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971
5 Stars
521
4 Stars
359
3 Stars
63
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
9
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
93.3%
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906 out of 971 reviews
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971
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4 Stars
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1 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
95.4%
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146 out of 153 reviews
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971
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149
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
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1 Stars
4
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
94.5%
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6946
Slope 127
Rating 72.0
Type Public/Resort
Legacy Golf Club sits on 28 acres of Dwight B. Heard's turn-of-the-20th-century ranch, home to 1902 silos that decorate the 18th fairway - once the tallest manmade things in Maricopa County. More history is on the first tee, in the Sierra Vista House which counts among its early-1900s visitors Theodore Roosevelt and Pancho Villa. Gary Panks designed the golf course at the Legacy Golf Club, giving it lush fairways, strategic hazards and manicured greens to test all golfers. Native flora grows from the landscape, and the club's elevation offers a vista of Camelback Mountain, Squaw Peak and the skyline of Phoenix.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6946 yards 72.0 127
Black 71 6378 yards 69.5 121
White 71 5958 yards 67.1 114
Purple (W) 71 5471 yards 70.4 117
Scorecard for Legacy
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Copper M: 72.0/127 399 441 376 216 368 571 150 585 442 3548 405 178 459 441 580 185 389 203 558 3398 6946
Black M: 69.5/121 379 427 352 167 349 548 136 528 418 3304 384 159 431 392 533 133 363 189 490 3074 6378
White M: 67.1/116 364 410 332 145 329 517 112 502 395 3106 358 137 391 370 493 120 337 177 469 2852 5958
Purple W: 70.6/117 321 387 312 119 308 490 83 471 369 2860 331 116 336 345 462 108 300 157 456 2611 5471
Handicap 10 6 16 12 14 2 18 8 4 9 11 3 15 1 13 17 5 7
Par 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 5 4 36 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 35 71
Handicap (W) 10 6 14 12 16 2 18 4 8 7 17 9 5 1 13 15 11 3

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TiffEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round, closed 10/15-11/1
Architect Gary Panks (1999) Wadsworth Golf Construction (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared Shirt required

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Reviews

4.4
971

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 96
Patio Dining 85
Brunch 49
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 172
Undulating Greens 99
Elevation Changes 50
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 104
Locals 95
Entertaining Clients 67
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 138
Near the Airport 133
At a Resort 107
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course was in great shape for Summer in the Phoenix area

I was pleasantly surprised at what good shape the course was in. The tee boxes were level and in great shape. The fairways were among the best that I have played in Phoenix all Summer long. While the greens had been punched earlier this Summer, they have recovered nicely. The greens were fast and putted very true. While I have seen the greens putt faster in the Winter months, they were among the fastest that I have played this Summer. I completed 18 holes in less than 3 hours. It is always a pleasure to play this course.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from The Legacy Golf Club on 08/17/2018:
Excellent! We're thrilled that our course conditions met your expectations and that you were able to play at a good pace. We're glad that you found us to be a good value and we can't wait to have you back again soon at The Legacy!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent course and staff

The Legacy is one of my favorite courses in the Valley. Conditions are always good and it is a fair, solid challenge. Every hole is a good golf hole and the greens are always among the best around. The staff is professional and accommodating. It is a great place to play, especially during the summer months. Great practice area and practice balls are included.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from The Legacy Golf Club on 08/14/2018:
Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We're also glad that our staff left a great impression on you and that you enjoyed our practice area. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at The Legacy!
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Arizona Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Legacy Golf Resort: Need more Panks? Got it!

So, you need more Gary Panks-designed (post David Graham) golf in your life, yes? Well, you have The Raven (right next door), Aguila, Vistancia, The Talon Course at Grayhawk, all of the tracks at Tonto Verde, both courses at Whirlwind... and many more throughout the state. But you are thinking of South Central Phoenix. OK. Two courses come to mind: The Raven was built in 1995, and The Legacy Golf Club came online in 1999. Let's go with The Legacy. The course is the centerpiece of a 300-plus unit resort that is time-share-based and has changed ownership multiple times. The two courses are vastly different: The Raven is quite unique, with over 7,000 transplanted pine trees and 3/4 of a million cubic feet of soil moved, it's younger fraternal twin, The Legacy, is lined by the resort dwellings and homesites yet has wider fairways and larger greens than its next door neighbor. Considering the undulation of what would otherwise be flat as a pancake ground, it seems like the soil movement was similar. As far as local golf courses go, it is certainly one that would be considered very good. It is not spectacular as far as being memorable, but it IS highly enjoyable and a terrific value. Great views of South Mountain and the surrounding area abound. The design is interesting: Good par threes and fives are interspersed among a nice variety of par fours, lengthwise, with the total yardage just a shade under 7,000 yards from the back tees. Mr. Panks love of bunkering is truly in play here: The fairway bunkers are penal, often difficult to play out of if you are looking to reach a green, directly. They are easily worth a half-stroke more on the card, requiring some type of lay-up. His green complexes are as very good, as strong as any of his local designs in Phoenix. They are somewhat reminiscent of the surfaces at The Talon, although they are not quite as acute in terms of tiering and seem to be a bit more spacious. But they are ALWAYS in top shape - both in speed and condition. Over the years, The Legacy has grown into a facility that has been the recipient of numerous accolades. ESPN and Golfweek Magazine have both described it as "the best" or "one of the best" places to tee it up in The Valley. An interesting side note: In 2000, the golf course hosted the LPGA's Standard Register Ping Classic. It was won by Annika Sorenstam's younger sister, Charlotta. It stands as her only LPGA win.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Response from The Legacy Golf Club on 08/20/2018:
Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and that you found us to be a good value. We're also glad that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout. We appreciate your review and we can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at The Legacy!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Response from The Legacy Golf Club on 08/06/2018:
Great! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from The Legacy Golf Club on 08/06/2018:
Fantastic! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at The Legacy!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Response from The Legacy Golf Club on 08/03/2018:
Great! Come back soon!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great day of golf

The course was in good shape. The staff was wonderful. Will be back soon
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from The Legacy Golf Club on 07/24/2018:
Outstanding! We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and that our staff left a great impression on you. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round with us!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Despite Airation

The Legacy course is always a pleasure to play, despite the aeration of the greens. The fairways and tee boxes are in great shape, my golf partner and I can only afford to play the $$$$ course in the summer so we invented the auto 2. When the greens are aerated after we land on the green add a 2 to your score and move to the next hole. It speeds up the game and relieves the frustration of putting on the rough greens.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from The Legacy Golf Club on 07/19/2018:
Terrific! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We can't wait to have you back again soon at The Legacy!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from The Legacy Golf Club on 07/19/2018:
Outstanding! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Always in Great Shape

Legacy is a very popular course in Phoenix and also popular for resort guests. I play over 100 rounds per year here and I am very pleased with the way the course is maintained. The staff is like family and takes care of their customers. This year, they are doing some capital improvements: cart path slabs were repaired a few months ago (complete replacements), tee boxes are being leveled and refurbished, and the infamous #17 bunker--one irritant that causes slow play during peak season (March)--is being completed renovated and the size of the bunker reduced. The hole will remain just as challenging as before but will definitely play quicker. Finally, if you visit Legacy, be sure to tour the Legacy Golf Performance Center--a Golf Channel Golf Academy. This state of the art facility can improve the game of amateurs and polished players alike.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from The Legacy Golf Club on 07/18/2018:
Fantastic! We're thrilled that our course conditions met your expectations and that our staff left a great impression on you. We're also glad that you've enjoyed our course improvements and our Performance Center. We appreciate your feedback and we can't wait to have you back again soon at The Legacy!

Stay & Play Offers

$449 Starting price
Valid dates: Sep 03, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018
Book this Stay and Play package to enjoy your stay at the Stowe Mountain Lodge which includes 1 round at the exclusive Mountain Course at Spruce Peak (Formerly known as the Stowe Mountain Course) and unlimited rounds at the Stowe Country Club!
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