Legacy Golf Club

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3.8
419
5 Stars
109
4 Stars
159
3 Stars
73
2 Stars
47
1 Stars
31
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.8
77.4%
Recommend this course
303 out of 417 reviews
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Average Rating
4.6
14
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
14 out of 14 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
67
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
83.6%
Recommend this course
56 out of 67 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7008
Slope 131
Rating 73.2
The Legacy Golf Club offers a level of service and conditions found at world-class private facilities. Designed by Arnold Palmer, the course is comprised of towering pines, majestic native oaks and wetlands, all preserved as a stunning backdrop where Florida's coastal wildlife abounds.
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Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7008 yards 73.2 131
Gold 72 6558 yards 71.1 127
Silver (W) 72 5929 yards 73.9 132
Silver 72 5929 yards 68.4 120
Copper (W) 72 5375 yards 70.9 126
Copper 72 5375 yards 72.2 108
Jade (W) 72 4886 yards 68.4 121
Scorecard for Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch
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: 73.2/131 516 351 186 391 571 373 442 151 471 3452 449 537 374 203 440 392 549 180 432 3556 7008
Blue M: 71.1/127 489 322 169 380 518 356 384 138 454 3210 415 525 365 189 408 373 536 129 408 3348 6558
White M: 69.7/122 489 322 137 348 518 356 368 138 397 3073 354 525 334 173 352 373 536 129 369 3145 6218
Yellow M: 68.4/120 W: 73.9/132 444 306 137 348 499 319 368 122 397 2940 354 482 334 173 352 330 480 115 369 2989 5929
Green M: 66.0/108 W: 70.9/126 398 248 102 322 465 309 356 101 357 2658 315 463 299 146 316 305 445 101 327 2717 5375
Red M: 64.7/104 W: 68.4/121 392 241 81 246 419 270 318 85 314 2366 297 404 276 126 309 286 424 91 287 2500 4866
Handicap 16 14 12 2 4 8 10 18 6 7 9 11 5 1 15 13 17 3
Par 5 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 10 8 16 12 6 2 14 18 4 11 9 13 15 3 5 1 17 7

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
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

Reviews

3.8
419

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 30
Patio Dining 17
Brunch 14
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 79
Bunkers 60
Forced Carries 49
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 44
Locals 37
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 27
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 50
Near the Airport 28
Worth the Drive 28

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Handicap 10-14
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4.0
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Windy weather
Used cart

COMEBACK COURSE

Legacy is getting back to where it once was. The fairways are much improved. Bunker sand is excellent white powder, Greens are in great shape but still not as slick as hey could be, but that would make the course extremely difficult. No long carries even from the back tees but lots of risk reward holes including two split fairways, Waste bunkers help pace of play

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

Excellent

Friendly employees from start to finish. I'm pretty critical and usually can find something that could help a course improve. But I can't think of anything . Just a thought for those of us that use golfnow. The course makes nothing from our bookings. If you like the service tip one of the employees. The other day I tipped the woman when I checked in. She said no one had ever tipped her. It made her day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course. Like the old days

They've obviously done a lot of work at Legacy. It's really come along. One of the best tracks in Sarasota and now in great shape.

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

Excellent condition

The course is in absolutely pristine condition. Fairways are like a carpet and the greens have just been redone. Very enjoyable.

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

Beautiful Course!

This is one of the nicest courses I have played in the area! The staff a excellent and very friendly. The facilities are top rate. Will definitely play again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 11/11/2018

phmartin,

Thank you for the review. Looking forward to seeing you back again soon. Can't disagree with you - our staff are very accommodating - and seeking to make your day at Legacy GC an all inclusive resort experience for the day...

Enjoy.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 11/11/2018

u5798676,

Thanks so much for the review. Tis the season to be THANKFUL for all of Legacy's loyal GOLFERS and PATRONS...locals and seasonal residents alike.

Enjoy.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best layout in town

All holes are unique and the new greens look great and are rolling true. They will awesome when they come all the way in and get a little faster. 1st 4 holes on the back 9 are as tough a challenge as anyone can want. Lots of great birdie chances too. Saw alligators and bald eagles. Staff was super friendly! I will be back soon

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 11/11/2018

5mM...

Thanks for your review. We're so happy to have all golfers back and enjoying Legacy GC at Lakewood Ranch. Enjoy the weather turning beautiful!

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course..soon to be awesome course!

I have played Legacy many times. The layout is one of my favorites in Florida. Plenty of challenging holes, with some definite scoring opportunities. Pace of play was great for this time of year, right at 4 hours! This course will be Awesome very soon. They just replaced all 18 greens this summer. They are already in good shape and once they are all they way in, they will as good as any in the area. They rolled very true and look beautiful. Lots of wildlife too...looking forward to playing this course alot this year!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 11/11/2018

Richard3048635,

Great to see these positive reviews. The renovations accomplished the goals we had: polishing up this beautiful gem of a course that deserved this re-investment.

Welcome back to Legacy GC.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Great layout, nice greens. Lots of water so bring extra balls. Played in 3 hours on a Sunday afternoon. Bottleneck of players on hole 12. Was told this is common. Nice course overall. Would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 11/11/2018

Mark8180055,

Welcome back to the newly renovated Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch. Yes - the afternoons are beautiful times to play - especially over-looking that difficult par 3, 13th hole! We reduced the size of the bunker to the right of that green to help make the hole play faster. And have a pace of play system called TagMarshal that allows us to monitor each golf cart for pace and take quick action when there are slow groups. Enjoy the weather turning nicer.

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Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 11/11/2018

Jeffrey4428859,

Thx much for the 5 star rating. Happy to be welcoming back all golfers to Legacy at Lakewood Ranch. It's bound to be a great fall and winter season. On weeks when you know when you are looking to play, calling the full 7 days in advance for tee times is recommended - as the response has been very very positive. We can of course accommodate larger group requests farther out than 7 days.

Thx again.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 11/11/2018

Thrilled to see you've been able to enjoy Legacy GC at LWR since the reopening several weeks ago. The summer renovations went very well - the full scope that we planned was accomplished - greens, bunkers, bridges, landscapes and clubhouse interiors. We're equally thrilled with the response from the golfers who have had the chance to play. Welcome back.

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Legacy

Lovely course

Recently top dressed and carrying out some bunker maintenance .. still worth a visit .. guess it will be great by November !

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 11/11/2018

phil0311,

Much appreciate the nice review of Legacy. We look forward to seeing you more often now that the summer renovations are complete. Also as the weather gets nicer and nicer. Welcome back to Legacy!

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Renovations look awesome! C’mon back local golfers.

I’ll leave a more in depth review in a couple months when the greens have fully grown in, but the renovations look awesome! This course used to be such a jewel but had fallen into disrepair. So glad to see the owners put the $ into the course to bring it back. If you have been wondering if it’s worth coming back to play, I can definitely say it is. Greens are still slightly sandy, but it had only been reopened 5 days days when I played, so in a month they will be excellent. Tee boxes look great, fairways in great shape, all 18 greens have been dug up and completely redone, and the sand is being replaced in most of the traps (many are already done and are top notch). So good to see this course being put back to great condition. The back 9 is probably my favorite layout in the area and it’s a pleasure to play it with good greens. Clubhouse was also renovated. Kudos to the owners. Local folks, you need to come out and support the course now. The condition merits it and this way they keep the updates going.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 11/11/2018

jarrett3112794,

So happy to hear that you've been able to come out to enjoy Legacy's renovated Greens, Bunkers, Clubhouse, Bridges and Landscaping. We were certainly hopeful that the nearly $1M spent to polish up Legacy this summer would be welcomed by our local golfers (and seasonal residents alike) and get these kinds of responses. Hope to see you more often as the weather turns even nicer. Enjoy. And thanks again.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Course in need of serious upkeep

I took advantage of a great Hot Deal. Even though the weather was cloudy with occasional rain it did not have a bearing on the course conditions. The course was in very bad shape. The layout is good but the sand traps, and there are numerous, all needed to have their sand replenished. The greens also need to be redone. Many bare spots. People do not fix ball marks. There seems to be an issue with birds that are digging up the fairways.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome course-great deal

I played this course with a bounce back coupon of $30.00-it included, menu breakfast, menu lunch and a beer. Range balls are complimentary, the conditions were excellent and Cindy is fabulous. The greens were true and the pace was excellent. I highly recommend this course, call for the specials.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

I like Waterlefe

Waterlefe is one of my favorite course in this area.

Nice layout, beautiful nature. the course was in a good condition.

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

2nd time

Course was is in much better shape than last year. Greens were well groomed. Slower than most but but better shape than previous year. Pace of play was excellent along with the value. Love the free lunch and drink included Staff was very accommodating and attentive. The conditions from previous year definitely helped the experience. The course layout very fair with a few challenging tee shots and approaches. Good value for the money

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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

Green

There were a couple of spotty greens and all were a little slower than I prefer. However, all in all the tees, fairways and greens were green. Definitely a course worth checking out.

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