Whirlwind Golf Club - The Devil's Claw Course
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.
|Silver (W)||72||6034 yards||74.7||130|
|Copper (W)||72||5540 yards||71.6||126|
|Black M: 72.7/127||424||399||593||190||410||564||148||317||441||3486||407||444||222||361||172||507||425||551||442||3531||7017|
|Gold M: 70.4/123||392||366||566||159||376||535||148||289||411||3242||376||411||191||329||142||484||387||518||407||3245||6487|
|Silver M: 68.2/118 W: 74.7/130||367||342||549||140||348||511||126||268||393||3044||347||378||164||300||118||461||358||484||380||2990||6034|
|Copper M: 66.3/115 W: 71.6/126||335||316||530||123||314||480||95||242||346||2781||321||345||136||270||98||440||333||459||340||2742||5523|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Lounge, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms
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Whirl of a day
The only negative thing I witnessed during our outstanding round of golf was the trash that is within the Desert brush
I thank you for allowing my small cooler filled with bottled water and the golf cart woman that we saw twice in our 3.5 hour gave me 2 scoops of ice she was tipped accordingly
Whirl that beverage cart around more often
Excellent Fairway and Green Conditions
Got out early at 6:18am when it was cooler, beautiful fresh morning smell as the course was waking up. Practice facilities were great as usual, complimentary balls, great chipping area with large bunkers.
The fairways and greens were immaculate. We were the second group out and the pace was great, finished in 3 hrs, 15 mins. Some of the best conditions I've ever played.
Phenomenal shape, even better service
Avocado green and pristine putting greens. Love this course. First class service. The Marshall on the course today should teach all others in the valley the professionalism one should have on a course. Loved every second of this round today.
The staff was friendly and efficient. We teed off on time and finished in roughly 4 hours. The course was in superb condition. Fairways, tees an greens were all manicured. Greens were relatively fast and rolled true. Sand was well-kept; with no rakes, we occasionally took a free drop. In all, the experience was very good. Will definitely come back!
This course is outstanding. Greens, fairways, and tees were all in great shape. We are so glad we gave it a try. Hope to play the other side soon.
What a great day
We do not get to play Devil's Claw very often because of the price, but found a great deal on GolfNow. The course was in excellent condition and even though we waited a few times we still finished in less than four hours.
Beautiful golf course, horribly slow play
The golf course is beautiful, in fantastic shape and fun to play. However, there were no rangers on the course, and the pace of play was horribly slow. As one example, On the 9th hole, there were three groups waiting on the tee box. We had delays on every hole. They need to enforce playing time. It turned what would have been an enjoyable round on a beautiful course into a painfully slow round of golf. With all the golf options available in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, it will be the first and last time my friends and I play this course.
Course is excellent and groomed beautifully. Staff were great and very helpful. Such things as GPS, windshields, coolers, and sand repair containers on carts were great amenities. All amenities on the course were in top working order, such as ball washers, drinking water stations, sand was appropriate consistency, and plenty of rakes. Bathrooms were nice and clean. Greens and fairways were in great shape. Fairways were tough enough yet forgiving enough when required.
Only negative is grill at clubhouse closes at about 5.
Would definitely recommend this course.
I have heard good things about Whirlwind and it did not disappoint. Here on vacation. This was our 5th round and Devils Claw was the best conditioned course thus far.. Challenging, but fair.
Nice course. Slow pace
Course is in great shape and practice facility is great. Unfortunately got stuck behind a tournament that was overly slow. Took over three hours to play the front 9 and no staff around to help control the pace.
Having played this course several years before my memory of the layout was dim. The signage and the GPS were excellent ,as if you had a forecaddie to direct you. The greens were in excellent shape, very receptive and rolling true. Overall it was an excellent day to be alive!
Good value and conditions
Played Devils claw. Impressed with conditions and layout. Pace a bit slow at first but Marshall was on top of it later. Only minor complaint, cart service is lacking. No food , no Caesar drink spices, exhorbident charge for coffee and baileys. I know...first world problems!
Most golf experiences start when you pull up to the club house and unload your clubs. Usually you unload them yourself. At Whirlwind, you are greeted by a young man that immediately warms your heart for being there. Any business starts with who is the face or first representative you encounter.. this continues thru check in, your warm up facilities to on the course. The courses are always in prime condition and very enjoyable to play. As usual we have some scores to settle at the end of our round of golf, and the staff in their bar and grill is the best. For the money, Devils Claw is more than a five star golf course. Every golfer should make Whirlwind part of their golfing experience.
We played through a good rain storm, but other than that it was perfect. Great layout and conditions, greens rolled true, and staff were good. This is a must play course.