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Regions • Crossroads
Central Louisiana’s Crossroads region is a unique splice of Louisiana which feels much like the rest of the South. It offers quaint inns, historic hotels and exciting resorts at which to stay for a one-of-a-kind Louisiana golf vacation.
The first is Cypress Bend Golf Resort in the far western town of Many. The resort sits majestically along the shores of Toledo Bend Lake, which sepa- rates Louisiana and Texas and is the largest man- made lake in the country at 186,000 acres. It’s also been named the number one bass lake in the country. Cypress Bend Resort features 95 guest rooms, including luxurious two-bedroom golf suites; a variety of dining options; state-of-the-art confer- ence facilities; a full service spa; and an
18-hole golf course, known as the crown jewel of the Audubon Golf Trail. The design utilizes the natural terrain and creates elevation changes with breath- taking views of the lake. The elevated tee boxes and greens create visual challenges, but strategically placed bunkers, small well-guarded greens, grass bunkers, and, of course, water on 11 holes force the golfer to really think his way around this course.
The historic and scenic town of Natchitoches is just minutes away from Cypress Bend, providing a variety of unique restaurants, shops and other outdoor attractions for the visiting golfer. Plus it’s home to two golf courses, the private Natchitoches Country Club and Northwestern Hills Golf Club. This course has wide fairways on rolling hills
and would make a nice complement to a round
Toledo Bend-Lake Country Area Natchitoches-Winnfield Area Alexandria-Vidalia-Marksville Area
at nearby Cypress Bend Resort.
The Alexandria area is home to six golf courses
and Paragon Casino Resort leads the way as home to the Tamahka Trails Golf Club in Marksville. Open to the public, Tamahka boasts Central Louisiana’s most distinctive golf experience. The course has hosted many prestigious events, such as a U.S. Open Qualifier and the Louisiana Senior Four-Ball Championship. The layout of the course is fair, but it’s also challenging with lots of sand, doglegs, water hazards, native grasses and trees. Adding to the stay and play experience at Paragon Casino Resort is an upscale hotel; live entertainment; movie theatre; large casino floor with table games, slots and poker
rooms; plus nine restaurants and bars.
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Middle Left Photo: Bass fishing at Toledo Bend
Top Right Photo: Roulette at Paragon Casino Resort, Marksville; Bottom Right Photo: Cypress Bend Golf Villas, Many
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