Legacy Golf Links Review
by John Kim
Perennially recognized as one of the top Executive Courses in the nation, Fox Creek (along with sister course Legacy Links) was recently cited as the #6 driving range/practice facility in the nation by Sports Illustrated. Though par is only 61, the course still calls for almost every shot in the bag and accuracy is a premium due to the small greens.
Pre-round: Call ahead for tee times, particularly on weekends. Play is typically steady though weekend rounds can be quite slow. Keep in mind, this course attracts all types of golfers...scratch players working on their games to absolute beginners.
When you arrive: As nice as the course is, the true appeal of Fox Creek is their driving range. This is how every range should look. Well marked targets hit from two seperate elevated tiers. The new range balls are also a nice touch. There is also a new practice putting green in the works.
Hole you will love: The short par 4 #3 provides an opportunity to reach the green for even medium length drivers. If you hit it straight (wait until the group in front has left the green please!), par will be a disappointment.
Hole you won't: As much as the course gives on #3, it takes it right back on #4. This long par 3 is a wood for many golfers, and you cannot slice the ball here. There is o.b. all the way down the right side and you are hitting into a narrow green that slopes severely back to front.
Overview: Fox Creek has a unique niche in the Atlanta golf community that no other executive course could come within a long par 5 of touching. The range facilities are the best, by far. The course itself presents a challenging and entertaining venue for almost all levels of golfers. You will truly enjoy your time at this course.