On May 19, 2001 Matt Manning and Family began to build their second public golf course in central Iowa. Almost exactly one year to the day on May 23, 2002, The Legacy Golf Club opened to the public. The Legacy is a Championship golf course designed by Golfscapes, Inc and Jeffrey D. Brauer.
The Legacy Golf Club is a public golf course located just south of Des Moines. Players of all abilities will enjoy the choice of four sets of tees and forgiving fairways. The experienced golfer will be challenged by the precision required for approach shots and the undulating putting surfaces.
All golfers will be impressed by manicured bentgrass fairways, tees and greens, lush Kentucky blue grass rough and unmatched customer service. Besides the nationally recognized golf course, golfers will find a full practice facility including the indoor Legacy Learning Center, Visage GPS system and Club Car carts.
The Legacy features a dining room that offers sandwiches, snacks and drinks to complete the day. For golf related events and outings there is an air-conditioned banquet room that boasts scenic views of multiple holes and seats 160+ guests.
The par-35 front nine features many bunkers and several water hazards that come into play on five of the holes. There are six par fours on the front nine that give you a variety of required shots. Greens are strategically sized to accept the approach for the particular hole. The second hole, a par four, is a beautiful downhill driving hole with a spectacular approach over a five acre lake. The par 3 fifth hole and the seventh hole will put a premium on obtaining the correct distance with your tee shot. The par five sixth will tempt many to go for the green in two.
The par-37 back nine will be a stern test with water hazards contributing on all nine holes. The inward nine begins with two risk-reward par fives. The par fours on the back nine require pinpoint tee shots through the hilliest part of the course. Big hitters may take a chance at driving the par four thirteenth for a chance at an eagle putt. However, a large greenside bunker and a hazard to the right will catch errant shots. Tee shots off the par three holes fourteen and seventeen may cause hesitation in club selection with possible swirling winds over a large lake. The par five eighteenth will be a 611 yard monster from the back tee, culminating with a large amphitheater style green area.