Whirlwind Golf Club has established itself as a premier golf destination for Arizonans as well as travelers from around the globe. The facility features 36 perfectly manicured holes draped over 242 acres of exquisite desert landscape. The property’s signature wild, roaming horses and other desert wildlife enjoy the peacefulness of Whirlwind’s unspoiled habitat. Despite the short 12-mile drive from Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport, guests of Whirlwind indulge themselves in the picturesque golf environment and the tranquility of a location so seemingly distant from the commotion of everyday life.
Most of the design features of the more challenging Cattail course follow the natural terrain of the land, creating rolling fairways, undulated greens, striking water features and deep canyons. Vegetation indigenous to the Native American land thrives in the rugged landscape. An extensive replica of the Gila River reminds visitors of a time when the river provided recreation and life sustaining water to the native tribes.
The course boasts 5 tee boxes that challenge every level of golfer. The fairways reach for 7,218 yards from the farthest tees for a rating of 73.4 and a slope rating of 132.