Mesquite/Ironwood at Kierland Golf Club
Unlike many other Scottsdale courses, Kierland Golf Club's three nines sprawl across rolling hills without a single cactus in sight. The nines are played in three different 18-hole combinations. The Mesquite/Ironwood Course is has player-friendly fairways that are generous and easy and the green are large but not particularly undulating or fast, which makes the golf course accessible to a range of different skill levels. The course isn't entirely forgiving though. The Mesquite nine may be the flattest of the three nines but it is also the toughest. The par-4 sixth is especially demanding. The challenges of Mesquite are balanced by the player-friendly nature of the Ironwood nine. There is some strategic mounding but overall the links design is very approachable. The golf course ends with its signature hole, a classic risk-reward opportunity with a lake to the right and sand traps to the left.
|Forward (W)||72||5017 yards||69.4||120|
|Cinder M: 73.1/127||395||410||333||187||521||468||547||190||427||3478||440||418||188||423||200||412||532||431||495||3539||7017|
|Copper M: 69.7/123||353||375||293||154||498||423||497||158||410||3161||405||394||136||376||165||379||485||365||474||3179||6340|
|Indigo M: 67.2/113 W: 72.0/122||319||349||274||132||470||369||470||142||383||2908||377||364||119||357||139||347||456||331||453||2943||5851|
|Turquoise M: 65.6/109 W: 70.1/117||319||307||274||110||470||338||419||142||277||2656||352||303||105||357||139||347||432||288||453||2776||5432|
|Lava M: 63.7/105 W: 68.1/114||299||307||211||110||405||338||419||99||277||2465||352||303||105||289||87||298||432||288||398||2552||5017|
Little less dersert + little more grass = Great golf
The three nines at Kierland have more grass than many of their local counterparts, making them great courses for visiting midwesterners like me. Greens were smooth and pretty quick - look at your putts from every angle to see the breaks. Greens were firm but balls did check up. Many tee box options to match your game.
Off course staff was great - lunch in the grill even included free desert - tough to beat that!
Kierland I the hole so Ironwood/Acacia
Lots of room off the tee on either nine. Trouble begins on lightly bunkered huge greens. These have subtle breaks not always easy to read & you can be on the green & a long, long way from the hole so getting the speed right is the key to scoring here. #9 on the Acacia course is a tough walk, but this is a course I could recommend to all types of golfers.
Over Priced. Over Rated. Over Hyped.
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.
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
Great resort course
Played this course for the first time. Well manicured and nice true greens. Forgiving layout but lots of challenges near the greens.
ZERO COMPLAINTS !
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
Course was in Fantastic shape!! Great layout and Fantastic Staff!! This is a MUST PLAY!!!
Good but not great.
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.
Green we're in great shape
The fairways and green were great
Liked the course layout
Staff was great. From check-in to bartenders to drink cart ladies. Top notch.
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.
What a great course/facility!!! Friendly staff!!!
Decent desert resort golf
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.
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.
Great Resort Golf
Friendly staffs, great amenities. All things were first class.
Best course In Phoenix
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.
Not worth the hype
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.
Course was in great shape. Mediocre hospitality!
Great resort course
Plemty of room of the tee and the challenge is around the tricky green complexes. Course is very enjoyable for all handicaps.
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.