Ironwood/Acacia at Kierland Golf Club
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.
|Indigo (W)||72||5855 yards||73.1||127|
|Turquoise (W)||72||5575 yards||70.9||123|
|Lava (W)||72||4985 yards||67.8||118|
|Cinder M: 72.8/127||440||418||188||423||200||412||532||431||495||3539||517||417||448||171||568||190||374||219||531||3435||6974|
|Copper M: 69.3/122||405||394||136||376||165||379||485||365||474||3179||493||386||402||142||542||162||339||189||503||3158||6337|
|Indigo M: 67.2/114 W: 72.3/126||377||364||119||357||139||347||456||331||453||2943||468||361||369||129||488||142||310||160||485||2912||5855|
|Turquoise M: 66.3/111 W: 70.9/123||352||303||105||357||139||347||432||288||453||2776||468||361||369||129||418||122||310||137||485||2799||5575|
|Lava M: 63.6/106 W: 67.3/118||352||303||105||289||87||298||432||288||398||2552||423||298||284||110||418||122||232||137||409||2433||4985|
|Junior M: 57.2/88||212||174||105||185||87||150||300||164||244||1621||258||188||150||90||295||57||158||90||267||1553||3174|
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I was a single when I dropped my bag off I was asked if I wanted to join other golfers, I replied yes, When I went to first tee I was told I was playing alone, There was a husband and wife in front of me and the same in front of them and a three some in front of them took 4.5 hours to play
No one was around at bag drop. It had rained and the pro shop was leaking water. It was wet so it was cart path only which was understandable. We finished around 4:00 and was going to go in the pro shop for a hat or shirt and it was closed.
A little tattered
I was disappointed with the course conditions. I played here last year at roughly the same time and it seemed so pristine. The tee boxes are shredded. Greens aren’t terrible, they are all significantly pocked. Very fast and true though. Staff was terrific- they hustle and are very helpful. The place was just kind of beat up. For now at least I would suggest to a friend to take their $175.00 and play somewhere else.
Kierland-spendy but worth it
Greens were firm and fast. Entire course was in excellent shape. Will definitely go back.
Kierland helps your Handicapped
If I’m feeling down I always will get a boost after playing this resort course. The valleys and bowls around the greens make you feel like a pro!
The course was cart path only. By ironwood #9, 3 of my playing partners, in their 70s, were so worn out from walking to balls they left their balls in the fairway & would not walk to them to take their 3rd. shot. None of us knew it was cart path only.
The front nine holes was cart path only. Caused the round to be longer than normal.
Had a ball with my new clubs
Never played the course and the first use of my new clubs, so I was a bit concerned. The course was pristine, even at 116 degrees, and so were my new irons. The course’s visual layout would please any pro golfer. The greens were tough, but fair. I have zero complaints.
I didn’t get to experience the off course amenities, but they looked nice. The wasn’t a beverage cart, nor was water available on the course today.
Good luck with the carts, utterly embarrassing time
After scheduling a round (and paying for my entire foursome), I couldn’t have been more embarrassed for what was supposed to be a business round with 3 potential investors. After getting laid off from Covid, I’ve been taking potential investors out for a small biosciences company I am looking to keep afloat. At Kierland on Sunday I was given a cart that would not stop buckling and jolting back and forth the entire round. I called the club house multiple times to no answer, then on the turn, not a soul to be found to switch my cart. I finally figured out the in cart monitor (after multiple failures to request a new cart), i was finally able to request this electronically. Wouldn’t you know it a porter showed up on 18 at the tee box. Obviously changing at that point is useless however this porter decided he wanted to stay and watch us hit the whole time and acted as if any of us were having a good time. A slight on professionalism to say the least. This local Scottsdale resident will no longer play here.
Overall, the course is solid. Greens are bumpy during the summer.
BUT...they require you to ride 2 per cart. We had to push hard to get just 1 extra cart for someone to ride single since they aren’t family with the other golfer. They talk about COVID policies. They do not follow it.
I hadn’t played Kierland in a few years, thought I’d come back. Played Ironwood/Acacia. Ironwood is flat and straight. There’s not much to it. Acacia has some originality to it. The par 5’s on the Acacia layout are okay. Fairways nice enough, but I felt the greens were not up to standard. Lumpy, slow, and bumpy. I just couldn’t hit a putt that rolled true. I was expecting more.