Gray Plantation

4.3846285714 4.4 stars from 5 (18)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7191 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 74.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The Gray Plantation Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7191 yards 74.6 140
Blue 72 6703 yards 72.6 132
White 72 6309 yards 70.7 129
Green 72 5554 yards 66.9 118
Green (W) 72 5554 yards 73.0 131
Red (W) 72 4814 yards 68.1 119

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

17 out of 18 reviews


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"Green Aeration"


Cody8580604's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great course, usually costs $40 for a twilight round but since the greens have been aerated the past week it was only $25. For $25 this course is worth playing on aerated greens. You will not find better fairways, bunkers, etc. One of the nicest courses in Louisiana year around. Have played dozens of times and do not plan to stop. Always challenging, always a good time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"gray"


skipb84's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

great course, lots of sand and adequate amount of water


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pro shop staff"


Lewisl41's avatar
Age:  25-34
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

The guy in the pro shop was bad. He was rude and thought he was better than everyone. The guys behind us thought the same thing too. We just left because of him


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Play it Again"


g3872c'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 08/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course, Tee to Green the course was in great shape. Layout was easy to understand. Looking forward to playing it again soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Gray Plantation Course is a Winner!"


None's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Highly suggest this course as must play if you're in Lake Charles. It's about 4-5 miles south of Golden Nugget Casino in a masterplanned community . Fairways/greens/design all above parmuch more fun than Contraband Bayou at l'Auberge. Kosati Pines in Kinder another great/fun course I've played several times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sunday 12:30 Tee Time"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice driving range and pro shop. Carts were in great condition. Played 18 holes in 3 hours and 45 minutes. Course was in great shape and enjoyed the course. Lots of lakes and challenging shots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Gary3189773's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played on a Saturday afternoon pace was very good and course was excellent for the price. Bring bug spray


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Golfing through the Bayou!"


Andyglad1's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

We had a blast playing Gray Plantation. The course is in great shape and the greens roll true. Some very interesting holes, including a ridiculous par 5 with split fairways and trouble absolutely everywhere. Many of the holes on the back side run along the Bayou. We played twilight which made for an incredibly unique round of sunset golf in quite the setting. The people in the pro shop were full of southern hospitality (even to us New Yorkers). I loved everything about this place!

Bring bug spray!!! The mosquitos out there are unlike anything I've ever experienced. Twilight golf is a battle against those little suckers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Save Money"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My bride and I played at our own pace after being greeted by friendly staff. Golf, cart and range balls for two came in at the $100 mark and was a value buy.

Cold "Stellas" complemented a really good burger and sweet potato fries, all served cheerfully by Amy.

We finished in about 3.5 hours, but the total time away from the casino was six hours--money saved!

We will play there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent layout. Hit every club in bag."


None's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In spite of excessive rain, course was very playable. Cart trail only. Greens had been recently punched, but recovering nicely. Had never played the course, and requested playing with someone. A single did show up, was not told by clubhouse I was interested. Other than that, very enjoyable. Looking forward to playing again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best Course in Louisiana!!"


tpx9's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

I had the thrill of playing Gray Plantation this past Friday and every part of it was fantastic. The staff was friendly and helpful, the course was in fabulous condition, and the layout was challenging but very playable and fun for a group of us that ranged from 9 - 25 handicaps.

I've played TPC in New Orleans and Coushatta's course and this is better than both overall!

Don't miss this course!!!

Taylor Parker, Houston TX


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A scenic, fun course that rivals Contraband Bayou"


BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

In Lake Charles golf, options 1a and 1b, respectively are Contraband Bayou and Gray Plantation. Both are really scenic, well-conditioned and a lot of fun to play. Which is better? It's tough to say. Gray Plantation has some really nice marsh holes that bring the bayou to life, though Contraband Bayou's service and amenities, plus the fact there is no real estate on the course, might give it the inside track. Regardless, be sure to pair the two on a golf and gaming (or fishing) weekend to Lake Charles and you won't be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Amazing course!!!"


u000006669515's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you love the game of Golf and want to be challenged right from the first tee box, then this is your course. This course has beautiful rolling hills, well placed sand bunkers and water on nearly every hole. It is an iron lovers dream with green side bunkers and water near most of the greens, you have to develop a special touch with your irons and your wedges to get the most out of the experience. The scenery near the course is as good as the course itself. The tranquil atmosphere and the quiet, beautiful course will never provide a lifetime of great golf experiences for all who play. Enjoy!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"the course is both challenging and beautiful."


u000006664517's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/8/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a fun and challenges you game. You need to plan out yohr attack on many holes with island greens and lots of water and sand to play around. I wk uld and do recommend this course to thes scratch llayer as well as the ones just starting to play golf. It does take course management to shot a good score


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A thinking-man's course with many decisions to be made. Very fun to play"


ajinla21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had gotten a peek at the course while visiting some family over the years, but I never had a chance to play it. I was finally able to play it this weekend with a friend, and it was a very nice experience.<br/> Checking in was smooth, and the range/practice green were nice. The starter gave us some advice on a particular hole that trips up most first-timers-it was good advice. The course offers many choices for someone who drives the ball moderately long off the tee. I always enjoy a course that makes you think and gives you options. The fairways and greens were in great shape. The greens were fast, but not obscenely so. They rolled very true also. The in-cart GPS and pin sheet were helpful. One minor complaint is that two of the par 3s had drop areas, but these were not well marked. We almost missed one completely. A note on the scorecard or a mention by the starter would remedy this.<br/> Overall the experience was excellent, and I can heartily recommend Gray Plantation to anyone looking for a beautiful setting at a reasonable price.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fabulous Course"


VernonG9044437's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's no wonder that this course is rated in the top 100 courses according to ESPN. It is absolutely fabulous and quite challenging when played from the 'tips'. I would recommend this course to all simply because of the nature and natural beauty of the course. However, the 20 MPH north wind made for a bit of fun on many of the holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always in great shape"


larrys1971's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/23/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play this course two to three times per year as I am not from the area and am never dissapointed. It is always in great condition and plays extremely fair. I have played many of the SW Louisiana area courses and any time I make a trip through the area this course is always included in my rotation.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Always kept up"


jeswain3's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/20/2012

Reviewed on

Everyone that works there is very nice. The golf course is always in good shape. Fairaways cut nice, rough is a little deep in some places but in most of the rough is fluffy. Greens are always nice, soft and fast.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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