Legends Golf Resort is beginning an extensive bunker renovation and removal project on the Parkland Course that is expected to take approximately 10 weeks and will occur while the golf course remains open.
The project calls for the removal of nearly one-third of the course’s sand traps, re-shaping of the remaining bunkers, and the addition of drainage and new sand.
Maintenance teams will work on two holes per week and are expected to be finished by the first week of September. Golfers will be able to see the work being done by heavy machinery as they play through, and Legends officials believe the work will only minimally impact play. Facility director of agronomy Mike Bankert will oversee the renovations.
The 7,108-yard Parkland Course layout is credited to Legends Group, and the course opened in 1992.
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The bunker project is the latest renovation at the three-course Legends Resort, which is owned and operated by Century Golf Partners and Arnold Palmer Golf Management.
Recent improvements have included a complete renovation of Highlander’s Double Eagle Tavern, the main restaurant and bar in the main clubhouse, new bathrooms, a new snack bar, a new private lounge that can fit up to 100 guests, a new cart fleet from Yamaha, and a renovated pro shop, and more changes are planned.
According to Legends director of sales and marketing Matt Amos, the facility sought suggestions from Legends guests and members, and the bunker renovations were a popular submission.