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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6725 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.8
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6725 yards 72.8 135
White 72 6325 yards 71.6 133
Gold 72 6050 yards 69.5 129
Gold (W) 72 6050 yards 75.4 133
Red (W) 72 5840 yards 74.3 130
Scorecard for Oak
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.1/123 500 195 390 370 158 515 410 380 430 3348 510 430 370 175 360 525 205 380 415 3370 6718
White M: 70.7/121 480 180 370 360 130 500 390 360 410 3180 490 405 350 150 340 505 160 350 395 3145 6325
Gold M: 69.2/117 W: 70.2/119 475 175 365 355 120 490 385 275 335 2975 480 400 345 145 335 445 125 345 350 2970 5945
Red W: 69.6/118 470 170 360 350 110 485 380 270 330 2925 475 390 335 140 330 440 120 345 340 2915 5840
Handicap 15 11 9 3 17 13 1 7 5 6 2 14 16 12 4 18 10 8
Par 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1975
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Lee (1975)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Beau Chêne Country Club – A Club That Has It All

The community of Beau Chêne in St. Tammany Parish was the dream of successful New Orleans-based developers Morgan Earnest and Lester Kabacoff. Their goal was to offer residents a wide variety of recreational activities within the gated walls of the community. Beau Chêne is home to about 1,550 single family homes and condominiums, spread over 1100 acres.

The Inman Family acquired The Earnest Corporation in July 2016 from The Earnest Family, in an effort to ensure the long-term success of the Club and the wonderful experience it offers its members. Under the leadership of the Inman Family the Club continues to make improvements to the facility, which enhances the membership experience. In fact, many of the members are members for life.

Beau Chêne Country Club is the centerpiece of the community and features 36 spectacular holes of Joe Lee golf on the Oak Course and the Magnolia Course.

The Oak Course was the first course built and opened for play in 1975. From the back tees, the Oak Course stretches out to 6,598 yards with a course rating of 72.2 and a slope of 131. Both the White tees (6,268/70.5/128) and the Green tees (6,003/69.3/122) will also provide a fitting challenge. Ladies find the Oak Course enjoyable from the Red tees (4,755/68.1/115). In all, there are 5 sets of tees. In case you can’t decide which set of tees to play from, there’s a handy reference at the bottom of the scorecard which suggest which tees to play based on your handicap.

Several holes will leave lasting memories including the par 3, 5th. This is considered by many to be the Oak Course’s signature hole. From the back tees, it plays 162 yards, but don’t let the length fool you. This hole is loaded with trouble. For starters, a large bunker fronts the green while a second bunker awaits anything hit long. Club selection is the key to number 5 as the winds that swirl off the Tchefuncta River on the right can wreak havoc.

The Oak Course ends with a difficult finishing hole. Fairway bunkers frame both sides of the landing area off the tee and a water hazard winds its way down the entire left side. Aim your tee shot down the middle and fire away. If you succeed in avoiding the fairway bunkers, you’ll be left with a mid-iron shot into the green and a good chance at par or better.

The second Joe Lee course, the Magnolia, is located in the newer, eastern section of the property, formerly known as the Pailet Estate. The initial 9 holes (which are now 1-5 and 15-18) were completed in early 1982 while the second nine (6-14) were completed in 1985 as part of a final phase of the Beau Chêne subdivision. Magnolia’s difficulty is characterized with more bunkers and water hazards than the Oak Course. And just like the Oak Course, there is out of bounds on every hole.

Magnolia plays a little longer than the Oak, at 6,613 yards from the back tees with a course rating of 72.1 and a slope of 133. Move up to the White (6,351/70.9/129) or the Green (6,061/69.8/122) and you’re still going to be challenged no matter your skill level. Ladies will find the Red tees at 4,902 (69.4/116) to be an enjoyable and challenging distance.

The par 4, 5th hole on the Magnolia Course is one of the most challenging holes in the area and this layout’s #1 handicapped hole. It’s a long dogleg left that plays 430 yards from the back tees and requires a long drive to make it to the dogleg and have a clear look into the green. Success off the tee will leave a mid to long iron shot into a green protected on the left side by a large oak tree and a greenside bunker on the right. Make a par and consider the day a success.

Regardless of which course you play, you’re bound to be astounded by the scenic views as you make your way around. You’ll be treated to an abundance of area wildlife, massive cypress trees, ancient live oaks, freshwater lakes and lush vegetation. Players of all skill levels will find both courses challenging while at the same time relaxing. In addition to these two outstanding golf courses, Beau Chêne offers an extensive, well-groomed practice area. Inside the clubhouse you’ll find a well-stocked pro shop with logoed apparel from all of your favorite designers and a nice selection of clubs, bags and accessories.

For members, Beau Chêne has active Men's and Women's Golf Associations and numerous informal groups and an active junior program. If you’re game’s not up to par, the Club offers golf lessons and regular clinics for adults and children. The Club also holds numerous Club tournaments with a variety of formats. The golf program is led by PGA professional Fred Schroeder.

There’s a lot more to do than play golf at Beau Chêne. The Fitness Center at Beau Chêne provides members the opportunity to work out on top quality equipment in a comfortable and quiet environment. You’ll find the Fitness Center conveniently located on the second floor of the Tennis Center and is open from 4:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily with access controlled by electronic keycard.
Within the Fitness Center you’ll find a good selection of cardio equipment including treadmills, stationary and recumbent bikes, elliptical trainers and stair steppers. All cardio equipment has individual televisions equipped with remotes and headphone receptacles. The strength training equipment consists of various resistance training and weight stack equipment designed for a complete body workout. The Fitness Center and Fitness Director Mary Piper offer an array of group fitness classes ranging from Cardio Kickboxing to Yoga that will challenge everyone from novice to the fitness guru. These classes are complimentary to Fitness Members. In case you have any questions, certified personal trainers are available to help with every facet of your workout.

The Aquatics Center at Beau Chêne offers members Aqua-Fit Classes including water aerobics during the summer months These classes are held every Monday at 9:15 a.m. and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. and are free to Beau Chêne Fitness Members. Members and their guests can dine poolside at The Pool Cabana Grill which offers service from the Oak Grill Menu.

Tennis is alive and kicking at Beau Chêne as well and is one of the most active programs in the area. The tennis complex features 8 outdoor lighted courts - two of which are clay - and 2 indoor air-conditioned courts, the only two indoor courts on the Northshore. Whether you’re young or old, new to the game or have a wealth of experience, Head Tennis Professional John Ballard can help you get the most out of your game and help you meet others that enjoy the sport as much as you do. Youth and adult clinics are held regularly and the professionals at the tennis center can help get you involved with local USTA events.

With two Joe Lee-designed golf courses and some of the best country club dining in New Orleans area, Beau Chêne is the perfect venue for your next outing or event. Beau Chêne also specializes in weddings and rehearsal dinners. Guests will enjoy ample paved parking and the ambience of their newly remodeled clubhouse and recently constructed lakefront Pavilion will only add to their experience. Beau Chêne features two spacious dining rooms and can easily accommodate 300 guests for receptions and 180 for seated events. The large windows in each room provide incredible views of the Club’s beautifully landscaped gardens and golf course.

Many country clubs are judged by their culinary offerings and if that’s high on your criteria for joining a club you’ll be amazed at what Beau Chêne has to offer. In fact, Beau Chêne has two dining rooms and offer everything from casual clubhouse food to fine dining. The Oak Grill features large panoramic windows for a magnificent view of the golf course as well as several flat-screen televisions perfect for watching the big game. The Oak Grill offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed casual atmosphere that can be enjoyed in just about any attire. The Oak Grill Bar offers all of your favorite post-golf libations including a number of local beers on tap. On weekends, the Oak Grill opens early with an a la carte breakfast menu on Saturday and the ever-popular Sunday Breakfast Buffet, featuring made-to-order omelets and bottomless mimosas. Friday afternoons in the Oak Bar are always lively with Happy Hour drinks from 4 - 7 PM.

If you’re looking for something a little more upscale Morgan's offers fine dining cuisine that can be enjoyed in business casual attire. Grab a mixed drink or a glass of wine at Morgan's Bar before sitting down at your table. Beau Chêne offers a wide selection of mixed drinks, bottled beers and wine. Executive Chef David Ramey brings his expertise and culinary artistry to deliver a menu that is always fresh and exciting. The menu changes as the season does and Chef Ramey’s creativity shines through year-round. Morgan's is open nightly for a la carte dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.

You don’t have to live within the gates of Beau Chêne to be a member and enjoy everything this fine country club has to offer. Beau Chêne offers several membership plans. The Eagle Golf Membership entitles immediate family members including your spouse and any children under 25, to unlimited use of the golf courses, clubhouse, tennis facilities and pool complex. For an additional small monthly payment you can add a fitness membership.

The Club’s Medalist Golf Membership offers everything above and provides a lower initiation fee with higher monthly dues. It’s the perfect membership for part-time residents. There’s also a Birdie Golf Membership which is offered to new members under the age of 40 years of age and carries the same benefits as an Eagle Membership. Sports and Social Memberships are also available with limited golf course access.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best Value for the Money

Course is in great condition and when joining, I could not believe the value given the quality and size of the facility. At the current dues level I have no doubt this Is the best value for thirty six holes in the country! Moreover, the staff's friendliness and the quality of the food are as good as any restaurant in the City of New Orleans.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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