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The Last Full Week Of Summer At LanierWorld

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Can you believe it’s already August?? We can’t either! This week was the last full week of LanierWorld being open, although it will continue to be open on weekends. Sunset Cove and Gianni’s will also continue to operate on a daily basis until Labor Day. There’s still plenty to do at the Lake even though LanierWorld is nearing the end of its Summer heyday.

For example, try golfing on one of our championship courses designed by Billy Fuller, the man who invented “Billy Bunkers,” used in over 500 courses nationwide!  The Legacy on Lanier Golf Club represents a return to the Golden Era of Golf – a period from the early to mid 1900’s when designers created some of the most storied courses in the world. An unrivaled golf experience, the layout traverses a natural setting with twelve scenic holes on the water. Legacy on Lanier Golf Club offers tactical challenges for the avid golfer while not proving too daunting for the casual golfer. Legacy on Lanier Golf Club includes a fully stocked golf shop, new state of the art MiniVerde Bermuda Greens, and zoysia lined “Billy Bunkers,” an innovative Bunker design developed by Fuller during his tenure at Augusta National Golf Club. For scratch golfers and high handicappers alike, the Lake Lanier Golf Club offers a challenging, aesthetically pleasing lakeside golf experience. There’s not a lot more relaxing in life than going golfing in the Fall when the leaves are changing in North Georgia.

Another great outdoor activity to take advantage of this Fall is horseback riding. Saddle up for the ride of your life at Lake Lanier Islands Equestrian Center. Gentle horses are ready to take you through a set of scenic trails along the shores of Lake Lanier Islands. Our Stable guides are some of the friendliest in the Southeast, and you will not be disappointed in their knowledge and professionalism. Older kids and adults can enjoy a 45-minute ride along the shores of Lake Lanier Islands, which departs every hour on the hour. Younger kids can go on a 30-minute ride, suitable for children two years of age and up weighing less than 80 pounds. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

If horses and golfing don’t quite feel right for you, check out our rustic campgrounds! The Campgrounds at Lake Lanier Islands Resort and Shoal Creek are just the place to enjoy the serenity and natural beauty of Lake Lanier Islands. These campgrounds offer an idyllic rustic destination for adventurers who yearn to sleep under the star-filled skies of Georgia, with the moon overhead and the sound of the lake as a soundtrack. Spacious and scenic, the sites are ideal for RV’s and tents. During the day, guests have easy access to all the excitement of Lake Lanier Islands Resort, including LanierWorld waterpark, award-winning golf facilities, rejuvenating spa treatments, the equestrian center, zip line canopy tours and more.Boat ramps are also available at all of our campgrounds.

A fourth fantastic option is our Canopy Zip Line Tours. Soar through the Georgia skies on one of Lake Lanier Islands canopy tours’ zipline adventures! There are 6 tour types available depending on the size of your group and the amount of awesome you feel like you can handle in one day. Try the PineIsle Tour and glide along several 1000+ ft lines, race a buddy on a 1,500ft zip track, and naturally, see some spectacular views of the Lake and the Islands! Check out the Legacy Nights Tour for some adventurous excitement. Zip through the trees and over the lake by night in the most exciting option of all our Lake Lanier Islands outdoor tours! Throughout your tour you will travel by moonlight, headlamps, and lanterns on a series of cleverly constructed zip lines, sky bridges, and platforms up to 70 feet in the treetops. Or, if you think you can handle it, go for the Full Day of Zipping Package! This package includes 30 incredible ziplines with incredible views, six sky bridges where you can test your mettle and conquer the trees, entrance to the resort, and lunch at Bullfrogs! The Canopy Tours are one of the favorites here at the Lake, and we are positive you’ll be talking about this one to your friends for months, and they’ll be asking you when the next trip will be!

So don’t be sad that Summer is coming to an end! There’s still plenty of fun to be had at Lake Lanier Islands! We can’t wait to see you!

Legacy on Lanier Golf Club Winter Matchplay Update

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Saturday 23rd January 2010

Wes Dye & Eric Strasburg def Jamie Fraser & Neil Marc 3&2
Brad Bachman & Leif Jonassen def Jay Mathes & Karen Mathes 4&2

Only 2 first round matches left to be played by 31st January 2010

January 2010 Prize Draw

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Winners:
1st Prize- Lake Lanier Islands Resort Collection Sweater – E.Strasburg

2nd Prize – Imperial HT Legacy on Lanier Embroidered Cap – D.James

3rd Prize – Mizuno Retroflex Leather Golf Glove – M.Nieto

*Redeem your prize on your next visit to Legacy on Lanier Golf Club.  We cannot mail out any items.  Prizes must be claimed by 02.28.2010

New Online Booking System

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

You can now book your tee time online 24/7 at www.lakelanierislands.com by accessing the golf web page and clicking on the online bookings link.

Gerry Price Hole in One

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Gerry Price, President & CEO of Price Industries, makes first ever Hole in One at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club

 

The Canadian management team of Price Industries headed south to Lake Lanier Islands, Georgia for their managers meeting expecting the usual 75 degrees and sunny skies that October on the lake usually offers.  Unfortunately, the weather didn’t pay much attention to its expected averages and twenty-five Price Industries managers from across Canada were met with a murky 48 degrees when they arrived at the golf course.  The team braved the conditions and tackled a tough and testing golf course, where the lake becomes very much a factor on twelve of its holes.  A fun day of golf was had by all with the pinnacle of the day being the 115 yard Pitching Wedge sunk by Gerry Price on the 5th hole for his first ever hole in one! 

 

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Hole in One Summary

 

Name

Gerry Price

Date

October 17, 2009

Hole

#5 at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club

Club Selection

Pitching Wedge

Shot Description

“The ball dropped just over the front sand trap on a good line with the pin but on arrival at the green we couldn’t see it.  We checked around the green and then actually in the lake until Jim Ironside shouted over to check in the hole and there it was!”

Celebration Style

“Tall Kahlua & milk – at least a double!”

Company Information

Price Industries manufactures air distribution products for non residential construction

 

We have 4 exceptional par 3’s at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club, the picture above is the 5th hole.  The 5th is also on the lake and you’ll find it with anything left.  Our 10th hole is a challenging 171 yards from a high tee to an undulating green and you’ll find the lake with anything short or right on our 15th!

 

Call us today at 678-318-7861 to book your tee time and see if you can become part of the Legacy on Lanier hole in one club!

5 Simple Tips to Reduce Your Scores

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Five Simple Putting Tips that will Reduce your Scores Instantly!


Let’s face it, we’re never going to drive it 350 like Bubba, strike our irons as consistently as Stricker, or pitch it like Mickelson, but we could putt it as well as Tiger. I watch my friends (and I’m a culprit myself) hit 50 drivers on the range before they play, hit 3 fairways the whole round and then 3 putt every green! What are we thinking?!


The fastest route to low scores is improving your short game and putting is the easiest part. If you think about what is involved in the putting stroke, there’s no reason why we can’t all putt as well as Tiger. Before your next round, dedicate 15 minutes of that hour spent crushing balls all over the range for the putting green instead. Here are five simple tips that I guarantee will take shots off your score immediately. When you’re finished reading, give us a call at 678-318-7861 to come test your new found putting knowledge on our mini-verde Bermuda greens, a real test of your putting ability!


Legacy on Lanier Golf

Legacy on Lanier Golf

1. When making your practice swing, look at the hole. Why would you look at the ball and the square foot of grass around it? The ball isn’t going anywhere and that first foot is largely irrelevant. Looking at the hole while taking your practice swing will engrain the strength of stroke required in your head and give you a better chance of hitting your putt the correct distance.

2. Try to have the same length of backswing as follow-through. A large backswing and a short follow-through or a short backswing and a long follow-through will lead to problems with distance control. By keeping your swing evenly balanced, you give yourself the opportunity to get the ball rolling smoothly and on-line.

3. Get the ball to the hole. Make sure that if you miss your first putt, you miss long. You’re more likely to make your return putt, simply because you were able to see the exact line as you watched it go by the hole the first time. If you leave it short, you still cannot be certain how much break there will be. When your ball misses the hole, don’t throw your putter in the air, don’t look to the sky, don’t give your playing partners that mystified look, keep your eyes on the ball!

4. Always watch the putts of your playing partners. Just like tip #3, this concept is obvious but most people don’t actually do it. Viewing your partners’ putts gives you hard facts about the pace of the green and its contours. Everything about their putts will be relevant for your putt. Watch them carefully but be efficient, we don’t want five hour rounds!

5. Leave yourself easy putts. I’m not talking about trying to ensure a 4 iron from 185 yards stays below the hole as even the pros find that tough. I’m talking about chipping. Most amateurs will not hit many greens in regulation, so you’ll find yourself facing a lot of chip shots. On your approach to the green, take a good look around the hole and determine where would be easiest to hole a 6 foot putt. Keep this zone in mind when you’re chipping and you’ll make more of those up-and-downs.


Call us today at 678-318-7861 to reserve your tee time and try your putting skills on our new Mini Verde Bermuda greens. Our greens are very undulating and even with all the recent rain they’re still nice and firm, a refreshing change from that marshy feel of other courses in the area.


When booking your tee time, tell the professional shop that you read this article and qualify for a free ten minute putting lesson with one of our golf professionals!