The Legacy Golf Club is one of Nevada's finest courses

By Ray Brewer, Contributor

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Without a doubt, Legacy Golf Club is a masterpiece.

18 Holes | Public | Par: 72 | 7233 yards
Legacy Golf Club - hole 8
Legacy Golf Club is one of the top courses in Nevada, according to several publications.
Legacy Golf Club - hole 8

Despite a week of constant rain in Southern Nevada, The Legacy looked in fine shape over the weekend.

The Legacy, located in Henderson -- the nation's fastest growing city, adjacent to Las Vegas -- is one of the top courses in Nevada, according to several publications.

The par-72, 7,233-yard course was voted the best course in Nevada by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the No. 1 public course in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Business Press and one of the top 10 courses in Nevada by Golf Digest.

So, what makes The Legacy such a stunning course?

Take your pick.

This nationally acclaimed facility is complete with rugged lava gathering, multiple tier fairways and large undulating greens. There is also contrasting desert flora and native grasses.

The course is highlighted by "The Devil's Triangle," which is a series of three challenging holes on the back nine - Nos.11-13 - that can make or break your round.

Hole No. 10, for example, is nicknamed "The Suits". This 193-yard, par-3 provides the most distinctive tee boxes in the area, according to course officials. Golfers get the opportunity to select to tee off from either a diamond, heart, club or spade shaped tee box.

Once you pick your tee box, it's time to pull a short iron out of your bag with your eyes focused on the three-tiered green -- protected by native desert as well as grass and sand bunkers.

Let's just say golfers need to play their cards right if they want to survive this trio of holes.

This links-style course features rolling terrain, well bunkered and lighting fast elevated greens to go along with slopping fairways that wind through desert areas.

This Arthur Hills course was completed in 1989 and managed by OB Sports. The course is overseeded in the winter with hybrid perennial Ryegrass.

The club annually plays host to United States Open qualifying and American Junior Golf Association tournaments, providing this tested players with the ultimate test, an opportunity to play in The Open or shine on the junior level.

Legacy Golf Club also provides golfers with several extra amenities. They include: golf shop, complete practice facility - with driving range, putting green and chipping area - and customized instructional programs.

Ray Brewer, Contributor

Reader Comments / Reviews Leave a comment

    Convention Manager wrote on: Dec 7, 2010

    Nice course, but not where I would book a group! We made the mistake of booking our small convention tournament at this course. We were weary to sign after initial conversations with them, but they were close to the resort and provided transportation at a good price. Even though the course knew we had a tight time schedule, they booked another late tournament before us that made it impossible for our group to start on time and finish before dark. When we raised these concerns there was a lot of passing the buck and not taking ownership by the course. We were even lied to by the staff. I would say if you are in the area and looking for someplace to play - it''s a nice course for a good price. Meeting Planners and Tournament Groups BEWARE!


  • Slow Play

    George Pence wrote on: May 31, 2010

    We compaained about slow play to the manager on the phone,refreshment cart person,and ranger...nothing was done.thake my advice Play Badlands where they listen and take care of you!!


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    john milliken wrote on: Mar 12, 2010

    played 04/03/2010 starter friendly enough .course in good condtion for time of year but slow play was a killer teed off at 1308 finnished at 1808 5 hours thats with golf buggy.would play there again but they would need to get on top of slow


  • Golfing at legacy

    Burke wrote on: Oct 18, 2009

    While in Vegas for Buisness, I had the pleasure of golfing at Legacy. The course was in good shape and was treated very well by the staff. I would recommend this course to any one. I have a 11 handycap.


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    peter labrenz wrote on: Aug 13, 2009

    We were in Vegas for my daughters wedding the week of Aug 10/09 Eight of us took in a round on Aug 10, us canuckles loved the course, one of the best courses we have played, we'll be back, for sure!!!!!