b'CourseconditionsareconsistentlyLocal wildlife seem to benefit from thatCourse conditions excellent, part of a larger effort by thework, too; keep an eye out between the tee resort to be a good steward of the environ- and green on the par 3 sixth hole of theare consistently ment. In fact, The Westin Kierland Golf ClubAcacia nine for two Great Horned owls who is one of just 17 courses in Arizona to becall the area home and who gave birth toexcellent, part of a named a Certified Audubon Cooperativeowlets early in 2022.Sanctuary For Golf. The course has dem- larger effort by the onstrated exceptional water stewardshipOPTIONS AND MORE OPTIONSpractices by converting more than 30Before a round, guests can warm-up at anresort to be a good acres of turf to drought-tolerant plantsexpansive practice area, with a shaded hit- steward of the and landscaping, native trees, and decom- ting bay, short game area, and large prac-posed granite. Were very proud of thetice green. Also on the range is a mobileenvironment. ongoing efforts by Director of AgronomyPING fitting unit. Complimentary fittings Dan Figueras and his team to maintain ourcan be scheduled up to two weeks in high standards in that area, Dickens said.advance of the preferred date. From the We pride ourselves on setting an exampledriver to the putter, PING factory-trained for the industry and believe that Audubonfitters can help properly fit you for every International is an organization that bestclub in the bag. Generally, it takes 45 min-highlights such efforts. utes for a single item fitting (driver, iron THE WESTIN KIERLAND MAGAZINE 53'