Contraband Bayou Golf Club At L'Auberge Du Lac

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4.4
108
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
94.3%
Recommend this course
102 out of 108 reviews
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4.2
11
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
80.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 11 reviews
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4.4
33
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.9%
Recommend this course
31 out of 33 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 7077
Slope 130
Rating 74.0
Type Public/Resort
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Contraband Bayou Golf Club
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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
Scorecard for Contraband Bayou Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.0/130 611 441 452 189 369 424 431 196 590 3703 373 196 435 169 346 557 452 425 421 3374 7077
Gold M: 71.2/120 589 416 431 159 339 372 398 171 511 3386 337 174 414 156 314 518 411 406 415 3145 6531
Green M: 68.9/116 543 368 404 143 307 345 359 127 498 3094 316 154 394 132 279 487 396 383 380 2921 6015
Silver W: 69.2/114 500 274 366 120 246 305 298 103 417 2629 289 121 337 109 227 416 325 353 285 2462 5091
Handicap 12 6 2 14 4 10 8 16 18 7 15 5 13 17 1 3 9 11
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 2 14 4 12 16 6 8 18 10 11 15 3 17 13 9 5 1 7

Course Details

Year Built 2005
Fairways 419 Bermuda
Greens Champion Ultradwarf Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

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4.4
108

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 14
Bunkers 13
Undulating Greens 7
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 13
Locals 11
Group Getaways 10
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 12
Near Local Attractions 12
Convenient to the City 10
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Beautiful

The only reason I couldn’t give the course conditions a five rating is because on the day of play the course had just reopened from a couple day shutdown due to rain. It was extremely wet. Fair ways and tee boxes were slush. It probably should have remained closed a few more days. The greens were great but a little slow due to being wet. If you plan a round bring mosquitoe repellent as for any south Louisiana courses it is a must.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good challenge but fair.

Played on a hot Monday morning. Course in very good shape. Greens recovering from recent aeration, but it didn’t spoil the fun. Will play again when we are in Lake Charles.

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

Aeration Alert! !!

GolfNow is usually great alerting us to course condition. We drove 60 miles only to find sand filled holes on all 18 greens. The pro shop didn't even say a word as we checked in. We understand the need and appreciate the effort. Be warned of recent aeration. That's all. Geat course.

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

Course was in good shape , Greens need a little work but overalls very nice for the price.

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

Fairly Easy but Great Course

Course was pretty simple with the majority of the holes being straight shots. But the well-placed bunkers and the amount of water and trees kept things interested. Grass wasn't quite as green as I would have hoped, but that's just how summer goes. Will definitely be back for another round. (With a Hot Deal of course)

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

One of the best courses I have ever played!!! Challenging but fun!!!! Regardless of your handicap you should have a great time!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Will Not Return

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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

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

Contraband Bayou Golf Club

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

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

1st time @ Contraband.

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Excellent Course!

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!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Loved it

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing Golf Course

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
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