Arizona Golf Vacations

Whirlwind Golf Club

Whirlwind Golf Club is located towards the east valley in the city of Chandler, AZ and offers 36 holes of championship golf, Cat Tail and Devils Claw. Both courses are a high-end desert layout with impeccable service and course conditions. The course is managed by Troon Golf and is part of an elite group of Arizona golf courses that offers a full desert golf experience with no housing on either golf course. The course offers a true test of what desert golf is pictured to be.

The Devil’s Claw golf course is the original course and is not as demanding as its sister course. Fairways on the Devils Claw golf course is more rolling, generous and gentle. The elevation changes are mild and the greens are multi-tiered. There is an abundance of sand waste areas located throughout the course that will test your skills of accuracy. Overall the golf course is relatively flat offering light forms of desert strategically placed randomly throughout the golf course.

The Cat Tail golf course is the newer of the two courses and is also considered the more difficult spread. Terrain is very similar on both golf courses; however, fairways are slightly less elevated than its sister course and lead into deep canyons and around three lake features. Cat Tail is a longer golf course and uses a decrease in elevation to emphasize its layout and design.

Scenic Fact:
Hole # 7 at the Whirlwind Devil’s Claw course is a water hole called Dragonfly Falls. Unless you are playing from the front tee, you will be forced to carry your shot over the lake. There is a beautiful waterfall to the right of the green. Take pictures but avoid getting wet!

We rate this Arizona golf course:
Degree of difficulty: Moderate

Nearby Golf Courses:

Ocotillo Golf Club / Club West Golf Club / Foothills Golf Club / Duke at Rancho El Dorado Golf Club

Course Information:

  • Course Style: Target Desert
  • Number of Holes: 36 holes (Cattail / Devils Claw)
  • Green Type: Bermuda Grass
  • Fairway Type: Summer – Bermuda / Winter – Rye
  • 9 Hole Rates: No
  • Practice Facility: Full practice facility
  • Cart Access: 90 degrees rule
  • Club Rental: Callaway clubs for $45 plus tax
  • Lessons: Yes, please contact with the pro shop for rates
  • Locker Rooms: Yes
  • Dress Code: Proper golf attire. No demin, Bermuda shorts and collard shirts
  • Spike Policy: Soft and Hard spikes permitted
  • Shoe Rental: Yes
  • Restaurant: Sivlik Grill
  • Bar: Located at Sivlik Grill
  • Rider Fee: $25
  • Conference and Banquet Facilities: Yes

Address and Directions:

Whirlwind Golf Club
5770 N. Loop Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85226

Directions from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport:

Start out going EAST on E SKY HARBOR BLVD.
Turn SLIGHT LEFT to stay on E SKY HARBOR BLVD.
Merge onto AZ-153 S toward EAST EXIT/ AZ-143/ I-10.
Take the UNIVERSITY DR exit, EXIT 1, on the LEFT toward I-10/ AZ-143.
Stay STRAIGHT to go onto E UNIVERSITY DR.
Merge onto AZ-143 S toward I-10.
Merge onto I-10 E via EXIT 1A toward TUCSON.
Take the WILD HORSE PASS BLVD/ SUNDUST RD exit, EXIT 162.
Turn RIGHT onto W WILD HORSE PASS BLVD.
Turn LEFT onto S 48TH ST.
Turn RIGHT onto W NORTH LOOP RD/ THAM YOG NORTH LOOP RD.

Estimated Time: 20 minutes | Estimated Distance: 14.90 miles

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