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The best courses you can play in Louisiana

September 13, 2022
Koasati Pines Golf Course At Coushatta
3.8
14 Panelists
Koasati Pines has ranked inside Golf Digest's top five in Louisiana since 2017 and earned a Best New Upscale Public honor in 2003 when it opened. Tipping out at over 7,616 yards, Koasati Pines has hosted the Louisiana Amateur on a number of occassions, presenting a stout test to the state's best players. A bonus 19th hole with an island green is another draw to this top public venue.
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TPC Louisiana
Public
TPC Louisiana
Avondale
3.7
59 Panelists
Home of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans since 2007, this Pete Dye design exudes a flair of TPC Sawgrass with some more low-profile design features like hidden bunkers and green complexes that offer options on approach. Dye had help from fellow tour pros Steve Elkington and New Orleans native Kelly Gibson on this 7,400 yard par-72 layout. Consistently ranked in the top 10 of Golf Digest’s Best in State, TPC Lousiana offers a nice mix of challenging short and long holes.
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Bayou Oaks At City Park - South Course: South Course
Bayou Oaks is home to two courses just five miles away from downtown New Orleans. The South course, which tips out at 7,302 yards, was renovated in 2017 by Rees Jones and Greg Muirhead. The shorter North Course, with four sets of tees maxing out at 5,740 yards, isn't a pushover despite its lack of length--water comes into play on eight of the 18 holes.
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The Country Club At Golden Nugget: Golden Nugget
3.8
22 Panelists
This 7,000 yard, par-72 features beautifully manicured Bermuda greens, and minimal trees that make room for open and forgiving fairways. The course can become quite challenging as the winds pick up from the Gulf of Mexico just a few miles away. With multiple tee options and an eclectic mix of long and short par 3s, 4s and 5s, the Golden Nugget course is an intriguing feat for golfers of all handicap levels.
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The Atchafalaya At Idlewild: Atchafalaya
0
4 Panelists
Located in the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin, this 7,533-yard par-72 championship course features undulating greens, an array of tee boxes and unforgettable views of the Atchafalaya River, home to the largest concentration of bald eagles in this part of the United States. Designed by Von Hagge, Smelek, and Baril, the Atchafalaya at Idlewild was ranked in the top 10 in Golf Digest's Best in State in 2013-2014.
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Contraband Bayou Golf Club
Public
Contraband Bayou Golf Club
Lake Charles
0
15 Panelists
A Tom Fazio-designed layout connected to the L'Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles challenges golfers of all skill levels with strategically placed bunkers, multiple tee boxes on each hole and wide fairways alongside scenic lakes and wetlands. It ranked inside Golf Digest's top 10 in state in 2017-2018.
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Mallard Golf Club
Public
Mallard Golf Club
Lake Charles
In 2021, a new, Jeff Blume-designed layout opened after the land on which the original course was built was transferred back to the Chennault International Airport. Inspired by the Scottish links, the new, treeless course boasts wide fairways, firm and fast playing conditions, and a complex landscape making it the first of its kind in the state of Louisiana.
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Tamahka Trails Golf Club: Tamahka Trails
4
6 Panelists
Designed by renowned architect Steve Smyers, this par-71 has hosted U.S. Open local qualifying on three occasions. You'll encounter several blind tee shots, uphill shots and downhill putts, while maneuvering around tall fescue grass and 75 newly renovated bunkers. Though challenging, Tamahka Trails is playable for all levels, offering five sets of tees ranging from 7,130 to 4,251 yards.
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English Turn Golf & Country Club: English Turn
English Turn hosted a PGA Tour event (now the Zurich Classic of New Orleans) from 1989 through 2006. The par-72 Jack Nicklaus Signature design features water on 17 of its 18 holes, including the signature par-5 15th island green with strategically placed bunkers.
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Carter Plantation
Public
Carter Plantation
Springfield
3.3
4 Panelists
This was the first design by Louisiana native and 13-time PGA Tour winner David Toms. Carter Plantation boasts towering cypress and pine trees amidst the distinct Louisiana wetlands. Located just 60 minutes from New Orleans on the Audubon Golf Trail, Carter Plantation offers a variety of challenges with 86 strategically placed bunkers and 11 holes with water in play.
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