An independent, unbiased review of The Legacy at Hastings in Barry County, Michigan using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.
All public Michigan Golf Courses are considered for review.

Address: 1550 N. Broadway, Hastings, MI 49058

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 37 (Red/White), Par 36 (Blue/Black)

Overall Course: (all 18) Par 73 (Red/White), Par 72 (Blue/Black)

Yardage: Red tees – 4,600; White/Forward tees – 5,287; Blue tees – 6,137: Black/Championship tees – 6,423
Stimp meter: 8.5

The Legacy at Hastings Clubhouse

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 5.00

The Clubhouse at The Legacy at Hastings is small and limited. Pictured is the event space which is large and well maintained with a snack bar accessible from the lower back of the building. The food is average golf course fare but there is a full bar and wide beverage selection. The actual clubhouse has very little apparel and equipment, such as balls, gloves, etc. The cart paths are mostly in decent shape but had some uneven conditions in areas. Hastings Country Club Dr. brings you up to a leveled and decent parking. There is decent service as well.

The Legacy of Hastings Front Nine

The Legacy of Hastings Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 7.00

Red: 233 yds
White: 317 yds
Blue: 388 yds
Black: 393 yds

Large, level tee boxes start your front nine. The fairway is flat and runs uphill with medium length rough. The bunkers are real sand but unraked and the fringe is maintained. The green is receptive, medium in size and speed.

The Legacy of Hastings Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 5 – Rating 6.34

Red: 340 yds
White: 436 yds
Blue: 346 yds
Black: 354 yds

Medium size, level tees begin your first par 5. The fairway is fairly flat with trees on the right to avoid. The rough is medium length, the bunkers real sand but unraked, and the fringe is maintained. The medium size green is receptive and rolling, putting at a fast speed.

The Legacy of Hastings Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 4 – Rating 7.00

Red: 276 yds
White: 336 yds
Blue: 346 yds
Black: 354 yds

Level, medium size tees point you down the rolling fairway on this challenging par 4. It is not long but placement is everything. The rolling fairway takes you up and down fairway moguls and the green sits unseen after the last hills down in a valley. Rough is medium length and real sand bunkers are unraked. The green is small with a maintained fringe. The surface is receptive and putts at a fast speed.

The Legacy of Hastings Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 3 – Rating 6.40

Red: 146 yds
White: 151 yds
Blue: 161 yds
Black: 171 yds

The first par 3 on the front nine has level, medium size tee blocks. This is all carry and all downhill. medium length rough and unraked real sand bunkers guard the green. This green has a maintained fringe around a medium size and speed green. The feel is receptive, and the green is very undulating.

The Legacy of Hastings Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 4 – Rating 5.14

Red: 233 yds
White: 324 yds
Blue: 373 yds
Black: 392 yds

Medium size, level tees have you hit a tight tee shot, though there is room left to bail a bit. The slight dogleg right fairway is rolling and has medium length rough. There is a water hazard along the right side and the bunkers are dirt. The large green has a maintained fringe, is rolling and receptive, and putts at a medium speed.

The Legacy of Hastings Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 5 – Rating 6.00

Red: 320 yds
White: 320 yds
Blue: 438 yds
Black: 456 yds

Hole 6 is the second par 5 on the front and unique. Starting on medium size, level tees you can drive over the hill in the distance that drops off quite a bit, but careful not to go through the fairway as it turns left nearly 90 degrees at the bottom. The fairway is rolling and rises to the green. Rough is longer on this hole and the bunkers are not attended well. The fringe is maintained. The green is medium in size and speed, receptive, but very rolling, and a challenge to putt.

The Legacy of Hastings Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 5.34

Red: 235 yds
White: 290 yds
Blue: 295 yds
Black: 301 yds

Medium size and level tees start this shorter par 4. The green can be drivable for long hitters. The fairway is rolling and runs downhill with medium rough. Bunkers, unfortunately, are a bit rocky. The medium size green has a maintained fringe, and a fast pace to putts on a rolling and receptive surface.

The Legacy of Hastings Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 4 – Rating 5.34

Red: 204 yds
White: 210 yds
Blue: 216 yds
Black: 222 yds

Another drivable short par 4 starts on level, medium size tees. The fairway is rolling and runs downhill. There is medium rough and a water hazard in the trees to the left near the green. Note no bunkers. A maintained fringe surrounds this small green with a receptive, rolling surface that runs at a medium speed.

The Legacy of Hastings Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 5.66

Red: 305 yds
White: 307 yds
Blue: 321 yds
Black: 337 yds

Level, medium size tee boxes point you down the rolling fairway. There is medium length rough and real sand bunkers, but they do have gravel in them. There is a maintained fringe around this medium size green. It runs at a medium speed and the green is rolling and receptive.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 6.52

The Legacy of Hastings Back Nine

The Legacy of Hastings Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 5.66

Red: 251 yds
White: 256 yds
Blue: 356 yds
Black: 458 yds

Level, elevated, medium size tee blocks start the back nine. The fairway sits downhill and is flat with medium length rough. The bunkers are not maintained but the fringe is. This green is receptive, small, and runs at a medium speed.

The Legacy of Hastings Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 5 – Rating 5.66

Red: 364 yds
White: 410 yds
Blue: 514 yds
Black: 528 yds

Medium size level tees begin your first par 5 on the back nine. This hole has one of the few long fairways on the course and doglegs left early with a rolling surface. There is medium length rough and bunkers with some gravel in them. The fringe is maintained around this large green that has a receptive feel and putts at a medium speed.

The Legacy of Hastings Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 244 yds
White: 275 yds
Blue: 377 yds
Black: 385 yds

Level, medium size tees have you tee off uphill to the rolling fairway. The rough is medium in length and the bunkers, though rocky, are real sand. The green is medium in size and speed with a maintained fringe and a receptive surface.

The Legacy of Hastings Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 3 – Rating 5.34

Red: 122 yds
White: 129 yds
Blue: 134 yds
Black: 138 yds

Your first par 3 on the back starts on medium size, level tee boxes. Tee off downhill to the green but avoid the marshy wetlands short and left of the green. The green is also guarded by medium length rough and bunkers that are a bit rocky. The fringe is maintained and surrounds the medium size green. The feel of the green is receptive and medium in speed.

The Legacy of Hastings Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 268 yds
White: 274 yds
Blue: 322 yds
Black: 338 yds

Here you enjoy one of the course’s best holes. Lay-up off the level, medium size tees to the rolling, downhill fairway short of the water hazard that sits in the middle of the fairway. The rough is medium length and there are no bunkers. The fringe is maintained around the green that sits elevated on a bank above the water. The green is large, receptive, and putts fast.

The Legacy of Hastings Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 4 – Rating 5.42

Red: 227 yds
White: 321 yds
Blue: 388 yds
Black: 396 yds

Large and level tees allow you to tee off over the water hazard crossing the fairway. Tees are elevated and so is the fairway. The fairway is rolling and sits uphill from the tees. Rough is medium length and the bunkers are rocky. The green is medium in size and speed with a maintained fringe. The surface is receptive.

The Legacy of Hastings Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 5 – Rating 6.00

Red: 409 yds
White: 414 yds
Blue: 417 yds
Black: 423 yds

The penultimate par 5 on the course has level, elevated, medium size tees. The fairway is rolling and has long rough edging it. Bunkers are real sand and maintained. A maintained fringe edges this receptive, rolling, medium size green that runs at a medium speed.

The Legacy of Hastings Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 5 – Rating 6.00

Red: 307 yds
White: 397 yds
Blue: 454 yds
Black: 474 yds

One good par 5 deserves another on this par 37 back nine. So, you get one starting from level, medium size tees. The fairway is rolling and finishes uphill with medium length rough and real sand bunkers that do have a few rocks. The green is large with a maintained fringe and a receptive feel that putts at a medium speed.

The Legacy at Hastings Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 3 – Rating 7.00

Red: 116 yds
White: 120 yds
Blue: 170 yds
Black: 180 yds

The final hole is a par 3 that is exactly what it looks like – All uphill and can play far longer than the yardage. The tees are level and medium size. There is a fairway which is often needed as many come up short. The rough is medium length and there are no bunkers. The fringe is maintained and the green sits close to the building. The green size is medium, sloped back to front, receptive, and rolling. The speed is fast which makes this green tough to putt.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 5.90

Overall Course Rating: 5.96

SUMMARY:

The Legacy at Hastings is a historical course, continuously running since 1921 has been a host to golfers of all ages for many years. It was designed to be a classic West Michigan premier golf course with a mildly challenging slope, though it could benefit from some maintenance. The majestic stands of hardwoods throughout this historic course are a perfect location to take in beautiful panoramic views. The course itself has a good layout and a unique par 73 that is not often seen. We believe that there is an effort to reclaim the course and get its maintenance back to a quality level which, in our opinion, would make the Legacy of Hastings a true value. See our video of The Legacy at Hastings.

Rating the highest were the receptive and medium to fast greens, scoring 7.1 on our 10-point scale.

Pricing: Refer to www.legacyathastings.com or call (269) 945-2756 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +1.46

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