Top 10 golf courses in Louisiana in 2016

From New Orleans to Lake Charles and upstate, golfers at Golf Advisor rated and reviewed the best courses in Louisiana for 2016. The results feature the current and former PGA Tour venues, plus a handful of other courses you may not know but have left a lasting impression.

To compile our state lists, we used a similar method to that of our our national Top 50 ranking. A course's score is based on their overall (50%) rating and subcategory average (50%). Reviews are weighted based on how prolific that reviewer is on Golf Advisor, and a course receives a bump in their rating if their score is better than that reviewer's average score.

Don't see your favorite Louisiana golf course? You can make your voice heard by writing a review here.

Top courses by subcategory in Louisiana in 2016

Course layout: The Bluffs St. Francisville Country Club & Resort
Course conditions: Beaver Creek Golf Club
Value: Beaver Creek Golf Club
Off-course amenities: The Atchafalaya At Idlewild Golf Course
Pace of play: The Atchafalaya At Idlewild Golf Course
Staff friendliness: Contraband Bayou Golf Club At L'Auberge Du Lac

Top 10 courses in Louisiana in 2016

La Place

La Place



New Orleans

Saint Francisville

Lake Charles

Lake Charles



Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.

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