As the name suggests, The Parkland Course at Legends Resort offers a more traditional golf experience than its sister courses, Heathland and Moorland. Tree-lined fairways and trouble often line the layout’s fairways.
The driver is the most important club in the bag at Parkland, because finding the fairway is a necessity for golfers that want to score well. There are more than 100 bunkers and sprawling waste areas, which also provide tremendous visuals.
The greens are large and fairly undulating, so playing for the middle is winning strategy, but don’t let all the talk of the challenges at Parkland scare you. The layout is imminently fair. The challenges are in front of you and the course isn’t overly tight.
The ninth hole, plays just 311 yards from the blue tees (289 from the whites) and is a great par 4. For long hitters the green is drivable, but the closer you get, the more trouble lurks, From cavernous bunkers to water, the hole tests a players decision-making and nerve.
Gary Van Sickle of Sports Illustrated Golf Group once wrote about the hole, “I'd love to stand on that ninth tee with a bucket of balls and figure out how to play that monster. It's a fun hole.”
In many ways, Van Sickle’s sentiment describes the Parkland Golf Course experience.
by Dave - 08/01/2016
Second day on Parkland and overbooking splits makes for 5 plus hour rounds. Really ruins the experience, 2 hour fronts and three plus hour backs.
by Greg - 03/07/2016
ok course. greens were slick and inconsistent. cart path only the day we played club house was good practice facilities are outstanding
by Mike (Chesterfield, SC) - 06/30/2015
#11 thru #14 good stretch of golf... Closing hole and opening holes not much.
by Trey (Kingstree, SC) - 06/27/2015
Course was great.
by Becky (New Florence, PA) - 06/21/2015
Will play here again.
by Lynne (Sudbury, ON) - 04/25/2015
The starters and marshals are so friendly and helpful.
by Darroll (Brantford, ON) - 04/20/2015
Started in downpour, came in after 3 holes following second cloudburst. VERY disappointed that rain check only good for 9 holes when the couple we were to play with rec. full rain check when they walked off the first tee and we gritted it out for the 4th day in a row until totally drenched! The course was really unplayable by then - puddle next to hole on no. 11 green (started on ten) and small stream running through!
by Timothy - 02/14/2015
DISAPPOINTED! We played the Moorland 2 weeks ago and it was excellent and we had a great time. BUT the Parkland course is a total disappointment today. The tees and greens were okay but the greens are
the worst of any course that I have played this year. They haven't run a mower or rolled these in weeks. Go elsewhere to play. The traps are in desperate need of attention as well some are rock hard without any sand and some are loaded with a soft sand but also FOOTPRINTS that have been there for weeks. It appears nobody is working the traps.
I try to give an honest review without any hard feelings so believe this review and play the Moorland, it is very playable, but I will not return to the Parkland until I see some serious reviews showing improvements to the course.
by Marc (Embrun, ON) - 12/21/2014
by Ron (Warren, OH) - 12/07/2014
This course was more playable than the other two Legends courses, but the greens are just as unplayable as the Heathland and Moorland.
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