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Conditions
4.3
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
79.1%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert/Traditional
Par 72
Length 6974 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.9

Kierland Golf Club offers three nines: Ironwood, Acacia, and Mesquite that are played in three different 18-hole combinations. The courses have a true desert feel with water only coming into play three times, on the final hole of each nine. The Ironwood/Acacia Course combines the most player-friendly of the nines with the club's signature nine. Ironwood offers a sampling of Acacia's signature mounding but its layout has a links feel that is more forgiving. The Acacia nine offers a fair challenge with a bevy of mounds and bunkers strategically placed along all of the fairways. The final par-5 hole is the golf course's signature. It is one of the area's most challenging finishes with water all along the left side of the fairway and mounding along the right as well as a green protected by five bunkers.

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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
186 Reviews (186)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Patio Dining 13
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 38
Undulating Greens 25
Water Hazards 20
This course/club is great for:
Entertaining Clients 23
A Weekend Splurge 20
Advanced Golfers 19
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 36
Convenient to the City 33
Near Local Attractions 19

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Service

For the price to play I am very disappointed in the lack of staff and customer service. There was no one at the bag drop, no starter, not cart service. I understand the issue we are facing with Covid but this is a resort course and for them to not have enough staff for the rate being charged is unacceptable! Courses like Silverado have amazing service for half the price and the course is just as good if not better from a ‘course shape perspective’! So disappointed because I’ve played here on numerous occasions and I’m ALWAYS willing to pay extra for customer service and condition. Our group had no direction as to where to start or when to start. We just had to ‘figure it out’!

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 503
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

A fun ride

The best way to experience Kierland is to ride one of their alternative vehicles. I spent nine holes on the Ellwee, a four-wheel ATV, and nine holes on the GolfBoard, which I've ridden in the past. The Ellwee is low to the ground and easy to master. The GolfBoard can be a little trickier for those who don't have great balance.
Riding one of these vehicles spices up what is a very straight-forward round of golf. Kierland is perfect for snowbirds who haven't played much. It's player-friendly and relatively wide open. There's just enough sand to keep things interesting without being too penal. I played poorly and still shot a decent score. That's Kierland for you.
A summer bunker renovation has the place looking good.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Surprisingly good

Played here because we had a day off from other rounds and we’re staying at the resort. These two courses were really good and in amazing shape for August. Mesquite is more narrow and you really need to place your shots. Ironwood is much wider but smart tree placement in the fairway makes you have to think about shot placement. Only knock was the bunkers were rock hard, but other than that no complaints

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
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
Reviews 32
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
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
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 78
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 33
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
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
Reviews 97
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
Reviews 9
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 5
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 25
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
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
Reviews 62
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 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
Reviews 25
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
Reviews 1
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

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