Lanier Islands Legacy - Georgia - USA

Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course,
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway,
Buford,
Georgia (GA) 30518,
USA


  • +1 770 945 8787

  • David Gross

  • Joe Lee, Billy Fuller

  • Gary Clarkson

The Buford Dam was built in 1956 to contain the waters of the Chestatee and Chattahooche Rivers and shortly thereafter the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority was set up to operate the area as a recreational destination.

By the mid-1970s, Harbor Landing, campgrounds, stables and a beach area were among the first phase of developments to appear and by the end of the following decade, a resort hotel and 18-hole Joe Lee-designed course at Emerald Pointe Golf Club were established.

Additional lodging options arrived during the 1990s then the early part of the new millennium was spent renovating and expanding the facilities to meet increased demand from visitors.

The renovated Lanier Islands Legacy Course re-opened for business in 2009 after a makeover from Billy Fuller, the former Augusta National Superintendent from 1981 to 1986, who is best known for developing the Better Billy Bunker method of bunker construction.

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Description: Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course was redesigned in 2009 by Billy Fuller, the Augusta National superintendent from 1981 to 1986, who’s best known for developing the Better Billy Bunker method of bunker construction. Rating: 7 out of 10 Reviews: 1
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Colin Braithwaite

This is a fun underappreciated golf course. Water comes into play on most holes, but there is a surprising amount of elevation change on the inland holes. The first hole is the shortest par five and possible to get home in two, but I failed miserably. My advice, play it as a three shotter and hit your approach close. The 2nd is the first water hole, a short par three with a water carry. The 3rd is a how big is your appetite dogleg left with water down the entire left side. The 5th is the shortest par three and yet it is the number 7 handicap? The 6th is another three shotter par five. Off the tee aim at the two right fairway bunkers. Let your lie and stomach be your guide on how much you want to cut on your second shot. The 7th is a good birdie oppty, favor the right side off the tee to take the left fairway bunker out of play. The 8th plays much tougher than it looks on the scorecard. Uphill with three fairway bunkers about 120 yards out. The same applies to the 9th. Aim at the left fairway bunker off the tee, tough hole, the number one handicap hole.

The back starts with a mid-length par three and then the longest par five that bends left. The 12th is the opposite hand of the 3rd. A dogleg right with water carry on the right. The 13th is a conundrum. It is ranked as the easiest hole, yet it is one of only two par fours over 400 yards and has water all the way down the right side? The 14th also seems mis-rated. The longest par four with a water carry and three bunkers set across the fairway. From the tips about 220 yard carry and it is rated the number 14 handicap hole? The 15th is mid-length par three with water right. The 16th is a fun go for it par four. It leans right and of course I hooked it left %$#@. The 17th is the last par five and the fairway runs out about 270. Favor the left side off the tee and on your second shot. On 18 favor the left side off the tee.

Fun course that I would pay to play again.

March 04, 2022
7 / 10
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