Admittedly, I didn't have nearly as much time as I would have liked to experience all that the resort had to offer. However, I will try to provide you with some basic details.
The hotel features the Kierland Golf Club, a 27-hole Troon-managed public golf course. Tee times must be reserved in advance, which may be accomplished through the hotel concierge. During my stay, 18-hole green fees were $110 per person, or $70 after 1:00pm. Golf club rentals were available for $55 per person. To check availability, I asked on Saturday morning if tee times and golf club rentals would be available for two persons on Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm. The response--no problem! The course looked very nice, and feedback from other golf-playing guests was nothing but positive. Here are some photos taken from the balcony in my room:
The resort had two pools, a lazy river, and a water slide. One pool was a typical rectangular pool open 24-hous and was designated "adults only" when the other was also open. There were several tanning chairs around the pool, as well as some tents. I was informed that one could arrange for pool-side spa treatments here as well. The other pool was more family-oriented, featuring a sand beach and easy access to the water slide. and lazy river. Volleyball and tennis courts are also located nearby. Here are some photographs of the outdoor pool areas.
Spa & Fitness
The resort has a full service spa on the premises. Agave the Spa features full service treatments, including saunas, skin therapy, massage therapy, and a salon. Appointments may be arranged through the concierge.
A fitness centre is also available. However, because the Travel Scholar spends more time eating than exercising, I can't really comment on these facilities.
The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa's grounds featured excellent presentation and were very well maintained. The landscaping was elegant and blended well with the resort buildings and surrounding golf course. In addition, the resort entrance is directly across the street from the Kierland Commons shopping area, in which the food-loving Travel Scholar was pleased to find Morton's of Chicago, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, The Cheesecake Factory, Cold Stone (ice cream), and Starbucks Coffee--all within a five to fifteen minute walk.
CHECKING OUT & SUMMARY
I hope you've enjoyed this trip report with photos. Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions or additions, and I'd appreciate any feedback you have as well.
May all your sleeping be heavenly and your travelling never lack enjoyment!
- The Travel Scholar (FlyerTalk.com)