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Legacy Golf Club in Henderson makes comeback

Updated April 9, 2019 - 3:42 pm

For Southern Nevada golfers and residents living around the Legacy, the summer of 2017 was a difficult time. On July 3, new owners closed the course, which immediately generated major backlash.

But Legacy reopened in October 2017 after legal proceedings, and golfers are enjoying Legacy 2.0. It also appears a positive working relationship between the owners and area homeowners has evolved.

In the past 18 months, the ownership group, led by Eddie Haddad and Georges Maalouf, has improved course conditions and worked with area homeowner associations to chart the future of the facility and surrounding area.

A deed will keep the course open through at least 2038. That was confirmed in court after the closure, but land on the corner of Wigwam and Green Valley parkways was always zoned commercial, and Haddad and Maalouf are creating a project with a goal of enhancing the neighborhood.

“Golf has evolved over the years, and prior to us purchasing the property, Legacy was not keeping up with the times,” Haddad said. “We are committed to providing golfers and our neighbors a package of amenities that will benefit everyone. There was a missing link at Legacy, and we are now filling the void. Also, the name Legacy is closely associated with this entire area, and we are now creating something unique and appealing for everyone in the community.”

Ideas for the corner still are evolving, but a master, mixed use project is being developed that could include restaurant, hotel and condo and other uses, plus an indoor activity center, restaurant, pools, outdoor activity center, exercise facility, tennis courts, kids splash pad and game rooms.

Tiger Jam on

The 21st annual Tiger Jam, a fundraiser for the Tiger Woods Foundation, is May 24 and 25 in Las Vegas, and VIP spots are available at TigerJam.com for golf at Shadow Creek, poker tournament and dinner at MGM Grand and the Topgolf after-party.

SNGA Pahrump champs

At Mountain Falls, the SNGA Nye County Amateur champs were Ed Fryatt, championship; Todd Roberts, senior; Patrick Woerner, silver; George Wolf, net; Gordon Schiring, senior net; and Dario Gonzalez, silver net.

Weekly deal

Each paid green fee at Primm Valley in April includes entry into a drawing to win three Callaway Golf Mac Daddy wedges.

Club UNLV

Brandon Resnick of the new UNLV club golf team shot 8 under to win the desert region tournament in Arizona. The team finished fourth.

Stars on, off course

Former Southern California and New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush played Cascata on Saturday.

The golf notebook appears Wednesdays. Freelance writer Brian Hurlburt is a two-time author who has covered golf in Las Vegas for more than two decades. He can be reached at bhurlburt5@gmail.com or @LVGolfInsider.

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