The “Legends” golf course is not just a name. Each hole is named after a legendary United States Marine who made giant contributions or excelled in service. To learn more about all the Legends at Parris Island, including photos and connections to Parris Island, check out our yardage books COMING SOON at the Pro Shop.


Sergeant Major Henry H. Black

7th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (1975 - 1977)


Sergeant Major Robert E. Cleary

10th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (1983 – 1987)


Roberto Clemente

First Hispanic Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame (1973)


Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Austell Cunningham

1st Marine Corps Aviator and 1st Director of Marine Corps Aviation


Master Gunnery Sergeant Leland “Lou” Diamond

Nicknames include:  “Mr. Marine”, “Mr. Leatherneck”, and “The Honker”


Corporal Rene Arthur Gagnon

Participant in flag raising on Iwo Jima


General Roy Stanley Geiger

First Marine to Lead an Army and Father of Marine Aviation


Sergeant Major Lewis G. Lee

13th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (1955 – 1999)


Sergeant Major John R. Massaro

8th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (1977 – 1979)

HOLE #10

The Honorable Zell Bryan Miller

U.S. Senator from Georgia (2000 – 2005); 79th Governor of Georgia (1991 – 1999); 8th Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1975 – 1991)

HOLE #11

Colonel Mitchell Paige

WWII Medal of Honor Recipient

HOLE #12

Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell Puller

The Most Decorated Marine in History

HOLE #13

Brigadier General Gail M. Reals

First Woman Marine Selected to General Grade

HOLE #14

Lieutenant General Julian Constable Smith

Occupation of Veracruz; Occupation of Nicaragua; World War II: Battle of Tarawa & Battle of Peleliu

HOLE #15

Sergeant Michael Strank

Leader of Marines who raised the flag at Iwo Jima

HOLE #16

Sergeant Major Herbert J. Sweet

4th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (1965 – 1969)

HOLE #17

General Alexander Archer Vandegrift

World War II Medal of Honor Recipient; 18th Commandant of the Marine Corps (1944 – 1947)

HOLE #18

Sergeant Major Leland D. Crawford

9th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (1979 – 1983)