Bicycle golf debuts at Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Bicycle golf at Kierland Golf Club
Courtesy of Kierland Golf Club
The bicycles at Kierland Golf Club are designed especially to carry a full set of clubs yet have a minimal impact on the turf.
By John Holmes

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 11:29 p.m.
Some people like to ride carts when they play a round of golf. Others prefer to walk.
But what if you're in the middle – you'd like a bit more exercise than you get from riding, but maybe you're not up to hiking your way around? 
The folks at the Kierland Golf Club at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz., can relate – after all, they're famous for being the first golf resort in America to offer a fleet of Segways to traverse the links. And now they have introduced bicycle golf. That's right – you play golf like you always have, but you get around the course on a bicycle.
Kierland GC has acquired a couple of bikes specially designed to minimize their effect on the course yet make for a fun, fast and fitness-improving round of golf. The two-wheelers feature small-diameter wheels and wide rubber tires to take it easy on the turf, and have custom-designed golf bags able to carry a full set of clubs mounted on the back.
"It's fabulous, a great way to get a workout," Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Director of Golf Nancy Dickens told Fox 10 Phoenix. "Why sit on a stationary bike at the gym?"
Many golfers are looking for innovative ways to enjoy the game, Dickens said, adding that she believes the bikes will catch on – especially when golfers realize they can play nine holes in only about an hour.
Golfers wanting to try them out can do so for free – all they have to do is call ahead and make a reservation, she said. 
Here's more on Kierland's bicycle golf program from Fox 10: