the summer and peak season. It’s always been in exceptional shape and the amenities are first class. Course layout requires thought and proper club selection, but is fair. You’ll most likely use every club in the bag. Great quality, value and fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u8504692's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Ronald1607353's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Kevin3610320's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
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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



gilmore44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



Cort4275824's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
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Reviewed on


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


"Great Deal!!"


mmcneill's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We got a great deal on Golf Now - to play a very nice course. Hard to miss the fairways - very wide open and because of the recent over-seeding greens were very slow. But still a very enjoyable day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Just A Great Course"


dhume419's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
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Reviewed on

I have played Devil's Claw twice before and Cattail a half dozen times, and the golf experience continues to delight. The course and amenities are well operated. The fairways, greens and tee boxes are always in top-notch condition no matter what time of year. The range facilities are some of the best around with free range balls. The course is not super difficult, but who wants to spend the day scrounging balls on a tricked out course with more desert rough than green stuff. I just like these courses and plan to keep playing them as I get the opportunity.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"What you'd expect from a Troon Golf course"


georud's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Devils Claw on a 4 day trip to Scottsdale from home in N. Myrtle Beach. Conditions were really good, from tee boxes to fairways to greens and rough. Very playable, some challenge but also good wide open fairways. Loved the service.


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


"Resort course"


u7355717's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very playable course. The greenest course I've played in Phoenix in the summer. Course was soft in front of greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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