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Regions • Cajun Country
The Cajun Country region, which stretches from Lake Charles near the Texas border east to Lafayette along I-10 and then southeast along U.S. 90 towards the Gulf of Mexico, has fast become a golfing mecca thanks to the world-class facilities, which have sprung up over the last decade.
Lake Charles, in particular, has been welcoming golf travelers to the region for several years, first as the home of one of the most sought after stops on the Audubon Golf Trail, Gray Plantation, and then as a result of the completion of a couple of casino resort courses that provide guests with truly upscale courses at a fair price.
Gray Plantation has been named one of the top 100 courses in the United States by Golf Digest. Its layout was designed for the thinking golfer as 12 of the holes are laced among 670 acres of lakes and a total of 94 bunkers await throughout the course.
Contraband Bayou Golf Club at L’Auberge Casino Resort is the only public Tom Fazio signature design in the state. The course routing takes advantage of the lowland marsh features and eight spectacular lakes. Golf Digest has listed it as one of Louisiana’s “top courses in state” and one of the “best casino courses” in the country. Golfers, who have played it, consider it the second best course in the state, according to Golf Advisor. Plus, L’Auberge Casino Resort is ranked number four on USA Today’s “10Best” readers poll for casinos in the U.S.
The Country Club at the Golden Nugget opened a few years ago, just a long par 5 away from
Lake Charles Area Lafayette Area
New Iberia-Morgan City Area Houma-Thibodaux-Grand Isle Area
Contraband Bayou. In fact, the two casino resorts have a waterfront boardwalk connecting them. After being named a “top new course” by Golf Digest and ranked in the top ten in the state by both Golfweek and Golf Digest, the course has matured into perhaps the best-conditioned course in the state. Water is ever-present, both in view and in play, so driving well is key.
Located between Lake Charles and Lafayette, Koasati Pines at Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder uniquely has a 19th hole for the golfing gambler.
In Lafayette, the heart of Cajun Country, you'll
find The Wetlands, one of the Audubon Golf Trail's
newer members. The Wetlands offers a link-style
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Top Left Photo: Swamp Tour on Bayou Lafourche; Bottom Left Photo: Cajun Jam Session
Top Right Photo: Lucky day at the casinos; Bottom Right Photo: Fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico
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