Kierland Golf Club
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Kierland Golf Club

15636 Clubgate Dr, Scottsdale,Arizona,85254
Type: Public
No. Holes: 27
(480) 922-9283
Detailed description
Kierland Golf Club is a Resort-Public, 27 hole golf course facility located n the Westin resort in north Scottsdale, Arizona. Kierland Golf Club has three 9-hole golf courses. These courses can be combined in pairs to form three different 18 hole course challenges. The nine-hole courses are The Acacia Course, The Mesquite Course, and The Ironwood Course.

Kierland Golf Club opened in 1996. The courses were designed by Scott Miller.

Kierland Golf Club offer golfers a wide variety of challenges and a lots of sand, as in more than 300 bunkers. These are steep man eating bunkers, especially around the greens. But on the bright side, the light, smooth sand reacts perfectly to wedge shots.

The Acacia Nine at Kierland Golf Club plays to a 9-hole par-36 and measures 3,435 from the back tees.

Acacia is the signature nine at Kierland Golf Club. Walking to the first tee, you'll first notice gently sloping fairways that nudge wide tee shots back to the middle. Next, check out the bunkers that border those nice, plush fairways -- all 10 of 'em. It's a sign of things to come as bunkers definitely serve to show golfers where not to hit throughout the round. Miss that sand and find the fairways, and you're off to a great start on a great golf course.

One of the featured holes -- to play and to photograph -- the par-4 seventh plays 374 yards from the tips. Placement off the tee is paramount, as 14 bunkers guard this short hole. But none intimidates like the eight-foot-high trap behind the green, a brilliant wall of sand that slopes back toward the putting surface.

The Mesquite Nine at Kierland Golf Club plays to a 9-hole par-36 and measures 3,478 from the back tees.

#6, a 468-yard, par-4 on Kierland's Mesquite nine is difficult to par and a prime example of why the Mesquite nine is the toughest of the three nines at Kierland.

The Ironwood Nine at Kierland Golf Club plays to a 9-hole par-36 and measures 3,539 from the back tees.

Kierland Golf Club uses the desert environment to perfection as water comes into play on just three holes -- the ninth of each nine, adding to the beauty and helping to irrigate the golf course.

Kierland can play up to 7017 yards, 131 slope with 4 sets of tees from the longest combination of 18 of the 27 holes. It's a resort course and relatively forgiving if you play from the correct tees for your level of play. There nice wide landing areas off the tee with some rolling to them and as previously mentioned, over 300 sand bunkers around the greens or in the fairways...bring your sand game cause it's hard to avoid them all. The greens are large, and with little undulations, but there's a good amount of mounding around the green to grab the miss-hit approach.

Elevation changes of up to 80 feet offer views of Camelback, Mummy, McDowell and Pinnacle Peak Mountains. All three courses compare in level of difficulty. Fairways are generous and at times parallel. The greens are of good size and rich with undulation. Considered a traditional course due to the wide, forgiving fairways, this Scottsdale golf course is a great choice for any level of golfer.