Macatawa Legends Golf and Country Club

4.5267705882 4.5 stars from 5 (103)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 103 Reviews
5 stars:
69
4 stars:
28
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

102 out of 103 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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"Mickey Mouse greens and inconsistent GPS but would golf again"


u720639880's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some greens will have 2-3 breaks in them, even within 15-20 feet of pin, this it can feel like mini golf sometimes. Yardage markers and GPS were off by as much as 10 yards. My phone GPS was more consistent than cart. Still would play again. I enjoy the layout and with Hot Deal very much worth it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


upchuck58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of water, seams long even from gold tees. Were sanding greens but roll was pretty good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Jaytbad's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000007171897's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun layout. Back nine easier to score. Green roll true. Try to avoid downhill putts. Golfers were friendly and let our twosome play through. Definitely recommend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course, Highly Recommend!"


Scott9040029's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course, we were in the area for business. It was a great course in awesome shape. It is set up to potential be very challenging but yet accommodating to less experienced golfers via the tee placements. We loved the GPS screen in our cart. I'm glad we had it because there were a lack of directional signs on the course as to where the next hole was. It would have been nice if range balls were included with green fees. We played on a day of a big local tournament, so the staff was rushed trying to accommodate everyone and did a pretty good job, despite some bickering from a couple of the cart boys in front of us who didn't think we were paying attention to their conversation. Would play here again if in the area again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u896247042's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very playable course for anyone. Several tees too choose. I played about 6500yds. Terrain resembles Scotish look. Flat, no trees, mounding and tall grasses define fairways. Water along several holes. Few sand traps. Wide fairways with tight grass. No bad lies. Actually putted from several yards off the green on a couple holes because the fairways were that good. You do have to look at the hole and plan how you want to play it. 150 markers are generally a good aiming point off the tee. Intermediate rough is not wide but is made up for by the wide fairways. Secondary rough is 3-4" deep, not wide, but fair. After secondary rough is tall grasses. Greens were in excellent condition, speedy but fair. Nothing severe as far as mounds and ridges in the greens. Held line well. Staff was friendly. A real enjoyable course to play. Play it if you can.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Condition, plays very long, and the layout isn't all it's hyped up to be"


mcnultyn1's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Playing the tips made the course extremely challenging. Didn't find the layout to be anything memorable, but I will say the course was in great condition. greens are true, fairways are plush. no complaints there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Macatawa Legends Golf and Country Club on 07/31/2017:

Hello Nolan, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Macatawa Legends Golf and Country Club in the Grand Rapids area. We are happy to hear that the course was in great shape when you played. We hope that it was fun challenge for you and that it will keep you coming back. Thank you for the 3 star review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


cleangene1935's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2017
Hot weather

Reviewed on

golf is great course is all you can ask for :howevver

bein g a super senior (80+) a set of tees between the gold and red are needed are to truly enjoy .

since it was senior day we were provided with a free but limited menu .which was adequate.

however the servuce was subpar all in all a great day of golf and of great value


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Mac Legends"


Rj6384's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good test of golf. Good design with land available. ''Tis flat, but can be challenging.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



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