Legacy bucks trends and returns with bright future

Unfortunately in the golf industry and golfers, courses are closing permanently everywhere. That appeared to be the case in 2017 for Legacy Golf Club, a longtime Las Vegas golfer favorite. New owners closed the course on July 3 but a strict deed was enlisted and the course re-opened soon thereafter and is now enjoying a resurgence under the new ownership and also the management of Elite Golf.

Conditions have improved, much needed maintenance and other projects have been completed and a new future is unfolding for golfers and surrounding residents. Club members associations have returned a new vibe is in play.

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“What comes to my mind is that Legacy is a Henderson and Las Vegas tradition and it is coming back to life,” says Derrick Hunter, Elite Golf director of operations. “Not only are we returning the course back to what it once was, I believe it will be better than ever with the new development plans and continued investment that has been made already in course and facility repairs. Legacy had—and still has—a very loyal following and it has been nice to see many of them return and see the sense of excitement they have. We are way ahead from where we were in 2018 because of the investment made and we expect a terrific spring, summer and fall. Another neat thing is that the course rejuvenation and upcoming projects will bring value and breathe new life into the entire area and community. This is going to be a place that people really want to be.”

Legacy has played host to major junior tournaments, celebrity events and U.S. Open qualifiers and features holes that meaner through Grand Legacy and other upscale neighborhoods.

Legacy  is a par 72, Arthur Hills design located in the heart of Green Valley, a master-planned community located in Henderson, a suburb of Las Vegas. Opened in 1989, Legacy has always been one of the most popular courses in the area and has hosted American Junior Golf Association tournaments (including a year when Tiger Woods played) and U.S. Open qualifying tournaments.

The Legacy, a links-style course that winds through several upscale neighborhoods, features unique holes and configurations including the “suits” hole. The par 3, 193-yard, 10th hole features each tee box design as a suit in a deck of cards and is a popular spot for visiting and local players.

The Devil’s Triangle is not only memorable but challenging. It begins with the long par 4, 444-yard, 11th hole and culminates with the potentially drivable able par 4, 324-yard, 13th hole that is played to a small green guarded by an arroyo to the left and bunkers in front and right. A birdie or triple bogey are both in play on this dastardly and tantalizing hole. Sandwiched between 11 and 13 is the par 4, 381-yard, 12th, a dogleg left that offers big hitters a chance to cut the corner and shorten the hole.

Onsite is a large driving range and practice area featuring a large putting green and practice bunker. Events, weddings and tournaments are always welcome at Legacy.

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