Legend Trail Golf Club

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4.3
641
5 Stars
270
4 Stars
287
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
91.8%
Recommend this course
583 out of 641 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
47
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
95.7%
Recommend this course
45 out of 47 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
110
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.8%
Recommend this course
101 out of 110 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 6845 yards
Slope 138
Rating 71.8
When the architect Rees Jones created the golf course at the Legend Trail Golf Club, he created a golf course that brings out the Old West-style air of Scottsdale and a fun and testing golf course with greens made of bent grass. It's a premium golf course smack dab in the Sonora Desert. The golf course at the Legend Trail Golf Club features broad fairways, diminutive bunkering and tees placed on islands, and has been called one of the Top 100 golf courses by Golf Magazine. The magazine also gives Legend Trail 4.5 stars out of five among its Best Places to Play, and has one of the Top 100 Woman-Friendly Fairways, according to Golf For Women magazine. Panoramas include local sites like Pinnacle Peak, and a round at Legend Trail Golf Club gives all levels of golfer several different shot-making options. Golf a late-afternoon round on Friday or Saturday, and head back to the Trail's End Grill from 4 to 6 p.m. for specials on drinks and appetizers.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6845 yards 71.8 138
Black/Silver 72 6630 yards 70.7 134
Silver 72 6400 yards 69.3 130
Silver/Copper 72 6185 yards 68.4 128
Copper 72 6055 yards 67.8 125
Copper (W) 72 6055 yards 74.6 137
Copper/Sandstone (W) 72 5580 yards 65.7 119
Sandstone (W) 72 5465 yards 71.0 129
Sandstone/Sage 72 5215 yards 69.7 127
Sage (W) 72 4910 yards 69.0 114
Scorecard for Legend Trail
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 71.8/138 385 405 415 540 185 335 495 195 375 3330 425 435 235 435 365 170 530 510 410 3515 6845
Black/Silver M: 70.7/134 385 405 415 540 170 335 495 155 375 3275 385 400 215 400 365 170 530 480 410 3355 6630
Silver M: 69.3/130 360 385 390 520 170 315 475 155 360 3130 385 400 215 400 340 155 505 480 390 3270 6400
Silver/Copper M: 68.4/128 360 385 370 520 140 315 455 155 350 3050 385 330 185 400 340 155 485 480 375 3135 6185
Copper M: 67.8/125 W: 74.6/137 340 380 370 495 140 300 455 140 350 2970 370 330 185 400 335 140 485 465 375 3085 6055
Copper/Sandstone W: 73.2/133 340 270 370 495 140 300 365 140 285 2705 295 330 185 345 335 140 485 465 295 2875 5580
Sandstone W: 71.0/129 310 270 370 495 140 300 365 105 285 2640 295 330 135 345 335 140 485 465 295 2825 5465
Sandstone/Sage W: 69.7/127 310 270 345 495 140 300 365 105 285 2615 295 330 135 345 335 140 385 340 295 2600 5215
Sage W: 69.0/114 310 270 345 430 90 250 365 105 285 2450 295 285 135 345 275 105 385 340 295 2460 4910
Handicap 11 7 5 1 17 15 3 13 9 6 2 12 4 16 18 8 14 10
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 11 5 1 15 17 3 13 9 10 8 16 6 14 18 2 4 12

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1995) Forrest Richardson (1995) Greg Muirhead (1995) Jack Snyder (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Reviews

4.3
641

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 48
Patio Dining 26
Brunch 20
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 86
Bunkers 77
Undulating Greens 51
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 81
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 63
Locals 53
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 88
In the 'Burbs 47
Convenient to the City 19

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Must play course!

Course is in excellent condition. Well maintained, could use more sand in some bunkers. Greens were very, very good! Good pace, hardly any ball marks. Play the correct tees for your game and you will enjoy!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice, but not for beginners or real high handicappers

My wife and I played Legend Trail Golf Club and had an overall positive experience. As you drive up to the club house, you will find the normal club drop off area with some nice guys there to get your equipment out of your car and onto a golf cart while you park your car. The club house is a bit small consisting of the pro shop and a restaurant. The guys behind the desk were very helpful and welcoming and got us on our way very quickly. As we exited the pro shop, we found our cart parked just a few steps away adjacent to the putting green. They have an interesting set up for putting with about three different putting areas and another set up for just chipping and sand shots. Just past those areas is a small driving range stocked with balls. After warming up, we talked to the starter who directed us to the first tee box and got us on our way. The overall condition of the course is very good with nice fairways and roughs. The greens were a bit hard for my liking but very playable and rolled true. The front 9 played fairly easy with few surprises or difficult holes. The back 9 is a bit different and more challenging, especially if you have not played the course before. A bit of warning: if your tee shot can’t carry at least 135 to 150 yards, you will need to hit off the women’s tee box or you will be frustrated with a number of the holes. I’m an average golfer and had no problem with any of these holes, but if you have an issue with your driver, either don’t play this course or play the ball forward off the front tee box. The entire course has a lot of contour (especially the back 9) so be prepared for shots that will not be on level ground. A number of the back 9 holes also are heavily trapped, so it is imperative that you fly your shot on to the green. There are plenty of restroom opportunities out on the course so that shouldn’t be a problem for the enlarged prostate crowd. If you hit a half decent ball, you should not have a problem on the course. If not, expect to be searching around in a lot of cactus and brushy areas to find your ball. Hitting off the copper tees, distance is not an issue for the average golfer, but accuracy is. A GPS with a mapping function would be very useful if you want to play this course, because there are a lot of little surprises that you can’t see until you get right on top of them. I was a bit disappointed to discover that the carts don’t have a GPS, so we used our own iPhone based program that saved us a lot of strokes. We played on a Monday and the pace of play was comfortable at about 4 hours and 10 minutes for the round. Overall, I would recommend the course as it offers interesting challenges and plays well for average to better golfers.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent

The course was absolutely pristine from tee to green. We started on time, 12:54 pm. and finished in 3hours 55 minutes. Staff were friendly and it felt like we were on the course by ourselves. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth a trip

Course is a great design, in excellent condition and in a beautiful desert setting. Could use hole layouts on the scorecard or at the tees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf at a good price

Has a real desert golf feel and look. Course is very natural and in great condition. Some great views. Enjoyed every minute

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent round

I couldn’t have asked for a better day on the course with my son. Staff friendly & helpful. Course in great shape & challenging for any handicap. Nice place for victory beer after! Enjoy

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great experience

Course was in great shape, lots of fun. Plenty of challengers and was paired with a couple of legends. Will be going again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great experience

Course is beautiful and in great shape. Only complaint is that sand in bunkers was too hard. Definitely want to play the course again. GolfNow rate was excellent

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Uneven tee boxes

I don't have much bad to say about this course except 2 things that can easily be fixed. The tee boxes are mounded and uneven making it difficult to pick a spot to tee off from. My other complaint is that the driving range has very little tee area so they leave the setup in one spot for way too long. unless your a lefty its very difficult to find a couple of blades of grass to hit off of. Minor things but those are some of the things that make the difference of a good to a great course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

My new favorite course!

Great layout, great condition friendly staff- greens were in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Better Choices

Nothing quite like this one, out in the middle of nowhere & somewhat jammed between houses & desert washes. The tee time/starter is inefficient & appears to take unusual liberties with scheduled tee times. Our confirmed time was tampered with before we even got there, no explanation. Then the new time was not honored because somebody else was running late whom they wanted to fill out the foursome with. Didn’t ask, didn’t inform us, just put another group out in our revised tee time, so we went out over 20’ later. Play lots of golf & no other place pulls that. Similar thing happened last time there- starter seems to have a lot of older friends & seems to stick them in where he feels like it. The course is ok on the front nine- tee boxes & fairways not much better than an ordinary muni. The back nine is something of a maldesign, especially. Holes 11 & 12, amongst others. Lots of forced carries, narrow fairways and odd slopes so that decent drives are sometimes penalized. High handicappers need not even try this course- guys paired with us each must’ve each run through at least a dozen balls & shot 120 or 130. Painful, for $100.00 per. Marshalls harass even though pace decent & not faster because of slow players paired up with. Restaurant is little more than a snack bar. IMO, there are so many better choices around Scottsdale, without the drive, high prices or starter/Marshall nonsense.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Work needed

Nice layout. Greens need a lot of work with many areas having the ball bounce when putting. Greens need to be rolled and many spots filled in. Also the fairways had way too many digits that were not filled by the golfers.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lumpy greens - poor condition of bunkers

The staff at this course had no enthusiasm. .. going through the motions.

Greens were lumpy - apparently the rolling machine was not being used. Bunkers were clay with a thin layer of sand...more sand needed. Ranger disappeared at 3:30 pm after encouraging us to keep up with the group ahead. Unfortunately that was not a problem as course was backed up on holes 11 through 17.

Tees and fairway in good condition.

This could be a really good course but the lumpy greens and lack of sand in bunkers made this a mediocre public course. Too bad because the track is really good.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging but fair

Love this golf course. One of the best values in the Scottsdale area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Put some sand in the bunkers

This is a nice course absent the sand traps. Absolutely could not play out of the bunkers due to lack of sand. Rock hard underneath the roughly 1/4” of dirt (would not call it sand) in the traps. Pace of play was good, greens rolled quick and true. But, oh those horrible sand (dirt) traps.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Time.....

Course is in very good shape...really nice......greens rolling true.......staff was great as i showed up a bit late and they got me right onto the tee box with a very nice 2some going out.....pace was perfect....i will be back...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Played Legend Trail for first time in two years - course was in great condition and we got around (as a two-some) in under 4 hours. Looking forward to playing again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Layout a little thin on the grass

very nice layout. you need to keep it straight. The grass is a little thin on both the fairways and greens. Greens rolled true though.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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