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
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19
4 Stars
2
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0
2 Stars
0
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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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20
4 Stars
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3 Stars
0
2 Stars
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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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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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful course and very fun to play

Overall it is a great course and a challenging one at that. The greens are fast and the fairways tend to have a lot of roll to them. Extremely well maintained course and very friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 08/17/2015

Hi dfisher8, Thanks for writing about your recent experience at Macatawa. We are very happy to hear that the course was well maintained and that the staff was friendly. At Macatawa we always strive to provide the best golf experience possible. Thanks for playing at Macatawa and we hope to see you again in the near future. MacatawaManagement

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice experience

Course was in very nice condition. Greens were equal to many country clubs. I played alone in less than 3 hours, which was nice. Will definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 08/05/2015

Hi Kurtiswallen, Thanks for your review of Macatawa Legends. We are very happy to read all of the positives that you have to write about your time on the course. At Macatawa we have been working hard to provide a first class golf experience. Thanks for playing at Macatawa and we hope to see you again in the future. MacatawaManagement

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Nice links style course

Nice links style course in great condition. Tough but fair, fast greens. Lots of trouble including water and bunkers. Classy clubhouse. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 07/22/2015

Hi scottkay, Thank you for your review of Macatawa. We are happy to hear that you highly recommend the course. At Macatawa we try to provide a first class golf experience to all of our golfers. Thank you for playing at Macatawa and we hope to see you again in the future. MacatawaManagement

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

the course is well kept

Course was in extremely nice condition green took a little getting used to very fast

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 07/06/2015

Hi marv1950, Thanks for writing a review about Macatawa. We are happy to hear that the course is in good condition. At Macatawa we try hard to make sure that the course is in the best condition possible. Thanks again for playing golf at Macatawa and we hope to see you again in the future. MacatawaManagement

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Fast greens, fun times

Macatawa Legends is a great comeback story. There were plenty of rumors that the relatively flat course was being shuttered during the height of the recession, but it never did, according to former GM and course designer Ray Hearn, who I met for lunch after my round. The course was bustling with golfers the day I played. The greens were lightning fast. And the neighborhood appeared to be filling in nicely with homes that, thankfully, don't intrude on the round. Hearn played it relatively straightforward with wide fairways bordered by thick fescue. Water intrudes on all four of his par 5s. His finishing holes, the tough par-4 ninth and par-5 18th, run on either side of a pond. Macatawa Legends survived for a reason. It's a real asset to Holland, one of west Michigan's great summer lake towns.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 07/20/2015

Hi JasonDeeganGA, Thanks for wiring a review about your recent experience at Macatawa. We are delighted to read all the positives that you wrote about the course. At Macatawa we strive to provide a first class golf experience to everyone that steps on our grounds. Thanks for coming to Macatawa Legends Golf and Country Club and we hope to see you again in the future. MacatawaManagement

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Featured
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome

The best course on the west side of Michigan. I can't wait to play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 06/12/2015

Hi john3372918, Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience at Macatawa! We strive hard to be the best we can be to provide a great experience. We hope to see you again in the near future. MacatawaManagement

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Great course

This course is extremely well maintained and very user friendly. Wide fairways and big greens make it feel like you can spray the ball a bit but still find it. The greens are very very nice and protect par for the course. They are smooth and really fast yet hold iron shots if well struck. One of the nicest courses in the area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 06/06/2015

Hi u000006472653, Thanks for taking the time to write a review about Macatawa. We are glad that you were happy with the conditions of the course. We strive hard to make sure that your golf experience is great at Macatawa. Hope to see you again soon in the future. MacatawaManagement

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fantastic Course and Experience

First time playing here and will be back. Course was in fantastic shape and the greens were fast. Staff was nice and food was good. Also liked the GPS on the carts.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 06/05/2015

Hi tsmith18765, Thanks for taking the time to write a review about the facility. At Macatawa we strive hard to make sure that your experience from when you drop your bag off to when you leave is a great one. We hope to see you again in the future! MacatawaManagement

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Beautiful and Great Course!

Great facility at Macatawa Legends, with an amazing clubhouse and great views around the course. The course its self was in great shape and had perfect greens and fairways. I highly suggest this course to any and all golfers!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 06/02/2015

Hi scubajk, Thanks for taking the time to review Macatawa Legends. We strive hard to have great playing conditions on our greens and fairways. Thanks for the recommendation and we hope to see you again in the future. MacatawaManagement

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Fun in the wind

Played on a really windy day (25+ mph)as storms were coming in but was a great time. Course is in excellent shape and greens were lightning fast especially down wind. Everything was great, staff was friendly, food was good. Great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 05/29/2015

Hi buntsingle43, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Hopefully you took advantage of the wind when it was blowing in your favor on some of your tee shots. We strive hard to provide a great experience and we are glad that you had a great one. We look forward to seeing you in the future, MacatawaManagement

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

GREAT VALUE- PLAYING AGAIN SOON!

We booked a last minute mid afternoon tee time on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Expected play to be slow, but after #1, we never saw the walking twosome that played ahead of us the rest of the day (as a riding threesome). We also didn't have anyone pushing us- for the record- and played 18 within 4 minutes of recommended pace of play. Going back soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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capn34
Commented On 05/27/2015

Glad you had a great time, we will see you again soon

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

A real gem

First time playing Macatawa Legends and will definitely be back. I'll start of by saying how friendly the staff was from the golf shop, to the bag drop and all the food and beverage staff...one of the best I have experienced. Next was the course which was in excellent shape and a fun layout. Greens were fantastic and faster than the private club I play back home...kudos to the Superintendent. Their carts have GPS and it takes a little getting used to the areas the carts let you go, but we figured it out after the second hole (they won't let you get too close to green or drive in fescue), but if it make the course be in as great of shape as it was it is no problem. Had a great sandwich afterward. If I lived in the area it would be my go to club...spectacular

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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MacatawaManagement
Commented On 05/29/2015

Hi shaeper123, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and thanks for the kind words! At Macatawa we strive hard to provide an excellent golf experience at a great value! We are glad that you figured out the GPS as you need it when you play the course for the first time. We hope to see you again , MacatawaManagement

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Decent course, but not at full price

There was no indication that they had just aerated the greens and cut down all the heather (this was in September still)...I would have been upset if I paid full price. This was also my first time returning since the course first opened, and I have heard a lot of good things about condition (hard to gauge with punched greens). The facilities are top notch, but the course has a little growing up to do still. Also, the restaurant has absolutely nothing to offer for post round food.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Water, Water Everywhere

Excellent fairway conditions on this link style course, but they aerated greens 2,3 & 4 and almost ruined them with deep grid-like gouges all across the greens. It affected your putting unfortunately...very disappointing. Otherwise the course was in great shape. The staff was very friendly and the pace of play was quick. Very little elevation changes, but tons of water on almost every hole. The play book was real handy especially when playing it the first time. Scenery had few trees, but a lot of gaudy looking homes! Club house is awesome with ballrooms for corporate events, etc. This style of course was fun to play and a nice change from many of the courses that are cut through forests in our areas and to the north. I will play it again but will wait for the GolfNow discounts.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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capn34
Commented On 09/23/2014

Actually it was holes 4 and 5, we had a hydrolic leak on a mower which caused the lines. We punched those two greens to help the healing process.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Out of Towner Enjoyed this course a lot

What a great course especially for the money. Course was in fantastic shape with fast greens. Very friendly golf shop staff, I had a bunch of questions and they took the time to answer them in a friendly fashion. We were a twosome and were paired with a couple members and had a great time with them.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Featured
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great Time/Great Course

Went their with a group of friends and had a great time. Course was in excellent shape with fast greens. Staff was very friendly and had a great sandwich afterward. Look forward to playing again soon

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

Great course

Great course in Holland MI. Course is fabulous and sites are incredible. Course was challenging but not possible

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

Links Gem in Holland Michigan

Course was in great condition. Great test of links golf, receptive large fairways, large greens that rolled true and enough water hazards to keep your attention. I have now found my second great course to play during our family vacation in Holland Michigan. Hopefully this track says public. Thanks ML staff.

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

What a great experience

Really enjoyed my day at Macatawa Legends, first time and won't be my last. First the staff was very friendly, from the cart kids to beer cart girl to a guy who looked like he was doing cleaning. The course was great, good layout, plush fairways and fast greens. Afterward stayed for a sandwich and had a very good Reuben,. Great experience and a great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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
Excellent weather
Used cart

One of the best in the area

Course was in GREAT shape (which is the case every time I've played Macatawa Legends). Price is a tad high for the area, but it's less expensive than other area courses such as The Ravines.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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