Fairways at the Country Club of Louisiana are laid out around residential units with several holes routed alongside Selene Bayou. Unusually for a Jack Nicklaus design, five of the greens are totally devoid of any sand protection.
Notable holes include the 172-yard 6th (a replica of the 16th at Augusta National, where water fronts a small green), the 402-yard 8th (with water protecting the front of the green and sand lurking at the back) and the short par four 16th, where a creek cuts in from the left, across the front of the smallest green on the course.First opened for play in 1986, the layout underwent a major renovation in 2013 when greens were replaced with Mini Verde Bermuda grass and bunkers were completely overhauled by Louisiana native Mark Meijer, a former associate at Nicklaus Design.
CC of La is a really good Jack Nicklaus design on the Eastern edge of Baton Rouge. Golf course is always in great shape which is a feat considering S. La's brutal Summers. The slightly rolling terrain is also a treat for the flat-landers of La. A great mix of holes with some really strong par 4's. No's 9 & 18 are fantastic longer holes to finish both 9's and No's 8 & 16 are really well thought out shorter Par 4's. The course runs through the neighborhood, but the homes are well set back from the course in most cases and things flow very nicely. Of all the Nicklaus courses that I've played, these are some of my favorite green complexes. CC of La is certainly one of Louisiana's better golf courses and definitely worth playing if given the opportunity.