Thursday, July 12, 2007

Legends Golf Course on Lake LBJ Re-Opens

legends on lake lbj

Legends Golf Course on Lake LBJ opened several years ago on the shores of its eponymous lake near Kingsland in the Highland Lakes region. The course was highly touted when it opened, a design by Tom Kite working with the then-team of Roy Bechtol and Randy Russell. The semiprivate course came with "golf villas" for golfers wanting to make a getaway of the gorgeous area not too far from Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay.

But financial problems beset the course when its original developers and owners declared bankruptcy. And Legends Golf Course went into hibernation. Sixteen months later, in January of this year, Legends finally reopened with new owners, but the course is just now starting to round back into shape.

According to Cybergolf:

Since the bankruptcy of its developers and original owners closed its gates until January 2007, the Legends - as should be expected - still has some roughness around the edges. But layout has potential and will challenge the best players.

"We are still working to get the course back to the shape we know we can have it in," said Robert Strain, who manages the course and the adjacent villas after they were purchased by Strain and his father Don. "The course you see today is really just a stepping stone to the course we will eventually have ready for play."

There are places at The Legends (Nos. 1, 6, 11, 12 and 14) where you have good chances to make birdies, but those holes are balanced by the course's tougher holes - Nos. 2, 7, 9, 15 and 17 - where the use of a wrong club or a less-than-perfect shot can generate big numbers.

Located about a mile north of Highway 1431 in Kingsland on Ranch Road 2342, The Legends on Lake LBJ Golf Club is nestled in the bend of the Colorado River arm of Lake LBJ. The par-72 course stretches 7,260 yards from the tips.

Check out the Legends Golf Course Web site for more info.

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