Whirlwind Golf Club (Cattail course)

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Whirlwind Golf Club (Cattail course) Est. 2002

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Whirlwind Golf Club (Cattail course): Boasts two top-quality championship layouts, almost identical twins, with only subtle differences between them. The Cattail is the longer of the two courses, and a fabulous test that stretches to over 7300 yards from the tips. Although the surrounding terrain is essentially flat Sonoran desert, the fairways contain many pleasantly rolling undulations, which lead you to some of the finest greens in the Phoenix / Scottsdale area.

Each of the skilfully designed holes gives you a clear idea of what's needed from the tee, although if you play short or get out of position a few blind shots may be required. Water is not too frequent a hazard, but does put in some telling appearances, especially at two of the par-3's, at the excellent short par-4 5th (a terrific risk-reward hole for big hitters) and alongside most of the par-4 14th.

This excellently maintained out-and-back layout provides some wonderful views over the open desert terrain, across to the horses and cattle of Lone Butte Ranch, and away to distant mountain ridges beyond. Without any housing development in the area, the only building you'll pass is the Sheraton Resort hotel which puts in an appearance alongside the par-4 16th. Although not overly dramatic, the layout's stylish bunkering, open desert character and attractive mountain scenery ensures an enjoyable and challenging round, with many fine holes along the way.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Making Contact

Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass
5692 W. North Loop Rd,
Chandler, Arizona 85226
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Office   +1 (480) 940 1500
Pro Shop   +1 (480) 940 1500

  +1 (520) 796 8260

Email   mhoeffken@troongolf.com
Website   www.whirlwindgolf.com
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Golf Pro
Justin Lake (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Desert-style.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Surroundings: Desert environment.
Designer: Gary Panks
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7334 6300 5383
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.4 69.2 70.7
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Devil's Claw course (7029 yards from back-tees)
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How2Get There?

16 miles S of Phoenix
From I-10 in the south-east of Phoenix (below Tempe, Chandler and the intersection with the south-western end of the 202-Loop) take exit 162 and head west on Wild Horse Pass Blvd. After 3 miles turn left into Whirlwind Golf Club.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Jan thru' March): $165 (all days). Golf cart included. Reduced rates for afternoon rounds. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Whirlwind Golf Club is managed and operated by Troon Golf, a world leader in upscale golf course management. >> Whirlwind is located on part of the Gila River Indian Reservation, whose inhabitants were originally desert farmers, called Akimel O’othom. The Spanish gave them a name which is still used today, Pima. These American Indian desert farmers were very skilled at creating irrigation systems for their crops, diverting the waters of the Gila River into canals. They were joined on this land by the Pee Posh (Maricopa) tribe. The Gila River rises in western New Mexico and flows across Arizona, skirting the south of Phoenix, before joining into the Colorado River near Yuma. The Gila is one of the largest desert rivers in the world. In the past it, and its main tributary the Salt River, would both carry large volumes of water; however, irrigation and municipal water diversions have turned both into largely dry rivers.

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Latitude: (33.269618)
Longitude: (-111.989914)
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Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa AAA 4-Diamonds
5594 West Wild Horse Pass Boulevard, Chandler, AZ 85226
+1 (602) 225 0100

This 500-room resort was designed to be an authentic representation of the Gila River Indian Community's heritage and culture. It is located just 11 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport on the ancient Gila River Indian Community. The architecture, design, art and legends of the Pima (Akimel O'othom) and Maricopa (Pee Posh) tribes are celebrated in every detail imaginable, indoors and out. In addition to the Sheraton resort hotel and Whirlwind golf courses, Wild Horse Pass also offers the Native American Aji Spa, Koli Equestrian Center and the Wild Horse Pass Casino.

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