Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course

4.5352235294 4.5 stars from 5 (74)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6580 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

  • 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway , Buford, Georgia, 30518
  • (800) 840-5253, (678) 318-7861
  • (770) 945-2877
  • www.lanierislands.com

Year built: 2009
Type: Resort
Greens: MiniVerde Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes

Policies

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6580 yards 72.7 141
Blue 72 6193 yards 71.0 137
White 72 5706 yards 68.8 130
Red (W) 72 4852 yards 69.7 128

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 74 Reviews
5 stars:
49
4 stars:
21
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

72 out of 74 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views entertaining clients a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards forced carries elevation changes   Great for drinks watching the game  

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"Beautiful Scenic and Challenging"


TDRUSH3000's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Excellent professional staff, great amenities, challenging and beautifully scenic golf course. Always fun to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


Musicalmike78's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I was so happy with my experience at Lanier. The course is in wonderful condition and is challenging enough to make you think, but not so much that you are frustrated when you leave. The service is wonderful and everyone I encountered was really pleasant and helpful. It's definitely worth the drive from Atlanta and the fee. I will be coming back a few more times this summer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome course and value"


suwanee's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I found the course to be in great shape and staff was friendly and efficient, nice to have free beverages and sandwich too.I will definitely be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Loads of Fun"


Thomas5649560's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the second time we have played at Legacy, and it was just as much fun!

The staff at check in were extremely friendly, the free drinks and hot dogs were great, but the real deal is the golf course! Playing at 1 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon, you expect that there will be a little wait, but this was not the case. We played 18 holes in just under 4 hours, and I don’t think we saw another group until 17.

The course is challenging, but not because of the length. Undulating geeens keep you honest, and the threat of one huge water hazard keeps you on your toes.

Greens were a little bare in a few spots, and the goose grass on the collars detracted from the course conditions rating, but it was a great place to play and would definitely return.

I just won’t be buying beer there again. A six pack of Bud Light cost $25. I do understand that they have to make some money, since most refreshments are free, but that price was more than a little ridiculous.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/10/2018

Thank you for the feedback, we really appreciate the detailed review!

Hope to see you at the course again soon.

Regards,

Legacy MGT


"You will love the course and the beauty of the lake"


rickwilliams9's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Very reasonably priced course located on the lake. Green fees include sandwiches and drinks. 12 of the 18 holes are on the water. Scenery is absolutely beautiful. Greens are in great shape. As are the fairways. Rough is a little deep so stay in the short grass.

Wonderful place to play!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Commented on 07/10/2018

Thank you for your kind review of the golf course and facilities!

Regards,

Legacy MGT


"Great course...challenging"


js3084's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played this course on 7/6 and we definitely enjoyed the round. The course is challenging with water on many of the holes. The staff was excellent in making sure we got started on time. Complimentary beverages was also a plus. Will definitely be back soon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/10/2018

We appreciate your review, thank you!

Kind regards,

Legacy MGT


"Great round"


Solrick's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

We hadn’t played here in a couple of years and boy has it improved. Great rate through Lake Lanier’s website included park entry, range balls and complimentary food and drinks.

Course was in fantastic shape. Nice fairways, firm fast greens. We played right at 4 hrs, and staff were friendly and helpful. Overall great experience. Can’t wait to go back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/10/2018

Thank you for the great review. Come back and visit us soon!

Regards,

Legacy MGT


"Exellent course"


Timseu's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played in this course July 4, 9 and 10 with my customers from New York. They were very satisfied with this course. They said "Excellent course in great condition". Good practice facility with excellent customer services by employees.

Well worth the money


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/11/2018

Thank you for the review, it's always nice to hear our guests bringing their customers to experience the golf course!

Regards,

Legacy MGT


"Fun to play- great course."


wedge77's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

The day I played the course was in excellent shape, well manicured all around. It was a late afternoon so I can't comment on pace of play, our twosome had no issues. The practice area is convenient and also well maintained. The staff was very friendly. A very nice experience, looking forward to returning in the near future.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course"


kozzyonr's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is in fantastic shape and well taken care of, staff is always very friendly. Driving range is a little small but sufficient. Love the course, play here every week. Put this course at the top of your list of courses to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/03/2018

Thank you for the review, we appreciate the comments and our regular weekly players!

Regards,

Legacy MGT


"great experence"


bigbillol's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played Legacy several times before so i knew what to expect and I was not disappointed. From check-in to completion of our round everything was great. I can not to play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/11/2018

Thank you for the feedback, we will be glad to see you at the golf course again soon!

Regards,

Legacy MGT


"McBride"


u000005806601's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Excellent course in great condition. Good practice facility but could use more short game amenities.

Well worth the money


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/28/2018

Thank you for the review and feedback. Yes, we are a little tight for space in the short game practice area but with 10-12 minute tee time intervals there is usually enough space and time for everyone to get warmed up! Thanks again.

Legacy MGT


"Great Course"


kozzyonr's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Legacy is always in tiptop shape, great course to play and always a challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/28/2018

Thank you for the review and kind words on the course conditions that we will pass on to the superintendent.

Kind regards,

Legacy MGT


"Scenic challenge"


u000004989006's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great layout with beautiful vistas but don't get caught looking too long. There is a ton of trouble put there.Challenges you.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/28/2018

We appreciate the review, thanks!

Legacy MGT


"Fathers Day"


condoman1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging for a 20 handicap but an awesome course on the lake. Book direct.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/28/2018

Thank you for the review. Yes, best rates are always found on our own website lanierislandsgolf.com

Regards,

Legacy MGT


"Scenic pleasure"


lane4560173's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Third time playing tjis course. First, staff is exceedingly friendly. Great challenging layout, course is in great condition. Some extra challenging holes, really fun to play.....definately coming back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/28/2018

Thank you for the review, our team always appreciates positive feedback for their efforts.

Kind Regards,

LegacyMGT


"Awesome course and even Better staff"


RettJ's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I have played Legacy on Lanier several times and I ALWAYS have a great time playing the course. The course is ALWAYS in excellent condition (fairways are lush, greens are smooth, fast fun, bunkers are fantastic and the entire course is always in great condition). The views of Lake Lanier throughout the entire round were fantastic. The clubhouse was small but nice. The practice area was really nice with unlimited balls and a good chipping green. The course itself was amazing. I highly recommend Legacy on Lanier. It is better than most of the private courses around the Gwinnett County area.

Overall great course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/28/2018

Thanks for the review Rett, the staff at Legacy appreciate your comments. Best Regards.



Justinmattheis's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Tricky golf course"


car3wil's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course plays longer than the scorecard shows. There’s some tough drives. Worth playing, not at full price however.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful, Challenging Course"


jamesrreeves's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Beautiful course, but expect to lose a couple balls in the water. My biggest gripe is that they do not put out any water on the course on weekdays, nor does the clubhouse stay open past 5:00 pm. I was very thirsty at the end of my round!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/04/2018

Thanks for the review James. We are sorry that the clubhouse was closed when you finished. We definitely encourage golfers to take advantage of the complimentary bottled water offered in the clubhouse before their round and stock them up in the golf cart cooler provided. We do not have water coolers on the course any day of the week but we do have a water fountain at #6 tee / #7 green. After golfers are finished their round we encourage a visit to Legacy Lodge's Bullfrogs Bar & Grill or Margaritaville at Lanier Islands!



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