The National Golf Club of Louisiana

4.4242000000 4.4 stars from 5 (33)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6946 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "NGLA Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 33 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
15
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

33 out of 33 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers  

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Reviews


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"great and affordable course"


jm7cajun's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Golf & Gambling"


earlfruge's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"An Awesome Course"


Eddie6830641's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


clem13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Really Fun layout."


Dafulton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


bpapizan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Luv the course"


yucatanstan1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Three putt dream"


u000005800878's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lots of sand."


u000007274240's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great time on a great course"


Chris6503685's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Average"


u000007582389's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"terrific course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging but Fair"


u000006497898's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.<br/> 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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Love the course"


u00000850539's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course"


Seabeeroy's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Large, quick greens"


u302010410's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


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


Todd9209230's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course is amongst a swamp!"


srbright2721's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


golfgoofy's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Course, Slow Play"


profminki's avatar
Skill:  Beginner

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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