Legends Resort is renowned for it’s Scottish flavor, but Parkland, as its name suggests, offers a more traditional layout.
While it’s sister courses, Heathland and Moorland, feature runway-wide fairways and open landscape, Parkland challenges players with tree-lined holes and more than 100 bunkers. The youngest of the three courses at Legends, Parkland is the longest of the trio, stretching more than 7,108 yards from the tips.
The white tees play 6,516 yards while the most commonly used green tees play 6,099 yards. In keeping with its traditional design roots, there are no surprises at Parkland. What you see is what you get from tee to green on every hole.
The most enjoyable challenge at Parkland is the 311-yard (from the tips) ninth, which plays just 267 yards from the greens tees. Distance, or lack thereof, brings the green into play for most players, creating a risk-reward decision.
Any decision to go for the green must be weighed against the risk presented by an enormous bunker that fronts the green. The chances of getting up and down from that bunker are slim.
The ninth hole alone is worth a replay on this 4.5-star design, but it’s far from the only highlight at Parkland, which is one of the area’s most popular layouts. Legends is home to three outstanding courses and Parkland comfortably sits along Heathland and Moorland.