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.

Related Links

In this ratings showdown, we take a look at two of New Orleans' top golf courses open to the public and see how they stack up.
1 Min Read
It's not too early to start thinking about holiday travel golf. How about New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast over Thanksgiving?
3 Min Read
One area of the U.S. where you can find some great values is the Gulf Coast, all the way from Tampa, Fla., to South Padre Island, Texas. Here are some examples of winter golf that will save you 50 percent or more off the more publicized destinations.
8 Min Read
More from the author
5 Min Read
December 7, 2021
It may be the private club capital of Florida, but golfers endorse these public-access courses.
4 Min Read
December 3, 2021
It's never been easier to design custom hats, golf balls, clubs, headcovers and more.
2 Min Read
November 30, 2021
It's possible this little ditty finds you scooping up the last bit of cranberry pie crumbs out of the tray. Thanksgiving may have passed but the effects of celebratory eating around the table, and also possibly social imbibing during all the various football games throughout the weekend, are sticking with us. To our bellies and elsewhere.
4 Min Read
November 23, 2021
We scoured the web of golf and found holiday savings up to 50% off.
12 Min Read
November 18, 2021
Golfers can choose from a wide variety of portable launch monitor price points and user experiences. Here is what's new and the best ones to consider to improve your golf.
7 Min Read
November 9, 2021
Our community loves the value and experience at these popular and affordable military facilities and even book online.
3 Min Read
May 30, 2022
This legendary resort in North Carolina Sandhills will show off its connection to two legends - Donald Ross and Peggy Kirk Bell - by hosting its fourth U.S. Women's Open.
4 Min Read
June 20, 2022
Fitzpatrick's analytical approach to every shot and his pin-in putting give golfers food for thought.
3 Min Read
June 13, 2022
It has never been easier - or more important - to distinguish between the game the pros play and the one you play.
4 Min Read
June 15, 2022
Golf course news and notes: June, 2022.
Load More
Now Reading
Top 10 golf courses in Louisiana in 2016