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4.3
282 Reviews (282)
5 Stars
160
4 Stars
95
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
96.5%
Recommend this course
271 out of 282 reviews
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4.1
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.3%
Recommend this course
36 out of 39 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.8%
Recommend this course
55 out of 58 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

4.3
282 Reviews (282)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Amazing Food 13
Patio Dining 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Water Hazards 17
Undulating Greens 13
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 15
Locals 15
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 14

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Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Sand Traps Overgrown

This is usually one of my favorite courses in the area. The personnel is very friendly. The tee boxes and greens are in good shape. Golf carts have GPS. The problem was the sand traps. Every one of them is overgrown with weeds. The message on the GPS system tells golfers to play them like ground under repair. I have never seen the course in this condition and I think it is a little overpriced based on the playing conditions. I am confident the sand traps will be addressed...the course is still worth playing. It still stays on my list as one the best courses in the area.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/07/2020

Hi, thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Needs a lot of work

I use to love this course and it was always taken care of. I understand the pandemic has slowed things down but wow, this course needs some work. The bunkers have trees growing in them, fairways need cut, and the greens are in the worst shape I have seen for any course. For the price, this courses should be much better. This course is on the trail and it is not up to par. Please do better and make this course what it use to be.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/23/2020

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course conditions are very important to us. Please know that we are working to get everything up to par as the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing The Atchafalaya at Idlewild. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

9 Holes

Didn’t know the front 9 was closed. Had to play back 9 twice. No notification through Golfnow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/16/2020

Hello, we appreciate you reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the experience you had when booking your round. Your feedback about the lack of being notified that our front 9 was closed during the booking process is important to us. We always want to make sure our golfers are clear about their purchase before checking out. We ask that you contact GolfNow customer service at 1 (800) 767-3574 for clarity. Please have your confirmation number handy. Thank you for playing The Atchafalaya at Idlewild. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bunkers

My only dislike is the lack of bunker play. It takes a lot away from the experience and challenges of the game. Overall, I enjoyed my round very much.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GMB

Really enjoyed it my third time playing in 2 weeks on this course had to bring my younger son with me great outing thanks

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the unique layout

I have played here many times in the past. It has been over 5 years since I have played here last. As always, the course is fun and challenging. The only complaint I have is that the sand traps were completely unplayable. They were full of mud, weeds, and rocks. I could understand if they were just not raked or had a few weeds because of scaled back maintenance due to Covid 19. But this was total negligence. I was disappointed that I paid full price with the condition of the traps. I will return because I enjoy playing there so much. I just hope they do some work!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a great experience here. Course in great shape. My favorite track in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Alligators and greenery!

First off the bunkers are all under repair. After 2 days of heavy rain this course played 90 degree and only a few areas of standing water in the fairway. For the most part the greens were in decent shape. Overall it was a great round and see all the gators out was nice. Also look out for the occasionally snake.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It’s Covid-19 time

The course was not in great shape like it normally is but I’m assuming that has a lot to do with a reduced staff

The greens has just been aerated and sanded and we’re extremely fast.

Bunkers are ALL considered ground in repair so they are pretty much a non factor.

Still a fun course to play and I look forward to seeing it back in shape when this is over

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/22/2020

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!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Previously Played

Bad bunkers & Greens

Bunkers/traps are unplayable & greens have recently been aerated.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 04/17/2020

Hi, Grover. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course conditions are extremely important to us. We are currently working to get everything up to par as the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make the necessary improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing The Atchafalaya at Idlewild. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

this is the one. you got to go there !!!

this is the one. you got to go there !!!

best

fantastic.

will go back again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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 Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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