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A Rich History of Golf in North Iowa

Our course was designed as the Mason City Country Club in 1915 by Tom Bendelow, a Scot commissioned by A.G Spaulding to design golf courses all over the United States. Like most of Bendelow’s designs, our course features moderately sloped greens, bunkers close to the greens, and short walks from greens to tees for faster play.

We feature fast greens, smooth fairways, and tree-lined fairways that are the best for miles around. We have the state recognition of hosting over 20 Iowa Golf Association tournaments; no other golf course within 75 miles has hosted even one single IGA tournament.

In 2023, the Country Club was renamed the Legacy Golf Course and is undergoing significant renovations, including building a new Event Center with seating for over 200 people! 




Course Designer

The tearing down of the clubhouse revealed a pleasant surprise: old minutes, confirmed by research and a nine-hole blueprint, reveal at least the front nine of the Mason City Country Club was designed by Tom Bendelow, likely the most prolific golf course architect in America and often called "the Johnny Appleseed of American golf course architecture."

Tom Bendelow


Matt Sedlock

Project Manager

Isaac Frenz

Club Manager

Stacey Shipman

Course Superintendent

Staff at The Legacy Golf Course in Mason City, IA


Iowa's Top Woman's Golfer

Enshrined in the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame and the Iowa Sports Hall of Fame, Anne Casey Johnstone is widely regarded as Iowa's top woman's golfer. Her golf career spanned over 8 decades and included many awards and accomplishments as an amateur and professional golfer as well as an instructor, coach, and entrepreneur. We are proud to be her home course.

Ann Casey Johnstone
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