Acacia/Mesquite at Kierland Golf Club

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4.1
182
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
77
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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162 out of 181 reviews
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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 6913
Slope 133
Rating 72.6
Type Public
Kierland Golf Club boasts three unique nines that are played in three different 18-hole combinations. The Acacia/Mesquite Course begins with Kierland's signature nine. Acacia features gently sloping fairways, all of which are bordered by bunkers. The last four holes are the most memorable, particularly the finishing hole, which is the club's signature hole. It is a tricky par 5 with water all along the left side of the fairway to the bunker-protected green. Along the way there are also fairway bunkers that sit just past the water and strategic mounding on the other side. It is a true accomplishment just to make par. Acacia is a formidable challenge but many would argue that the Mesquite nine is more difficult. Its par-4 sixth hole might be the golf course's toughest.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 6913 yards 72.6 133
Championship 72 6319 yards 69.6 125
Regular 72 5820 yards 67.1 116
Forward (W) 72 4898 yards 69.0 115
Scorecard for Acacia/Mesquite
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: 72.5/127 517 417 448 171 568 190 374 219 531 3435 395 410 333 187 521 468 547 190 427 3478 6913
Copper M: 69.2/123 493 386 402 142 542 162 339 189 503 3158 353 375 293 154 498 423 497 158 410 3161 6319
Indigo M: 66.9/114 468 361 369 129 488 142 310 160 485 2912 319 349 274 132 470 369 470 142 383 2908 5820
Turquoise M: 65.7/110 W: 70.5/120 468 361 369 129 418 122 310 137 485 2799 319 307 274 110 470 338 419 142 277 2656 5455
Lava W: 67.7/116 423 298 284 110 418 122 232 137 409 2433 299 307 211 110 405 338 419 99 277 2465 4898
Handicap 16 8 4 18 2 12 10 14 6 11 9 17 15 5 3 7 13 1
Par 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 3 5 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 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
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