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4.3
78 Reviews (78)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
90.1%
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76 out of 78 reviews
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4.4
15 Reviews (15)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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15 out of 15 reviews
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4.3
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.5%
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21 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7002 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.1

Lakewood Golf Club is one of the South's premier golf destinations. Opened in 1961, the course has hosted the New Orleans Open 26 times over the years. Beautiful cypress and oak trees frame the golf course, providing a beautiful backdrop throughout the round. When Ron Garl renovated the course in 2009 he managed to obtain its original character while modernizing the layout with new fairways, tee boxes, and greens. Strategically placed bunkers and fairway contouring were also added. Lakewood Golf Club is owned by the New Orleans Firefighters Pension Fund and as a tribute to New Orleans Firefighters, the final hole was redesigned and renamed "Fire in the Hole." Called so because the traps are arranged in a set of flames against a backdrop of red sand. You won't find anything like the bunkering on this par 4.

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Course Details

Year Built 1961
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert B. Harris (1961) Ron Garl (2009)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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Reviews

4.3
78 Reviews (78)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Water Hazards 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
Advanced Golfers 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 12

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome

Do play here when in New Orleans. Awesome course and great staff. will play again if ever back in the big easy on a side note do not play Joseph Bartholomew rude staff other golfers are rude and no pace of play etiquette

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course

Course staff was very friendly. Course is in good shape. Greens had a little crabgrass but were still very playable. Bermuda greens and fairways are in good shape. Water is in play in a few holes. Fun course to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather

Eastbank meets Westbank for the First Time

I had only heard about Lakewood about a year ago even though I had lived in the New Orleans area (Eastbank) for 4 years. Based on the green fee price, I expected Lakewood G.C. to be a premier course. My experience proved this to be true. While Lakewood is wide-open which suits my game well, the presence of so many water hazards on so many holes (at least 12) proved to be a challenge. Most holes were moderate in length and so accommodatable to the average golfer. The traps were in very good shape and well-maintained. The greens were recently aerated and sanded but rolled pretty-true. In a few weeks they should be excellent. Overall, it was a good golfing experience and if I weren't relocating to Texas, Lakewood would be a regular stop on my golf days!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

BIG JOHN REVIEW

Unfortunately, the greens had just been sanded, making the putting on the course very frustrating. I look forward to coming back when the course firms up. There should be a notification that such measures have been implemented.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another amazing round

This course is always top notch every time I play it. Top tier on the Westbsnk for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

great/fast round

Played on a Tuesday afternoon, just me and my wife. We were the only people out there and played in under 2.5 hours. Course was in great shape except for the greens although really can't count that against them since they had just aerated. Will definitely play here again soon

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course
Always in great shape
Greens roll very well
Food is great

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Shape

1st time playing there. Course was in great shape. Good Fairways. Nice fast greens in perfect shape. Friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Flat, Fun Course - Quick Greens

This was my first time playing Lakewood New Orleans. When I drove up, I thought the place was going to be terrible as everything looked pretty shaggy and rough while driving to the course. However, I was VERY PLEASANTLY surprised.

The course was fun and fair. It was challenging knowing where the holes go as this was my first time playing the course. Many of the tee shots are curved or blind as to the where the green was located. It is a great to play with someone who has played before to show you where the hole is located and to where to hit your tee shots.

The club house is not too much to write home about, but I don't play for golf for an extravagant club house. I play golf for a nice, fun, challenging course which Lakewood is in abundance.

I will definitely be back to play again. The greens were quick and ran true. There is no elevation changes at all on the course so the ball rolls a long way both on the fairways as well as the greens.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

OK value.

There was a tournament ahead of us (2some) that postpaid our tee time. This was OK and explained by the staff.
The pro shop isn't much. Food was adequate.
The course was coming back for the spring. Greens were consistent and fairways were decent.
The layout required using the map to navigate but useful.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great greens and beautiful tree carvings of wildlife!

Beautiful lay out with several challenging holes! Greens were perfect and fast!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great day

It had been about 2 months since I have played and it was great. The weather was beautiful but Wendy. The course was in great shape and the greens were fast. My buddy and I had a great time and thought the price for the round was fair. Over all, I would recommend this course to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Finally dryu

Course finally dry
Greens great shape.fajrways were soft on some holes but great enjoying to be playing again. Appreciate your efforts to maintain course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wet baby, wet

I like playing this course, but today was very wet from so much rain 2 days ago Was cart path only. Just one of those days where its carry only on ball flight with no rollout. Soggy & mushy just to get to your ball. Just kind of took the competitive edge off of your game.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

ONE OF THE BEST IN NOLA

Lakewood never lets me down. Greens and fairways always in great condition. One of the only courses in southern louisiana that actually takes care of there bunkers. They also have great practice range. I highly recommend this course to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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