Legacy on Lanier Golf Club

4.3071647059 4.3 stars from 5 (51)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6580 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

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 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 51 Reviews
5 stars:
29
4 stars:
18
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

49 out of 51 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  

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"Terrible Pace and Customer Service"


u000007421870's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/02/2018

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.



RobertMatthewGolden's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/14/2018

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!


"Great resort course"


Keith0709's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


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 02/14/2018

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


"Great Outing on a Beautiful Course on Lake Lanier"


rwatsonga's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Josey Wales"


JGrogan2012's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u00000342633's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worth the trip"


wildrover101's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome Course in Fantastic Condition - Go Play"


RettJ's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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!!!


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


"Great course, beautiful scenery and great"


Peter3943030's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


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 09/11/2017

Thank you for your review!



u000004267053's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/11/2017

Thanks for the review!


"Fun fun fun!"


lane4560173's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/11/2017

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.


"Excellent package"


joewarner's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/11/2017

Thanks for the review.


"Beautiful Track"


ccrsam's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/11/2017

Thanks for the review!


"Beautiful Course, Beautiful Views and Awesome Setting"


RettJ's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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!!!


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 09/11/2017

Thank you for your review!



Brian6037974's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great round of golf that ended on a slightly sour note"


montgomeryburk's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First of all...the staff were great and incredibly friendly. This course is a bit pricey compared to others but the amenities included make it all inclusive (range balls and all food and beverage are included). The course was in nice shape the greens rolled true and moderately fast. I was the first tee time that morning and had the course to myself. I will be back to play it again.

The one negative: at the turn I was hungry (had nothing to eat since previous afternoon) and stopped into the concession area and they had sausage, egg, and cheese biscuits. I grabbed 2 and proceeded to the back nine. They were both fresh and hot so I didn't think anything about them. I finished the round and on the way home started to feel poorly...few hours later I was physically sick with food poisoning. It was not a fun 24 hours. It had to have been the biscuits as I had nothing else to eat before or after. This has nothing to do with the golf, the conditions of the course but just wanted everyone to beware as food/beverage is included with your round price. I'm sure this was an isolated incident and I bear no ill will. Sometimes accidents happen.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course with very nice lake views"


DG1's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I enjoy playing Legacy on Lanier (Emerald Point) despite a few very challenging holes. The management and staff typical keep the course in good condition. Course conditioning for this round was a bit below their normal standards, but there were no serious issues. The greens were quick and smooth, but a bit brown for early April. Pace of play on the front nine was slow. Fortunately, the back nine pace was good. It seemed that there was a good effort by the staff to manage play. I highly recommend this course when the price is not too high.

Note: I rate golf courses on an absolute scale using the following guidelines:

5 stars - Top tier golf course, all amenities, outstanding service/management and excellent course maintenance.

4 stars - Good to great course layout, complete club experience (full practice facilities, locker room, grill, etc...), efficient service/management, very good course maintenance.

3 stars - Good course layout, average practice facilities, average service/management, average course maintenance. No pace of play problems.

2 stars - Nothing special, but an enjoyable course to play. Only minor issues with pace of play.

1 star - Not worth the effort or serious pace of play issues. I take pace of play very seriously.

A 5-hour round is a minimum two star reduction.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/11/2017

Thanks for the review. We always try to keep pace of play under 4 hours 30 minutes, it's sometimes a challenge but we do everything possible to adhere to that standard. The greens are in very good shape and rolling well, it's just that time of year, transitioning from dormancy, that leads to a slightly different color . We do not paint our greens through the Winter. Thanks again for the comments!


"Pebble Beach of the South"


jhawk77's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

That's what they used to call this course!

While a significant overstatement, the course itself, with the location and beautiful views, is truly exceptional.

Well worth the drive from Atlanta.

Bermuda greens roll true, but are challenging due to undulations. Course overall in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/11/2017

Thanks for the review, we appreciate your comments!


"In Good Shape"


DG1's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Legacy on Lanier provides the golfer with a good but fair test. The course was in better than average condition for the end of March with nearly perfect maintenance. The greens were firm and running at a good pace. However, the course is wet which is somewhat typical.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/30/2017

Thank you for your review. The Superintendent and his staff appreciate your comments on the condition of the golf course.


"Great scenic course"


Bigvonn's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If your average score is a 100 and you don't have a long drive do yourself a favor and play off the red tees on a lot of the holes. It's a great course with friendly staff and a nice concept of food and drinks included in the price. A good idea would also be to familiarize yourself with the course layout as there are many brutal surprises if you don't. Was both a frustrating and enjoyable experience. If you are a senior don't try to hit from the same tees as your youngsters.. I know better next time!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/08/2017

Thank you for your review!



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