The National Golf Club of Louisiana

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4.5
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4.5
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3.9
Amenities
4.2
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6946
Slope 132
Rating 73.5
Type Semi-Private
The National Golf Club of Louisiana is the cornerstone of the Westlake community. The course wanders through towering stands of beautiful Louisiana soft pines that provide an idyllic setting. The layout measures more than 7,000 yards from the back tees, offering plenty of holes that will please long hitters. The challenging greens are known to be some of the largest of any golf course in the area. The size of the greens can accommodate a variety of hole locations, allowing the course to play differently each time. You'll be tested with 80 strategically placed bunkers and 14 different lakes that come into play throughout. The generously wide fairways are seemingly docile but the subtle slopes and rolling terrain can be unforgiving. Accuracy and proper club selection are the keys to scoring well at The National Golf Club of Louisiana.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6946 yards 73.5 132
Blue 72 6604 yards 71.9 128
White 72 6177 yards 69.8 124
Gold (W) 72 5663 yards 72.8 129
Gold 72 5663 yards 67.3 116
Red (W) 72 5267 yards 70.7 122
Scorecard for The National Golf Club of Louisiana
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: 73.3/139 537 159 433 394 192 397 418 508 423 3461 433 512 176 362 437 199 457 494 415 3485 6946
Blue M: 71.8/128 518 151 414 377 187 371 398 486 398 3300 411 495 158 337 415 180 439 475 394 3304 6604
White M: 69.9/124 494 144 392 354 169 351 371 460 365 3100 386 472 133 310 388 167 412 441 368 3077 6177
Gold M: 67.8/116 W: 72.8/125 467 132 344 324 131 344 343 424 339 2848 363 445 114 288 340 142 363 415 345 2815 5663
Red M: 66.1/112 W: 70.5/122 440 123 326 302 119 319 314 389 315 2647 325 417 98 273 317 134 340 396 320 2620 5267
Handicap 2 18 6 12 14 16 10 4 8 9 3 17 13 7 15 1 5 11
Par 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2009
Fairways TifSport
Greens MiniVerde
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dave Bennett (2009) Wadsworth Golf Construction (2009)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "NGLA Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Reviews

4.4
33

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 10
Bunkers 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 9
Locals 8
A Weekend Splurge 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 8
Convenient to the City 7
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great and affordable course

If you get an online deal, it's an great value. The course is very well kept and maintained. It is a pleasure to be able to play a nice course that is affordable to the average golfer. I don't need all the bells and whistles of a plush club house. Keep it like is, simple and affordable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Golf & Gambling

This course is on my list to play ever time we come to Lake Charles. This is a great value for the tract. Would pay more in Houston for this quality.

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

An Awesome Course

I always love playing at the National. It's one of my favorite local courses. I frequently recommend it to out-of-towners that I meet on other local courses.

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

Great layout

Very nice course overall in good shape. A few of the greens on the front had some bad spots but overall the course was in very good condition I would recommend playing it and I will play it again

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

Really Fun layout.

Great track. Fun layout. Large undulated greens. Can be speedy at times.

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

Great Course

Great shape, great pace of play, I will definitely be coming back.

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

Luv the course

Definately a professional type course. You cannot get away with dribbling it off the tees. Lots of sand, just a great layout. Got rained out the last 4 holes tho.... #gullywasher

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Three putt dream

The National is a very nice and well maintained track. It is fun and can be a bear depending on the tees you pick. We play blue and when the wind is up like the day we played 15 to 20 mph. Club slection has to right on. The greens were not a pristine as they usually are...fetilzer was down. One tip is always try and stay below the hole. Pins can be located in some very tough places with breaks that you..I can't see. Great layout you will enjoy it.

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

Lots of sand.

Great course very challenging. Lots of sand. Course in great shape even after the daily spring showers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

great time on a great course

This is a very nice course and for the price, you can't beat it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Average

Course was clean and taken care of. Tee boxes need leving. No food cooked during lunchtime which was a bummer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

terrific course

Fun challenging course, lots of trouble areas and hidden water. Par 5s relatively short.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging but Fair

Great layout... Challenging but fair. Beautiful setting. Course in grest shape regardless of heavy downpours earlier in the week. Greens were very good, subtle tricks but rolled nice. One DRAWBACK is that the course allows fivesomes. Pace of play was an issue. Plus, the fivesome ahead of my group played from the back tees. Fivesomes are a blight regardless of who or where.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Love the course

Great course .love the staff great cart staff .play this course for fun and enjoyment .

Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent Course

Some challenging greens that were somewhat difficult. It was a pleasure playing this course as a beginner.

Conditions Excellent
Value 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
Average weather
Used cart

Large, quick greens

Really enjoyed the course. Reachable par 5's from the blue tees which was a pleasant surprise. Water is extremely plentiful so pay attention off the tee. Overall a great course, especially for the money. Worth the 70 mile drive to get there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great, New Course located near Lake Charles, LA ..

Great New Gem of a resort style course located near Lake Charles, LA in a new residential development called National Golf Course ... WOW ... beautiful, and big and Fun. Friendly and helpful Staff ... wonderful experience and excellent design.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Course is amongst a swamp!

Mosquito infested. Hotter than heck at 7 am. course doesn't drain well so cart path only. I should have just walked I would have been less tired.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course

This course was in very good condition as it almost always is in my experience. Everything went smoothly!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Used cart

Good Course, Slow Play

Well kept course. Definitely kept the money on the course vs the club house. Played on Sunday and the pace was agonizingly slow. Not sure if it's like this on the weekday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good

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$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
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