Welcome to the Legends Golf Club
Prepare to experience a truly unique Hoosier golf destination. Located in Franklin, just a short drive from downtown Indianapolis, our highly acclaimed Fazio course has a special treat for all golfers! The 27-hole Championship course features plenty of sand and water which will challenge the best of players, yet with 5 sets of tees on each hole, The Legends Golf Club is also noted for its playability for every level of golfer. Couple that with our outstanding service, immaculate course conditions, numerous golf programs and our newly revovated Clubhouse and Pro Shop and The Legends Golf Club is the perfect choice for all . Added attractions at The Legends include The Dye Course, our sporty 18-hole par three course, and our superior practice facility featuring the largest grass hitting area in the state of Indiana. Selected by Indiana Business Magazine as “Indiana’s Best Course” in 1996, the Legends Golf Club is perfect for that daily round of golf with family or friends, your company outing or even the most competitive of events.
NEW 2014- FOOTGOLF
FootGolf- The Dawn of a New Game in America
By Ted Bishop, 38th President of the PGA of America
Each spring for the past 38 years I look forward to the start of a new golf season with great anticipation. 2014 is different, though. In January at the PGA Merchandise Show I was exposed to an exciting concept called FootGolf, which is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. The game is played with a soccer ball at a golf course facility on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups.
The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf, but FootGolf is far simpler and faster to play than the normal round of golf. FootGolf as a game is played throughout the world in many different forms, rules and names, but as a sport it is regulated by the Federation for International FoofGolf.
On Saturday, May 3, The Legends Golf Club will present the premier of FootGolf in Indiana. The Franklin based course is the first accredited FootGolf facility in the State of Indiana and big plans are underway to launch the area’s newest sport. Roberto Balestrini, the founder of the American FootGolf League, from Palm Springs, CA will be in Franklin to expose Central Indiana to FootGolf.
“The President of the PGA of America surprises me everyday. In our last conversation he inspired me to take the US Youth FootGolf Program of the AFGL to the next level,” said Balestrini. “He showed me how to bring soccer kids and school kids to the golf courses and teach them the greatness of the sport of golf while they have fun playing FootGolf.”
It is anticipated that representatives from The Indy Eleven, a local professional soccer team in the North American Soccer League will be some of the first to step foot on the FootGolf Course at The Legends. A hot air balloon launch will be featured during the weekend to promote FootGolf and it is anticipated that several national media outlets will be in Franklin to capture the event.
Dan Kapsalis, one of Central Indiana’s leading authorities on soccer was exposed to FootGolf in February by Bishop at The Legends. Kapsalis enjoyed unparalleled success as the boys’ high school coach at Carmel High School over a 14 year period which culminated in a perfect season and IHSAA State Championship in 2006 and #1 national ranking.
Kapsalis founded and created the Indianapolis United Soccer Club in 1989 which has won 16 state championships. He was a member of two NCAA National Championship soccer teams at Indiana University.
“FootGolf offers a unique, fun and challenging game where kids and adults alike will enjoy using their soccer skills and compete on a REAL golf course with all of the obstacles and challenging terrain offered by the course,“ said Kapsalis.
“Whether you are driving the ball from the tee, chipping the ball from the fairway or finally passing it into a 21” cup- all with your foot using a soccer ball, this game has no limits,” remarked Kapsalis. “The Legends Golf Club is the first to bring this incredibly unique opportunity and concept to the State of Indiana, and I am proud to endorse the program and look forward to participating myself. Let the fun begin!”
The Par 3 Course at The Legends GC will be a dedicated 18-hole FootGolf course. Par 3 holes range in distance from 55-80 yards. Par 4’s are 130-160 yards in length while the Par 5 holes range from 175-210 yards long. Players will start play on each hole between the same tee markers that golfers hit from. The FootGolf greens will be located next to the actually putting greens on the Par 3 course.
“The beauty of FootGolf is that golfers can play alongside footgolfers,” says Bishop. “The FootGolf course will in no way detract from the regular golf, but being on a golf course makes the experience legitimate for the footgolfers.”
Currently there are about 60 golf courses in the United States which offer FootGolf. The sport got its start in 2012 in California, but it has been spreading nationwide since it became more well- known at the PGA Show this winter.
“My background is in the #1 sport in the world, soccer,” said Balestrini. “Someday kids will walk onto a golf course with the same confidence and excitement they walk onto a soccer field or a public park thanks to FootGolf. I look forward to being at The Legends on May 3 and playing a round of FootGolf with the President of the PGA of America.”
FootGolf is a reasonably priced activity that players of all ages can enjoy together. Footgolfers will be allowed to bring their own soccer balls to the course or they can rent them from The Legends. I anticipate that The Legends will host several sanctioned AFGL events this summer as well as many leagues and tournaments for local players. I can even see soccer clubs holding FootGolf outings as fundraisers. Our facility will even offer a junior FootGolf program instructed by a qualified soccer person.
2014 is going to be an exciting FootGolf season at The Legends Golf Club!