The Moorland Course at Legends Resort was ranked the 37th toughest course in America by Golf Digest, and while the P.B. Dye design offers a significant challenge, most would consider it a more likely candidate for a list of the 50 most enjoyable courses.
With it’s runway wide fairways and sprawling greens – No. 18 is 63 yards deep! – Moorland is a layout that rewards creativity and offers a varied challenge. The width of the fairways allows for considerable latitude off the tee, but the approach to large, undulating greens is the more important shot (hint: always aim for the middle).
The hole everyone remembers is No. 16, otherwise known as Hell’s Half-Acre. The 270-yard (from the tips) par 4 presents one of the area’s great risk-reward decisions. The green is driveable for most, playing just 223 yards from the white tees, introducing the possibility of an eagle. But the 16th green is surrounded by trouble, including bunkers where dreams of par go to die. It’s a great hole.
Moorland is a 4.5-star course and one of the area’s real gems.