LEGENDS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (352-243-1118)
Florida Golf Course Review
The Legends is one of many Clifton, Ezell & Clifton designs in the Orlando area. Located in the northwest section, this 6911 yard par 72 layout features
dramatic elevation changes from tee boxes that rise up to 100 feet above the multi-tiered fairways. Panoramic views featuring glimpses of Lake Louisa are
often spectacular from the "mountain tops" of this rolling terrain. Slanting fairways provide challenging lies and numerous doglegs and water hazards serve to keep golfers on their toes.
The clubhouse includes a pro shop, locker rooms with showers for men and women, plus a beautiful restaurant with full bar and outdoor patio, that also
doubles to host outings and special events. Lunch items are served daily, dinner is available every day but Monday, and a wonderful Sunday Brunch is
also featured. The practice facilities include a huge putting/chipping green, plus a targeted grass range that points directly towards the lake. On course
markers are provided at 100, 200 and 250 yards (par fives only), and sprinkler heads are measured to the center of the green. A pin placement sheet is
standard on all carts, which also feature rain covers on the backs to protect golf clubs from inclement weather. The landscaping near the tee boxes and
along the cart paths make this reasonably priced golf experience appear richer, and the conditioning from tee to green during our October visit was very good.
Four sets of tee boxes are interspersed to provide all levels of players an opportunity to choose a distance that matches their capabilities. The gold's play
to 6911 yards with a 130 slope, the blues measure 6491/126 slope, the whites 6069/118 slope for men and 125 for women, while the forward tees provide
a nice break with a 108 slope from 4859 yards.
The opening hole is a beautiful par four from an elevated tee, onto a valley fairway then up again to a raised green complex. The most beautiful stretch of
holes on the front however consists of the sequence from numbers five through eight. The fifth plays from an elevated tee and doglegs left with a pond
along the right that squeezes the fairway just in front of the green. Six begins from a hillside tee area with water short right, and seven doglegs left with
water in play on that side from 170 yards in. The par three 8th is a beauty over water to a perched green with a lone bunker deep left.
The back side has water in play on the first two holes, the first greenside and the latter off the tee. Anything left of the green on the tight approach on
eleven is in trouble. The 13th is a beautiful par three that features grassy swales and slopes in front - miss short and up and downs can be tricky. Number
fourteen presents a wide, sweeping fairway which narrows on the approach with a pond situated just left of the green. This precedes the Legend's
signature hole - a par three over water with the Legends insignia landscaped into the hillside. The 16th through 18th are long four pars (427, 415 and 413
from the tips) that rank as the number 2, 4 and 6 handicaps - creating a formidable challenge to finish.
Diana - our webmaster comments that the Legends is truly women friendly, and the yardage from the forward tees certainly backs this up. The terrain on
this Lake County course is rolling and diverse - presenting golfers with opportunities to use every club in their bag. The legends is the sister course (and
the more challenging) to the Kings ridge facility across the street.
For more info, visit our page for the Legends, with direct link tot heir website, by clicking here.