Westin Kierland Golf Club's trio of nine-hole courses allow golfers to mix and match, creating a different experience each time they hit the links. The par-36 courses measure about 3,500 yards apiece from the back tees, allowing golfers to get in a solid day of play or quarterbacks to get in an entire season's worth of passing in one afternoon. The toughest 18-hole combination pairs the Mesquite and Ironwood courses, which together net a 73.1 rating and 127 slope. Aside from games, golfers can sign up for lessons and clinics under PGA instructor Pete Treyve and his staff or grab a bite at the on-site restaurants, Edie's Rangehouse and Brittlebush Bar & Grill.
Over the course of a professional golf career dating back to 1990, PGA Teaching Professional Ken Carpenter has developed a talent for helping students of all stripes, from beginners to tour players on both the Nationwide and LPGA Tours. Today, Ken applies his teaching skills at Westin Kierland Golf Club, tweaking swings to address unnecessary backswing hitches and under-rotating hip turns that might be sacrificing distance off the tee or Olympic pommel-horse dismounts. Ken can incorporate video technology into the lessons to break down swing mechanics in order to play back in slow motion or pause to illustrate how much a divot resembles a silhouette of Rory McIlroy.
Agave, The Arizona Spa has a location made for relaxation. Its massage tables, pedicure chairs, and private treatment rooms take up residence inside The Westin Kierland?a resort surrounded by pools, a golf course, and a sweeping mountain range in the distance. Walking through the resort doors and down its hallways takes visitors past an ever-changing collection of commissioned artwork, photographs, and other decor inspired by Arizona, all of which sets the perfect mood for the spa's services.
The team here administers more than a dozen kinds of massage, each of which take a different approach to treating pain and other chronic issues, such as really wanting a massage. Other treatments, including craniosacral energy therapy or acupuncture, find inspiration in Eastern healing techniques. The spa also houses the WestinWORKOUT fitness studio, where visitors exercise using cardio and strength-training equipment and trainers lead yoga classes and boot camps.
As a doctor of naturopathic medicine, Lauri Moody helps her patients ward off the signs of aging with natural hormone therapies, custom weight-loss plans, and modern beauty treatments. She and the team at Scottsdale Skin and Laser use the body?s own platelet-rich plasma to rejuvenate faces and MicroPen treatments to stimulate the growth of supple new collagen and elastin. Laser-resurfacing treatments strip away fine lines, age spots, and acne scars better and more gently than just using sandpaper. Traditional facials on the other hand leave complexions cleansed and refreshed.
At Arizona Lipo Light, Doctor of Chiropractic Jeri E. Nardone, who has been serving the community for 20 years, helps patients find a long-lasting, non-surgical alternative to traditional lipo suction. The noninvasive procedure requires neither scalpels nor downtime, as it uses only LED light energy and the body?s own circulation system. LED light targets fat cells in problem areas such as the waist, hips, thighs, and arms and permeates the cell walls, allowing fatty acids to escape. The released contents are then easily burned off as energy during exercise and the emptied cells are able to shrink in size.
After taking up the game as an adult, real-estate broker Shawn Jardine started Diva Golf to bring women of all ages and abilities together in a golf club that emphasizes fun and fellowship. The club lets members enjoy golf in a pressure-free, socially oriented atmosphere with its weekly Nine and Wine events, during which members test their swing in a nine-hole round before sipping a dulcet vintage, networking with fellow ladies of the links, and trading suspenseful golf-ball rescue stories at the clubhouse. Members also meet for group lessons, practice sessions, and community events such as wine tastings and charity gatherings. With optional events scheduled regularly at both public and private courses, Diva Golf provides members a path to new friends and improved golf skills without having to pose as Scottish socialites.