Located just outside the Vegas city limit in Henderson, The Legacy is a short cab ride from the airport or The Strip, and the Par-72 course is absolutely beautiful. Mountain views are visible from almost every hole, and the desert-scape terrain around beautifully-manicured fairways and greens is stunning.
I booked a round with my wife to be the first activity after we got off the plane, and the only hiccup surrounded transportation to/from the course. After an unplanned taxi ride from the airport to the course, the General Manager and Assistant Pro came out to meet us and absolutely rolled out the red carpet. The entire staff is first-rate, from the servers at The Grill to the starters, and even the grounds crew were polite, friendly, and accommodating as they prepped the course for overseeding (the course closes for two weeks at Labor Day to install Rye to get through the cooler months).
The Grill, by the way, has DELICIOUS food and great drinks. Full breakfasts are usually only served on weekends, but continental food and drink is available during the week. On the course there is a refreshment cart with snacks, water, sports drinks, and alcohol.
As for the course, fairways are wide and forgiving, and play is fairly straightforward with few surprises. Off the fairway, you're more likely to find yourself in desert-like sandscape than high grass, helping recovery shots find their mark. Depending on the time of year, you'll get good roll on drives that find the fairway, but depending on your tee selection you could be hitting long irons or woods on your second shots.
White tees play 6211 yards with a 68.8 rating and 123 slope. For the higher-handicapper, move up here and have more fun!
Blue: 6744, 71.3/131. Second shots are at a premium or you'll struggle.
Black: 7233, 74/139. The course is an annual host to the United States Open Qualifying. Play from the Blacks only if you're that good, or want to raise your handicap a few.
One drawback to the course, noted on other sites, is slow play. Tee times are spaced 8 minutes apart, and groups can back up quickly. Try to find a spot where there aren't times booked in front of you, and check with the starter.
The Legacy is part of OB Golf, which manages other courses around Las Vegas including Aliante and Angel Park. Hotel partners include The Orleans and The Palms. Dress code is enforced, and rates vary with season and time of day (e.g. Twilight). Rates include greens fee, range balls, and cart. Great tee times and rates can be found on sites like GolfNow.
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