The Legends is a private golf club located within the Chateau Elan Community.


Unique in design, The Legends at Chateau Elan was crafted from the worldly experience of three great golfing champions: Gene Sarazen, Kathy Whitworth and Sam Snead. These champions lent their expertise during “on site” visits to help architect Denis Griffiths build one of top ranked courses in Georgia.  


The Legends was the home of the Sarazen World Open Championship, a PGA Tour event from 1994 through 1998 to honor Gene Sarazen. For five years some of the best golfers in the world participated in the Sarazen, including Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington, Retief Goosen, Mark Calcavecchia, Nick Price, Davis Love, Stewart Cink, Frank Nobilo, Jim Furyk, Scott Hoch, Lee Janzen, Ben Crenshaw, Bernhard Langer, John Daly, Constantino Rocca, Vijay Singh, Payne Stewart and numerous other international golfers. The Sarazen format was to invite the past two Open winners from every country that held a recognized national open tournament. In the early years of the Sarazen players like Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Padraig Harrington were not exactly household names and were just coming into their own as professional golfers. Over the years these and many other participants in the Sarazen became major tournament champions, which was exactly what Gene Sarazen had predicted.


The Legends has membership options for both residents and non-residents. The memberships feature extremely reasonable joining fees, monthly dues, and guest fees. The Legends is a great place to entertain family, friends, business associates or customers.


Contact Mike Bishop at 770-932-8653 or by e-mail at  mbishop@thelegendsclub.com for membership information.


at Chateau Elan Estates, Winery & Resort

Our Championship Course

Our PGA Professionals


Assistant Golf Professional, Jeremy Walters is from Winder, Ga. He began working at Chateau Élan in 2000 while attending Gainesville State. Jeremy worked at The Legends briefly before working for two years at Kiawah Island Resort. Jeremy returned to the Legends in 2005 and earned his PGA Class A Membership shortly thereafter. Jeremy facilitates the implementation of all of the member golf events and creation of the Legends newsletter each month.


Head Golf Professional, Sean Cain is from Winder, Ga. He began working at Chateau Élan in 1990. Sean was part of the first Legends staff from 1993-95. He attended Shorter University where he was a member of the golf team, earning All-Conference honors in 1994-95. After earning his degree in Management and Marketing he entered the PGA and earned his Class A membership. Sean returned to The Legends staff in 2004. He is the lead instructor and is Level Two TPI Certified which gives him a great platform as the leader of player development at all ages. Sean was awarded the 2013 Georgia PGA North Chapter Professional of the Year.



Assistant Golf Professional, Brad Schwartz hails from Monroe, WI. He graduated from the Golf Academy of America/Phoenix in 2007 after spending two years at University of Green Bay. Brad worked at Superstition Mountain in Phoenix and The Golf Club of Georgia before joining the Legends staff in March 2010. Shortly thereafter he earned his PGA Class A membership as well. Brad coordinates all of the outside groups and corporate outings as well as the Legends Cottages Stay and Play packages.


Assistant Golf Professional, Thomas Campbell is from Clarkesville, Ga. Thomas was an accomplished pitcher, playing baseball at Truett-McConnell and then at Columbus State University. After graduation, he played in the professional developmental league in Ohio. Thomas then turned his focus to golf and began working at The Orchard. In 2013, Thomas joined The Legends staff and has begun his quest for his PGA Membership. Thomas became a US Kids Certified instructor in spring 2014 and assists Sean in player development programs.