Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course

4.0504117647 4.1 stars from 5 (16)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6870 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

  • 340 Rue de Vieux Chenes, Youngsville, Louisiana 70592, Lafayette County
  • (318) 837-1159
  • (337) 837-1163
  • www.lesvieuxchenesgolfcourse.com

Year built: 1977
Architect(s): Marvin Ferguson (1977), Wadsworth Golf Construction (2009)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $20
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6870 yards 70.1 122
White 72 6444 yards 69.1 118
Gold 72 5876 yards 68.1 113
Red (W) 74 5679 yards 68.0 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 16 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

14 out of 16 reviews


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Reviews


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"Great shape considering the lack of rain."


TJ9290388's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was green and lush considering the lack of rain we have had here. Would definitely play there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



SVP's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The Old Oaks a/k/a Les Vieux Chenes"


shorticus's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course overall is an enjoyable course to play. The front 9 layout is one that is conducive to slow play. Holes 5-7 will always be clogged because it's a short par 4, followed by a drivable par 4, followed by a par 3. There's always groups waiting on the tee box at 6 for the next group to finish up. Marshall's try and increase the pace, but you only end up rushing a group for no reason. Once you get to hole 8, your round should definitely speed up. The greens are good when they are good, but they could be better kept to maintain the consistency. Everything else about this course is on par with every other course that I have played. It's definitely worth playing, but I wouldn't expect it to be a top tier course. It it a very good course for a municipal course, and I find the staff to be very friendly.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Cold and Wet"


u379387093's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout and fun course to play!!! Cold as all get out and wet the day we played! Four hours to play and great time to spend wit!!h my son!! This course is challenging to play and I would highly recommend to anyone !!


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


"Green Nice"


Chad9490718's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best I ever seen this course. Greens still had some small visible holes for perforation that was done but in great shape. In two weeks it will be solid. If they could only get people to fix divot marks.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u217008001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

The course was well kept and the rough was fair. Nice day overall.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"***Great Course but somewhat perplexed at the total"


u000007517513's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

disrespect that the staff had for my 32 year old daughter with downs syndrome. My daughter doesn't play golf. She rides with me because she is disabled. I have been playing golf for 10 plus years and have taken her with me throughout the states of Louisiana and Mississippi and this is the first time that I have ever been charged for her to "ride" while I played golf. I like the course but probably won't return for another round.....jsmh.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u379387093's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good condition and greens putted very well!!! Two groups of five played very slowly while listening to loud rap music that was very distracting!!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"good links course"


SVP's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape, some greens still have winter grass and spotty. manicured well though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun course in great condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Brought a friend who played this course for his 1st time..he was real impressed with condition of the course as was I also...I've played this course quite a few times before and it's never failed or dissapointed in the least..pace of play was somewhat slow at times but considering the amount of players playing because of the holidays it wasn't really all that bad..greens were good and fairways were perfect for good iron shots...we will be back...A+


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"OLDER MUNICIPAL COURSE"


u000005360292's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was well maintained and the greens faster than normal but consistent throughout. Played in very windy conditions resulting in higher than normal bunker play. They were in excellent conditions as well. Great deal for the price paid.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Worth the Money"


u000003055695's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Good value. Nice layout, 7 holes with water on the front nine and 2 holes on the back nine. Greens are in fair condition, could hold a little better but hasn't rained in quite a while. Some greens were a little bumby in spots. Depending on the day and time the average round takes 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours and he staff was very hospitable.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Home Course"


deuce21386's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course quite a few times but a Hot Deal makes this course too good to pass up. Friendly staff, well kept course, and cold beer makes for a good time. It started to storm as our group finished up 13 and had to call it a day but I have played this course many times before and would definitely recommend.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course exceot for greens. Alot of greens very poor shape. Alot slow play. Food was ok. Not enough selection as far as beer.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Saturday @ Les Vieux Chenes"


Blacmacc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After a hard rain on Thursday, but 2 very warm dry days on Friday and Saturday morning our 1pm tee time was still greeted to carts on paths by the club house. We used the driving range, which happened to be irons only - this was not told to us by the club house either. Maybe that's why it was only $7.50 for a large bucket of balls. We tee'd off after about a 15 minute wait. We were playing in a foursome and pace of play throughout the afternoon was not really a problem after that. The lay out if good and the course itself was in okay shape. One thing I noticed after playing 18 was that there were only a few areas with wet spots but obviously the management at this place was too busy to check that to even allow a 90° rule. I would not go back to this course unless forced.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Varying condition, but otherwise good"


u575430880's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

It's a roll of the dice to know if the greens will bounce and be unpredictable or be exceptionally smooth. I've seen both and sometimes it's just a week apart. The layout is slightly challenging from the longest tees, but otherwise it's a comfortable course.

The players are generally terrible though and I've found most of them to be quite rude on top of that, so expect it to be a long game.

I go back because it's close to come, but that's still going back, isn't it.

P.S. There are snakes in the tall rough. Avoid.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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