Water flanks many of the fairways on the Gray Plantation golf course – the front nine lies close to a bend in the Calcasieu River and the back nine plays around Lake Matilda.
Audubon Park Golf Course occupies a tight, 81-acre site that features twelve par threes, with fairways routed around four lagoons. Architect Denis Griffiths deserves praise for his 2002 renovation work here.
Metairie Country Club dates back to 1922 and the course is an original Seth Raynor design. Changes have been made to the layout down the years but there’s still plenty of Golden Age character to be savoured here.
A 2003 Tom Fazio design, the course at Contraband Bayou Golf Club is the main sporting amenity for L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort, with fairways laid out along waterways that link Lake Charles and Prien Lake.
Designed by Todd Eckenrode of Origins Golf Design and opened for play in 2015, the Country Club at Golden Nugget is the newest golfing addition in the Lake Charles area.
The only state owned and operated golf course in the Pelican State, the pay-and-play layout at Black Bear Golf Club offers an interesting variety of tree-lined and open holes.
Tamahka Trails Golf Club comprises the golfing element of the Paragon Casino Resort, located just outside Marksville. A new millennium offering from Steve Smyers, the course boasts a wide variety of elegant bunkers.
Baton Rouge Country Club was formed in 1916 and Rees Jones has extensively upgraded the course in recent years. Much of the work involved replacing tees, bunkers and green complexes.
Situated on the Cajun Coast, the Atchafalaya at Idlewild course is a von Hagge, Smelek and Baril design that stretches to over 7,500 yards from the back markers.
Home of the LSU Tigers and LSU Lady Tigers teams, the course at University Club of Baton Rouge is a Jim Lipe design that opened for play in 1998 and was redesigned by David Toms and the original architect in 2010.