LEGEND TRAIL GOLF CLUB (480) 488-7434
Arizona Golf Course Review
Legend Trail Golf Club in North Scottsdale is a Rees Jones designed championship layout that is considered to be one of the premier golf experiences in Arizona. This exquisitely
manicured course captures the essence of Sonoran style golf, as it meanders through the natural desert landscape that features outstanding vistas. PinnaclePeak and other
prominent landmarks form the backdrops on many holes.
Legend Trail plays challengingly from the tips at 6845 yards, as every hole presents a carry from the tees to the fairways, with sculpted desert area in between. There are 59 sand
bunkers located near the landing zones or greenside, and water comes into play on just 1 hole - the short par five 7th, which doglegs left around a lake. The fairways are generous
enough however, that the course received the "Top 100 Fairways, Women-Friendly Course Award" in the 2000 issue of Golf For Women magazine.
On property is a beautiful clubhouse that features a 1900 square foot pro shop, stocked with brand name apparel, affordable golf equipment and accessories. The Cantina at
Legend Trail provides wonderful breakfast and lunch menus that are influenced with a southwestern flair. A variety of soups, salads and sandwiches are available, along with
seasonal dishes and bar items. Outing and event facilities can accommodate up to 144 guests, with group and tournament coordinators ready to customize events from start to
finish. Practice facilities include a targeted grass range, short game area with sand bunker, plus spacious putting green. A John Jacobs/Shelby Futch Golf Academy is also on
property, proving results-oriented experiences for all levels of players. The Hot Sticks club fitting program is also available.
Five sets of tees provide golfers with opportunities to play to distances and slopes measuring 6845 yards/138 slope, 6400 yards/127 slope, 6055 yards/120 slope for men and
142 for women, 5465 yards/132 slope for women and 4910 yards with s lope of 115 for ladies hitting from the forward tees.
The yardage marking system includes 150 yard stakes in the fairways and sprinkler heads that are measured to the center of the green. Cart paths provide measurements at 100
and 200 yards, and an alternating pin placement routine (front, middle, then back, etc) lets golfers know approximately where the holes are located.
The front nine at Legend trail is designed to let the golfer warm up gradually, as many of the opening holes play along a fairly level terrain with ample fairways and room greenside.
The back side plays along a more undulating terrain with longer desert carries, and is tighter in nature - with low scores harder to come by. The green complexes - which were
updated to Ultra dwarf TifEagle in the summer of 2008 - are large and undulating, with mounds and swales alongside that will challenge the short game abilities of all golfers
.There are some elevated tees and raised greens along this rolling terrain, which takes golfers through a gorgeous residential community.
This is a beautiful golf course with fine facilities and amenities - highly recommended by twoguyswhogolf.com. Annual Passes and Loyalty Cards are available, providing nice
discounts for those spending some time in the area. For more information on the golf course, visit our page for the property, with direct link to the highly informational Legend Trail
website by clicking here.