Louisiana Golf Courses
Louisiana golf courses are some of the best in the country. The Louisiana Golf Association was founded in 1920, fostering the state’s long time interest in golf. Some of the best golf courses in Louisiana make it to the top ten of the best golf courses in America lists year after year.
The majority of the golf courses in Louisiana can be found in New Orleans. There are several public golf courses to choose from, but you can talk to your hotel concierge about scheduling at a few private country club courses.
The 18-hole course at the Audubon Park Golf Course in New Orleans is managed by the Audubon Nature Society. It was opened in 1898 and is worth a look just for the surrounding nature alone.
Many of the golf courses were damaged during Hurricane Katrina, but have undergone extensive renovations. Check in advance to make sure the course you want to visit is up and running and the new grass is up to par.
North of Baton Rouge is one of the premiere golf resorts in Louisiana. The Bluffs Country Club & Resort has an 18- hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. It has been home to many of the Louisiana state championships. The Lodge offers overnight stays in 25 all suites rooms at the private country club. You can play on the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course then take in other activities like a fitness center, a 5K walking-jogging trail, tennis courts, swimming pool, and sports court.
Carter Plantation golf course has been listed as one of the top ten in America by Golf Magazine. North of Baton Rouge, this 72 par course is one of the Louisiana golf courses you won’t want to miss.
The Acadian Hills country club is a semi private 18 hole course that offers tree lined fairways in the heart of Cajun Country. There is also some good action at the Wetlands Golf Course, the Jay & Lionel Hebert course and on the Les Vieux Chenes.
Probably the best golf in Lake Charles Louisiana is at the L"Auberge du Lac Hotel & Casino. There is a pool and sandy beach as well as a par-71 championship golf course. This is the only one of the hotels in Lake Charles Louisiana that has a huge casino. This is one of the better golf resorts in Louisiana.
Paragon Casino Resort is a Native American Casino in Marksville, that’s also home to one of the fine Louisiana golf courses. One of the better golf courses in Louisiana, the 18-hole golf course was ranked 4th in Louisiana.
Another great golf course that is located near a Louisiana casino is the Gold Course at the Coushatta Casino about 40 miles north of Shreveport. This is the largest casino in Louisiana and golf is one of its biggest attractions. There is also an RV parking for the traveller that wants to experience a little camping on their next golf vacation.
South of Shreveport is the Emerald Hills Golf Resort in Florien, LA. With an 18-hole championship golf course, it is also has a pool. One of the better golf resorts in Louisiana; it’s close to the Hodges Gardens and the Toledo Bend Reservoir, known for great fishing, making it a perfect family getaway.
Another of the premiere Golf Resorts in Louisiana, Cypress Bend, is on Toledo Lake, south of Shreveport. At this resort you can have a cabin over looking the water and enjoy golfing, hiking, bicycling, and even relax in the resort spa. The 18 hole championship public golf course runs along the Toledo Bend waterfront.
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