Georgia Golfers Will Soon Discover Why Lake Lanier Islands’ Course is One in a Million

Legacy on Lanier Golf Club Showcases One of the South’s Most Beautiful Courses, While Golfers Showcase Their Talents During the $1,000,000 Challenge

Buford, GA, September 25, 2011 --( Poised at the edge of one of North Georgia’s most stunning bodies of water – Lake Sidney Lanier, Legacy on Lanier Golf Club draws golfers from all over the Southeast with its signature blend of breathtaking scenery, 18 holes of challenging play, and dedication to facilitating an excellent golf experience for each and every player. Established in June 2009 inside the gates of the prestigious Lake Lanier Islands Resort, Legacy on Lanier Golf Club has since become a major contender within the Atlanta golf scene as word spreads of its excellent greens conditions and outstanding staff, led by PGA Head Golf Professional Brian Conley. As if all of this weren’t enough to attract both beginning and seasoned golfers to this exceptional Southern course, Conley and his talented staff have devised a new reason for players to blow the dust off their clubs and take the shot of a lifetime during The $1 Million Challenge.

Saturday, September 24 through Sunday, October 23, Legacy on Lanier Golf Club will host Daily Qualifiers* marking the debut of the Club’s $1 Million Challenge. 25 players who shoot closest to the pin on Legacy’s Hole # 10 during the qualifying period will be invited back to take part in The $1 Million Challenge at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2011. In order to qualify, players must pre-register in the Golf Shop when checking in for their round and tee-off before 2 p.m. Official Rules can be viewed online at or at the Legacy on Lanier Golf Shop. Golfers who do not qualify through the Daily Closest to the Pin Contests will receive a “mulligan” as five Wild Card Players will be selected from a random draw of entries collected at the Golf Shop and Edwin Watts Golf at The Mall of Georgia, as well as a handful of other local venues.

“We hear time and again that people have been proclaiming Legacy on Lanier’s greens to be the Best in Atlanta,” explains Conley. “We’re very proud of that distinction and have designed The $1,000,000 Challenge in hopes of attracting even more Atlanta golfers to come experience our lakeside course firsthand while taking a chance at the shot of a lifetime. We selected Hole #10 as the staging area for The Challenge because the shape of the hole has already lent itself to several Holes-In-One since our opening in 2009. It's a beautiful 168-yard Par 3 over a small ravine with dramatic undulations to the left of the green. To top it off, the green complex rests on the side of a small hill - providing a natural stadium seating area for spectators to watch as our qualifiers take their shots at trying to win the Grand Prize.”

In addition to being afforded the opportunity to win a cool million, winners of the Daily Qualifiers will also receive two rounds of complimentary golf at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club. Starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 30 players will each have a chance to make a Hole-In-One for the Grand Prize of $1,000,000. Participants will be drawn at random to determine order of play with one shot at winning the money. In tandem with the Challenge, Legacy on Lanier will also conduct a Closest to Pin Contest for the lucky 30 participants, awarding prizes to the players with the Top 10 Shots featuring everything from One Year of Golf for One at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club to a Luxury Golf Weekend Stay for Four at Lake Lanier Islands’ Legacy Lodge to a Titleist 910 Driver, among other prizes.

“We believe that everyone is a winner when they play at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club,” insists Conley. “After all, it is extraordinary courses like ours that cause players to fall in love with the sport of golf over and over again. Between sweeping panoramas of Lake Lanier on 12 out of 18 holes, amazing lakeside breezes, superior turf conditions, and the added perks of complimentary breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages** at the Club – we’re ensuring that golf at Legacy on Lanier is not just a game, it’s an experience. While they are here between September 24 and October 23, we invite all players to take a shot at becoming a qualifier – since it’s included in the price of regular play, they really have nothing to lose. No matter their skill level, we are pleased to provide one million great reasons for them to at least try. Good Luck!”

To learn more about The $1 Million Challenge and schedule a tee time, call Legacy on Lanier Golf Club at 678-318-7861 or visit

* Legacy on Lanier will not host Daily Qualifiers on the following dates: 9/30, 10/5, 10/7, 10/9, & 10/14.
** Does not include alcoholic beverages.

Lake Lanier Islands Resort
Kasie Bolling - Freelance Writer
Brian Conley
Head PGA Golf Professional and Director of Golf
Lake Lanier Islands Resort
(678) 318.7863