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7000 Lanier Islands Parkway

Buford, GA 30518

Phone: 770-945-8787




Lanier Islands is Your Playground for the Spirit

Lanier Islands is home to 1,200 sprawling acres of fun in the sun! Enjoy a round of golf, lounge on our white sandy beach, enjoy a walk on our paved trails, bike across our scenic roads, or take a cool dip in the beautiful blue waters of Lake Lanier. In the Summer, spend the day at the waterpark at Margaritaville, or in the Winter, enjoy snow tubing and ice skating at Snow Island. While you are here, dine at one of our lakefront restaurants or grab a drink at one of our lake view bars, then stay the night in one of our family-friendly accommodations. Discover your destination for adventure, exploration, and fun.

License to Chill Snow Island

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Rides, slides and so much more! Experience the thrills and chills of zooming down the 575 foot Parrot Mountain... the longest, fastest and ONLY Snow Tubing slide in Georgia. Lace up some ice skates and spend time in the rink skating to your favorite holiday tunes. Buckle up for some excitement on one of our many carnival rides--from upside down flips and twirls to bumper cars and kiddie rides. Or hunker down in the snow play area for the ultimate snowball fight or have fun making snow angels. Fresh snow is blown daily!

New this Year! Margaritaville's Lakeside Lights Spectacular

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It wouldn't be the holidays at Lanier Islands with out a dazzling display of holiday lights. Our partners at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands have reinvented the Christmas lights show this year. Margaritaville's Lakeside Lights Spectacular will take you on a magical walk through an amazing lighting extravaganza with festive seasonal music. Be among the first to experience this new light show at Lanier Islands. 



The Water Park is currently closed for the season. It will re-open in Spring of 2021.

A lakeside adventure with fun and exciting rides at all levels on the thrill scale, The Water Park at Lanier Islands has something for everyone, from toddlers to teens and adults. If you love excitement, this is the place for you! Slide down the Black Out in total darkness, race your best pal on dual mats, challenge yourself to heart-pounding drops and breathtaking vertical plummets, or fly across the lake on a zip line. Try them all and then replay your favorites!



Looking for somewhere soft and scenic to spread out and soak in the sun? Step into “A Different World, Close to Home,” where one of the most pristine beaches in Georgia sweetens the shoreline of more than 1,200 acres of playground for the spirit. Nestled alongside the Water Park at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands, the Paradise Beach provides the perfect opportunity to dive into endless summer days.

Dive into a quintessential Lake Lanier beach experience, complete with swimming, beach volleyball, watersports, island cocktails, and numerous waterfront restaurants and bars. Chill out on the beach or in the lake with music videos broadcasting larger than life on the five-story Spectacular Screen.

Water Sports

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Family Paddle Boarding
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Discover the lavish fairways, silky bunkers, and masterfully manicured greens of our classically designed 18-hole golf course. Situated along the shores of Lake Lanier, the award-winning Legacy on Lanier Golf Course presents a distinct variety of uncompromising vintage characteristics sure to challenge and excite a wide range of skilled golf enthusiasts. Quiet, peaceful, and teeming with wildlife, you won’t find another course in North Georgia so distinguished by its commitment to quality, service, and the glory of Georgia golf.



Booking your tee time online is easy. Simply click the BOOK NOW button and use the EZ Links app to reserve or review your tee time. You can pay online or in person upon arrival. Lanier Islands parking fee is included with the purchase of tee time. Please review our COVID-19 golf information prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy: Please provide 48 hours advance notice to cancel your reservation or you may be subject to fees up to the value of the reservation.

COVID-19 Info

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Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course - Stepping Up Sanitation

While we have always prided ourselves on presenting a pristine environment for all of our guests, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 we are now implementing a more stringent & robust list of sanitation practices for all of our golf patrons.


All golf carts are thoroughly sanitized between guests with special attention to all touch points
All range balls are cleaned with soap and water after every use
Golf Shop and Golf Grill are cleaned and sanitized hourly. Beverage carts are cleaned daily and touch points sanitized hourly
No-touch flag sticks remain in holes at all times with device inside the hole for touchless golf ball retrieval
Golf staff members are required to wear face masks while inside the building at all times
Masks required when sharing a golf cart with another player who does not live in the same household


For all tournaments, golf carts will be spaced out to promote social distancing.
Banquet tables will be spaced 8 feet apart. Buffets will be staff supervised & serving utensils will be sanitized continually.
Face masks can be supplied and are highly recommended for large group golf events.
Optional Split Tee Start - Groups start every 10 minutes off #1 tee and #10 tee. Accommodates up to 26 teams (104 players).
Optional Single Tee Start - For smaller groups of 40-60 that would typically have run a shotgun format. Groups start every 10 minutes off #1 tee only.

For additional information regarding our safety and sanitation procedures at Legacy Golf, please call the Golf Shop at 678-318-7861 or email to

Golf Course

Rental Clubs

Forgot your clubs? Rental clubs are available for $72 per 18-hole round of golf. Junior clubs are not available.

Driving Range

Use of the driving range is included with your Greens Fee. The driving range is open daily from 8AM to 5PM for paying golfers only. No public range play is allowed. For your enjoyment, our North Georgia golf resort has a putting green, chipping green, and a practice bunker in addition to the golf course and driving range.

Dress Code

In order to maintain the prestige of our premium 18-hold golf course, please adhere to the following dress code:

  • Collared shirts are required.
  • All shorts must be Bermuda length.
  • T-shirts, tank tops, denim (jeans or shorts), and cut-offs are strictly prohibited.
  • Metal golf spikes are prohibited. However, tennis shoes may be worn.



Nothing builds camaraderie and friendly competition between family, friends, vendors, and employees like a great round of golf at the Legacy on Lanier Golf Course. Choose from Golf Outings, Group Lessons, Glow in the Dark Contests, Team Shootouts, or ask us how we can customize a golf outing or event just for your group. We can include custom catering, cash bars, and awards presentations to enhance your group's experience.

For additional information concerning hosting your next tournament or outing at Legacy on Lanier Golf Course, please call 678-318-7861 or email us at

Golf Tournaments and Outings

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Looking for a flexible and fun golf outing in Georgia for up to 120 people? Legacy on Lanier Golf Course offers 9- or 18-hole golf outings and tournaments with a wide range of ability-based formats that are perfect for building relationships and lasting memories with family, friends, vendors, and employees.

Email or call 678-318-6782 to speak to our golf pros and book an outing or tournament today.

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Team Shootouts

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Golf Tournament

If you’re looking for an exciting team-building competition that will settle the score with big-time bragging rights, schedule a 3- or 6-hole Team Shootout at the Legacy on Lanier Golf Course. Great for groups of up to 24 people, this two-player scramble format will challenge both intermediate and advanced players to add a little more grit to their golf game.

Email or call 678-318-6782 to speak to our golf pros and book your Team Shootout today.

Swing King Group Packages

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Host a golf event like no other at the Legacy on Lanier Golf Course. Whether you are looking to host a shootout-style golf outing or a tournament-style golf event for your group, Swing King and Lanier Islands will make it an experience worth remembering with prize options ranging from $500 to $1,000,000!

Click below to view our Swing King Shootout Packages and Tournament Packages

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Daily Hole In-One Contest

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Legacy Golf

Take part in our Swing King challenge and win up to $10,000. How confident are you in your golfing skills? Can you see yourself sinking a hole-in-one? For an additional $1 per round of golf at the Legacy on Lanier Golf Course you will be entered into the Swing King Hole-In-One contest for a chance to win $1,000*. Hole #10 is our winning hole, so make it your best shot! (Men must play from the 171 Yard Tee Box and Ladies fromt he 136 Yard Tee Box). You can also upgrade your prize for $5 per round, for a shot at winning $5,000. See the Pro Shop for details and limitations prior to tee time. 

*Regular golf rounds only. Does not apply to complimentary rounds, tournaments, or group outings. Juniors and professionals are not eligible. See Tournament Packages for additional options. Monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Islands Golf Getaway Package

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Make it an overnight stay with this golf-lovers getaway. With accommodations, golf, and breakfast included, this is a great value for a golf vacation at Lake Lanier and is available all year long!

This package includes:

  • Deluxe accommodations
  • Two rounds of golf on the scenic Legacy on Lanier Golf Course
  • Breakfast for 2
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Legacy Golf Shop

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Golf Balls

Stop by our golf shop and browse our selection of clothing, clubs, gloves, balls, bags, and more. Whether you forgot one of your golf essentials, underestimated the weather, or just want to browse for a gift for a loved one or yourself, stop by and see what's in stock!

Open Daily*

  • April–September 7AM–6PM
  • October–March 8AM–5PM

*Golf Shop is closed if golf course is closed, such as during inclement weather or course maintenance. 

Food & Beverage Services

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Let us take you on a blissful journey back in time to the golden era of golf when the overall experience was just as important as the game itself. Legacy on Lanier Golf Course is proud to provide full complimentary food and beverage service at all times throughout the day. Start your morning off with a Danish, bagel, muffin or hot homemade biscuit, coffee, and juice. At the turn, grab a hot dog or deli sandwich and chips, cookies, a granola bar, and a fountain drink. Finish up with a cold ice cream bar after your round.

Beverage Cart items and Alcohol are not included. No outside food and beverages are permitted. Failure to comply may result in loss of golfing privileges without refund.




With over 38,000 acres of sparkling waters and lush natural habitats, the best way to explore everything Lake Lanier has to offer is by boat. Whether you’re docking with us for lunch or dinner, staying lakeside at one of our Legacy accommodations, or looking for the perfect boat rental for a weekend on the water, boating on Lake Lanier is paradise.

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Boat Ramps

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Boat Ramps Daily Access and Parking

If you are visiting Lanier Islands with a boat in tow, you can easily access Lake Lanier using either of our boat ramps. The Big Creek Boat Ramp is located off Lanier Islands Parkway at Big Creek Road, and the Lanier Islands Boat Ramp is located near the entrance of Lanier Islands. Parking at the boat ramp lots is $15 per day, payable by credit card ONLY via self-service kiosk. Your daily parking receipt must be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle. Rates are based on one-vehicle units: automobile, trailer, or automobile with trailer. No overnight parking. Ramps are generally open year-round but may close due to low water levels.


Annual Boat Ramp Pass

Go boating on Lake Lanier year-round. Our Annual Boat Ramp Pass includes an entry keycard which allows access to either of our boat ramps. The Big Creek Boat Ramp is located off Lanier Islands Parkway at Big Creek Road, and the Lanier Islands Boat Ramp is located near the entrance of Lanier Islands. Print and complete the form from the link below and bring to Lanier Islands Front Gate to receive your access card. Does not include entry to Shoal Creek Ramp.

Boating for Overnight Guests

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For overnight guests arriving by boat or bringing their boats for the duration of their stay, we do have some limited courtesy dock space available. Courtesy Docks are located behind Legacy Lodge and Legacy Villas. These docks are for day use only. Availability is not guaranteed, and overnight docking is not permitted. Your overnight stay at Legacy Lodge, Villas, or LakeHouses does include access to the Lanier Islands Boat Ramp and Big Creek Boat Ramp.

Our partners at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands offer short-term reserved docking at LandShark Landing. Please click here to reserve your slip. There is also a courtesy dock availability at the Margaritaville RV Resort for guests staying there.

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Tranquility Spa is open weekends only and by appointment only.

There’s no better way to settle into vacation mode than a day at the Tranquility Spa on Lanier Islands. Treat yourself to a Georgia spa resort experience, whether you’re looking for a couple's massage, hot stone therapy, or you want to try something deliciously new. Our luxury boutique spa provides full-service spa treatments right here on Lanier Islands. Please call 678-318-7887 to book spa services at least 24 hours in advance. Tranquility Spa Gift Certificates are available.

Hours of Operation: Weekends by appointment only.

Thank you for choosing Tranquility Spa at Lanier Islands for your spa treatment. We are excited to be opening our spa doors again to our guests. In an effort to continue the fight against the spread of COVID-19 we have implemented a list of protocol for both our spa staff and our clients. These protocol include health screenings, face coverings, and stringent sanitation among other things. To view a full list of our Spa COVID-19 Protocol, please click the link below. Prior to arriving for your appointment, please print, review and sign the Risk Informed Release using the link below and bring it with you to your appointment. 

Please note that we are not currently offering facials. We hope to add these back in to our list of services at a later date.



Whether you are here on business or here for pleasure, our Lake Lanier hiking trails will provide a beautiful backdrop for your daily run, walk or stroll. Enjoy gentle lake breezes, oversized paved walkways and some friendly visits from various wildlife that call Lanier Islands home.

Hiking & Walking Trails

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Legacy Lite Path

Nothing starts the morning off better than an invigorating nature hike. This 1.4-mile walk around the grounds of Legacy Lodge has varying terrains across gentle rolling elevations. Start at the Legacy Lodge South Lot.

Cardio First Walk

If you want to get your heart pumping, take the Cardio First Walk from Legacy Lodge down Legacy Lane and around the Clock Tower Roundabout. This beautiful 1.2-mile paved walkway provides gentle elevations to achieve a quick cardio burst with sure footing through Lanier Islands scenic surroundings. Start at the Legacy Lodge South Lot.

Legacy Limits

Legacy Limits offers the hiking buff a 1.6 mile trek around the tip of Legacy Islands. This is a natural trail formed by deer and other hiking enthusiasts; it runs along the water's edge, with natrual obstacles placed by Mother Nature herself. This trail begins and ends at Legacy Pointe.

LakeHouse Power Path

For guests staying at any of the LakeHouses at Legacy, the LakeHouse Power Path offers a quick, paved 1-mile nature run just outside your accommodations. Ignite your wanderlust and get your blood pumping during your stay by stepping outside your front door. Circle the loop, fly past Grand Hall, and make a fast sprint back to your home away from home.

The Lanier Trail

The longest of our trails, The Lanier Trail offers 2.9 miles of paved sidewalks with gorgeous views and varying elevations. This trail starts at the Team Building Center and ends at the RV Resort Welcome Center.

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Trail Maps

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Legacy Lite Path (1.4 miles) 
Start your morning off with an invigorating 1.4 mile walk around the grounds of Legacy Lodge. On varying terrains and across gentle rolling hill elevations, you can enjoy the morning beauty of Lake Lanier.
- Walk begins at Legacy South Parking Lot
- Walking shoes are appropriate 

Cardio First (1.2 miles)
This unique walkway of pristine concrete sidewalk runs the distance from Legacy Lodge to the Clock Tower Roundabout. Round trip, you will achieve a quick 1.2 mile cardio burst.
- Walk begins at Legacy South Parking Lot & connects with the Lanier Trail
- Walking shoes suggested 

Legacy Limits (1.6 miles) 
Legacy Limits offers the hiking buff a 1.6 mile trek around the tip of Legacy Island. This is a natural trail formed by deer and other hiking enthusiasts; it runs along the water’s edge, with natural obstacles placed by Mother Nature herself. - Walk begins & ends at Legacy Pointe - Hiking boots recommended

LakeHouse Power Path (1 mile) 
For guests staying at our LakeHouses the LakeHouse Power Path offers a quick workout just outside your door. Circle the loop, fly past Grand Hall and make a fast sprint back to your home away from home. Pavement all the way allows for a perfect 1 mile walk or run in the Georgia sunshine.
- Walk begins outside of your LakeHouse & connects with the Lanier Trail
- Walking shoes suggested - Connects with the Lanier Trail 

The Lanier Trail (2.9 miles)
The longest of our trails, The Lanier Trail offers 2.9 miles of paved sidewalks with gorgeous views and varying elevations.
- Trail starts at the Team Building Center and ends at the RV Resort Welcome Center.
- Walking shoes suggested

Lanier Islands Events

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Plan your stay in a Different World, Close to Home! Whether you are here for a day or here for a week, there is always something fun and exciting to do at Lanier Islands. During the summer, enjoy live music, beachfront celebrations, party cruises, Full Moon parties, waterpark adventures, fireworks, and more. The winter holidays bring Snow Much Fun with snow tubing, ice skating, carnival rides, and visits with Santa.

Our culinary team is always serving up special menus for special occasions like Valentines Day, Thanksgiving Dinner, Mother's Day Brunch, Easter Brunch, and summer full of Seafood Saturdays. Peruse our events calendar for dates and additional event details.

Snow Island

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