Best Golf Courses in Louisiana


1. Tamahka Trails Golf Club

Type of field: Parkland

Course access: Municipal Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Bermuda grass

Slope index: 133

Course Rating: 74.4

Total par (men's tees): 71

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,019 yards

Scorecard: Link

Total size of golf course: 200 acres

Translated to Alligator, which can often seen at the golf course, the Tamahka Trails offer a challenging experience. Opened in 2000, the course was designed by Steve Smyers.


2. Contraband Bayou Golf Club

Type of field: Parkland

Course access: Municipal Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Bermuda grass

Slope index: 130

Course Rating: 74.0

Total par (men's tees): 71

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,077 yards

Scorecard: Link

Total size of golf course: 242 acres

An ultimate golfing experience, simple as that. Opened in 2010, the Contraband Bayou course was designed by renown Tom Fazio.


3. Audubon Park Golf Course

Type of field: Parkland

Course access: Municipal Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Bermuda grass

Slope index: 96

Course Rating: 64.4

Total par (men's tees): 62

Total yardage (men's tees): 4,220 yards

Scorecard: Link

The Audubon Park Golf Course offers immaculate and well-manicured greens just minutes from downtown New Orleans. Opened in 2002, the course was designed by Denis Griffiths.


4. Gray Plantation Golf Club

Type of field: Parkland

Course access: Municipal Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Bermuda grass

Slope index: 140

Course Rating: 74.6

Total par (men's tees): 72

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,191 yards

Scorecard: Link

The tall pines and an abundance of water create an exhilarating day of golf, at the Gray Plantation, with a delicate mix of Southern Charm. Opened in 1999, the course was designed by Rocky Roquemore.


5. Carter Plantation

Type of field: Parkland

Course access: Municipal Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Bermuda grass

Slope index: 140

Course Rating: 74.4

Total par (men's tees): 72

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,049 yards

Scorecard: Link

Included Golf Magazine’s “Top 10 Courses You Can Play”, Carter Plantation offers top of the line course playability, conditioning, amenities and customer service. Opened in 2003, the course was designed by David Toms.


6. English Turn Golf & Country Club

Type of field: Parkland

Course access: Municipal Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Bent grass

Slope index: 141

Course Rating: 74.2

Total par (men's tees): 72

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,078 yards

Scorecard: Link

The New Orleans golf course, a fitting testimony to Jack Nicklaus’s extraordinary reputation, is surrounded by an expanse of green lawns and flowering gardens that offers members and their guests the very finest in New Orleans golf. Opened in 1988, the course was designed by Jack Nicklaus.


7. Money Hill Golf & Country Club

Type of field: Links

Course access: Private Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Bent grass

Slope index: 135

Course Rating: 73.4

Total par (men's tees): 72

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,075 yards

Scorecard: Link

Total size of golf course: 150 acres

Money Hill has changed the way golf is played in Louisiana, and the only way to find out is to play on the beautiful natural fields with a panoramic view of the forested nature preserves. Opened in 1998, the course was designed by Ron Garl.


8. The Bluffs Golf Resort

Type of field: Parkland

Course access: Municipal Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Bermuda grass

Slope index: 143

Course Rating: 74.6

Total par (men's tees): 72

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,145 yards

Scorecard: Link

Championships hosted: Louisiana State Championship, Southeastern Conference Golf Championship, US Senior Challenge

Hidden in Louisiana’s hardwoods and lush landscapes lies The Bluffs Golf Resort with its flexible design that makes the course equally enjoyable and challenging for average golfers. Opened in 2009, the course was designed by Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay and Harrison Minchew.


9. Koasati Pines Golf Club

Type of field: Parkland

Course access: Municipal Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Bermuda grass

Slope index: 137

Course Rating: 76.7

Total par (men's tees): 72

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,617 yards

Scorecard: Link

Located in the natural wetlands of Southwest Louisiana, surrounded by stately pines and huge live oaks, Koasati Pines offer a great golf experience. Opened in 2002, the course was designed by Kevin Tucker.


10. Oakbourne Country Club

Type of field: Links

Course access: Private Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Bermuda grass

Slope index: 136

Course Rating: 73,6

Total par (men's tees): 72

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,141 yards

Scorecard: Link

Total size of golf course: 150 acres

Rated the fourth best in the state of Louisiana by Golf Digest Magazine, the Oakbourne Country Club is the oldest member owned private club in the area. Opened in 1955, the course was designed by Dick Wilson.

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