Lionhead Golf and Country Club - Legends

3.5825764706 3.6 stars from 5 (367)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7402 yards
  • Slope: 155
  • Rating: 77.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7402 yards 77.5 155
Gold 72 6845 yards 75.3 152
Blue 72 6409 yards 73.6 150
White 72 5473 yards 72.1 142
Red 72 5380 yards 68.2 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 367 Reviews
5 stars:
131
4 stars:
161
3 stars:
35
2 stars:
27
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

310 out of 364 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for advanced golfers entertaining clients a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Good course. Nice value. Excellent service. The greens need some work though"


cody2684041's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2023
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Good course. Good value. Excellent service. Greens need work on condition and maintaining a consistent speed from hole to hole


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/24/2016

Yes! 2023! Incredible!


Commented on 06/14/2016

Probably the greens need work as you seem to have played 7 years in the future and the grass is still trying to catch up. What are the new drivers like in 2023?


"Aerated greens"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked legends and found out at the course the greens were just aerated 2 days before so we switched to the Masters course but paid for the Legends course. We should have been notified before hand of that and been offered some type of reimbursement


Pace of Play: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Greens at Lionhead Legends were in the worst shape I have seen them since the course opened for play. Had been punched a month ago and many still not well recovered. Slow and patchy in many spots. I know it's fall but many bunkers full of leaves. Just not up to the usual Lionhead standard.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/10/2017

Tough feedback. Will send this right to our Superintendent Peter.

Thanks


"Course"


u097646756'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 09/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was great.

For the most part the course is in good shape except for the bunkering, which from storms over the past months have little or no sand in them, with landscape cloth and roots visible on some

They need to renew the sand, remove the big stones and maintain the course

Other than this, the rest is OK


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/02/2017

Thanks, we have a bunker rebuilding program starting this fall. Also worked with the course architect to start filling in some of the bunkers that are not used.


"Great course"


Rugby11's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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The legends at Lionhead is a very challenging course. If forces you to double think your shot and club selection. Remember to bring extra golf balls as this is not a forgiving course.

I would definitely play it again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A-1 Golf Course"


eligioardizzi's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A top notch public course that is always a pleasure to play. One small complaint is that we did not see the beverage cart for the entire back 9. Being that it was over 30 degrees celsius, we suffered as a result. This should not happen on a course of this level.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good but slow."


u2481606's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
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That was the slowest round of golf to date. 5.5 hours to play 18 holes. Challenging course, not for beginners


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/18/2017

Thanks, will send this off to the Pro at Lionhead.


"I won't be back"


Maxmacarey's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
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First impression......starter was rude. Would not let us take the golf cart to the driving range. Held us up for no good reason.....just not friendly at all. Golf course charges for range balls....at this price point you should not be charged for golf balls. Golf course does not take cash....just a strange rule that again is not customer friendly (why would you limit how you get paid). Some holes had aerated greens........this should have been communicated before we teed off. Bottom line the policies and attitudes at this place do not make you feel like they care about the customer or the customer experience. Maybe this comes from management......I won't be back. If I am going to spend my hard earned money to golf I want the place to at least act like they care that I have chosen their course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



MarkGazdic's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not worth the money"


craneton's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
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Played the legends and was very disappointed with the course conditions.

Seems to me this course will be turned into housing in the near future because there not spending money on the course.

Don't recommend and won't play again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Wow..Things sure changed"


u000004032617's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I remember when this place's philosophy was that it was a private club experience for everyone..

Well they sure got rid of that credo. Staff were indifferent at best,. It was complete chaos trying to get to the tee. Maybe put a starter on the first tee to explain the course., welcome you etc.

Course was slow from the start waiting 10 minutes on every tee, people playing tee's they had no business playing. If you can't hit a drive 200 yards why they heck are you playing the blue tee's??? Of course no marshalls to keep things moving.. but a load of cart girls..can't miss out on a profit opportunity.

The course itself was in ok shape. It had rained the day before, so some wet was expected, but sme of the fairways were saturated. The greens were mediocre, they were true, but slow, full of ball marks and patchy. The sand is horrible, to much like sandbox sand and grass clipping all over the fairway. The layout is ok, but too many similar holes and too many forced lay-ups if you play the whites (Blue's were almost the same...The signae from hole to hole was horrible. Maybe turn the signs towards you so you can actually read them.

Overall disappointing, this place used to be the moel for a top notch public course, they set the standard when they opened. Obviously profit and tournament golf i their focus and if that's there choice, then fine, it is what it is, just don't expect myself or anyone I know to play it again there are several courses in te GTA that are much better value for your money. Oh well, I am sure it won't be long until it' gone, with house replacing it.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great challenge!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
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The Legends course is a challenging layout that lured me back several times during my 8 week stay in Toronto. I had to hit every shot in the bag and pull off some good sand saves to get under 90. Most mis hits are punished with lateral hazards, which tends to slow the pace. Not a course I would recommend to newer players. The Masters course may suit them better. Some of the toughest uphill approaches I've ever played. Lost a few balls, but worth it! Course was in excellent shape. Friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/16/2017

We hope to see you again when you are back in Toronto! Thanks!


"Has seen better days"


Ryan6835480's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I used to play Legends 6 or 7 times a year, however this year only once so far. They have reversed the order of the nines for some reason, the signage is confusing now. Several paths are blocked off. The Greens were in poor shape with bare patches and dozens of divot marks. It looked like people had been dancing around the holes with golf shoes. I saw the Marshall once during my 5:00 hour fourteen holes. That's right, left after 13 and that's how slow it was. Told the cart server several times how slow it was, but they couldn't do anything. The group in front of us needed to be moved up a hole at least. A general lack of concern by the course. It seems like the Marshalls are their for free golf and little else. A real shame because this used to be a really good course. Not worth$50, let alone $90.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/15/2017

We switched the 9s to speed up play. Does not seem like it is working. We will have to reevaluate and concentrate on Marshalls doing their job.


"Lionhead"


uNVSG5459NV's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time at this course. Was in excellent condition. Very challenging but enjoyable to play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u313663236's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
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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


"Horrible experiences"


tibcordeiro's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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The staff over booked the course for its pace of Play. We waited every hole, got so frustrated with the wait, we left after 9 holes.

Not worth the frustrated.

If the ownership really cared about thier guests this would never happen.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"You too can play Lionhead Legends in Six Hours"


u097646756's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The round was scheduled for 10:21am, it finally started at 10:43am at 1st tee, it progressed normally until 9th hole, where I booked another round for 4:03pm.

The back nine seemed to more slowly to the point where we finished at 4:08pm

I hustled to get going on my second round without a break, The second round took 4.5 hours, which is what would be expected.

No marshals moving things along, seen one marshal once on both rounds.

The staff seem not to care about my nearly six hour round, like it was a normal experience and didn't warrant an apology or anything else.

This is not a premier golf facility in my eyes. The course however is in great shape and is a real test, no complaints about the course

JP, Georgetown, Canada


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/17/2017

I'm updating my own posting.

I did comment to Lionhead directly and I was not expecting any great response, however ......

I did receive a response from John D., who took my comments on board and will speak with all concerned to see what lessons can be learned. John D. even provided a complimentary round, which is way more than I was expecting (maybe a discount or a free burger/coke at best).

So, Lionhead has stepped up to the plate and does value their customers and customer comments


"Signature Hole Ruined"


Max6570587's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Regrettably, Kaneff has decided to mess with its "signature hole". First, it wisely "flipped" the front-nine to the back-nine and vice-versa. That made sense as the former #1, significantly slowed golfers off the first tee as it was an elevated tee with water/marsh hazard on the valley landing area.It was a good business decision. However, when they removed all of the tee-boxes except for the "Pro/Champion", and moved the remaining tees to the valley, it made this hole unworthy of a signature branding. It's a short layup to the edge of the Credit River and and medium length drive to the green. Stupid.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/20/2017

Thanks for the feedback. We switched the 9"s to speed up pace of play. In regards to our signature all tees except the Red's are below. Sometimes whites will go down below also. Maybe this was one of those days.


"Top Drawer Course"


eligioardizzi's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

One of the stronger layouts in the Greater Toronto Area. Always a treat to play. It is definitely a golfer's golf course. Anything less than your A game and you won't score well.

Staff is very friendly and the food lately is excellent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/17/2017

Thanks for the feedback. Agreed!



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