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4.7
463 Reviews (463)
5 Stars
303
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
12
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
96.4%
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4.8
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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4.7
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.4%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7029 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.7

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Winter: Rye, Summer: Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Panks (2000)

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Riding

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
463 Reviews (463)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 39
Patio Dining 29
19th Hole Scenic Views 17
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 68
Undulating Greens 52
Forced Carries 33
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 48
A Weekend Splurge 45
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 43
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 53
Convenient to the City 48
Worth the Drive 45

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5.0
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Enjoyable Round

It was great to be back playing Whirlwind’s Devil’s Claw golf course. The course was in immaculate condition.
We were teamed up with a father-son twosome and got along fabulously.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Nice track, check it out

Everything was pure from the tee boxes to the green. Very cute cart girl to add and great pace of play. No complaints here. Check it out yourself

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Best In The Valley

Whirlwind - Devil’s Claw is hands down one of the best tracks anywhere in the valley. The practice area is incredible and perfectly maintained year round. The course itself is always in fantastic shape and offers a great but fair challenge from each of the 4 sets of tees. This place is worth every penny and then some.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Plush

Great value for the money and in very good shape considering over seeding. Not a bad lie inside the cart paths. Cart path only until grass gets established. Staff was super welcoming and made our experience that much better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome experience

Really enjoyed the course. Good value and in great shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

One of our favorites

Course was in great condition. The greens were a little slow due to reseeding. We knew this ahead of time and they are pretty much almost done. Still consistent. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They have some nice shirts and hats in the pro shop. Range balls are included with the tee time.
We saw the cart girl 4 times and the Marshall 2 times. One random guy was just driving around telling people his medical history. He had knee surgery, back surgery, hip surgery and a cist removed. He didn't work at the course. I think he just pays to play and talk to people. It was wild. Lol.....
Overall, great day and we cannot wait to play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Almost perfect

This course was in excellent condition.

The only very minor constructive criticisms were the fairways had a lit of freshly mown grass that needed to be blown away or picked up. Also, we encountered a maintenance crew working on the greenside bunker on #1. The flag was up front and close enough to the bunker and crew to concern us.

Other than that, it was great, as was the meal and service from Kayla in the grill.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Devils Claw - FIVE STARS

The course is in great condition and very well maintained! From tee to green, Devils Claw is how every golf course should be during the hot Arizona summers. Keep up the great work Course Sup and the rest of the ground crew!

Golf shop staff is always friendly and welcoming..

Outside services goes above and beyond to make sure golfers are taken care of.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Just great!!

I might have played this course years ago when it was called Wild Horse Pass. I really enjoyed this last experience so this course is now on my "favorites" rotation. Excellent facilities, fairways in great shape and the greens rolled pure. Lots of visual interest and challenges to keep you coming back. Can't wait to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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