15636 N Clubgate Dr,
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
KIERLAND: The Kierland Community is a 730 acre Planned Development right in the heart of Scottsdale. It was developed by the Herberger Family and at its center is the Kierland Commons Shops, a collection of fine stores and fine dining which really comes alive at night, and the Westin Kierland Resort which features 735 Guest rooms, 63 Suites, and 32 Casitas. It has everything you could ask for in a high end resort, pricey in the winter and usually full. You can get a bargain here when the weather tops 100 degrees. This area has become very well known worldwide and is a favorite for both locals and tourists to gather, dine, and shop.
KIERLAND GOLF CLUB: Scott Miller designed the 27 holes offered in three nines for mixed combinations of play at Kierland. The practice facility here offers day passes for truly dedicated golfers and the La Bauve Golf Academy is located here with Mike and Sandy available for individual and group lessons. Each ranks in the top 100 instructors in the country. They also offer a unique golf fitness routine called Foremax. The other unique offering at these facilities is the individual Segway Golf Transporters available to golfers who choose to try to zip around on these space age devices rather than traditional golf carts. If you play in the summer choose the carts, they are air conditioned. This land used to be flat so you will appreciate the million yards of earth moved to create the elevation changes and mounding on these courses. Large green complexes allow a variety of options should your approach shot miss the mark. There is a lot of room off the tee on most holes and the rough on the sides of the fairways are sloped to keep water and your errant tee shots draining back toward the center. You can mix up your nines here playing Acacia, Ironwood, and Mesquite to give you challenges from 5600 yards to 7000 yards and slope ratings from 112 to 150. You will need to play them a few times to decide your favorite combination. Mine is Mesquite/Ironwood.