124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2

Whirlwind Golf Club: Devil's Claw

Chandler, AZ Public


About 30 minutes south of Scottsdale, Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass is an underrated public facility with a world-class practice facility and two very good courses. For five years, the then-Nationwide Tour hosted an event here, the Gila River Golf Classic, an ode to the heritage of the surrounding Gila River Indian Reservation. The layouts—the Cattail and the Devil's Claw—are routed over 500 acres, with half of that being native vegetation. The courses boast large greens and wide fairways for the most part, but golfers are rewarded for taking on hazards with shorter lines into the greens, which boast subtle but tumbling undulations.


Holes 18
Length 7029
Slope 127
Price $399
Facility Type Public
Designer Gary Panks, ASGCA

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