The Legacy Golf Club in Phoenix has been one of the favorite public tee times in Phoenix ever since it opened in 1999. Over the years it has earned honors from GolfWeek magazine as the best place to play in Phoenix and a top course in Ariona. The playing field, located in South Phoenix, sits just 5 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, making it an excellent choice for a convenient arrival or getaway round. The Legacy Golf Club was designed by Gary Panks, a golf course architect who lists such renowned Phoenix/Scottsdale layouts as The Raven Golf Club at South Mountain and Grayhawk Golf Club Talon Course in Phoenix/Scottsdale and as well as Twin Warriors Golf Club outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico in his impressive portfolio. At The Legacy Golf Club, Panks created a rousing, expansive, resort-style- track on a 280-acre site that rambles over the remnants of the historic ranch of Phoenix land developer Dwight B. Heard. (In the early 1900s the then-massive ranch was a famous visiting spot for dignitaries when they came to Phoenix.) The wide-open, desert links-style playing field treats players to views of the Phoenix skyline, Camelback Mountain and Squaw Peak. Historic Sierra Vista House is beside the 1st tee and the original silos left over from the ranch are also a cool sight along the 18th fairway. The Legacy Golf Club s easily walkable golf grounds can be played anywhere between 5,471 yards and 6,946 yards from four sets of tee markers plus a hybrid option. With user-friendly elements such as elevated tee boxes, wide fairways, tame rough and manicured desert areas, the course provides a manageable challenge for players of all skill levels. The layout is not without some bite, however. Panks s trademark deep, penal fairway and greenside bunkers, elevated and undulating greens, and wind combine to present a formidable defense of par. While players can run their ball up to the putting surfaces along the ground, the runway is apt to be narrow. Most of the par 3s play uphill. When you have a tee time at The Legacy Golf Club you can warm up on a huge driving range, a spacious short game area with a practice bunker, and a large putting green. South Mountain serves as an inspiring backdrop. The club also boasts a large clubhouse that is home to the pro shop and a grill-style restaurant. When you re in Scottsdale/Phoenix, a tee time at The Legacy Golf Club is not only a fun round on a well-designed, walkable golf course, it is a slice of Phoenix history.