The Bluffs on Thompson Creek
The Bluffs on Thompson Creek enjoys a beautiful setting tucked away amid mature hardwood forests. Creeks freely meander throughout the golf course, interconnecting with the sparkling ponds that can be found throughout. The layout is an Arnold Palmer design that takes advantage of the hills, bluffs, and hollows of the varied landscape. You face uneven lies and a few blind shots thanks to the terrain but you'll also get scenic views of the surrounding area. Accuracy is important to have but it's not an overly punishing layout if you happen to be errant. The golf course has a challenging start with an uphill par 3 as the opening hole. Another memorable hole is the par-3 eighth, which features a 50-foot drop to the fairway below. It's both an intimidating and beautiful hole.
|Green (W)||72||5758 yards||74.2||126|
|Red (W)||72||4634 yards||67.9||112|
|Black M: 73.3/139||410||347||415||207||358||405||173||431||531||3277||434||381||518||178||367||400||452||218||506||3454||6731|
|Black/Blue M: 71.8/131||410||320||415||196||358||378||173||390||494||3134||396||381||468||178||348||400||404||218||482||3275||6409|
|Blue M: 70.9/129||373||320||385||196||343||378||147||390||494||3026||396||366||468||143||348||388||404||202||482||3197||6223|
|Blue/Green M: 69.9/124||373||304||385||175||343||346||147||344||494||2911||375||366||454||143||304||388||387||202||440||3059||5970|
|Green M: 68.3/116 W: 73.4/121||327||304||345||175||291||346||125||344||447||2704||375||338||454||94||304||323||387||192||440||2907||5611|
|Green/Silver M: 64.6/114 W: 69.6/119||327||270||345||83||291||299||125||276||359||2375||313||338||335||94||247||323||358||192||398||2598||4973|
|Silver M: 63.4/109 W: 66.9/117||235||270||290||83||236||299||118||276||359||2166||313||281||335||87||247||296||358||112||398||2427||4593|
|Red W: 66.7/111||230||256||287||77||227||297||113||268||354||2109||309||274||329||81||240||289||329||110||390||2351||4460|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities
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17th tee box Photo submitted by u314160248851 on 11/13/2020
18th tee box Photo submitted by u314160248851 on 11/13/2020
Photo submitted by u314159841435 on 11/07/2020
Photo submitted by Tom5929581 on 09/27/2020
Photo submitted by RGA11D5586E1EB84817E on 05/22/2020
Didn't know they got rid of that creek on the left, that hole area is in rough shape Photo submitted by lsutigers17 on 01/08/2020
Typical bunker condition Photo submitted by u000005447986 on 08/03/2017
#8 Photo submitted by Bigboudreaux on 06/23/2017
Hole 9 Photo submitted by jl12 on 01/16/2017
PAR 3(8TH) Photo submitted by lsutigers17 on 02/14/2013
Good Day After Thanksgiving
On a wet Black Friday after Thanksgiving I had the course to myself. Challenging - some tight fairways and a good course overall.
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No bev carrt girls or restaurant encouragement
Great potential. Great layout. HARD fairways. No ability to spin ball. Greens hard. No ability to leave divots on greens. Tough because of narrow greens and fairways but really poor tee boxes in some spots and fairways and greens could use some water
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Everything looks like it is being spruced up. New grill opened, pools look great, club house looks newly pained and cleaned up. Course was in improved shape. Played course a few months ago and course is in really good shape now.
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Great course, great value
After reading that the course was returning to its former glory, we decided to give it a try - WE WERE NOT DISSAPPOINTED!! The course is in excellent shape and far exceeded my expectations. In my opinion, this may be the best golf value in South Louisiana right now!
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Course was in great shape and staff very friendly.
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Band of Brothers
My Brother's and I enjoyed beautiful weather, great fellowship and the fantastic course at The Bluffs!
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Really cool layout and pretty views
A lot of trees which leads to a lot of roots if you miss fairway and rocky dirt. Fairways have some hard spots. Overall I enjoyed the course
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Green need work
Course is on ok shape, green we’re not good. Weeds, did not roll true
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Great design that needs real TLC
The layout and design of this course is great. There are some spectacular holes but the tees bunkers and greens need some real TLC. Most of the fairway bunkers are marked as ground under repair. Some of the tee boxes are not flat. The greens were a little rough and some have Bermuda infecting them.
All that being said the staff is fantastic and the price I paid on Golfnow was worth it. The course is about an hour outside of Baton Rouge but worth the drive. I would be really interested to see if the course gets put back into shape the way Arnold Palmer designed it.
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The mighty has fallen
This used to be the best course in the state. Unfortunately, now it is nowhere near that quality. Fairways are dry and hard as a rock. Tee boxes feel like the ground was rolled on by a steamroller. I broke at least 6 tees trying to put them in the hard ground. Some bunkers were ok, but others have had weeds take over. Greens were decent on the first 8 holes but became very inconsistent on the back 9. Some were lighting fast, some were very slow.. Second hole used to be a par 5, has been converted into a par 4. Yardage listed as 355 yards, but in reality is probably about 260-270. This is a safety hazard. It's sad the condition this course is in. I will not play it again.
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There are some tee boxes and bunkers that need some maintenance but most were in good shape. For the money, you can't beat this course.
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Shell of what it used to be
The King is turning over in his grave. This jewel of the south continues its downward spiral.
The greens and overall playability of this course are about the best they’ve been in the past 5-10 years, but that’s still not saying much. Many bunkers have been totally lost. And a couple of tee boxes are still nothing but sand.
Amenities are now non-existent (Covid has much to do with that I’m sure).
I would still say that $30 on a Saturday morning is worth the 30min drive to play. The layout is second-to-none in south LA.
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The first time I played this course was in 1995. I’ve played a handful of times since and it was always in beautiful condition. Today I was shocked. It was a goat ranch!! Terrible condition as if it has been shut down and not touched for months. Weeds growing in Avery bunker and trap. No sand it then either. Just dirt. Greens were inconsistent and at best average condition. Not worth the money. What are the owners thinking. This course used to be a destination course. They need to shut it down, find some investors and bring it back to its original condition!!!
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I have been playing the bluffs for over 30 years, this is the worst condition I have ever seen it in. It is very very disheartening to see a course with a championship layout fall into such disrepair. The tee boxes were very sparse, the greens were bumpy, the traps are a disaster, and overall it was very ragged. I will not return until it improves dramatically.
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Arnold would roll in his grave to see these conditions on a course bearing his name
Never have I seen a course in such poor condition. Bunkers were full of grass and weeds but little sand. Fairways and tees were in dire need of mowing. Cart paths were little more than broken asphalt and cracked over tree roots. Ponds were murky and stagnant. Very disappointing to see a course which is pretty and has good bones to be in such a dire state of disrepair, especially with the names Palmer and Audobon attached to it. Can't blame these conditions on COVID. Shame on the owners for allowing these conditions to exist.
Spot on. I felt the exact same having played here many times!
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Greens, fairways, and tee boxes were decent and appeared to be well kept, but the sand bunkers look to have been ignored for a long time and were not playable.
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