The lakeside views of the Lanier Islands Legacy golf course can be distracting.
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, Georgia 30518, US
(770) 945-8787
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About Lanier Islands

Georgia's Lanier Islands is a 1,200-acre resort community on a string of islands on Lake Lanier an hour's drive from Atlanta. It has several lodging options, starting with a Margaritaville at Lanier Islands and The Legacy Lodge at Lanier Islands. There are also condo, villa and RV park options. The 18-hole golf course, Lanier Islands Golf Club, is a past selection of the US Golfers' Choice Top 50. Amenities at Lanier Islands beyond golf include a waterpark and beach area, marina, spa as well as multiple dining and bar concepts ranging from indoors to outdoors and beachfront.

Facts

Price Range$$, $, $$$
Property Class★★★
Acres1200
Year Opened1974
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsBar, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite, Villas/Casitas
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
MarinaYes
Beach AccessYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Lanier Islands

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4.6
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Not worth the hassle even if you stay in property, go to Sugarloaf for a better experience

Staff should spend less time worrying about pace of play and mow the greens because they’re slower than a muni. This is a resort course but the staff acts as if you’re irritating them by just being there. The type of guys who ignore you when you walk into a golf store but can’t break 80. One of our guys had his bag fall off when driving to the first tee because it was strapped on wrong. The starter got mad at us because group 1 had the signs on carts for the 2nd group. We didn’t put the clubs on those carts, those were his guys.

This environment may work for you but if you’re an avid player and this is a golf trip, do yourself a favor and go down the road to Sugarloaf. Not worth the hassle and the pro won’t do anything about it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Thank you for the feedback. I think that you were part of the group with the 730AM and 740AM tee time and we unfortunately made you feel uncomfortable with our pace of play policy but I cannot be sure. Please feel free to call me at 678-318-7863 or email gclarkson@lanierislands.com to discuss these issues further.
Regards,
Gary Clarkson PGA
Head Golf Professional

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

Great time on a great course

Hope to play here again. Great course. Setup as resort style golf. Reminds me a little of Legends in Myrtle Beach. Staff is ready to help you enjoy the facilities and to get you out on the course. Excellent staff! We showed up a bit early, and the staff did everything they could to accommodate us. Special THANKS from our foursome to the staff!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/27/2021

Thank you very much for the feedback. We will certainly pass this on to our staff!
Regards
Legacy Golf Pro Staff

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Find a better venue with better staff

Tee boxes and fairways are in good shape. Greens are slow. Course conditions are pretty good overall. However, the starter/Ranger is the thorn in this coruñeses side. His name is Tony. We had to deal with his antics 3 times because we were 2 minutes behind pace. We will no longer have golf trips here. He should be fired.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Thank you for the response with additional information. Please email me at gclarkson@lanierislands.com or call me at the golf shop on 678-318-7861 at your convenience so I can look into this further. I apologize that our rules and procedures made your group not feel welcome at the golf course, that certainly is not how we would like our guests to perceive our operation.
Regards,
Gary Clarkson
PGA Head Golf Professional

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Commented on 07/25/2021

Gary- He visited us in hole 4 and we were 12min behind and told us the clubhouse sent him out. He told us “we need to pick it up because there is a golf trip behind us.” As if we weren’t. At the turn, we were only 14min behind, so 2 min more after our warning. Here is where the issue starts with Tony, not the delay. His condescending tone to me asking “How can I help you play faster” is when I decided to never come back. What answer does your staff expect to a question like that? I’ve never been spoken to by a Ranger on the course like that ever. Zero respect for paying customers.

For the record, we played in 4hrs and 30min. Next closest group was 3 holes behind. We caused no issues but Tony had an axe to grind for whatever reason.

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Commented on 07/25/2021

Thank you for the feedback. As you have not listed your starting tee time I am unsure of your specific pace of play for the day however it is extremely unlikely that the golf shop would have directed Tony to address a group who was only 4 minutes behind our target pace. More likely, if our course marshal has to be sent out three times, your estimated pace of play for 18 holes would have been over 4 hours 45 minutes verging on a 5 hour round. Our target pace of play is 4 hours and 15 minutes and as a resort course this is not always attainable however we have to intervene, for the benefit of all guests on the golf course if a group looks to be on track for a 5 hour round of golf. I apologize if you felt Tony was not as friendly as you would have expected but he was merely acting on the direction of myself, the Head Golf Professional.
Please feel free to call me at the golf shop if you would like to discuss the matter further.
Regards,
Gary Clarkson
PGA Head Golf Professional

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing “public” course

This course is amazing! The staff, the views, and the lay out are phenomenal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent Day

The staff is over the top with their Service...Awesome!

Greens were really slow, however, they were consistent!

You need to play this course a few times, a lot of blind shots!

Will definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable

Right from check in the staff was great. They send someone to your car (truck) to pick up your bag and take you to the putting, chipping greens and driving range. Oh and pick up some free bottles of water and something to eat before heading out for a great day of golf on a beautiful course with great views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Scenic Views...

All the extras included with the Green fees is a nice addition which includes range balls, breakfast or lunch sandwiches & sodas. The Staff was outstanding from start to finish. Now for the reasons we didn't give this round 5 stars.....many tee boxes are in need of some TLC with bare patches around the course. Bunkers had very little sand in them. Fairways are in ok condition. But, the biggest issue was the conditions of the greens. The greens have very little grass on them with many having brown spots. You can see all of the old pin placements as the most of greens have not healed up from recent pin movements. Finally, the ball was not rolling across the green rather it was skidding across the green. When you pay north of $130/round expectations are higher!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/05/2021

Thank you for your review and feedback. With miniverde bermuda greens you will see a little brown tinge every now and then and it typically doesn't affect the roll of the ball. The fairways and rough will always look more green. The skidding issue could have been putts into the grain as at this time of year the grain will become stronger. We perform regular verticutting and topdressing every two weeks to reduce the strength of the grain. We have had mostly excellent reviews on the condition of the course recently but some tee boxes are worn a little more than normal with the increased levels of play in 2020 and 2021. A full course fertilization has been performed just last week.
Thanks for your feedback, hope to see you again soon.
Legacy Golf Pro Staff

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/05/2021

Thank you for the great review!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/05/2021

Thank you for the review!

Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Post Tourney Bliss

We played today after a tournament and enjoyed the course and one of the most scenic and beautiful courses we have played in our journey from FL to Yellowstone and now heading home. Beaolake views and spectacular scenic drops. Will come back and play again. Also they provided snacks, drinks and sandwiches too. A must play in GA!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Course

This course is fun but challenging. Great views along the water almost the entire course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/05/2021

Thanks for the review!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

WOW

Some of the best staff in the city hands down! Course was in immaculate condition!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/05/2021

Thanks for the great review, we have passed your comments on to the staff here at the golf course.
Regards,

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best course I've played in the North Atlanta area

Fantastic course. In great shape. Great scenery. Staff was excellent upon arrival.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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