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4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
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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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome

The best course on the west side of Michigan. I can't wait to play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 06/11/2015

Hi john3372918,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience at Macatawa! We strive hard to be the best we can be to provide a great experience. We hope to see you again in the near future.

MacatawaManagement

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Great course

This course is extremely well maintained and very user friendly. Wide fairways and big greens make it feel like you can spray the ball a bit but still find it. The greens are very very nice and protect par for the course. They are smooth and really fast yet hold iron shots if well struck. One of the nicest courses in the area!

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

Hi u000006472653,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review about Macatawa. We are glad that you were happy with the conditions of the course. We strive hard to make sure that your golf experience is great at Macatawa. Hope to see you again soon in the future.

MacatawaManagement

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fantastic Course and Experience

First time playing here and will be back. Course was in fantastic shape and the greens were fast. Staff was nice and food was good. Also liked the GPS on the carts.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 06/05/2015

Hi tsmith18765,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review about the facility. At Macatawa we strive hard to make sure that your experience from when you drop your bag off to when you leave is a great one. We hope to see you again in the future!

MacatawaManagement

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Beautiful and Great Course!

Great facility at Macatawa Legends, with an amazing clubhouse and great views around the course. The course its self was in great shape and had perfect greens and fairways. I highly suggest this course to any and all golfers!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 06/01/2015

Hi scubajk,

Thanks for taking the time to review Macatawa Legends. We strive hard to have great playing conditions on our greens and fairways. Thanks for the recommendation and we hope to see you again in the future.

MacatawaManagement

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Fun in the wind

Played on a really windy day (25+ mph)as storms were coming in but was a great time.
Course is in excellent shape and greens were lightning fast especially down wind.
Everything was great, staff was friendly, food was good. Great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 05/29/2015

Hi buntsingle43,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Hopefully you took advantage of the wind when it was blowing in your favor on some of your tee shots. We strive hard to provide a great experience and we are glad that you had a great one.

We look forward to seeing you in the future,

MacatawaManagement

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

GREAT VALUE- PLAYING AGAIN SOON!

We booked a last minute mid afternoon tee time on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Expected play to be slow, but after #1, we never saw the walking twosome that played ahead of us the rest of the day (as a riding threesome). We also didn't have anyone pushing us- for the record- and played 18 within 4 minutes of recommended pace of play. Going back soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/27/2015

Glad you had a great time, we will see you again soon

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

A real gem

First time playing Macatawa Legends and will definitely be back. I'll start of by saying how friendly the staff was from the golf shop, to the bag drop and all the food and beverage staff...one of the best I have experienced.
Next was the course which was in excellent shape and a fun layout. Greens were fantastic and faster than the private club I play back home...kudos to the Superintendent.
Their carts have GPS and it takes a little getting used to the areas the carts let you go, but we figured it out after the second hole (they won't let you get too close to green or drive in fescue), but if it make the course be in as great of shape as it was it is no problem.
Had a great sandwich afterward. If I lived in the area it would be my go to club...spectacular

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
031dde57-42ea-5cce-a72e-4d43e720d792
Commented on 05/29/2015

Hi shaeper123,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and thanks for the kind words! At Macatawa we strive hard to provide an excellent golf experience at a great value! We are glad that you figured out the GPS as you need it when you play the course for the first time.

We hope to see you again ,

MacatawaManagement

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Decent course, but not at full price

There was no indication that they had just aerated the greens and cut down all the heather (this was in September still)...I would have been upset if I paid full price. This was also my first time returning since the course first opened, and I have heard a lot of good things about condition (hard to gauge with punched greens). The facilities are top notch, but the course has a little growing up to do still. Also, the restaurant has absolutely nothing to offer for post round food.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Water, Water Everywhere

Excellent fairway conditions on this link style course, but they aerated greens 2,3 & 4 and almost ruined them with deep grid-like gouges all across the greens. It affected your putting unfortunately...very disappointing. Otherwise the course was in great shape. The staff was very friendly and the pace of play was quick. Very little elevation changes, but tons of water on almost every hole. The play book was real handy especially when playing it the first time. Scenery had few trees, but a lot of gaudy looking homes! Club house is awesome with ballrooms for corporate events, etc. This style of course was fun to play and a nice change from many of the courses that are cut through forests in our areas and to the north. I will play it again but will wait for the GolfNow discounts.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/23/2014

Actually it was holes 4 and 5, we had a hydrolic leak on a mower which caused the lines. We punched those two greens to help the healing process.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Out of Towner Enjoyed this course a lot

What a great course especially for the money. Course was in fantastic shape with fast greens. Very friendly golf shop staff, I had a bunch of questions and they took the time to answer them in a friendly fashion. We were a twosome and were paired with a couple members and had a great time with them.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Featured
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great Time/Great Course

Went their with a group of friends and had a great time. Course was in excellent shape with fast greens. Staff was very friendly and had a great sandwich afterward. Look forward to playing again soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course in Holland MI. Course is fabulous and sites are incredible. Course was challenging but not possible

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Links Gem in Holland Michigan

Course was in great condition. Great test of links golf, receptive large fairways, large greens that rolled true and enough water hazards to keep your attention. I have now found my second great course to play during our family vacation in Holland Michigan. Hopefully this track says public. Thanks ML staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

What a great experience

Really enjoyed my day at Macatawa Legends, first time and won't be my last.
First the staff was very friendly, from the cart kids to beer cart girl to a guy who looked like he was doing cleaning. The course was great, good layout, plush fairways and fast greens. Afterward stayed for a sandwich and had a very good Reuben,. Great experience and a great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
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

One of the best in the area

Course was in GREAT shape (which is the case every time I've played Macatawa Legends). Price is a tad high for the area, but it's less expensive than other area courses such as The Ravines.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the layout of this course

Course is a great place to play and I would give it 5 stars but the geese are starting to wreak havoc on a few holes.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

Rain and Wet

Overall a great round of golf but wet for the first 9. The course was in excellent condition greens were remarkably fast considering the rain. I'd go back in a minute.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

nice course

Good shape and played a little slow due to weekend players..

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Excellent Course, Good Value

Played during twilight rates which are a great value.

The course, while flat, has several longer holes, water, and strategically place bunkers to make the course more difficult.

The course is always excellently maintained with relatively quick and true greens.

Anytime you have a chance to play it as "Hot Deal" or during twilight rates - take advantage of it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Awesome Course!

Great course conditions and fantastic greens.
Excellent Views.
Beautiful Clubhouse.
Great, friendly, and professional service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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