6902 E Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254, US
(480) 624-1000
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About Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Near the heart of Scottsdale, the Westin Kierland Resort features one of Arizona's largest and all-encompassing resort properties. Set on over 600 acres with 700-plus guest rooms, there are a wide variety of activities to enjoy before and after golf. For swimming, there is an adults-only pool, cabana rentals, as well as kids area with waterslide and lazy river. You can also try the Kierland "FlowRider" wave experience. Dining is a highlight here with Deseo restaurant serving up southwestern fare in a stylish setting. In addition to 27 holes and a driving range, Kierland Golf Club is known for its multiple ways to get around the courses, from earth-surfing boards to bikes and motorcycles (for current offerings, inquire with the golf shop). The spa and fitness center features hot tub, steam room and sauna. Westin Kierland, part of the Marriott family of brands, is located near TPC Scottsdale, host of the annual Phoenix Open on the PGA Tour. Westin Kierland Resort is part of the Arizona Culturekeepers Program which has recognized 100 Arizonans ffor their contributions to the state's history, culture, environment and economy.

Facts

Price Range$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres730
Year Opened2002
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Casual, Buffet, Bar
Room TypesRoom, Suite, Villas/Casitas
PoolAdults Only
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No
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Golf courses at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

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4.2
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Punched greens. No Warning!

Recommendation is contingent on REDUCED price. Let's say... $40. No alert on website that Ironwood was punched a few days earlier. Mesquite was not pushed but "ratty." Tough to get a consistent roll.

Disappointed. I'd have played elsewhere if i knew the conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great for novice

I golf very rarely, so this course was ideal for me as a novice at the game. Fairways are wide, bunker position friendly and few water traps.The greens played true. I played both mesquite and ironwood, and it was perfect for my standard of golf.

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

Fun course

Fun course, well maintained but greens have some sort of fungus. Considering this time of year and your options was a very good choice. If you’re looking for a resort course that will boast your handicap, this is the one for you. Had a great time and would bring family here,. If you’re coming in with the boys and want to really challenge each other I’d look at some more difficult ones in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

AWFUL

This has nothing to do with the course but has EVERYTHING to do with the people who work there. Today is Fathers Day (June 21, 2020) and I booked a tee time for my Dad, Mom and myself a week ago. We are not the wealthiest but for fathers day I wanted to make this day special for my dad so I decided to spend extra! My dad has a few underlying health conditions. My dad woke up today not feeling good at all. He felt really bad and wanted to stick it out and try to play. Not to mention that he was has been throwing up since 4 this morning. I booked the tee time on Golf Now. Since this was a late notice cancelation I understood that I would lose the convenience fee but I called the pro shop as well. The person at the pro shop told me that they would take one golfer off from the charge because my dad was sick. Am I really going to go golf with my mom and leave my dad at home sick on Fathers Day?!?!? I asked them if there was anything they could do to help out with this. I even suggested that maybe they could let us play a different day when my dad feels better. They didn't have any of that. I understand they have to charge my whether I show up or not. But what if my dad has Covid and then my mom and me contracted it and then we go play and now they have to shut down. This is RIDICULOUS to say the least!!! No class shown at all. I will never recommend this place to anyone.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Good Summer Golf

Green fairways!!! Some brown spots on greens but cannot complain when it’s been over 110 degrees daily.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

3 Different 9's each with character.
Great course, great shape, even in the summer!
My office is off the 3rd hole on the Mesquite "9"!1

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sunday Golf

I’ve always enjoyed Kierland golf. The courses are very fair and usually in good shape. I don’t know what’s going on with the greens but they aren’t in very good shape for the money they charge to play the course. Brown spots and quite bumpy.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not Entirely the Experience I was Expecting

Kierland has 3 nines, we played Acacia and Ironwood. Acacia was good, although the greens were more brown than I was expecting but it is June in Phoenix. The views and elevation changes were average overall, number 9, the signature hole was impressive.

Ironwood, however was very disappointing, nothing more than your average course that runs thru some of the neighborhood. Maybe I'm spoiled from playing so many good courses like Dinosaur in Gold Canyon and Eagle Mountain and Sun Ridge in Fountain Hills. My advice play those instead and save a few bucks. Oh yeah, Southern Dunes is worth the trip in Maricopa over this one.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Many better options

Poor service, rude and indifferent staff, no water available, no beverage cart, no starter, no staff at bag drop. Greens are in poor condition. Holes have very little character. Bottom line: Place is way over priced and overrated. You have many better options available. I understand the difficulty of coping with COVID-19 but every other course in the valley is presenting a better product during these times than Kierland.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition

Great condition. Nothing open due to Covid 19. I still think it’s overpriced at $100 a round in June but overall a very enjoyable day. Did not see on course beverage cart which may be due to Covid, other courses are doing so.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

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
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Cart had a flat

The golf cart broke down and it took almost 30 minutes to get another one in hundred degree plus weather. I was on hold for more than 15 minutes for someone to answer the phone to get me a replacement cart.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Could have been cheaper if I had booked directly.

Hate getting screwed by GolfNow. If I had called the course directly it would have been $12.50 less. Was told that the course, “had an agreement with GolfNow” that prevents them from saving me the $$. Call first. DO NOT TRUST GOLFNOW!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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
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
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
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
Difficulty Moderate
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