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Contraband Bayou

Lake Charles, Louisiana
ArchitectBadgeTom Fazio
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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  • Address777 Ave L'Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601, USA

The 18-hole layout at Contraband bayou Golf Club is the main sporting amenity at the L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, where those who like to golf and gamble can indulge in both pursuits at the one location.

Tom Fazio designed a fairly forgiving layout with wide fairways, not much by the way of forced carries, and just a moderate number of bunkers – in short, this is resort golf as it’s meant to be played, with fun the main objective.

Holes are laid out along the waterways that link Lake Charles and Prien Lake, immediately next door to The Country Club at Golden Nugget course which opened in 2015, creating a very attractive 36-hole proposition on adjacent properties.

The course was only available to guests of L’Auberge when the casino-resort debuted in 2005 but it’s now open to the public. A renovation in 2010 resulted in the upgrading of all the sand hazards and the replacement of TifDwarf grass with Champion Bermuda on the greens..

The 18-hole layout at Contraband bayou Golf Club is the main sporting amenity at the L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, where those who like to golf and gamble can indulge in both pursuits at the one location.

Tom Fazio designed a fairly forgiving layout with wide fairways, not much by the way of forced carries, and just a moderate number of bunkers – in short, this is resort golf as it’s meant to be played, with fun the main objective.

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Tom Fazio

Born in the northwestern suburbs of Philadelphia, Tom Fazio entered the business of golf course architecture as a teenager in 1962, assisting his uncle George in course construction.

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