Mesquite/Ironwood at Kierland Golf Club

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4.1
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
22
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.7
92.5%
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5.0
Value
4.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
3.0
Amenities
5.0
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4.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7017
Slope 133
Rating 73.3
Type Public
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.
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
Scorecard for Mesquite/Ironwood
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 12 10 18 16 6 4 8 14 2 1 5 17 7 13 11 15 9 3
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways TiffEagle Grass
Greens TiffEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Scott Miller

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Reviews

4.1
182

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Patio Dining 13
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 37
Undulating Greens 24
Water Hazards 20
This course/club is great for:
Entertaining Clients 23
A Weekend Splurge 20
Advanced Golfers 18
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 35
Convenient to the City 33
Near Local Attractions 19
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Roomy Fairways

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Coarse!!

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Green we're in great shape

The fairways and green were great

Liked the course layout

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great condition

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great Experience

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Awesome experience!!!

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Top 5

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Resort Golf

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Kierland

Course was in great shape. Mediocre hospitality!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Experience

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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