Located between Monroe and Ruston in the north of Louisiana State, the Squire Creek course is a Tom Fazio new millennium design that occupies a prominent position within an enormous 1,100-acre residential development.
The course is one of a number of wonderful sporting amenities – including six floodlit tennis courts, an infinity swimming pool and a couple of exercise rooms – that are available to members at this modern country club.
Squire Creek plays to a par of 72 over its length of 7,105 yards and two of the par three holes on the card are worthy of special mention: on the front nine, the downhill 194-yard 3rd plays to the green across an area of wetlands whilst on the back nine, the tee shot at the 205-yard 16th is threatened by a lake to the left of the green.
Tom Doak made a point of playing Squire Creek in 2016 and awarded the course a rating of seven out of ten. He commented as follows in his Christmas 2017 Confidential Guide update:
“The I-20 corridor across northern Louisiana is one of America’s major truck routes, so it only made sense for James Davison to run his trucking firm out of there and, eventually, a Tom Fazio golf course for his employees and for a regional membership. Cut through an undulating oak and pine forest, Squire Creek’s front nine is some of Fazio’s best work, with two arms of the creek coming into play on nearly every hole from the 2nd to the 8th. The only part of the course that seems less inspired is the stretch from the 14th to the 17th, routed around a large lake that you could find on any course of this vintage.”
Played this course many times and it's unequivocally the top course in La. Incredible conditions and greens that are as fast & fun to putt as you will ever play. The Front 9 is off the charts good as it is routed through a creek bottom starting on #2. A great mix of holes with my personal favorites on the front being #1 & #2. No. 1 is a great starting hole. Simple looking, but it's green complex is really good and includes some front to back sloping that can throw you off. A great introduction to what you'll be dealing with. No. 2 is a relatively short Par five that, although very reachable, is penal with another incredible green complex. Your ball better be on the right portion of this green or two putting is a pipe dream. Great mix to the other seven holes on the front with not an indifferent one in the group.
The Back 9 is really good. Because of how good the front 9 is, it may be a let down for some. I love both 9's and think the back has some great holes. Numbers 10, 15, and 16 are my favorites. No.10 is a blind tee shot with ample room to hit your drive. The short second shot needs to be played specifically for the pin that day. A front pin and your ball had better be on the front half of the green. A back pin and your ball had better LAND on the front half of the green, but must chase a little to catch the slope toward the back portion. A really well thought out short(er) Par four. No.15 is just a really solid Par four with a great green tucked into a small low spot on the edge of a pond. Can have some really interesting pins on this green that affect the way the hole should be played. No.16 is a Par three with a redan green that pitches hard from front right to back left. With the speed of the greens, it's a really fun/hard hole to play.
Happy for the State that a truly unique and wonderful course was built in tiny Choudrant, La. Well done Mr Davison and Mr Fazio!