Legion Memorial Golf Course in Everett is currently undergoing renovation as part of a stormwater detention project, in which the ponds at Legion Memorial will help store excess water in the case of major downpours, thus alleviating flooding issues in the surrounding neighborhood.
What does this mean specifically for the course? Here’s a list of what’s being changed at the course:
- Holes 3, 4 and 5 are out of use during the renovation, replaced by temporary holes created by turning the par 5 15th into a par 3 and a par 4, while two more holes were created from the practice area.
- A new pond is being built between holes 4 and 5.
- Ponds near the greens on holes 3 and 5 are being enlarged.
- Hole 3, which was a par 5, is being divided into two separate holes, a par 3 and a par 4.
- Holes 4 and 5 are being remodeled.
- Hole 6’s tee box is being raised.
- The nines are being reversed, so the previous front nine will become the back nine, and the previous back nine will become the front nine. The result is that the course will end with five of the final six holes containing water hazards.
- Hole 9 will no longer be part of the 18 holes and will become a 19th hole for practice use, tiebreakers, etc.
- With hole 9 out of play, the original hole 8 becomes the finishing hole, meaning the course will still end with a par 5.
- Par changes from 72 to 71.
Here’s an overhead photo of the course showing what it will look like with the new holes.
The renovation is scheduled to be completed in September or October, depending on the weather. In the meantime Legion Memorial remains open, with the temporary holes keeping it an 18-hole course. The temporary holes reduce the par to 68, and the greens fee is discounted $5.