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||160||317||441||3498||407||444||222||361||172||507||425||551||442||3531||7029|
|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|
|Gold/Silver M: 69.3/122||366||366||552||140||377||506||140||291||393||3131||344||378||163||331||145||486||386||519||381||3133||6264|
|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|
|Silver/copper M: 66.6/114||333||342||531||140||321||477||126||265||323||2858||344||345||163||300||121||461||330||459||340||2863||5721|
|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
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Arizona
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S.
Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S.
course was in great shape. Had a great time playing. Staff was outstanding
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.