Macatawa Legends Golf and Country Club

4.6383000000 4.6 stars from 5 (94)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7267 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 75.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: All players are required to wear a collared shirt. Denim is not permitted.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7267 yards 75.7 138
Back 72 6837 yards 73.4 136
Middle 72 6440 yards 71.6 134
Forward 72 6067 yards 70.2 131
Forward (W) 72 6067 yards 75.4 137
Front 72 5025 yards 69.3 118

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 94 Reviews
5 stars:
65
4 stars:
24
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

93 out of 94 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers entertaining clients a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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"Great place to golf!"


thesegamesrule1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked the course on a hot deal from golf now. The course was as I remembered, challenging and in great condition. The only criticism I have is that the entire course was aerated. They had removed all the plugs though so I really shouldn't complain.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 5-star review thesegamesrule1! Aeration is part of the way we can keep things in the great condition you remembered. Very happy you still had a 5-star experience. See you again soon when you are back in the area.


"Legends first timer"


Radcountry's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was everything I wanted. The course was beautiful and in awesome condition. It was challenging but fair. I will play this course again in a heartbeat.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 5-star review Radcountry! Great to hear the course delivered on your expectation. Your review is very helpful to keep us motivated on providing the best conditions. Hope to see you again sometime soon.


"Excellent course"


Ronald4180415's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Alrhough the weather wasn't the best, the course was in great condition. I would like to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 5-star review Ronald4180415! While we'd love to be able to control the weather we are happy you still had an excellent time at the club. We'd love to have you back again soon.


"Great Course"


jycbc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A Challenging course. Fun layout. Makes you play "course Management".


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 5-star review jycbc! Great to hear you had fun while getting challenged out on the course. See you again sometime soon.



jeffro150381's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 5-star review jeffro150381! We are always trying to encourage our team to keep up the good work so please let us know if there was anything that stuck out while you were here. See you again sometime soon.


"Windy and ling"


safeman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is extremely windy which makes play unpleasant in my book. Not a very scenic course or layout in my opinion, but it was very early in the season.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Macatawa Legends Golf and Country Club on 04/04/2017:

Hello Lance, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course. We are sorry about the playing conditions but we are glad you found our staff friendly. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.

"Beautiful but VERY windy"


Gene9831929's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2016
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Reviewed on

Course conditions were excellent...greens and fairways were pristine (even after greens were plugged a couple weeks ago).

I have played this course many times and it is always very windy in the afternoon...but worth playing


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Outstanding Condition"


BrianFrenzy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape considering how late in the season it is. It's an outstanding setting with a number of sweeping views. The course was very difficult for me. It definitely rewards accuracy. The rough is deep but the fairways roll nicely. Even after aeration the greens play very true. A little on the pricey side. Probably a once a year treat for me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"I really enjoyed the course"


freckles69's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a great day of golf and can't wait to play again. Everything and everyone was wonderful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great!"


cludlow's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, great value


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great shape!"


mtculp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in remarkably good shape considering that we had storms (including a tornado) go through the area the day before. Greens were true and fast. Some standing water in a few fairways but it never came into play. Course is long and I am not a big hitter so I chose to play the gold tees. If you are like me, be prepared to hit a lot of long irons and fairway woods.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Where was ranger?"


u000006747765's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed playing this course even though play was very slow. Two groups in front of us had five players playing from the tips when they couldn't hit their drives more than 150 yards. The group in front of us had three players, but were hitting two balls apiece. We were a twosome and sometimes had three groups on one tee box. We weren't allowed to go ahead because of the group of five players!! Where was the ranger? Very frustrating.....


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Macatawa Legends Golf on 11/16/2016:

Hello and thank you for your feedback on our golf course! We are happy to know you enjoyed our course but we're also saddened to hear of your frustration with the pace of play. We have noted your concerns and are working to make it better. Please come back soon! We're looking forward to it!

"Great course and condition, beware the GPS carts and junior camps"


RVNaald's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape, greens were great. The negative is that the course uses a GPS system in their carts that controls where you can and cannot go on the course, and it's a little overzealous. Numerous times it cut out the cart and made you back out of an area; not green side or in soft spots, but IN THE FAIRWAY 30-40 yards short of the green and moving to the path, the same areas their own greens crew was driving through. Extremely annoying. If I ever play here again I'm walking.

Also, I had one of he first slots of the day, and on the 9th hole was told that on the back nine I would run into some junior camp golfers. I fully support junior golf so it was no problem, but the campers were for the most part completely unsupervised in multiple groups on the course. The only time supervision was around was to move them from hole to hole. I waited on 4 holes for 5-10 minutes each waiting on the juniors, who did not move aside as I was told they would. The point of a first thing in the morning tee time is to get through the course as quickly as possible, not to be delayed by others put out ahead of you on the back, let alone unsupervised juniors. If you're going to do that to your customers at least let them know further ahead of time or when booking, or supervise it better. Nothing like getting slowed down because the course is pulling two revenues at once.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/01/2016

Thank you for your review and feedback. We're glad to hear you found the conditions of our course to be in great shape and we apologize for not letting you know ahead of time about our junior campers. We hope this will not deter you from playing with us again in the future!


"Who knew?"


AKFooFighter's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I grew up in W. Michigan, but hadn't heard of Macatawa Legends until launching the GolfNow.com search. What a gem...just a ton of fun to play. The entire set up is extremely impressive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/11/2016

Couldn't agree more, overlooked by many in the area. One of the best!


Commented on 08/01/2016

Thank you for your 5 Star review! We are thrilled to hear that you were pleased with our course and we hope to have you back for another round soon!


"Very challenging...."


Sparty1216's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course before and it's normally during "open" week because of the links style setup & blowing winds! Only two holes in the back had a problem with the remnants of standing water.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/25/2016

Thanks for the review and feedback. We're glad to have provided your game with a bit of a challenge! We hope you enjoyed your round with us and decide to come play with us again in the future.


"Good time"


2412vo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very busy on Thursday 1pm

Pace of play started a little slow but picked up nicely

Course is in good shape

I was put with a twosome an really had a good time

Thanks Macatawa!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/13/2016

Thank you, 2412vo! We're happy to hear that you had a good time! Thanks for the review and thank you for playing with us!


"A little disappointed"


BirdsAndEagles's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was an overall pleasant experience where the facilities are concerned and I can see why moderate level golfers would enjoy the course....... that being said, This is not a "destination" golf course. The shot values are only so-so. The property the course sits on is average. I had an early morning tee time and the pro shop staff was extremely late arriving to work......so much so that a kid working the carts had to get us started that day. While I appreciate the course maintenance, my round was also routinely interrupted by the mowing staff that was "more" concerned about their mowing than my playing. Based on the reviews I would have thought this was an amazing property with amazing shot values, etc. ......not the case.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Macatawa Legends on 11/16/2016:

We are very sorry to learn about your recent unpleasant experience at our club. We take pride in providing exceptional customer service and we are sorry to hear that we were unable to meet your expectations. We hope you will give us another chance and revisit soon so that we may exceed your expectations.

"Very Nice course"


keesco's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played it on Saturday 6/11 through Golf Now. Very good price for this course. It was really nice being only 3 miles from Lake Michigan as is was quite a bit cooler than inland location. We would play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/17/2016

We're happy to have you on the course! Thanks for your feedback. Looking forward to having you back!


"Great shape. Very challenging which I like"


Winna's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course massive greens and great fairways. Links course with lots of different clubs to use!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/17/2016

We're excited to hear about your experience with us and glad we could give you a bit of a challenge! Thanks for the 5 star review!


"Holland's best"


u9210250's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is in fantastic shape and has a great, challenging layout. Just a great overall experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/29/2016

Happy to hear it! Thanks for the review!



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