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4.2
324 Reviews (324)
5 Stars
171
4 Stars
114
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
94.5%
Recommend this course
309 out of 324 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.9%
Recommend this course
50 out of 55 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.0
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.6%
Recommend this course
76 out of 83 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7533 yards
Slope 136
Rating 76.4
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Atchafalaya Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 2006
Golf Season Year round
Architect von Hagge, Smelek and Baril (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared Shirt Required, No Denim Allowed

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.2
324 Reviews (324)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Amazing Food 14
Dinner 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Water Hazards 18
Undulating Greens 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 16
Locals 16
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15

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4.0
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Atchafalaya Golf Course

Atchafalaya Golf Course. Golf carts have broken down 3-times. They are working on bunkers finally

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great Layout

Very fun course. Food and drinks were good. Staff was nice.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great deal

This is a great coarse, the hills and fairway bunkers make you think you’re playing a tour coarse. I will definitely be returning

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/20/2020

Thank you for reviewing us, Haywood. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing The Atchafalaya at Idlewild, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Top notch

Love this course. play it all the time. best course in the area

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mass improvements

The course has improved the overall conditions of the greens an fairways to an excellent rating. The bunkers are a massive work in progress but they are making great improvements.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course will be awesome again when the sand bunkers are updated and repaired.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bubby lam

Bring your "A" game and you will be fine! The course is tough but fair. Great course, bunkers need work but who wants to play bunkers anyways, lol! A round that will be memorable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/27/2020

Thank you for reviewing us, Haywood. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing The Atchafalaya at Idlewild, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Condition of greens an sand trap

The stars of any golf course are the greens an sand traps. They are also where the most maintenance money needs to be spent.
The greens have patch’s of damaged areas , weeds have started to take over , bumpy spots
The traps are being worked on but most have overgrown with weeds. There are to many traps an they are to big. A maintenance night mark
The course has excellent bones An a design that awesome just not enough players to support the maintenance budget.

Hipe

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/22/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bunkers getting better. Greens coming along nicely

This course has been one of my favorites to play. Layout is great and is challenging for all handicap levels. Bunkers had a lot of grass in them, but now they are getting a complete overhaul and progress is very nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, but needs a little work on bunkers.

Great course, but too may hills. Even if you were in the middle of the fairway there was a chance you were on some kind of slope. Well maintained. Wide fairways. Greens were nice. None of the bunkers were playable. They need a lot of work.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

The bunkers were in awful condition and most of them had no sand. I lost a ball in one bunker that had so much grass. The greens contained a lot of poa annua. I like the lay out of the course, but won't go back for a while.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/08/2020

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 Atchafalaya at Idlewild. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Atatchafalya

Course was fun to play. Greens and bunkers are not in good shape but looks like they are working on them.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A diamond in the rough....For Years now

First let me say I'm a 15 handicap who is handicapped and am a relatively short hitter (Drive about 220, down from there). The five different lengths at this course work beautifully for me, I'm typically playing the 2nd or 3rd shortest tees depending on how I'm feeling. My round today was a great experience with just a few exceptions.
First, they have let almost every bunker grow over this summer and they are now waste areas. I hit out of a few with no problems, but was not required. But very few actual sandy bunkers.
The greens were receptive, and rolled true today, even though there are still spots with no grass and just sand. Been like that for a very long time.
I've always been fascinated by the layout, S-curve par 5's and lots of trouble around, water, woods, swamp, you name it. On days like today, with gorgeous weather, I welcomed it.
My only real concern is that for the last few months I've been able to play a ton of high end courses in the City (Idlewild is in the middle of relative nowhere) during the day on a Friday or Thursday for around $30-$35. Paying $63 today was the most I've paid for a round in a very long time, especially for a 2:00 tee time on a Friday.
I do recommend this course, in a 50 mile radius of it there is nothing even close to the quality, maybe that's why the prices are high.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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