Santa Maria Golf Club

4.3543294118 4.4 stars from 5 (120)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6969 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

  • 18460 Santa Maria Pkwy, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70817, East Baton Rouge County
  • (225) 752-9667
  • (225) 752-9959, (225) 273-6411
  • www.brec.org

Year built: 1987
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1987), Baxter Spann (2006)
Type: Public/Municipal
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Santa Maria Golf Academy"

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6969 yards 73.4 132
Blue 72 6278 yards 70.3 124
White (W) 72 5737 yards 73.1 126
White 72 5737 yards 67.7 116
Red (W) 72 5153 yards 70.0 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 120 Reviews
5 stars:
54
4 stars:
53
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

114 out of 118 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Challenges include water hazards  

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"Best public course in Baton Rouge"


Jhearn's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play this course when you are in Baton Rouge plays under 4 hours most weekdays.


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



u120745540's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is playing hard and fast. The new work on the bunkers is a definite upgrade.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u469145695's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Beautiful"


u949163909's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No one in front of us to slow us down and no one behind us pushing the play. The course was in great shape I wish we could play here more often


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Decent course, wonderful practice area, greens roll true"


Steve3709753's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Philly Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

The title says it well. I am vacationing here and selected this course due to recent other reviews and location.

The layout was pretty good. Having travelled from Pa I don’t know if it was the sun glare that I’m not used to or the grass colors, I sometimes couldn’t see the hole layout. That’s a positive though since the holes did change up a bit.

The greens ran very true. They were consistent and the practice green matched the holes. I appreciate when this occurs and if I miss it’s on me.

Sand traps where absolutely wonderful. But that’s partially because new sand had been placed in most of them. Fluffy and white, and they eat the ball. Those that weren’t done yet were really bad.

I’d say this is a good decent course. I’d have no problems recommending it so I did. Enjoy !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Jack1825549's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



uPCLG6204PC's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Rene Caballero"


Rene7846154's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape. Bunkers weren’t in good shape, but that’s because of all the rain. Really enjoyed the round


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fast play"


allencorder1981's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mid morning on a Monday meant quick playing, not many people there. Day before so much rain and the course was wet but good condition. Greens rolled true.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Bang for your buck"


u709493971's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens roll great and challenging layout. For the price hard to beat.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great as usual! Keep up the great work! If BREC took"


u000007517513's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

care of all their courses like this one and Beaver Creek, that'd be great!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Play this course 3 times a week ... great layout"


Jhearn's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Easy to get on as a single and staff are great and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome course. Has something for everyone"


u900470163's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has beautiful straight always lined with amazing houses, and some blind dog leg holes that you have to be able to hit perfectly to stay out of danger. Some easy par 3’s to some difficult par 5’s it has it all.


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


"Very Nice Track"


kthompson831's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

We played in extremely cold conditions but the course was fun to play. It is not a very long course but the greens have some challenge to them and the course has trouble on quite a few of the holes.

This is a course that you can score low if you keep the ball in play and can make a few putts. The course has good bunking but they were under repair when we played so I really couldn't tell if they would impact scoring.

They have a very nice set up for practice and the speed of the practice area is similar to what we saw on the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Decent course with a few issues"


ddelah1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pretty good course for a city run public. Layout is nice, nice mix of easier holes with hard ones. The biggest problems are course drainage... the course was a soaked mess after it had rained days ago... and the bunkers are absolutely atrocious. Honestly all of their bunkers should be marked ground under repair they are so bad. Most of them are unplayable. Also the driving range was closed which would have been nice to know beforehand. Apparently this is a common occurrence according to locals. Overall it was a fun course but really needs new or significantly repaired bunkers. Greens were in good shape and challenging.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Challanging Course this time of year"


SGarcia2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are extremely fast during the winter months. The fairway bunkers are undergoing improved drainage and the work on the bunkers has been complete on only a few holes. This bunker project has been on going for nearly six months now and the bunkers that are finished are very nice. With water potentially coming into play on 9 of 18 holes this course demands and accurate tee shot. Challenging layout for sure yet my favorite course to play in Baton Rouge. If visiting BR it is a must play. Santa Maria does offer a senior rate (over 55) for $42.00 and GN will offer some great hot deals if you book the same day you play. Otherwise the walk in rate for non seniors is $55.00 which includes the cart and green fee. Once the bunker project is complete this course will be worth every bit of $55.00.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout. Course conditions are improving. Bunkers need work (lack of sand). Greens were nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Jhearn's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


dansass12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only problem was that the course did not have record of my tee time that I booked the night before @


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great shape!"


badputter1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were excellent, bunkers not so good. Overall 8 out of 10.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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