Macatawa Legends Golf and Country Club

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4.8
126
5 Stars
90
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
98.2%
Recommend this course
125 out of 126 reviews
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4.9
21
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
2
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0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 21 reviews
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4.9
22
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4 Stars
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0
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0
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0
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
22 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7267
Slope 138
Rating 75.7
Type Semi-Private
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Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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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
Scorecard for Macatawa Legends Golf & Country Club
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: 75.2/136 434 588 183 507 398 348 239 424 462 3583 448 619 413 214 425 440 400 150 554 3663 7246
Blue M: 73.1/134 414 552 167 479 378 310 204 410 432 3346 418 561 402 198 396 431 380 143 517 3446 6792
White M: 71.6/133 390 528 140 442 356 294 182 377 412 3121 403 541 375 188 385 397 355 136 489 3269 6390
Gold M: 70.2/131 W: 75.4/137 369 499 129 430 338 281 168 359 389 2962 393 511 351 175 368 377 328 122 464 3089 6051
Red M: 64.1/116 W: 69.1/123 308 425 112 354 279 239 137 307 321 2482 317 398 278 139 302 296 262 109 379 2480 4962
Handicap 12 4 18 8 10 16 14 6 2 11 1 15 9 7 5 13 17 3
Par 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 8 2 18 4 10 14 16 12 6 11 1 15 9 7 5 13 17 3

Course Details

Year Built 2005
Architect Ray Hearn (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code All players are required to wear a collared shirt. Denim is not permitted.

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Reviews

4.8
126

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Dinner 8
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Water Hazards 18
Undulating Greens 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 17
Entertaining Clients 14
A Weekend Splurge 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 15
Worth the Drive 11

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Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

I really enjoyed the course

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

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

Great!

Great course, great value

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

Great shape!

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Where was ranger?

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.....

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
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!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
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MacatawaManagement
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!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Who knew?

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 08/11/2016

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

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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!

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

Very challenging....

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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MacatawaManagement
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.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good time

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!

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

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

A little disappointed

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Pace Excellent
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.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Very Nice course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 06/17/2016

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

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

Great shape. Very challenging which I like

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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MacatawaManagement
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!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Holland's best

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 06/29/2016

Happy to hear it! Thanks for the review!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course!

Course conditions were excellent. Made for a great day of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 06/17/2016

Glad we could provide you with a great day! Thanks for playing at Macatawa, come back soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course conditions

Best condition course I have played all year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 06/17/2016

Happy to hear it! Thanks for your review.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Always a great experience

Early in the season, great sunny day; always enjoy this course, course amenities and the outstanding staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 06/17/2016

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear that you have had an all around enjoyable day with us. Please come back and play again soon!

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

A little cool but great time

Great course weather was a little cool but had a great time first time playing this course and it was a lot of fun

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 10/23/2015

Hi Dennis6196072, Thanks for taking time to leave a great review. We are happy to hear you had a great time playing the course. We hope to see you back soon! Best Wishes, MacatawaManagement

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

always great course

Course in great shape this late in the year. Greens had already been plugged but weren't horrible. Staff very friendly. Homes along course are very upscale. Played in 40 mph wind gusts so it was quite challenging on some holes.GPS showed water next to green on a few holes and it actually ran in front of green a bit. Definitely will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 10/14/2015

Hi bpawielski, Thanks for taking time to leave a great review. We are happy to hear our staff was very friendly. We can't wait to see you again! Best Wishes, MacatawaManagement

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ray Hearn ML

Great course superb conditions! 18 very well designed holes. I would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather

Good Course

Good local course that is always challenging. Wind can greatly influence your score and how the course plays.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 09/15/2015

Hi mstoel, Thanks for taking the time to review our course. The tip you left will help out any future golfers. Thanks again, We hope to see you soon! MacatawaManagement

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lots of Water

Beautiful, moderately difficult, and well maintained course. Lots of water and par 4s play long from the tips. Only two of us, but we played behind a foursome the entirety of the round. They had no one in front but didnt let us play through, so this really the only complaint i could conjure up.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 09/15/2015

Hi u000007311926, Thank you for the kind review. We are happy you found our course well maintained and beautiful. We are sorry the group ahead of you didn't let you play through, unfortunately we wish there is more we can do.. We hope we see you soon! Regards, MacatawaManagement

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