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Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes
1700 Alaqua Lakes Blvd
Longwood, Florida 32779
Seminole County

Phone(s): (407) 842-1452, (407) 333-1450
Fax: (407) 444-9975
Website: www.heathrowcc.com


The 18-hole Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes in Longwood, FL is a private golf course that opened in 1998. Designed by Tom Fazio, Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes measures 7160 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 132 and a 74.5 USGA rating. The course features 6 sets of tees for different skill levels. The greens are tifdwarf grass and the fairways are bermuda grass.

It’s easy to lose yourself in the natural beauty of the Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes. Thick stands of ancient hardwoods and native palms surround lush greens, undulating fairways, and shimmering lakes. This Tom Fazio masterpiece has wetlands, acres of nature preserves, and over 100 sandy-white bunkers.

The Legacy Club, located off I-4, 15 minutes north of Downtown Orlando, regularly hosts U.S. Open Qualifiers as well as being the preferred course for local PGA Tour players.

Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes
5 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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A view from tee #12 from Legacy Club at Alaqua LakesA view over the water of hole #6 from Legacy Club at Alaqua LakesA view of the 15th hole from Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Beau Welling, Tom Fazio, Tom Marzolf
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Year opened: 1998
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: With member only
  • Tee times welcomed:
  • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Tifdwarf Grass

Facilities

  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
White 72 6368 124 70.7
Blue 72 6763 128 72.4
Silver 72 5383 115 66.1
Black 72 7160 132 74.5
Gold (W) 72 5872 129 72.4
Gold 72 5872 118 68.4
Red (W) 72 5055 119 68.7
Silver (W) 72 5383 121 70.5

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes
    5 stars out of 5
    by The Golfin' Guy
    on January 30th, 2024 19:49
    What’s better than a private golf club membership? How about a membership that includes two separate and distinctly different clubs?

    For years, the Lake Mary area was home to two private country clubs located just a couple of miles apart, Heathrow Country Club and The Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes. The clubs competed against each other for membership and special events and the competition was pretty fierce. With only a limited number of golfers and potential new members in the area, both clubs started to flounder.

    Enter Concert Golf Partners, one of the fastest-growing private club ownership companies in the US whose specialty is turning around floundering private clubs. Typically, it involves a much-needed infusion of capital to get the “turnaround” process started and their success rate is amazing. Concert has over 30 properties in its portfolio, spanning 16 states from Massachusetts to Texas. As a member of one club, you become a member of all of them, so you can play a round of golf or tennis, swim, or dine at other Concert Golf properties during your travels. It’s always something to consider when planning a vacation.

    Concert purchased Heathrow out of foreclosure in July 2011. The Legacy at Alaqua Lakes had been under the threat of foreclosure and was purchased in October 2013. Over the past 10+ years, conditions at both clubs have improved significantly, and on a recent visit, it appears both clubs are once again thriving.

    A little history. The Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes opened in 1998 and features an 18-hole, Tom Fazio championship golf course. To this day, Tom Fazio considers The Legacy Club one of his best pieces of work. The course winds its way through a dense forest of mature trees and the slopes, rises, and knolls in the topography of the land are unique to this part of Florida. The course is certified as an Audubon International Signature Certified Sanctuary golf course and with its state-of-the-art meeting facilities, Legacy Club is a great place to host a special event.

    Either golf course will challenge golfers of every level. Both facilities offer a clubhouse with a golf shop and restaurant, a driving range, a putting green, and a short game area. Heathrow Legacy’s staff of golf professionals want you to get the most out of your game but more importantly, enjoy yourself. They oversee programs for all golfers and see to it that you make the most of Heathrow Legacy's golf amenities. Lessons are available for all members regardless of skill level, and the staff can also help with individual club fitting for any club in the bag. The Golf Shop stocks the latest in equipment and their selection of logoed apparel will help you look your best.

    The Legacy Club has six sets of tees to choose from as well as a hybrid Blue/White yardage listed on the scorecard. The golf course has several memorable par 5s; three of which are handicapped 1, 2, and 4! The 4th hole is the course’s #1 handicap and plays 499 yards from the White Tees. This dogleg left starts with a forced carry over water into a narrow landing area with a bunker on the left. From the corner of the dogleg in, trees line both sides of the fairway and for most, it’s a three-shot hole. Trees on the left and sand on the right create a narrow landing area for your layup shot, and sand pretty much surrounds the green. Par is a great score here! Number 15 is the #2 handicap and plays 493 yards with water on the left and trees lining the right. A tree on the right side about 140 yards from the green wreaks havoc with many golfers who do their best to avoid it and end up finding either the water on the left or one of several bunkers in the landing area.

    Should you prefer the courts over the course, the club offers a world-class tennis facility that has hosted two ATP events in 1990 and 1991. The tennis program has been run by one of Central Florida’s most respected Tennis Directors, Barry Myers, since its inception almost 30 years ago. World-renowned tennis professionals Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, and Billie Jean King have all played on Heathrow Athletic Club’s sunken stadium court. The racquet club features 11 fast clay courts and 2 hard courts. Whether you’re new to the game or an accomplished player, the tennis staff will see to it that you are paired up with players of the same ability and skills.

    Club members typically take a lot of pride in the culinary aspects of their club; I’ve spoken with members in the past whose decision on which club to join came down to which one had the best food! Heathrow Legacy offers the same menu at both properties with dinner entrees such as Artichoke and Spinach Stuffed Chicken, A Pan Seared Ribeye Steak, and Seared Ahi Tuna. Both locations serve breakfast lunch, and dinner Tuesday – Sunday.

    If you’re relocating to the North Orlando area and are looking for a club with a lot of recreational options and the opportunity to meet new people and make friends, you should consider a membership at Heathrow Legacy. They offer several membership plans including a Champions Business Asset Membership, Champions Golf Membership, Tennis, and Social Memberships. And, if you would like to keep your weekends free but still enjoy everything both clubs have to offer, look into their Weekday Membership which includes unlimited access to both golf facilities Tuesday-Friday as well as all amenities at both facilities, and member privileges at all Concert Golf properties.
  • Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by The Golfin' Guy
    on May 03rd, 2021 18:07
    Although best known for its world-class theme parks such as Disney World and Universal Studios, the Orlando area is home to some of the best golf courses in the state of Florida, including one that hosts a PGA TOUR event every year. Many of these courses are accessible to the public and for the most part, they are in great shape and extremely playable year-round.

    One area of Orlando that is often overlooked for golf is Seminole County, north and west of downtown. After a recent visit to the area and the opportunity to play both some public and private courses, I find that hard to believe. The topography of the land is not what you typic see in Florida – flat and boring; it has some roll and undulation to it – naturally! That can make for some interesting golf shots, especially the dreaded uneven lie.

    The Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes was designed by one of golf’s most decorated architects, Tom Fazio, who considers this to be “one of his best efforts.” There are six sets of tees and the course can be played anywhere from 5,055 – 7,160 yards. The course is cut out of a dense forest and the trees tend to create a few narrow corridors on several holes. There is also a good bit of roll in the topography of the land out here. Pretty impressive for this part of Florida! The Legacy Club is often the site of US Open Qualifiers and the course has several PGA TOUR members. Number 11 was my favorite hole, a gentle dogleg right par 4 that plays 495 yards from the Blue Tees. Trees line both sides of the fairways and the bunkers on the left side can come into play off the tee. You’ll want to play your tee shot down the left side as the trees tend to block out shots from the right side. The green has some good undulation to it and is protected by several bunkers. Finishing with the same ball you teed off with on Number 1 is somewhat of an accomplishment at the Legacy Club!

    The Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes and her sister club down the street, Heathrow, are managed by Concert Golf Properties. Becoming a member at one of these clubs not only gives you membership at both Heathrow and Legacy Club but also gives you reciprocity at all 21 properties around the country.

    After your round at The Legacy Club, stop by the Legacy Grill for a good meal in casual surroundings. The menus at Heathrow and Legacy Club are almost identical simply means great food is available at both!

    When you’re not on one of the fine golf courses in Seminole County, there is plenty to do in the area without hitting one of the nearby theme parks! Eat, drink, and shop in Historic Sanford, visit the Central Florida Zoo, go kayaking in search of manatees or just sit outside and soak up that Florida sun. Seminole County is flush with restaurants too, offering just about every cuisine imaginable.
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