Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course

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4.6
96
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
98.4%
Recommend this course
94 out of 96 reviews
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4.8
20
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15
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
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0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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20 out of 20 reviews
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4.7
48
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
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0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.9%
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47 out of 48 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6580
Slope 141
Rating 72.7
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Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course
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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
Scorecard for Legacy Golf Club at Lanier Islands
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: 72.7/141 482 166 384 375 126 557 380 332 377 3179 171 564 370 412 441 186 318 549 390 3401 6580
Blue M: 71.0/137 462 158 364 362 112 512 354 309 360 2993 136 515 358 395 410 177 304 532 373 3200 6193
White M: 68.8/130 W: 74.4/143 436 139 318 338 98 481 334 280 333 2757 119 489 274 377 362 168 290 514 356 2949 5706
Red W: 69.7/128 392 132 276 320 75 443 299 251 291 2479 91 408 222 299 238 116 249 419 331 2373 4852
Handicap 11 17 5 15 7 9 13 3 1 12 6 4 18 14 16 2 10 8
Par 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 36 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2009
Greens MiniVerde Bermuda
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No

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Reviews

4.6
96

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 16
Forced Carries 14
Elevation Changes 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
Entertaining Clients 13
A Weekend Splurge 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 13
At a Resort 8
In the 'Burbs 8

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tricky golf course

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

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful, Challenging Course

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!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 2018-06-04T20:31:06.000+00:00

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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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Prettiest views and course of any course in Atlanta Area

What a beautiful course! By far the prettiest views of Lake Lanier and the surrounding area of any course in Atlanta.

It is an EXCELLENT value as well. With your greens fees you get unlimited range balls, unlimited soft drinks unlimited hot dogs, unlimited bottled water, cookies, snacks, etc. The best value in the area.

The course requires accuracy off the tee as most of the holes are along the shores of Lake Lanier. If your tee shots are off target, chances are you will end up in Lake Lanier.

The practice area is very nice and has great practice facilities.

Legacy on Lanier is the must play course in the area and by far one of the best values in terms of course layout, course beauty, value (free drinks, food and snacks included in the greens fees).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

First time I have played the course since it was redone, it is a great course to play!

Conditions Excellent
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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

I have played a number of the private courses in the northern Atlanta area. I would put legacy up there among the best. Beautiful views. Great layout. Some very challenging holes. Great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-05-08T20:23:02.000+00:00

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Terrible Pace and Customer Service

Easily one of the least enjoyable rounds of golf ever played. A miserable 5 hour round that included no help from staff to speed up pace of play. Two foursomes hitting multiple shots and not keeping up with groups ahead ruined the afternoon for all trailing parties. When you have to stand and wait for minutes between every single shot the staff must make changes. Did not see a marshal riding the course until the 17th green. Finally after the round was finished around 6:30 we were informed the club was already locked and were refused use of any restrooms while the cart attendant suggested using the woods next to the parking lot. This will be the one and only round ever played at this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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LegacyGolfCourseMGT
Commented On 2018-04-02T15:46:40.000+00:00

We apologize for your poor experience on Saturday. There are several options for restrooms within the resort when the golf clubhouse is closed and we will be taking corrective action with the staff member involved. A course marshal was present from 8:00am to 4:00pm on that day and we are sorry your group's perception was that nothing was done. We have pace of play procedures in place and we will be thoroughly investigating the average pace of play for Saturday afternoon and taking action where possible. Please can you email our Director of Golf Brian Conley at bconley@lanierislands.com with your tee time and group name so we can investigate thoroughly.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

What a beautiful course!

First of all, Legacy on Lanier is visually pretty dang intimidating. It makes up for that by not being overly long, but be ready to really commit to your tee balls and approach shots.

It was a nasty, wet day (with cart path only, as expected) in the middle of February, so I wasn't expecting too much conditions-wise. But even so, it wasn't great. With the really interesting mounding and green complexes, it would be a really fun test with firm and fast conditions. I can't wait to come back and check it out in dryer months. Tee boxes were quite bare. I'd be frustrated if I had paid full rate.

Really happy with the complimentary lunch & soft drinks as well as the practice facilities. Like I said, I can't wait to come check it out on a firm and fast day.

Come check it out!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2018-02-14T17:02:21.000+00:00

Thank you for your review and course recommendation. Sorry about the weather! The course is pretty good to play all year round but a good tip is to play the weekend following the 680 The Fan Buck & Kincade Classic Golf Tournament which is held on a Friday in June. Come back and see us soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

Great resort course

Played here a few times but never done a review. For a resort course in the fall in was in immaculate shape. The greens where really pure and the views of the lake on the back nine where real nice. The clubhouse was small but nice the range was really nice with unlimited balls and a good chipping green. The course itself was really nice 11,12,13,14,15 are really strong holes. There used to be 2 courses here however it went bankrupt about 12 years ago.

The area around the course and the resort are very nice and I thought that the Legacy Lodge was pretty nice. The food there was good and the view was amazing. Overall great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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LegacyGolfCourseMGT
Commented On 2018-02-14T17:03:35.000+00:00

Thanks for your 5-star review! We appreciate the feedback.

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

Great Outing on a Beautiful Course on Lake Lanier

Terrific golf outing on a good layout overlooking Lake Lanier . Staff was friendly, course in great shape. Looking forward to a return soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Josey Wales

Greens were very challenging for sure. Not a complaint, just to let others know when you play here make sure you bring your patience with your putter.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the trip

I really enjoyed the experience playing here. The course isn't particularly long but it definitely isn't for the faint hearted. There is ample water around as you would expect and at least one third of the holes involve a blind tee shot or one with a severe dog leg. I found the tee shots about as intimidating as any other course I've played this year.

The staff at the course were great and a super welcome touch was the provision of complementary blimpies and various non-alcoholic drinks both prior to teeing off and at the turn.

Maybe a little steep in terms of the cost relative to some of the other local tracks but still good value for money in my opinion. I'll be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome Course in Fantastic Condition - Go Play

The course has many beautiful golf holes right along the shores of Lake Lanier.

It is great that included in your greens fees are range balls, drinks, snacks, hot dogs. The best deal around and the best course in the area.

The course is in great shape. The greens are smooth and fast.

Lake Lanier Islands is a first class place. I will definitely be back to play time and time again!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, beautiful scenery and great

A great value as Lanier provides the cart, range balls, course and breakfast foods and hot dogs plus drinks in the price. The staff is always friendly and there was hardly anyone on the course which made for fast play. Fairways and greens are in immaculate shape. A fun and beautiful golf experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2017-09-11T17:18:04.000+00:00

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2017-09-11T17:18:39.000+00:00

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun fun fun!

Great course, great layout. Many challenging holes around the lake. Only negative was the greens had been aerated 3 weeks before so the ran a bit slow. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Food and beverages included was a plus! Sucks for the cart girl.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2017-09-11T17:20:22.000+00:00

Thank you for the review. Yes, the healing process usually takes 3-4 weeks therefore the speeds will typically be a quite a bit slower than usual.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent package

DOWNSIDE. We lost multiple balls in the 'first cut off the fairway'. Perhaps it was Monday and the rough needed mowed or it was July/August in Georgia.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 2017-09-11T17:23:58.000+00:00

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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
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Track

This is a very scenic course along the shores of Lake Lanier. Played from the Blue Tees and found the course moderately challenging with some carries over water. The greens were a bit rough from earlier aeration and could use some watering to help them heal faster. Friendly staff and a recommended course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2017-09-11T17:22:05.000+00:00

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course, Beautiful Views and Awesome Setting

The weather was hot and muggy today, but since the course has so many beautiful golf holes right along the shores of Lake Lanier, there was a nice breeze most of the afternoon that helped make the day even that much better.

The course is in great shape. The greens are still coming in a little as far as being lush and nice with grass, but nothing to complain about.

It is also AWESOME that your greens fees includes all the drinks, snacks, hotdogs, Blimpie sandwiches you want. It is a first class place. I will definitely be back to play time and time again!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2017-09-11T17:21:33.000+00:00

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