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“Feel Like Royalty”

Whirlwind Golf Club
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Owner description: Whirlwind Golf Club is truly a unique southwest golf experience. The courses, clubhouse, and practice facilities are sensitively designed to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the Gila River Indian Community. Named for the prominent design feature of the hand-woven basketry of the Authum tribe, Whirlwind is the work of golf course architect Gary Panks. His design weaves the spirit and legacy of this ancient land into a marvelous test of golf. The Devil's Claw course features sweeping elevation changes and dramatic bunkering. The Cattail course complements the Devil's Claw, but lends a whole new flavor to this 36-hole masterpiece, with its rolling fairways accented by striking water features and deep canyons. Whirlwind promises a dynamic golf experience marked by spectacular landscaping, unrivaled course conditions, and genuine customer service.
Chandler, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Feel Like Royalty”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

The staff from top to bottom treats you so well you feel like royalty. This is one of my favorite golf courses, both due to the respect and consideration provided by the staff and due to the marvelous upkeep of the course. Adding to the joy of playing this track is the fact that there are no houses to contend with. It is a very peaceful, relaxed golf experience. I have played both courses and cannot say one is more enjoyable than the other. Both are great.

Visited December 2013
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Madison, NJ
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Devils Claw is a great course”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

My teen son and I played this course and it was extremely challenging. Service at this course was very good and the course is well maintained.

Visited April 2014
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Sun Lakes, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Be Sure to Try SIVLIK At the Golf Club For Lunch....”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

Located in the Gila River Indian Community - I don't play golf, but my husband does - and recommends the course -- however,
I'm writing about a "hidden find" - SIVLIK Restaurant - caters to the golf crowd, but many non-golfers come just to have lunch!
The outdoor patio offers great vistas of the surrounding area, as well as the putting green (!) - Great salads, sandwiches and flat-breads - service runs "hot and cold", but with such wonderful scenery, you don't seem to mind as much! IF you have room, be sure to order FRY BREAD for dessert!

Visited April 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
803 reviews
204 attraction reviews
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“Top shelf golf”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

If you want to test your game both of these courses will surely challenge you.

If you are playing the tips or even one up, you will get good length.

The greens were fair but not easy. I had more three putts that normal.

The facilities were well kept, the prices are on the upper end but so is the experience.

Well worth it on a splurge round.

Visited February 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Resort Golf”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

I just played the Cat Tail course and it is very well maintained and every phase of the way it works is handled great!
Challenging but not the crazy target golf you sometimes get in Arizona courses. Greens were very fair rolling with plenty of interesting pin placements.
You should go here for sure, but check online for better pricing on tee times (not on their site). One knock on tee times as a guest at nearby Sheraton, there was no discounts for guests. And we spent a lot of money there. There should be at least an option for one discounted tee time per stay, and perhaps use of driving range with resort fee (as JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass course does) would be great, and i don't think would overwhelm the practice area. Some features like this would have had me golfing (or at least spending some money in clubhouse) at least twice in 4 days there, vs 1!

Visited March 2014
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