Discover the best public and private golf courses in Louisiana in 2022

Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or just looking to hit the greens for a day, we’ve got news for you: golf week has listed this year’s top five public and private golf courses for each state, and we’re here to let you know the hottest spots in Louisiana. Quick spoiler alert: Two Baton Rouge country clubs each hold a spot on the list of top private courses, but no matter where you go in the state, this summer is the perfect time to get out and play. So grab your clubs and get ready to hit the fairway!


Best courses you can play:

1.Golden Nugget Country ClubLake Charles

Photo courtesy of Golden Nugget Lake Charles

Golden Nugget Country Club is ranked #1 due to its outstanding greenery, open fairways, and 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course.


2. TPC LouisianaAvondale

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TPC Louisiana, located along the Mississippi River Delta, offers breathtaking panoramic views and tees for golfers of all skill levels. It also hosts the PGA TOUR’s Zurich New Orleans Classic.


3. English towerNew Orleans

The sculpted fairways of English Turn are only part of the experience. With each hole presenting its own unique and often eye-catching obstacle, the course is as beautiful as it is challenging.


4. Contraband Bayou Golf ClubLake Charles

Contraband Bayou Golf Club has established itself at L’Auberge Casino and Resort Lake Charles, emphasizing Louisiana’s natural environment to enhance its award-winning golf course.


5. Atchafalaya to Idlewildpatterson

Each of the Atchafalaya’s 18 holes is named after a cultural feature of the Atchafalaya Basin and is loved by golfers for its exceptional course and expansive greens.


Best private lessons:

1. Squire CreekChoudrant

Photo courtesy of Squire Creek Country Club

Squire Creek Country Club’s 18 hand-cut championship holes offer natural views along its challenging course, testing players of all skill levels. It is also one of 2022 Top 200 residential courses in the United Statesaccording golf week.


2. Baton Rouge Country ClubRed Stick

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Located in the heart of the capital, the Baton Rouge Country Club stands out from its urban environment with a lush green landscape, perfect for a day of play, whatever the temperature.


3. money hillAbita Springs

Money Hill changed the way golf is played in Louisiana with its rolling land contours and back five holes including challenging water features rarely seen on other golf courses.


4. New Orleans Country ClubNew Orleans

In operation for over 100 years now, the New Orleans Country Club is another prestigious members-only club that offers outstanding service and well-groomed courses.


5. Louisiana Country ClubRed Stick

Redesigned in 2012, the Louisiana Country Club brings together beautiful lakes and giant oak trees along its majestic course, challenging even the most seasoned golf enthusiast.

Michael C. Ford