A splendid view from The Bluffs on Thompson Creek
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3.9
205 Reviews (205)
5 Stars
85
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
80.8%
Recommend this course
178 out of 205 reviews
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3.9
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
79.4%
Recommend this course
27 out of 34 reviews
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4.0
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
85.7%
Recommend this course
54 out of 63 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7005 yards
Slope 142
Rating 74.4

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1988) Ed Seay (1988) Nathan Crace (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes, after 1:00 PM
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

3.9
205 Reviews (205)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 22
Bunkers 21
Water Hazards 21
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 23
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 21
A Weekend Splurge 16
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 23

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Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/01/2020

Hi, u414268942. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at The Bluffs on Thompson Creek!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/02/2020

Hi, u314161019902. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at The Bluffs on Thompson Creek!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

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

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/23/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We do apologize for the course conditions as it is not the standard we strive for. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting The Bluffs on Thompson Creek. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 12/02/2020

Hi, u5840067. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at The Bluffs on Thompson Creek!

Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Looking Up

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/01/2020

Hi, Robertsc. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing The Bluffs on Thompson Creek.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/02/2020

Thank you for your review, u314160248851. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at The Bluffs on Thompson Creek. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bluffs

Course was in great shape and staff very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/01/2020

Your feedback is important to us, u8977119. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing The Bluffs on Thompson Creek.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Band of Brothers

My Brother's and I enjoyed beautiful weather, great fellowship and the fantastic course at The Bluffs!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/10/2020

u314159841435, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing The Bluffs on Thompson Creek.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/10/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314160927781. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing The Bluffs on Thompson Creek!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/10/2020

Hi kurtisleaux. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing The Bluffs on Thompson Creek.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/28/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, u314160839729. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Green need work

Course is on ok shape, green we’re not good. Weeds, did not roll true

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/01/2020

Hi, thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at The Bluffs on Thompson Creek!

Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/29/2020

Hi, Tom! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at The Bluffs on Thompson Creek!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/22/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting The Bluffs on Thompson Creek. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/14/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting us and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/14/2020

Hi, thank so much you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Please be advised that we have projects underway the course conditions. We hope that you'll bear with us through this transition and give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing The Bluffs Golf and Sports Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Terrible condition.

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!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Please know that we have projects underway to recover the course conditions and hope you'll bear with us through this transition and give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing The Bluffs Golf and Sports Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very disappointed

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/31/2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/30/2020

Spot on. I felt the exact same having played here many times!

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Commented on 08/28/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Please know that we are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting The Bluffs Golf and Sports Resort. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Miserable Bunkers

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/28/2020

Hi, tboud. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at The Bluffs on Thompson Creek!

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