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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7160 yards
Slope 132
Rating 74.5

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifdwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1998) Beau Welling (1998) Tom Marzolf (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Reviews

4.9
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Reviews 103
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Two for One Country Club Value

What’s better than a private golf club membership? How about a membership that includes two separate and distinctly different clubs?

For years, the Lake Mary area was home to two private country clubs located just a couple of miles apart, Heathrow Country Club and The Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes. The clubs competed against each other for membership and special events and the competition was pretty fierce. With only a limited number of golfers and potential new members in the area, both clubs started to flounder.

Enter Concert Golf Partners, one of the fastest-growing private club ownership companies in the US whose specialty is turning around floundering private clubs. Typically, it involves a much-needed infusion of capital to get the “turnaround” process started and their success rate is amazing. Concert has over 30 properties in its portfolio, spanning 16 states from Massachusetts to Texas. As a member of one club, you become a member of all of them, so you can play a round of golf or tennis, swim, or dine at other Concert Golf properties during your travels. It’s always something to consider when planning a vacation.

Concert purchased Heathrow out of foreclosure in July 2011. The Legacy at Alaqua Lakes had been under the threat of foreclosure and was purchased in October 2013. Over the past 10+ years, conditions at both clubs have improved significantly, and on a recent visit, it appears both clubs are once again thriving.

A little history. The Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes opened in 1998 and features an 18-hole, Tom Fazio championship golf course. To this day, Tom Fazio considers The Legacy Club one of his best pieces of work. The course winds its way through a dense forest of mature trees and the slopes, rises, and knolls in the topography of the land are unique to this part of Florida. The course is certified as an Audubon International Signature Certified Sanctuary golf course and with its state-of-the-art meeting facilities, Legacy Club is a great place to host a special event.

Either golf course will challenge golfers of every level. Both facilities offer a clubhouse with a golf shop and restaurant, a driving range, a putting green, and a short game area. Heathrow Legacy’s staff of golf professionals want you to get the most out of your game but more importantly, enjoy yourself. They oversee programs for all golfers and see to it that you make the most of Heathrow Legacy's golf amenities. Lessons are available for all members regardless of skill level, and the staff can also help with individual club fitting for any club in the bag. The Golf Shop stocks the latest in equipment and their selection of logoed apparel will help you look your best.

The Legacy Club has six sets of tees to choose from as well as a hybrid Blue/White yardage listed on the scorecard. The golf course has several memorable par 5s; three of which are handicapped 1, 2, and 4! The 4th hole is the course’s #1 handicap and plays 499 yards from the White Tees. This dogleg left starts with a forced carry over water into a narrow landing area with a bunker on the left. From the corner of the dogleg in, trees line both sides of the fairway and for most, it’s a three-shot hole. Trees on the left and sand on the right create a narrow landing area for your layup shot, and sand pretty much surrounds the green. Par is a great score here! Number 15 is the #2 handicap and plays 493 yards with water on the left and trees lining the right. A tree on the right side about 140 yards from the green wreaks havoc with many golfers who do their best to avoid it and end up finding either the water on the left or one of several bunkers in the landing area.

Should you prefer the courts over the course, the club offers a world-class tennis facility that has hosted two ATP events in 1990 and 1991. The tennis program has been run by one of Central Florida’s most respected Tennis Directors, Barry Myers, since its inception almost 30 years ago. World-renowned tennis professionals Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, and Billie Jean King have all played on Heathrow Athletic Club’s sunken stadium court. The racquet club features 11 fast clay courts and 2 hard courts. Whether you’re new to the game or an accomplished player, the tennis staff will see to it that you are paired up with players of the same ability and skills.

Club members typically take a lot of pride in the culinary aspects of their club; I’ve spoken with members in the past whose decision on which club to join came down to which one had the best food! Heathrow Legacy offers the same menu at both properties with dinner entrees such as Artichoke and Spinach Stuffed Chicken, A Pan Seared Ribeye Steak, and Seared Ahi Tuna. Both locations serve breakfast lunch, and dinner Tuesday – Sunday.

If you’re relocating to the North Orlando area and are looking for a club with a lot of recreational options and the opportunity to meet new people and make friends, you should consider a membership at Heathrow Legacy. They offer several membership plans including a Champions Business Asset Membership, Champions Golf Membership, Tennis, and Social Memberships. And, if you would like to keep your weekends free but still enjoy everything both clubs have to offer, look into their Weekday Membership which includes unlimited access to both golf facilities Tuesday-Friday as well as all amenities at both facilities, and member privileges at all Concert Golf properties.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course with Fantastic Amenities

Was fortunate to have the opportunity to play Legacy Club as a guest and I really enjoyed my time. Unfortunately, the course was extremely wet from the recent tropical storm so it was cart path only through the first 9 and skipping hole 5 which was unplayable. Outside of the wet fairways, the course was in great shape. The layout is nice and there are no "tricks" as it's right in front of you.

The off-course amenities are fantastic with the grill/bar and mens locker room. Staff are extremely friendly and I'd love to come play this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 168
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Private Club Experience

This course was definitely worth the drive. The practice facilities were second to none. One of the best driving ranges I have been on in Florida. The greens had some of the most slope I have seen as well. There were no straight putts. You have to focus on every putt, even those that should be gimmies! The layout was very challenging especially given the wind we played in. Every hole is bunkered up which is typical of the Fazio design. Do not stray far from the fairway as you will not like where you end up. Worth checking out if you are afforded the chance!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice Course, Big Greens

The Legacy Club is nice. The course is fairly easy but I have played it a lot. The greens are giant so if you can pick the right club, you're in for a good round. There are a few large fairway bunkers to maneuver but other than that, it's right in front of you.
The course is always in good shape and they have a great driving range.
The food is also very good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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