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3.7
127 Reviews (127)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
30
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
86.9%
Recommend this course
108 out of 127 reviews
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4.1
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
13
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.0%
Recommend this course
23 out of 25 reviews
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3.9
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
12
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.1%
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39 out of 41 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6665 yards
Slope 114
Rating 71.0
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Bayou Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1974
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Finger (1974) Mike Nuzzo (2014)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required. Collar shirts with sleeves must be worn.

Reviews

3.7
127 Reviews (127)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 7
Bunkers 6
Undulating Greens 6

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Disaster!

Arrived 2 hours in advance after travelling 20 miles to be told course closed for visitors and golf now had already taken my money from card !

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Commented on 11/15/2019

Hello alberto5972. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Excellent staff

Course elevation is low so it’s susceptible to high tide & local rains. They do a good job keeping the course in playable condition. The staff there is knowledgeable & friendly. The layout is challenging. I think it’s a good value for your money.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/21/2019

raisincain2, we want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (409) 739-9622. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really wet!!!

After rain from a cold front the course was soaked. Some holes were not even playable because of stand water. Other than that, the course was laid out really nicely. It is near the Bay with beautiful scenery. I would love to play it again under dryer condition.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/01/2019

Hi u000006680707! 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!

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Nice Greens

Great course for the money and very friendly staff

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/04/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Bayou Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great condition

minimum golfers on course therefore the pace was very fast. finished round in 3 hours with 2 players.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/04/2019

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, u888595998. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

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Commented on 10/04/2019

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, u888595998. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great rates - considering I’m from Canada

Back 9 was really backed up due to some rain, delay, called the club house and asked we replayed the front 9.

Was not an issue- friendly staff!

Will be back next time in the area!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/27/2019

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Bayou Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/27/2019

Hello, Matt. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Bayou Golf Course!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course, slow play

The course itself was in good condition with open fairways and true rolling greens in great shape. The speed of play was an issue. It was a three some ahead of us with one player added on. He was playing at normal speed but the other two had no interest in how their play impacted the thee groups behind them. A Marshall needs to speed things up. It would have made the round more enjoyable. I’ll be back but I hope this aspect is is corrected.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/27/2019

Hi. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will make a note of it. We look forward to having you back at Bayou Golf Course!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Relaxing Golf

A great place for a slow paced round of golf; good scenery and open setting while you enjoy a relatively low price game!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Greens Undergoing Maintenance

Played this course last week and the greens were great. Today, not so much. The greens were punched and sanded, then after teeing off on the back nine a maintenance person drove up and said the back nine was closed. All this would have been nice to know before booking a round! I did check, there’s nothing on Golf Now or the course’s website. Plus after three holes I got stuck behind someone teaching a young boy to play (the kid was around 6). Even though I was very close to being on the same tee box as the twosome they rushed to try and stay ahead of me. It was disappointing to wait on every shot while the twosome in front hurried and hit one after another poor shot, only delaying everything. It’s a shame courses do not regulate slow play.
Give this course a few weeks to get the greens back. Disappointed in Golf Now as well, previous conversations indicated that unless the course is closed there’s nothing that can be done to help. 18 holes were not available to be played and the nine in service were un-puttable.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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Commented on 08/27/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Greens are Great

My last visit here the greens were infected with pawana grass, not anymore, the greens are in super condition. It was cart path only, the course can hold water, so some of the tee boxes needed to be mowed. Overall the course looks great. This course like many struggles with slow play, marshaling for pace of play is needed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 08/27/2019

Hi. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Bayou Golf Course.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time

The course was very wet due to rain from previous day. Cart paths only which slowed down pace of play, but all players were considerate and weren’t pushy. A fairly easy course for the most part. Hardest part about this course was figuring out where a few tee boxes were placed. Very little signs telling you the next tee box location.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/27/2019

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!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Greens

It is great to play a course with awesome greens. They putted well. We played a foursome and it was great for everyone. Thanks

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Hi. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Bayou Golf Course.

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course is in Great Shape!!

I’ve been playing this course for over 25 years, give or take. This past Sunday was the best shape I’ve ever seen it in. The greens were fantastic and you can tell they have put a lot of work into fixing it up nice. Keep up the good work!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/27/2019

Bloozdood, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon! Thanks for choosing Bayou Golf Course.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course conditions.

Fairways have some wear, maybe rope off some areas for growth to fill in. #9 fairway has some tall patches of weeds, not a deal breaker. Greens are great condition!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/27/2019

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Bayou Golf Course.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

First visit...ok..will give it another shot...

It was the first visit to Bayou Golf Course for everyone in our foursome.

The course had a decent layout. It was very flat, and mostly open, with water coming into play often. It's not too far from the coast. So, there is likely to be a breeze on most days. This is nice in providing a little relief from the heat, and it gives the course an additional bit of protection from a mostly straightforward layout.

This rating should be a 3.5. Unfortunately, that is not an option. The conditions on the day of play prevent me from going to a 4, so 3 is what it gets.

It appears to be a course of moderate means. So, budget constraints may play a role. There was crab grass throughout the fairways and the greens were not very good. It appeared to mostly be that the winter grass was still there and dry, and the summer grass was dormant and had not come in yet, and there were some bare spots. Whatever the reason, they just were not that good overall.

The clubhouse is very modest, as was the grill/lounge area.

Staff in both the pro shop and the grill were friendly.

This review is based solely on today's visit. That being said, we will give it another try. If the greens have come in, it will be worth it--provided it's at a reasonable price.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Day but Wet Course

Good course, Friendly staff but wet course. Front 9 was cart path only but back 9 was 90 degree. Too much Poa Annua on the greens.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Early season Golf

Fairways have not wintered well or have been neglected. Lots of dead area,grass less area. Bunkers were good good sand, greens were fast and undulating, actual holes are interesting ie not boring back and forth some challenges and club selection with the wind makes a big difference. had i not gotten senior rate (29 nice that course offers senior rates on weekend as most don't) Wife played with us and from forward tees she enjoyed herself with out having to lose a few sleeves of balls. Tee boxes were not great (long crass and fairway dead spots but other than that enjoyed the round. Just play winter rules and lift and place ball on grass if you can find some . Will return but will give it some time to grow in. . .

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid Muni Course

Cost of a round is very fair for what the course is. It’s a very playable municipal course with a few fun/hard holes.

Greens rolled fairly well. They all had some little weed things popping up but nothing ridiculous that dramatically affected putts. Less than $35 for 18 with a cart on a Sunday morning is a good value for this course. If you want to knock the rock around for a quick 18 on a budget, I definitely recommend.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average

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