Scottsdale, Ariz. – With innovation as its hallmark, The Westin Kierland Golf Club recently unveiled yet another fun way to enjoy its 27 holes with the launch of their new TurfRiders. With their golf bag secured to the back of the two-wheeled TurfRider, a golfer can cruise around the Westin Kierland Golf Club, both on and off cart paths, with the freedom, speed and fun of a motorcycle.
The TurfRider’s light weight design and large, turf-friendly tires allows fairways to remain in pristine condition. In addition to adding an extra element of fun, the battery-powered TurfRiders also add speed to the game with an 18 mph setting recommended for getting around the course and climbing most hills. For larger hills or getting back to the clubhouse, TurfRiders can go as fast as 24 mph.
Fitness, fun and speed of play have always been top of mind at The Westin Kierland Golf Club since it first unveiled Segway Golf in 2002. Adding to its unique fleet of golf vehicles were the golf bike, GolfBoard, climate-controlled golf carts with misters, four-seater golf carts and now the newest innovation – the TurfRider.
“TurfRiders help provide a fun and exhilarating golf experience,” said Nancy Dickens, director of golf, The Westin Kierland Golf Club. “They are easy to ride but something most golfers have never experienced. They continue the Kierland tradition of creating a unique and different golf experience, while rounding out the ‘quartet’ of fun: Segways, GolfBoards, golf bikes and now, the TurfRider.”
The Westin Kierland Golf Club is a Troon-managed course designed by Scott Miller featuring 27 holes that form a complementary collection of nines – each with its own flavor and strategy, but all equally enjoyable and challenging. Golfers can enjoy the luxury of golf carts with built-in misters for climate control and a covered driving range. Traditional golf instruction by award-winning instructors Mike and Sandy LaBauve is offered at the LaBauve Golf Academy and Director of Instruction Tyler Haynes, PGA who offers professional instruction and custom club fitting through the Kierland Performance Center. The Club’s innovative FORE-MAX program helps golfers step up their performance through improved fitness, flexibility and nutrition. With its customized workouts, FORE-MAX is also a popular fitness option for those who don’t play golf. For a unique golf experience, the Westin Kierland Golf Club also offers a Scottish golf program, where golfers play in a traditional Scottish kilt.
For information about The Westin Kierland Golf Club or to book a tee time, call 480-922-9283 or visit www.kierlandresort.com.
About The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Located in the heart of Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa provides contemporary amenities and design while helping its guests to experience the Essence of Arizona through an ever-changing collection of paintings, rare photographs, and commissioned artworks as well as an educational wildlife program. The Resort’s full-service spa, Agave, The Arizona Spa, showcases traditional therapies handed down from Arizona's many cultures of healing, as well as rare ancient treatments infused with the essence of the Far East. Bringing together perfectly manicured golf, golf boards, golf bikes and Segway golf, the best exercise physiology and on-site golf equipment fitting, the Kierland Golf Experience is the area’s most innovative golf program. The rejuvenation continues at the Resort’s 10 unique dining venues, with its renowned Heavenly Bed®, and with premier shopping and dining destinations located adjacent to the Resort. Complementing the Resort’s award-winning FUN program for all ages is its Adventure Water Park complete with 110-foot-long waterslide, 900-foot lazy river and the Kierland FlowRider board sport simulator. www.kierlandresort.com
The Westin Kierland Golf Club is professionally managed by Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International with properties located in 35 states and 33 countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Connecticut; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; The Centurion Club in London, England; Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in Florida; Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Golf & Travel.