Lakewood Golf Club

4.0294117647 4.0 stars from 5 (51)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7002 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Layout

  • 4801 General DeGaulle Dr, New Orleans, Louisiana 70131, Orleans County
  • (504) 373-5926
  • (504) 644-4545
  • www.lakewoodgolf.com

Year built: 1961
Architect(s): Robert B. Harris (1961), Ron Garl (2009)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7002 yards 74.1 139
Blue 72 6430 yards 71.1 130
White 72 5917 yards 68.6 124
Red (W) 72 5432 yards 71.5 127

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 51 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
33
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

51 out of 51 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards  

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"Love the Character"


Bigboudreaux's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Lakewood is probably my favorite course to play in the city. I'm not going to say its the nicest, but it does have a lot of character. From the cypress tree art statues, to the variety of landscape settings, and the crazy bunker shapes. It also feels nostalgic in a way; knowing all of the legends that have stepped foot on the grounds there. If I had to critique something it would be that the greens do have a few bumpy spots on each hole, and the fairways have several weeds that could be sprayed...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of New Orleans' Finest"


TwillDog1's avatar
New Orleans Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

If you visit New Orleans and you have time to play only one full round of golf, Lakewood is probably your best bet for a place to play. The course always seems to be in good shape and the greens are as true as any in the region. It's a course that offers scoring opportunities and doesn't beat you up, but can punish you if you aren't careful. The course is the former site of the New Orleans PGA Tour stop, in it's earlier incarnation. The course was revamped in 2009 by Ron Garl. The entire course was remade, but Garl left some of the holes as they were from the original course, so if you played there prior to the makeover, you might remember the general flow of holes 1-4 and 11-15, which remain virtually the same in routing if not in look as some of the old course holes.

On my most recent visit, I was not surprised to find the course equally as pleasant as ever. I was rained out of another recent round there, but only because the rain never stopped. One of the other things that makes Lakewood a great place to play is that it drains better than any other local course. That is definitely a plus in the south Louisiana summer!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Had a great time."


george8957578's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing lakewood. For starters as soon as i pulled in the parking lot a guy pulled up in my cart grabbed my bags and told me to have a great day. That was impressive. Not too difficult of a course,the greens were very fast and very challenging. For the exception of lots of spike marks and people not fixing there ball marks,dont understand why people dont do that,they were very true. Faiways were in great shape and the range is 2nd to none. I will be playing lakewood again. In a time where customer service is horrible everywhere lakewood steps up to the plate in a big way. Thank you to the staff for a great day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good challenge !!!"


u164480063's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun and challenging course. When dry, it's fast. Definitely worth the the time. Cool extras with the carvings of old cypress trees and flamed sand traps .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


John1586564's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Lakewood is a great facility and course. Course was wet from a lot of recent rain but drains well. Greens were sandy but fairly fast. Course is fairly long and has some difficult holes but doesn't punish you with too much water or too many bunkers. Overall a very fair and pleasant track. Challenging enough for low handicapper but not punitive for less experienced golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"New Orleans Go To Course"


James4461470's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was in town for a convention and went out one afternoon - white tees 22 hdcp. The clubhouse is small and aging. Very nice practice facilities! The course had a good mixture of bunkers and water - but not overdone. Fairways, tee boxes, greens, rough where all in good shape - on pair or better than TPC which I played two days prior with the caveat that TPC had faster slopping greens. Had a good round and would go back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Looking forward to playing again in better weather"


Jared2494703's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Despite the cold, soggy weather on the day we played, I enjoyed the round. Looking forward to next time on a warmer day and knowing the course better. Lost several balls to water on shots I thought weren't that bad, but not knowing the course hurt me. Staff was super friendly. Expected much better facilities for $100 but the course was well cared for. Has some holes tightly packed together so watch out for errant shots. Some pin locations were really tough, very close to edges.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"It's Lakewood!"


DavidBowser's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always in terrific shape, pro shop nice, as was starter. Go out and enjoy!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"HAD A GREAT ROUND!!"


ROBERT3608130's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

THIS IS A SOMEWAHAT CHALLANGING COARSE AND THE GREENS WERE VERY FAST AND SMOOTH. BALL PLACEMENT ON THE GREEN WAS A MUST AS THE DOWN HILLERS WERE VERY QUICK.. RECOMMEND THIS COARSETO ANYONE A GREAT VALUE!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Once Upon A Golf Course...."


DaFonz's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We came from out of town to play New Orleans courses. This was the first course we played (TPC Louisana/English Turn), and a good starter.

Pros: Fast Greens & Pace of Play. The greens were really fast, and that was the best part of the course. Not sure where the "kitchen" was, but the food was tasty as well.

Cons: No hole definition, from the first tee it was hard to distinguish the layout. No clubhouse. No watering grass.

A course that at one time was played by the best golfers in the world is broke, and that's a shame. We paid around $50 per round, and that is about as much as would seem fair.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course, in great shape - especially the greens."


u000003240557's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value for a quality course. The greens were in great shape .. Very fast but the ball rolled true.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent, fair golf course"


kitch3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were lightning, but the place was in absolutely perfect condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"had a scramble tournament going on"


Daniel3074221's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is great but did not like the fact that they had a scramble tournament going on and I was hurried and had to stop to let others play. They need to not sell tee times during a tournament or do half price tee times.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great greens"


Jkrmtr's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were superb for this time of year. The fairways were a little thin but overall the course was in very good condition.some long par fours!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is great"


Superman2131's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've already started looking for another tee time here.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"fine course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape. Greens are also in good shape. Overall a good golfing experience. Very fair course. Not too easy & not too hard. Has som easy holes & some really long ones. I'm about an 8 handicap & would play this course on a regular basis if I lived around here. However, $8.00 for a bucket of balls to warm up (40 balls) was quite expensive in my opinion.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Solid Course"


Philthy13's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were lush and rolling true, the Fairways were very well maintained, and the Tee boxes were flat and well groomed as well. Only thing I disliked was that there is hardly any shade on the course, and I like more trees separating the holes. But those are minor things to dislike, Overall the is one of the top 3 public courses in the area, definitely will play there again and would recommend it to others.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Regular day at Lakewood"


mdr307's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As expected the course wonderful. Some of the best fairways around. The greens are fast, but consistent. Overall great experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


Mike2209292's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were recently rolled so they're a bit on the sandy side. Besides that, this course is awesome!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course in NOLA"


jtpublic's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is great. The fairways are always green and it is wide open. They just got done punching the greens 7/15/2015, but before they did, the greens were in excellent condition. Compared to any other course in NOLA, this is like Augusta. I am an avid golfer and this place for the rates that I was paying is the best deal in the city.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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