As its name implies, The Legacy Course builds on its revered predecessor's strengths, heightening the challenge to players. Carved naturally from a visually dramatic landscape of placid lakes, meandering streams and undulation Appalachian hills, The Legacy requires unwavering physical and mental acumen.
Each hole is an inviting yet demanding contest, allowing the player to visualize the shot. The par-4 ninth hole will instill a healthy respect in even the most stalwart competitors. The green beckons a full 450 yards from the tournament tee, with the lure of several bunkers and a winding stream distracting one's attention. Surmounting these challenges may be achieved with accurate drives, but arriving at the green presents a final skills test. The slope and contour of the putting surface require absolute finesse. Another worthy challenge is the par-5 eighteenth hole. Reminiscent of the esteemed sixth hole at Congressional Country Club -- also a Rees Jones project -- this 540-yard nemesis takes the player through the saddle of a ridge and downhill to an enticing green protected by a lake. The finishing hole provides a real risk-reward test for those who brazenly attempt to reach the green in two shots.
Designed to accommodate both member and PGA tournament play, The Legacy is destined to become a heavyweight among championship courses.