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4.6
168 Reviews (168)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
93.0%
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158 out of 168 reviews
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4.5
52 Reviews (52)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.5%
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45 out of 52 reviews
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4.6
76 Reviews (76)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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3
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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68 out of 76 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6580 yards
Slope 141
Rating 72.7
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Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course
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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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  • Golf Advisor: Best of Golf Advisor (2018 #38)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Georgia (2018 #2)

Reviews

4.6
168 Reviews (168)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Watching the Game 9
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 19
Forced Carries 16
Elevation Changes 13
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 17
Advanced Golfers 15
Entertaining Clients 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 16
At a Resort 10
In the 'Burbs 10

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Not for seniors wih bad legs

Let me start with the people who work at this golf course, are top notch from start to finish. Comp food and drinks at start of round and at turn was fantastic. Course conditioning as good as any tour event you see on TV. But senior golfers with any type on waking problem should no that this is a extremely hard golf course with many long walks from cart path end to green and many steep down hill / up hill walks to greens and fairways. Four par 4s are path only. Beautiful course I just wish I was forty not seventy to enjoy it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 10/16/2018

Thank you for the review of the golf course. We understand some of the walks to greens can be difficult and have identified this as a longer term area for improvement. Thanks for the feedback.
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LegacyMGT

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful course!

Beautiful course with major elevation changes and holes played around the lake. Outstanding condition on the tee boxes and greens. Greens very fast and undulated. Very scenic holes, not the most female friendly course but fair. Free snacks and nonalcoholic beverages a nice touch.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/16/2018

Thank you for the excellent review!
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LegacyMGT

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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

So so great!

Man this place is great. Like others have said, everyone of the staff I met was friendly, helpful, and went above and beyond to make me feel welcome.

Plus free lunch and drinks. Come on! You don’t get that anywhere. Plus free range balls. Don’t know how they stay in business, but I’ll be back again.

The course layout was challenging and in great condition. So so great. Great track.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/06/2018

Thanks for the excellent review, we're glad you had a great time out there and hope to see you again soon....perhaps you will be our first $10,000 hole in one prize winner on your return!
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LegacyMGT

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

Labor Day Well Spent

For this year's Labor Day, my Father-in-Law and I decided to return to Legacy on Lanier for the first time in about 2 years. Upon arrival, the cart staff greeted me in the parking lot and took our bags while giving us directions to check in and the driving range. We enjoyed our complimentary food and drink before heading to the range. Once we made it to the course we remembered how great of a layout was in front of us. Nearly 3/4 of the 18 holes had excellent lake views, unfortunately that meant wind became a huge factor. The course conditions were excellent: the tee boxes and fairways were closely mowed, the greens rolled fast and true, and the rough was thick enough to be a true hazard. Once on the back nine around the more scenic holes, pace slowed a bit, but with such beautiful views I completely understand. All in all, Legacy on Lanier is an excellent resort course to visit, I certainly recommend it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/06/2018

What a great review, thank you for taking the time to post! We appreciate your comments on the course condition and staff and will pass these on to the golf maintenance and operations staff. We hope to see you back at the course soon.
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LegacyMGT

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/06/2018

Thanks for the review, we had quite a busy holiday weekend which sometimes slows down the pace a little. With 10-12 minute tee times we don't normally get over the 4.5 hour mark and always have some course marshals out there to assist.
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LegacyMGT

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Beautiful course on Lake Lanier. Course is in great shape and greens running fast. Some really difficult holes on the back 9 and a great challenge. Staff was friendly, loved the food and drinks included. Definitely a course worth playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/06/2018

Thanks for the excellent review, we appreciate it!
Regards,
LegacyMGT

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/06/2018

Thanks for the great review, hope to see you again soon.
Regards,
Legacy MGT

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/06/2018

Thanks for the Five-Star Review.
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LegacyMGT

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A Gem in North Georgia

Love playing this course. Very good shape, challenging but fair and the views of Lake Lanier breathtaking. Excellent venue. Enjoy your round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/06/2018

Thanks for the review, we really appreciate it and glad you had a great experience with us. Hope to see you again soon.
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Legacy MGT

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

Always great.

Every time I play here I am amazed at the beauty of this layout. Staff is excellent as always. Be careful on the backside. Holes 13 thru 15 will eat your lunch. Very challenging yet enjoyable course. Conditions are excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/30/2018

Thanks for the review, 13-15 is definitely a touch stretch, especially if the wind gets up!

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Legacy MGT

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

A must play for any golfer

What a beautiful course. I can't say enough about the scenery; the holes were well designed and challenging, and the grounds well maintained. My only issue was that the rough that lined the fairway was a bit too rough ... lost 6 balls because if the ball landed in the rough you couldn't see/find it (the rough was the same height or more than the balls themselves). Be sure to ask for a course map if it's your first time too ... the carts do not come with GPS, or electronic maps and are not stocked with the booklet showing the course outline - luckily we found one of them on the course by accident.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/30/2018

Than you for taking the time to send us a review. We appreciate the feedback and sorry that the rough gets a little long and thick at this time of the year. We will pass the comments to our superintendent and take a look at it.

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Legacy MGT

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

The course and staff are outstanding!!

I can’t say enough about the fantastic staff and the excellent course conditions.
Please know I have a long term relationship with Legacy and plan on continuing playing the course often.
Friendly- competent- compassionate staff are the key.
Congratulations on hiring such outstanding staff!!
Thank you,
Scott Carroll

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/30/2018

Hello Scott,

Thank you very much for the review and your comments on our staff, we will pass these along and truly appreciate it.

Regards,
Legacy MGT

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Scenic and Challenging

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/18/2018

Thank you for the review, we are glad to you had a good day out on the course!
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Legacy MGT

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

The Legacy golf course and staff are always the best. The staff is always friendly and helpful and the course is always kept up and in great condition. I love playing this course and the views are great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/30/2018

Thanks for the review!
Regards,
Legacy MGT

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/18/2018

We really appreciate the review, thanks for taking the time to visit us on the Lake. Only 30-40 minutes from Downtown ATL on a good day we hope! :)
We look forward to seeing you back soon!
Regards,
Legacy MGT

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

Awesome course and value

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/18/2018

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed the round!

Regards,

Legacy MGT

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

Loads of Fun

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.

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

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

You will love the course and the beauty of the lake

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!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/10/2018

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

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

Great course...challenging

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/10/2018

We appreciate your review, thank you!
Kind regards,
Legacy MGT

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