June 7, 2017

The Best Golf Courses in Louisiana

We rank the top venues in Louisiana (2017-'18)
TPC Louisiana Hole #18 604 yd par 5
Photo by Dick Durrance II/PGA
  1. (1) The C.C. of Louisiana, Baton Rouge
  2. (2) Squire Creek C.C., Choudrant
  3. (4) Oakbourne C.C., Lafayette
  4. (3) The Bluffs On Thompson Creek, St. Francisville ★
  5. (8) Koasati Pines G.C., Kinder ★
  6. (5) TPC Louisiana (18th hole pictured above), Avondale ★
  7. (New) Money Hill G. & C.C., Abita Springs
  8. (7) Gray Plantation G.C., Lake Charles ★
  9. (New) Contraband Bayou G.C., Lake Charles ★
  10. (New) The C.C. At The Golden Nugget, Lake Charles ★

KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
≈ America's Second 100 Greatest
^ America's 100 Greatest Public Course
★ Other public-access course

Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.

America's 100 Greatest & America's Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.