As with all of our projects, the residences at Optima Kierland join indoors with the great outdoors. And a quintessential part of life outdoors in Arizona is relishing the beautiful weather with a few hours on a golf course. Here are just a few ways residents enjoy golf at Optima Kierland.
Just down the road from our Kierland Community, The Westin Kierland Golf Club brings first-rate golf experiences to the neighborhood. Voted one of America’s 9 most cheerful golf courses by Golf Digest, the course offers the perfect place to spend a morning or afternoon. The surrounding views of the mountains don’t hurt either. Other nearby golf courses also include the Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club, TPC Scottsdale Champions Course, Gainey Ranch Golf Club and Stonecreek Golf Club, so residents have plenty of options. Optima Kierland even recently started a golf club for the residents, so neighbors can get to know one another on the courses.
For those who prefer to practice and play in the comforts of home, each building at Optima Kierland features a golf simulator, located in the game rooms of our exclusive residents club. Although there’s no true replacement for playing a full game outdoors, it’s a great alternative for anyone looking for a convenient way to improve. Whether it’s an hour lunch break while working from home, or a way to wake up on a weekend, residents at Optima Kierland have everything they need to perfect their golfing skills.
Golfing is one of the activities that draws people to the Phoenix area, so we’re thrilled that Optima Kierland can be a hub for golf enthusiasts and connect them to a larger like-minded, passionate community.
With the winter months officially here, many of us are having to go without our favorite outdoor activities and sports. However, for residents at many of our Optima buildings, golfing year-round, rain or shine, is still a possibility. For avid golfers who want to keep up their game at all times, we present your guide to golfing inside:
The first golf simulators appeared in the early 1970s, developed from placing computerized sensors at different points on a net. This method only allowed players to practice their swings and offered no way to gauge distance or accuracy. Thankfully, technology has allowed for golf simulators to expand and advance over the years. Now, you can play a full round of golf with different clubs for a more well-rounded practice, and enjoy putting on some of the world’s best golf courses right from the comfort of home.
Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a newbie, indoor golfing has a few perks that even real golf can’t beat. The first — and most obvious — being that you can play any time and in any weather condition. Playing via simulator also requires significantly less time, and there’s no commitment to play through an entire round. For anyone working from home, that means an easy golf break during lunch, or a quick way to reap some of the health benefits from the sport. Of course, improving your game is a huge benefit. Simulators provide instant feedback for each shot, so you can adjust as you go. By the time the weather warms up again, you’ll be a new player.
For residents across our Optima Kierland community, golf simulators are integrated at our residents-only clubs on our extensive amenity floors. At Optima Signature, a golf simulator and putting green ensure that residents can practice both their long and short game. We know how important wellness and recreation are to our communities, and we hope our amenity levels — including our golf simulators — help residents stay healthy year-round!