Mesquite/Ironwood at Kierland Golf Club

4.1444000000 4.1 stars from 5 (180)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7017 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

  • 15636 Clubgate Dr, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254, Maricopa County
  • (480) 922-9283
  • (480) 922-0185
  • kierlandgolf.com
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Year built: 1996
Architect(s): Scott Miller
Type: Public
Style: Desert/Traditional
Greens: TiffEagle Grass
Fairways: TiffEagle Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 7017 yards 73.3 133
Championship 72 6340 yards 69.8 126
Regular 72 5851 yards 67.3 118
Forward (W) 72 5017 yards 69.4 120

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 180 Reviews
5 stars:
72
4 stars:
76
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

160 out of 179 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for entertaining clients a weekend splurge advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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Reviews


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"Over Priced. Over Rated. Over Hyped."


Dennis9865240's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Kierland has a severe case of arrogance. The staff are some of the worst I have ever experienced for their poor attitude and sense of entitlement. The course itself is boring, generic and offers nothing special. It is promoted as one of the best in Phoenix. NOT. It is one of the most expensive average courses. Unless you are out of options there is so much better golf. Kierland is a joke from top to bottom.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Roomy Fairways"


walterzjr's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

If you are looking to play a course that is a litttle more forgiving from the tee then Kierland is a good choice. The greens were in nice shape and rolled well, we found it a fun track to play that was not as challenging as some in the area. Nice pro shop, and practice area as well


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great resort course"


wilsonjp's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course for the first time. Well manicured and nice true greens. Forgiving layout but lots of challenges near the greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"ZERO COMPLAINTS !"


mcgyver0070's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff, course was very fun, Greens were perfect. This is how I get spoiled. Fairways were cut a little too short for me. was hoping drives would roll to the first cut. Over all a 10


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Coarse!!"


bigdinthree's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in Fantastic shape!! Great layout and Fantastic Staff!! This is a MUST PLAY!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good but not great."


ozzyid's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall nice condition check in and pace was good. Not overly scenic runs through condos, hotels and business park. Fairways are mostly wide with big greens only a couple of tight driving holes. When we finished no one at cart return area so had to lug clubs to far end of parking lot which was a hike. Got good deal on golf now so overall nice day. Had I paid the 169 price would have been very disappointed. At that price much better options out there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Green we're in great shape"


Gskurchak's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways and green were great

Liked the course layout


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great condition"


uVNVT8198VN's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was great. From check-in to bartenders to drink cart ladies. Top notch.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


kwboomer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although this tee time was a little later than we would have liked, given the heat wave, we could not pass up this course at such a great deal.

Staff was tremendous and pace of play was under 4 hours.

Course was a little fuzzy from overseeding, but other than that - outstanding.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome experience!!!"


spmccarl's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

What a great course/facility!!! Friendly staff!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Decent desert resort golf"


u000007467714's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Kierland is a classic resort course. Very well maintained and with all the amenities you'd expect, but the track is fairly easy (save for a couple of the finishing holes) and not overly memorable. A good course if you are working on or want to feel good about your game, as most holes feature gentle rolling swales that tend to funnel the ball towards the fairway. Staff was friendly but starter was clueless; switched up bags and pairings three times and then sent us off 10 minutes late.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Top 5"


drumshtik101's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is one of the best around in my opinion. I'm a huge fan of rolling/slope type courses as opposed to the typical desert course you find 15 mins north of Kierland. Lush open fairways and tricky short game surrounding the greens.

You gotta play here if you have the chance.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Resort Golf"


Kevin9580406's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staffs, great amenities. All things were first class.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best course In Phoenix"


Rick8216418's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in immaculate shape for being in the summer. Service if the pros hope and staff were top notch. This is going to be a course I throw in my repitore.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not worth the hype"


timj622's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This is a good course, but not worth the hype of being one of the best in Scottsdale. Bag boys were rude, but the course Marshal was great. Pro Shop staff was very professional.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Kierland"


Bryon1677747's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Mediocre hospitality!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great resort course"


Anthony6509234's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Plemty of room of the tee and the challenge is around the tricky green complexes. Course is very enjoyable for all handicaps.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


devinmck's avatar
Age:  25-34

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Been in the valley a long time and hadn't made it out to Kierland until now. Course was in fantastic shape in the middle of the AZ summer. Was equally impressed with the service staff being so attentive making sure we had cold water and anything needed to stay hydrated. Pace of play was an issue strictly because we had a group of 12 playing for cash. Will definitely be playing here in the future.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course/family friendly"


u000007847011's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played Ironwood/Mesquite course, and they were both in great condition. Great to see with 100+ degree weather. Facilities were top notch and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Very family friendly facility. Had a great time playing golf and staying at the Westin Kierland! Highly recommend!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"4.4256 stars"


chrisbb's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Can't go wrong. Very nice complex that's well maintained.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



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