Louisiana

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The Pelican State of Louisiana sits in the Southern Region of the United States and, uniquely, it subdivides itself into parishes, instead of counties. With a strong French and Spanish heritage, plus an infusion of Creole and Cajun culture, Louisiana, especially New Orleans, its largest city, is a very happening place in terms of music and the performing arts in general.

Six Louisiana golf associations are affiliated to the USGA, the largest of which is the Louisiana Golf Association, formed in 1920, and currently the governing body for men in around 100 clubs throughout the state. The Louisiana Women’s Golf Association (founded five years after its male counterpart in 1925) caters for lady golfers and they compete in a number of annual competitions under the auspices of the LWGA.

Two courses that were unveiled in the late 1980s close to the state capital of Baton Rouge are regarded amongst the best in state. The first of these is the private Nicklaus layout at the Country Club of Louisiana and the second is Arnold Palmer’s public track at The Bluffs Golf Resort. Usurping both courses at the top of the state rankings is the Squire Creek Country Club layout in Choudrant, a new millennium offering from Tom Fazio.

Our Louisiana Best In State Rankings were last updated in August 2020. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Louisiana

Squire Creek

1st Louisiana - Best in Area

Unveiled in 2003, Tom Fazio’s course at Squire Creek Country Club occupies a prominent position within an 1,100-acre residential development that lies to the north of Louisiana state.

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Country Club of Louisiana

2nd Louisiana - Best in Area

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 bunkers.

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TPC Louisiana

3rd Louisiana - Best in Area

TPC Louisiana has hosted the Zurich Classic event on the PGA Tour since 2005 where Pete Dye's stadium course design allows spectators to get up close and personal to the competing professionals.

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Koasati Pines

4th Louisiana - Best in Area

The Koasati Pines 18-hole course at the Coushatta Casino Resort is configured in two 9-hole loops each of which start and finish with a demanding par five.

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The Bluffs Golf Resort

5th Louisiana - Best in Area

It’s said that Arnold Palmer had eight different routings mapped out before he finally chose the eighteen holes that constitute the course at The Bluffs Golf Resort.

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Oakbourne

6th Louisiana - Best in Area

Located sixty miles from downtown Baton Rouge, the course at Oakbourne Country Club was established in 1958 by Dick Wilson and later upgraded by Joe Finger and Ken Dye.

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Money Hill

7th Louisiana - Best in Area

Folklore has it that pirates and smugglers once buried their loot at Money Hill Plantation, but life is more genteel these days at the Golf & Country Club where Ron Garl laid out a challenging, undulating course for a private community.

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Southern Trace

8th Louisiana - Best in Area

The Arthur Hills-designed golf course at Southern Trace Country Club is a late 1980s vintage with fairways spanning a variety of landscapes, from pine valleys through open meadow to oak woods.

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English Turn

9th Louisiana - Best in Area

With numerous title sponsors, the PGA Tour’s New Orleans Open or "Classic" was held at English Turn Golf and Country Club on multiple occasions between 1989 and 2006. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the course has water in play at each and every one of its 18 holes.

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Carter Plantation

10th Louisiana - Best in Area

The first course designed by native Louisianan David Toms, the 18-hole layout at Carter Plantation is routed around a wonderful arboreal landscape of oak, cypress and pine trees.

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Louisiana Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Paul Jones Courses Played 20
2 David Harak Courses Played 13
3 S.T. Morrow Courses Played 10
4 Dave Finn Courses Played 9
5 Jeffery Thiele Courses Played 8
6 Larry Jacobs Courses Played 4
= Cory Lewis Courses Played 4
= Marc Bender Courses Played 4
= Joshua Asher Courses Played 4
= Mark Hamilton Courses Played 4