A recently published list in the well-known golf magazine Golf Digest includes Springfield’s very own Legacy Golf Course as one of the best public golf courses to play in Tennessee.

As part of their newly relaunched “Places to Play” franchise, Golf Digest‘s list was compiled by leveraging the expertise of over 1,900 course panelists to provide knowledge and first-hand experience about courses in each state across the country.

Since its opening in 1996, The Legacy has become somewhat of a hidden gem within Middle Tennessee. It’s beautiful, 6,755-yard course continues to provide a fun and challenging golf experience for thousands of players.

“The Legacy is a great place for golfers of all skill levels and is just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Nashville,” Legacy Golf Course Director of Operations Chet Frazier said. “The layout of the course provides great variety testing every club in your bag, but the real challenge begins on the greens. The undulating bentgrass greens roll true and will put your putting skills to the test. It is an honor to receive this kind of recognition.”

Designed by four-time major champion and PGA Hall of Famer Raymond Floyd, The Legacy is nestled within rolling hills and woodlands. The 18-hole course is a certified Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International, committed to protecting the local environment, conserving natural resources, and providing wildlife habitats. It also includes a separate putting green, pro shop and driving range.

The acknowledgement by Golf Digest is not the first time that the course has received recognition. According to Frazier, The Legacy has consistently been ranked as one of the top courses to play by Golf Advisor, anywhere from 11th to as high as second in the state.

As it continues to garner more attention nationally, attendance numbers at the course have continued to climb. Frazier says that over the last couple of years, Covid has been a boon for golf. While other industries suffered from it, golf had an increase in interest as an outdoor activity.

“Since then, we have continued to do well. Rounds have been good, and we have consistent, good play out here,” Frazier said. “We’ve got a great group of regulars that is kind of our core group of golfers, and then we bring golfers in from all around Nashville and out of state. People who are coming to Nashville to visit play here regularly, so we have a good range of a customer base.”

Article courtesy The Connection – Tyler Graves