First off, you can tell this is a Troon managed property. The prices in the pro shop are not competitive and the shop staff and rangers/starters are aloof bordering on surly. I play at a private club that was Troon managed for several years and it was very familiar. You're kind of a pain in their backside by being there is the typical Troon staff experience. Julie on the beverage cart was the exception and was very friendly and attentive.
The course itself is made to be playable. Every hole has a large berm on one or both sides of the fairway and this serves to funnel your ball back down into play or into the adjacent fairway. If you play away from the condos the few spots they line one side it is hard to be out of play. The greens were good and rolled fairly quickly for a resort course. The course would be fun to play if they spread starter times out just a couple of minutes but without that it was 5 and a quarter hours of stand there and wait. I imagine that is the typical Full Season weekend experience. There were also quite a few "cart path only" holes that were not disclosed beforehand and really quite hard to figure out. For the $180 price tag I have to think there are better options. If you are staying at the adjacent Westin Kierland (which is exceptional) then I would give it a go but I can't see any reason to make the golf course your destination. Just not worth the money for the experience.
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