Joseph M. Bartholomew Golf Course

3.8219705882 3.8 stars from 5 (94)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6823 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6823 yards 71.6 129
White 72 6380 yards 68.5 101
Gold 72 5714 yards 67.0 110
Red (W) 72 5314 yards 70.1 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 94 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
51
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

85 out of 94 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals seniors walkers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"Good value!!"


Kbraendel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is affordable and kept in good shape. There is a driving range on site to have a warm up before your round. The bar is small and I didn’t order any food. The cart person was cash only. Overall I would play this course again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Worst golfing experience I’ve had in 39 years."


Aaron6958314's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So me and my friends were in town for a bachelor party weekend and thought it would be a good idea to play a quick round of golf. As we arrived the “supervisor” confiscated an 18 pack of bud light from us and stated we were not allowed on the course with it, but could pick it up after our round. After the round, which we gave up on before 18 holes because the course conditions were complete crap, the “supervisor” was nowhere to be found. The staff there was not friendly or helpful, one “senior” staff member accused us of drinking on the course with beers we allegedly brought on the course. Funny how an 18 pack was confiscated but somehow we still managed to “illegally” drink on the course. After some discussion and blatant unprofessionalism from the staff, I decided to leave and not to continue to fight over an 18 pack of bud lights. We figured the staff supervisor either “confiscated” the pack for himself or added them to the cooler for which they sell at a ridiculously marked up price per can. Either way I would not recommend this course to anyone under any circumstances. Aside from the obvious larceny that took place, the course conditions were atrocious. The greens were by far in the worst conditions I have played in years, the staff was unprofessional, unorganized, and down right dumb (coming from NY that says ALOT), and accusing is of wrong doing after spending 400+ dollars on green fees and club rentals in mind numbing. I will never come back to this place and you should seek other golf alternatives.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"JB Golf"


u000008221861's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
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Reviewed on

Very nice staff that was friendly and course was in very good shape. Had great time despite the heat!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not Good"


John7546156's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
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Reviewed on

THE COURSE HAD NO RESERVATION, AND I BELIEVE I AM OWED A REFUND.

THE GREENS WERE IN ATRCIOUS CONDITION.

I BELIEVE I AM OWED A REFUND.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



thaodtran's avatar
Age:  35-44

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"DD"


donn12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Reviewed on

Course was in worse shape than usual. Greens were horrible!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course, slow play"


4MyGolf2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very seldom does one have a round with good pace. Even during week days. There is little course management (ranger) and 5-somes are common.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/02/2018

I agree. Many times I have gotten behind a 5-some who obviously is playing a money game. Fortunately, the layout allows for one the jump around the holes to avoid these groups. It always worked for me.



mason6273692's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Great value... Nice staff..."


rennick3719000's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was great for current conditions...

Would recommend..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Abundant Wildlife"


u4862032's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course itself was well maintained especially for a public facility. The greens were another story.

Wildlife presence was abundant; Canadian geese, ducks, all types of water birds and a magnificent Bald Eagle sitting next to a nest.

I'll definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"If you have to get out and Play....."


HDPHXGolfer's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
First time playing Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

The course is very flat and un-inspiring. I guess they made due with what they had available. Its obvious to me that all of the reviewers that gave this course good marks have no idea what a decent golf course should be like. The Greens were literaly piles of green painted dirt with ZERO GRASS on them. the worst I have seen in the last 20yrs of playing around the country. New Orleans golf still has a long way to go for the average person......


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Home course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always have a great time. Greens were a little crispy but all in all a great day to play golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pace of Play"


u000003198216's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There should never be 5 golfers on any hole, especially when others are waiting to tee off also the marshal should ensure that pace of Play is being upheld.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course enough challenges and up keep of course good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Red shirts."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The red shirt group sucks. Do notttttt get behind the red shirt group. If u do go home. They take 5 hours to finish a round and do not let u play through. They think they own the joint.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not bad for the money."


u476063943's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall a pretty fun course. Lots of water. Good layout, although it tends to be crowded. I wouldn’t call it serene, but I guess that’s what happens when you play in the middle of the city. The greens were sprayed green, but not bad. Teeboxes nice. Fairways completely dried out and dead, but I guess it’s winter. Overall not a bad course for the price. Clubhouse and food is very good!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed a day with friends"


petcoach22's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really like the course. Challenging but fair and the course was in good condition except a couple of wet areas. The price was reasonable. Pace of play was good for a Saturday afternoon.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value"


u000001471921's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun track run by nice people. A challenge but a goo score can be had. Always enjoy coming out here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



rldav275's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u685324861's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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