Rarely do golfers see a course that has not seen too much earth movement. Mainstream golf vacation destinations have seen too much interference on natural terrain because not a few golf course architects desire for their creations to replicate some of the popular ones. Those rare ones are, well, rare, and are indeed a breath of fresh air. Such is the Legends Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Florida.
Course architect Lloyd Clifton was excellent enough in recognizing the potential of the natural terrain; he was even more excellent when he highlighted it and created one very fine golf facility on top of it. The naturally rolling terrain of the locality suited the course well, or the other way around, and made it seem as if the course was crafted by Mother Nature herself. The absence of wetlands perpetually present in most if not all Florida golf courses was also something to marvel at the Legends Golf and Country Club. The golf vacation favorite measures a good 6,911 yards from the longest tees and plays for a par of 72.
Whilst this is no St Andrew’s or Augusta National in level of difficulty, the Legends Golf and Country Club is no child’s play either. It requires as much thought and skill as any other great golf course, but is only more rewarding and more forgiving. It is also very generous in scenery. A golf trip here will always be a different experience from most others found anywhere in the country. This is that one golf course that will showcase nature at its best, and human genius working continuously to keep it at that.