Whirlwind Golf Club ranks as one of the best golf experiences in the Valley of the Sun

Golfers speak out to GolfNow.com for best in state

Devil’s Claw Hole #14 “Deergrass Dunes”  Par 3, 172 yards from the black tee

Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass is a truly unique Southwest golf experience sensitively designed to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the Gila River Indian Community. Surrounded by spectacular mountains and managed by Troon, this unique golf venue was also home to the PGA’s Nationwide Tour’s Gila River Golf Classic from 2000 to 2005. The two courses, Devil’s Claw and Cattail, are masterpieces developed by Gary Panks that will impress and challenge golfers of all skill levels. Featuring pristine and uncluttered views of the Sierra Estrella Mountains, the courses showcase the beauty of the natural terrain.

Covering 242 acres, with 92 acres of turfed area and 150 acres of desert landscape, Panks’ design is “challenging yet fair” for players of various handicaps. Each of the 36 holes is named after a significant legend or landmark of the Pima and Maricopa Indians. Only plants that are indigenous to the Gila River and its surrounding desert are featured on these two magnificent par 72 courses. Both Devil’s Claw and Cattail were created to reflect the land while the waters still flowed on the reservation by combining the Gila River landscape including Cottonwood, Mesquite, Saguaro and Palo Verde trees with native grasses and rolling terrain. These challenging golf courses also feature gradual elevation changes as well as great bunker designs and multi-tiered greens. When your golf round is over, be sure to visit Sivlik Grill. The new clubhouse restaurant offers a unique dining experience including creative cuisine, picturesque desert views and mountain vistas. 

Whirlwind is a top venue in the Phoenix area Valley of the Sun for golf tournaments and has hosted Cox Charities, Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks and Circle K, to name a few. The golf club has helped organizations and businesses raise tens of millions since 2000 for local, state and national charities. Their 36 holes of immaculate golf and 350 person indoor banquet facility makes Whirlwind the perfect location for any charity event. And, with the lack of housing on the courses it gives the golf events a private, exclusive feel, which is one of the reasons they have such high profile tournaments. Whirlwind has the look and feel of a destination golf facility, while it is only 11 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

With the monsoon season causing a bit of a roar in their area, the course conditions were not affected beyond the loss of a few trees, which are presently being replaced. Whirlwind is also in the process of planting hundreds of new trees in the coming year to further enhance the two courses.

Whirlwind Golf Club has moved to a new dynamic pricing model that puts an end to a published, “one price fits all” rate structure and gives way to pricing based on utilization of their tee sheet. Their dynamic pricing model allows for each and every tee time to be priced according to demand, similar to what the airline and hotel industries have been doing for years. Not making sense in today’s ecommerce world to set a rate for golf a year in advance, now prices are adjusted in real time, both up and down based on various factors such as day, time and conditions, adapting rates to accommodate golfers with almost any budget. Golfers now have the unique opportunity to find a green fee on any given day that best fits their budget and time constraints.

Whirlwind Golf Club was recently honored as one of the Top 100 Courses in the Nation by GolfNow.com. This is a tremendous honor as it is based solely on the feedback and ratings from their everyday customers. From the hundreds of courses in Arizona, only eleven in the entire state were rated high enough by customers to be included on this list. It speaks volumes about the golf experience that Whirlwind’s customers receive and about how welcome their staff makes them feel through their entire golfing experience while at the club. True excellence speaks out and the golfers have spoken!

From 36 holes of championship golf, instruction clinics, Junior Golf Academy for ages 6 to 16, pre and post golf stretching to enhance your golfing experience, the Aji Spa and all the amenities that the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort has to offer, as well as the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, this is the best golfing destination you could have on your list of exceptional golf courses to play. So what are you waiting for?

Whether it’s golf with your buddies, a tournament for your business or charity event, the perfect wedding venue, or small group meetings…Whirlwind with their expertise and exceptional staff has got you covered.

For tee time reservations, call 520.796.8465 or visit www.whirlwindgolf.com.

For more information on events, call 480.940.1500 or visit their site.

Whirlwind Golf Club is located at 5692 W. North Loop Road in Chandler, Arizona, just due west off I-10.