Contraband Bayou Golf Club At L'Auberge Du Lac

4.3198588235 4.3 stars from 5 (101)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7077 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

  • 777 Avenue L'Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • (866) 580-7444, (337) 395-7220
  • (337) 395-7479
  • www.llakecharles.com

Year built: 2005
Architect(s): Tom Fazio (2005)
Type: Public/Resort
Greens: Champion Ultradwarf Bermuda
Fairways: 419 Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 7077 yards 74.0 130
Middle Back 71 6531 yards 71.2 120
Middle Front 71 6015 yards 69.0 116
Forward (W) 71 5091 yards 69.2 114

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 101 Reviews
5 stars:
52
4 stars:
38
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

95 out of 101 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for a weekend splurge locals group getaways   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens  

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"Will Not Return"


rbachman60's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played for a weekday rate of $94. After completing the round, I wanted to go ask for a refund. In my opinion, the course conditioning equated to a $25 greens fee. The tee boxes, fairways, & greens were full of weeds. The course was featureless short of a few holes. The bunkers were the only part of the course that was well maintained. We traveled 2+ hours, from Houston, to play this course and felt like we wasted our time. The young lady in the pro shop was courteous but became easily confused. The man that assisted her was not very courteous. The pro shop was well stocked but prices were a little extreme. I can say with certainty that I will not return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course



bunkie74's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



hossgreta's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

really good course at a very reasonable price.Easy to book.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Contraband Bayou Golf Club"


rserna's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was in excellent shape. staff was extremely friendly. there was some wind but not to bad.


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my absolute favorite courses. The conditions of the fairways are amazing. The landscape and the entire layout have never failed to impress. I’ve played there more than 10 times so far and every time i go i come away just wanting to play it again. The is the only course to play while visitng the casinos.


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


"1st time @ Contraband."


mattjpere's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course and not difficult. Only issue was had was that the greens were full of sand. I asked 3 different workers before playing including calling in advance how the greens were and they all stated they were great. Besides that (and the 20+ mph winds), we had a good time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course!"


u547741719's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played in the morning on a hot deal from golfnow.com. First time to play the course and the course is in magnificent shape!! FOR SURE going back!!!


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



earlfruge's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
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Reviewed on


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



John2492064's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Loved it"


u748427930's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
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Reviewed on

The carts have GPS. There are apples in barrels on some tee boxes. Snack cart even on weekdays.


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



David3159238's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fresh cold apples on start of each nine is a nice courtesy . One of the best tracks in this area. Only draw back is course doesn't dry out for a while after rain--although we have had excessive amount of rain lately. Still played longer with damp conditions. Greens are better than they have been but hopefully get better into spring.

Friendly folks and a free apple makes for a pleasant experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



pkgolfer's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Amazing Golf Course"


00doc's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

An amazing golf course regardless of your handicap there are some challenging holes,but worth the experience of a championship golf course just a beautiful layout !

Doc from Port Arthur Tx


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


"Well kept large fairways and greens"


u494368284's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good fun course unlike most casinos you don’t get free range balls. Very intermediate friendly with large fairways and greens. There’s usually deals for $20 on golf now making this a wonderful experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000007977783's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good bang for the buck !"


u2350756's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
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Reviewed on

Very friendly atmosphere/ the staff if most helpful. The 18 holes plays great with the driver and the greens are best you can get got a 40$ round !


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


"Classy course"


empty99's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It’s an elegant resort style course not too difficult we really enjoyed it. It could be better maintained specially around the greens because most pin holes look worn out some not even round, need new holes cut at least.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wet but a great round"


LonghornGolfer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course even with it being cart path only. Most of the staff was really friendly but the afternoon cart lady had an attitude!!! Didn’t let her attitude affect the experience at a wonderful course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u550745114's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



u5989265's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
Previously played 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: Excellent


I recommend this course



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