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4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
99.9%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7246 yards
Slope 136
Rating 75.2

Formerly known as Macatawa Legends Golf and Country Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 2005
Architect Ray Hearn (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code All players are required to wear a collared shirt. Denim is not permitted.

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2018 #7) (2015 #18)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2018 #8) (2015 #1)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2015 #9)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2015 #23)
  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2015 #18) (2014 #20)

Reviews

4.4
141 Reviews (141)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Dinner 8
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Water Hazards 18
Undulating Greens 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 17
Entertaining Clients 14
A Weekend Splurge 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 15
Worth the Drive 11

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Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Who knew?

I grew up in W. Michigan, but hadn't heard of Macatawa Legends until launching the GolfNow.com search. What a gem...just a ton of fun to play. The entire set up is extremely impressive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/10/2016

Couldn't agree more, overlooked by many in the area. One of the best!

031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 08/01/2016

Thank you for your 5 Star review! We are thrilled to hear that you were pleased with our course and we hope to have you back for another round soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very challenging....

I've played this course before and it's normally during "open" week because of the links style setup & blowing winds! Only two holes in the back had a problem with the remnants of standing water.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 07/25/2016

Thanks for the review and feedback. We're glad to have provided your game with a bit of a challenge! We hope you enjoyed your round with us and decide to come play with us again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good time

Very busy on Thursday 1pm
Pace of play started a little slow but picked up nicely
Course is in good shape
I was put with a twosome an really had a good time
Thanks Macatawa!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 07/13/2016

Thank you, 2412vo! We're happy to hear that you had a good time! Thanks for the review and thank you for playing with us!

Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

A little disappointed

This was an overall pleasant experience where the facilities are concerned and I can see why moderate level golfers would enjoy the course....... that being said, This is not a "destination" golf course. The shot values are only so-so. The property the course sits on is average. I had an early morning tee time and the pro shop staff was extremely late arriving to work......so much so that a kid working the carts had to get us started that day. While I appreciate the course maintenance, my round was also routinely interrupted by the mowing staff that was "more" concerned about their mowing than my playing. Based on the reviews I would have thought this was an amazing property with amazing shot values, etc. ......not the case.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 11/16/2016:
We are very sorry to learn about your recent unpleasant experience at our club. We take pride in providing exceptional customer service and we are sorry to hear that we were unable to meet your expectations. We hope you will give us another chance and revisit soon so that we may exceed your expectations.
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Very Nice course

Played it on Saturday 6/11 through Golf Now. Very good price for this course. It was really nice being only 3 miles from Lake Michigan as is was quite a bit cooler than inland location. We would play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 06/17/2016

We're happy to have you on the course! Thanks for your feedback. Looking forward to having you back!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape. Very challenging which I like

Great course massive greens and great fairways. Links course with lots of different clubs to use!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 06/17/2016

We're excited to hear about your experience with us and glad we could give you a bit of a challenge! Thanks for the 5 star review!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Holland's best

This course is in fantastic shape and has a great, challenging layout. Just a great overall experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 06/29/2016

Happy to hear it! Thanks for the review!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course!

Course conditions were excellent. Made for a great day of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 06/17/2016

Glad we could provide you with a great day! Thanks for playing at Macatawa, come back soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course conditions

Best condition course I have played all year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 06/17/2016

Happy to hear it! Thanks for your review.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Always a great experience

Early in the season, great sunny day; always enjoy this course, course amenities and the outstanding staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 06/17/2016

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear that you have had an all around enjoyable day with us. Please come back and play again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A little cool but great time

Great course weather was a little cool but had a great time first time playing this course and it was a lot of fun

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 10/23/2015

Hi Dennis6196072,

Thanks for taking time to leave a great review. We are happy to hear you had a great time playing the course. We hope to see you back soon!

Best Wishes,

MacatawaManagement

Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

always great course

Course in great shape this late in the year. Greens had already been plugged but weren't horrible. Staff very friendly. Homes along course are very upscale. Played in 40 mph wind gusts so it was quite challenging on some holes.GPS showed water next to green on a few holes and it actually ran in front of green a bit. Definitely will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 10/14/2015

Hi bpawielski,

Thanks for taking time to leave a great review. We are happy to hear our staff was very friendly. We can't wait to see you again!

Best Wishes,

MacatawaManagement

Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ray Hearn ML

Great course superb conditions! 18 very well designed holes. I would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Good Course

Good local course that is always challenging. Wind can greatly influence your score and how the course plays.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 09/15/2015

Hi mstoel,

Thanks for taking the time to review our course. The tip you left will help out any future golfers.

Thanks again, We hope to see you soon!

MacatawaManagement

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lots of Water

Beautiful, moderately difficult, and well maintained course. Lots of water and par 4s play long from the tips. Only two of us, but we played behind a foursome the entirety of the round. They had no one in front but didnt let us play through, so this really the only complaint i could conjure up.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 09/15/2015

Hi u000007311926,

Thank you for the kind review. We are happy you found our course well maintained and beautiful. We are sorry the group ahead of you didn't let you play through, unfortunately we wish there is more we can do.. We hope we see you soon!

Regards,

MacatawaManagement

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful course and very fun to play

Overall it is a great course and a challenging one at that. The greens are fast and the fairways tend to have a lot of roll to them.
Extremely well maintained course and very friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 08/17/2015

Hi dfisher8,

Thanks for writing about your recent experience at Macatawa. We are very happy to hear that the course was well maintained and that the staff was friendly. At Macatawa we always strive to provide the best golf experience possible. Thanks for playing at Macatawa and we hope to see you again in the near future.

MacatawaManagement

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice experience

Course was in very nice condition. Greens were equal to many country clubs. I played alone in less than 3 hours, which was nice. Will definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 08/05/2015

Hi Kurtiswallen,

Thanks for your review of Macatawa Legends. We are very happy to read all of the positives that you have to write about your time on the course. At Macatawa we have been working hard to provide a first class golf experience. Thanks for playing at Macatawa and we hope to see you again in the future.

MacatawaManagement

Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Nice links style course

Nice links style course in great condition. Tough but fair, fast greens. Lots of trouble including water and bunkers. Classy clubhouse. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 07/22/2015

Hi scottkay,

Thank you for your review of Macatawa. We are happy to hear that you highly recommend the course. At Macatawa we try to provide a first class golf experience to all of our golfers. Thank you for playing at Macatawa and we hope to see you again in the future.

MacatawaManagement

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

the course is well kept

Course was in extremely nice condition green took a little getting used to very fast

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 07/06/2015

Hi marv1950,

Thanks for writing a review about Macatawa. We are happy to hear that the course is in good condition. At Macatawa we try hard to make sure that the course is in the best condition possible. Thanks again for playing golf at Macatawa and we hope to see you again in the future.

MacatawaManagement

Played On
Reviews 517
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Fast greens, fun times

Macatawa Legends is a great comeback story. There were plenty of rumors that the relatively flat course was being shuttered during the height of the recession, but it never did, according to former GM and course designer Ray Hearn, who I met for lunch after my round. The course was bustling with golfers the day I played. The greens were lightning fast. And the neighborhood appeared to be filling in nicely with homes that, thankfully, don't intrude on the round. Hearn played it relatively straightforward with wide fairways bordered by thick fescue. Water intrudes on all four of his par 5s. His finishing holes, the tough par-4 ninth and par-5 18th, run on either side of a pond. Macatawa Legends survived for a reason. It's a real asset to Holland, one of west Michigan's great summer lake towns.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 07/20/2015

Hi JasonDeeganGA,

Thanks for wiring a review about your recent experience at Macatawa. We are delighted to read all the positives that you wrote about the course. At Macatawa we strive to provide a first class golf experience to everyone that steps on our grounds. Thanks for coming to Macatawa Legends Golf and Country Club and we hope to see you again in the future.

MacatawaManagement

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