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4.3
124 Reviews (124)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
86.9%
Recommend this course
114 out of 124 reviews
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4.2
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
78.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 14 reviews
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4.3
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.8%
Recommend this course
18 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 71
Length 7077 yards
Slope 130
Rating 74.0
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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 Grass
Greens Champion Ultradwarf Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (2005) Beau Welling (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

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Reviews

4.3
124 Reviews (124)

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 13
Near Local Attractions 12
Convenient to the City 10

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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Reunited

My cousin recommended this so we went and had a blast. Course was great shape no complaints. Love the gps system

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

Golfers Paradise

Love this place, feels like I’m in a vacation paradise when I’m on this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed by Visit

A golf buddy of mine and myself drove about 2 hours to play here at the neighboring course of Golden Nugget over a Friday Saturday. We were extremely disappointed in this course. The staff was very friendly but the course was below average. The layout was just OK for a Fazio design but the course conditions were just a notch above terrible especially for a green fee over $100. There is no on site restaurant or bar except for the nearby casino. There is plenty of merch in the Pro shop.

Range was closed, Tees and fairways were full of weeds and the greens were slow and grainy with recent top dressing. Even with perfect conditions, I would not pay more than $60-70 dollars for peak green fee and even then, the design is lackluster enough, I would not want to play here again.

The casino itself, restaurants and amenities are very nice. They need to put more money in tho their golf course.

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

Good time

Will play again. Course is the best around here and always in good condition. Thank You Golf Now !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
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

Two timer.

So good we paid for a second time around. Wet in a few areas but remarkably better than all the recent rain could have caused. Just loved it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A chilly, windy day on the course.

The course was just a bit too wet today so it was cart path only. There was some rain last night and several bunkers had not been raked and some very wet hard packed. Most of the fairways were in pretty good condition for winter time and the greens were rolling great!

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

Great times

Great place to play the course is fun and the staff is great

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Poor

Lots of sand on greens, very uneven and bumpy. Cart girls were excellent
Not what I expected for the money. I will not return

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

The let two people play out of one bag.Greens had sand on them.All of that I would go back

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Cold Day in March!

Yep,

I had the day off and NEEDED to play golf!

Contraband Bayou’s Staff made it happen. It literally was the coldest day of the Year. Staff greeted me with a bright ‘’Hello Mr Martin” and a cup of hot coffee. Even though there was a chance of sleet, a charged, clean cart with a windshield, ice chest with water, tees and towels was made ready for me. The Onboard electronics were stunning and very easy to use.

At the turn, I was again welcomed with a smile and coffee. They even offered to recharge my phone!

Well, my score was unbelievable! ( because who would even believe that I played in such conditions) the Course was immaculate and the Experience was exactly what I needed to warm my heart on a stupidly cold 37degree afternoon.

Thanks #Golfmates

I’ll be back,

John
New Orleans, LA, USA

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mud

Muddy no grass. T boxes terrible. Weeds very little grass.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
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