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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Average Rating
4.9
21
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
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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Average Rating
4.9
22
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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 Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the layout of this course

Course is a great place to play and I would give it 5 stars but the geese are starting to wreak havoc on a few holes.

Conditions Good
Value Average
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
Poor weather
Used cart

Rain and Wet

Overall a great round of golf but wet for the first 9. The course was in excellent condition greens were remarkably fast considering the rain. I'd go back in a minute.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

nice course

Good shape and played a little slow due to weekend players..

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Excellent Course, Good Value

Played during twilight rates which are a great value. The course, while flat, has several longer holes, water, and strategically place bunkers to make the course more difficult. The course is always excellently maintained with relatively quick and true greens. Anytime you have a chance to play it as "Hot Deal" or during twilight rates - take advantage of it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Awesome Course!

Great course conditions and fantastic greens. Excellent Views. Beautiful Clubhouse. Great, friendly, and professional service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Very nice course!

It's a newer course so not many trees but it is very challenging for beginners.

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

Tough greens

Great course. Has a good adversity of bunkers, water, and ungelation.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

fun but difficult

I played this course on my annual golf vacation. The fairways were in great condition but if you get off of them the heather grass will make you pay. The greens were very fast. I would definitely recommend this course if you're looking for a fun but challenging course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Used cart

A West Michigan gem

We played this course in terrible weather in June- highs around 60 and a constant drizzle with high winds. I wouldn't say this about many courses, but Legends was spectacular in these conditions. Well designed with difficult holes ending in relatively easy greens while shorter/easier holes include some real roller coasters with the flat stick. Lots of memorable holes, a beautiful clubhouse environment and the friendliest staff I've encountered in a long time. It plays like a links course with huge expanses of open area that punish you in the wind. It may be $10-15 overpriced if you pay full freight, but they are listed on GolfNow so my partner and I played for a song. My only complaint is that they should reverse the 9's... After a spectacular opening 9, the second 9 feels a little flat. If you have the chance, play the back 9 first... It'll leave the impressive front side fresh in your mind for the 19th hole and beyond.

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

Nice Track

Challenging but very playable. Fairways are big but Heather grass well penalize you if you don't hit them. Greens are quick but receptive.

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

Pristine

Golf course is in great condition. Most beautiful fairways I've played this year.

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

Top notch greens!

Best greens I've played in 2014! Love that sound, when your ball sticks a well maintained green!

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

Immaculatly kept and beautiful scenery

This was our first time visiting and it exceeded our expectations! The staff was friendly and helpful. The course was beautifully kept. Holes are challenging yet playable for the average golfer.

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
Good weather
Used cart

A lot of water!

You need to hit them straight, a lot of water and fairway bunkers. If you play from the whites, the bunkers are in play, from the tips, probably not! But the water is in play on just about every hole.

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

Best value on the Lakeshore

After starting as a Private Club I think many people overlook this wonderful course as a now Public option. There are many decent courses to play along the lakeshore but this one's unique as it offers a rare links type layout with water in play on several holes.

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

Great Course

Very nice course with nice facilities! Definitely worth the money!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
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

Excellent conditions for late season!

Because of the high winds and cool (45) conditions played the gold tees , course was sufficiently challenging, greens were in outstanding shape and the fairways well maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

outstanding. I've always wanted to play it, but it was too expensive. GolfNow helped me play it inexpensively

Everything went according to what was advertised. No fuss. No hassle. Got right out there. Since I was alone, I was allowed through by two groups in the front nine, and joined a two-some for the back nine. I'll use GolfNow.com again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great grass, long par fours, lots of water

First time at this course, set up as a country club. Huge, elaborate clubhouse. Lot of McMansions but not too close to play. Well maintained, greens had recently been aerated. The only downside is that course is flat, flat.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

very nice course

course was in nice shape; the greens were true and fast; any wind can be a factor, as the course is basically in the open (but still challenging). I would definitely recommend this course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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