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Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
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4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
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3.0
Value
3.3
Layout
4.3
66.7%
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7002
Slope 139
Rating 74.1
Type Semi-Private
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7002 yards 74.1 139
Blue 72 6430 yards 71.1 130
White 72 5917 yards 68.6 124
Red (W) 72 5432 yards 71.5 127
Scorecard for Lakewood
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.2/132 569 357 141 533 378 439 411 189 443 3460 541 169 398 519 385 459 467 160 444 3542 7002
Blue M: 71.1/126 537 327 123 506 359 406 379 158 409 3204 498 142 366 491 347 430 421 124 407 3226 6430
White M: 68.4/118 507 305 92 483 331 377 319 134 390 2938 477 114 340 472 313 407 395 85 376 2979 5917
Red W: 71.5/125 480 259 81 463 301 355 281 116 349 2685 456 99 320 450 292 386 326 65 353 2747 5432
Handicap 7 17 15 5 11 1 9 13 3 14 16 10 6 18 8 2 12 4
Par 5 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 36 5 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 17 13 7 11 1 9 15 3 12 16 10 8 18 6 2 14 4

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

4.0
54

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Watching the Game 4
Drinks 3
Patio Dining 3
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
Water Hazards 8
Elevation Changes 3
This course/club is great for:
Locals 7
Advanced Golfers 6
A Weekend Splurge 5
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11
Worth the Drive 5
In the 'Burbs 2
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Played On 06/03/2018
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
This is one of my favorite courses to play. Challenging layout, great condition and greens roll true. Only draw back is to be prepared for a 4.5 - 5 hour round, always seems to be jam packed with people.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 05/30/2018
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 03/24/2018
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overrated; Overpriced for non-locals

I led a buddies trip to NO in late March and we played 4 local courses. This was the only one that did not meet expectations. For $40-60 that locals pay, it would have been fine. For $110, it was an awful value. Aside from the one island green par 3, the layout was just OK. Not bad, but also not very memorable. The impact of the unique bunkers is, in my opinion, overstated. Clubhouse and other facilities are adequate, but significantly less impressive than the top public play courses in the area. Conditioning was the worst we saw on our trip, mostly due to the greens, which our group referred to as "painted mud". I would not recommend this course to anyone from out of town paying anything close to the full rate for non-locals. It's not a bad course, but it's also not a destination course.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Good
Played On 06/17/2017
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Love the Character

Lakewood is probably my favorite course to play in the city. I'm not going to say its the nicest, but it does have a lot of character. From the cypress tree art statues, to the variety of landscape settings, and the crazy bunker shapes. It also feels nostalgic in a way; knowing all of the legends that have stepped foot on the grounds there. If I had to critique something it would be that the greens do have a few bumpy spots on each hole, and the fairways have several weeds that could be sprayed...
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 07/31/2016
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
New Orleans Advisor
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

One of New Orleans' Finest

If you visit New Orleans and you have time to play only one full round of golf, Lakewood is probably your best bet for a place to play. The course always seems to be in good shape and the greens are as true as any in the region. It's a course that offers scoring opportunities and doesn't beat you up, but can punish you if you aren't careful. The course is the former site of the New Orleans PGA Tour stop, in it's earlier incarnation. The course was revamped in 2009 by Ron Garl. The entire course was remade, but Garl left some of the holes as they were from the original course, so if you played there prior to the makeover, you might remember the general flow of holes 1-4 and 11-15, which remain virtually the same in routing if not in look as some of the old course holes. On my most recent visit, I was not surprised to find the course equally as pleasant as ever. I was rained out of another recent round there, but only because the rain never stopped. One of the other things that makes Lakewood a great place to play is that it drains better than any other local course. That is definitely a plus in the south Louisiana summer!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 02/20/2016
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Had a great time.

This was my first time playing lakewood. For starters as soon as i pulled in the parking lot a guy pulled up in my cart grabbed my bags and told me to have a great day. That was impressive. Not too difficult of a course,the greens were very fast and very challenging. For the exception of lots of spike marks and people not fixing there ball marks,dont understand why people dont do that,they were very true. Faiways were in great shape and the range is 2nd to none. I will be playing lakewood again. In a time where customer service is horrible everywhere lakewood steps up to the plate in a big way. Thank you to the staff for a great day.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 03/23/2015
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good challenge !!!

Fun and challenging course. When dry, it's fast. Definitely worth the the time. Cool extras with the carvings of old cypress trees and flamed sand traps .
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On 03/16/2015
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course

Lakewood is a great facility and course. Course was wet from a lot of recent rain but drains well. Greens were sandy but fairly fast. Course is fairly long and has some difficult holes but doesn't punish you with too much water or too many bunkers. Overall a very fair and pleasant track. Challenging enough for low handicapper but not punitive for less experienced golfers.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On 02/26/2015
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

New Orleans Go To Course

I was in town for a convention and went out one afternoon - white tees 22 hdcp. The clubhouse is small and aging. Very nice practice facilities! The course had a good mixture of bunkers and water - but not overdone. Fairways, tee boxes, greens, rough where all in good shape - on pair or better than TPC which I played two days prior with the caveat that TPC had faster slopping greens. Had a good round and would go back again.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On 01/24/2015
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Used cart

Looking forward to playing again in better weather

Despite the cold, soggy weather on the day we played, I enjoyed the round. Looking forward to next time on a warmer day and knowing the course better. Lost several balls to water on shots I thought weren't that bad, but not knowing the course hurt me. Staff was super friendly. Expected much better facilities for $100 but the course was well cared for. Has some holes tightly packed together so watch out for errant shots. Some pin locations were really tough, very close to edges.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average

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