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Value
2.3
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2.9
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
3.4
Amenities
2.3
22.1%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6772 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.3
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Louisiana State University Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1961
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

1.9
110 Reviews (110)
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Reviews 5
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Would not recommend

LSU needs to put some $ into the course terrible conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

COURSE Sucks

Terrible course from Tee to green. Obvious lack of proper maintenance, poor signage, and unfriendly staff. On a hot 90°+ day, they offer no ice. The range is just a cow pasture. Only play this course if you're a gluten for punishment.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Rough conditions.

Greens were horrible, kinda like putting in a parking lot. Pretty rough greens, overgrown fairways......but the free range balls were nice!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Course condition is not good

Need to do a TON lawn maintenance and fix the greens. You can tell they've made an attempt at repairing greens but needs a LOT more attention. Free range balls were nice

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Unbelievable and Embarrasing

I've watched this course -- the course where I rediscovered the game of golf, where I made memories with college and grad school friends, where my friend made a hole in one on Hole 8 many years ago -- worsen, sometimes slowly and sometimes quickly, over the past 5 years. It is now in the worst condition that I have ever seen any course, and it is by far the worst golf course in the city, if not the State of Louisiana. To have the state's flagship university in charge of a garbage dump of a golf course is not only frustrating, but embarrassing and saddening to me as an LSU alum and a Baton Rouge native.

The greens are sand and crabgrass. The fairways are inches deep and covered in pothole-sized clumps of weeds and patches of dirt. The "rough" -- if you can even call it that -- is multiple inches deep at any given time and is more akin to a thistle-infested marsh.

I don' t know what happened to this course to cause it to degrade the way it has. Perhaps it's bad management for years. Perhaps it's a lack of university funding. Or maybe there are university plans to pave the acreage into yet another parking lot or school facility. But it is dying a slow death, and worse yet, the green fees are on par with municipal courses in the area that are far better than the "course" at LSU.

Something has to be done about this travesty of a golf course that is such a disappointment to my hometown and my alma mater.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
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Should be free

Can’t believe they charge to play here. Greens we’re nothing but sand. Grass was high everywhere. Tee boxes in terrible shape and not marked. Garage sale signs marking holes. I remember it being nice back in the day but it is not anymore. Only thing it’s got going for it is seeing beautiful Tiger Stadium while playing. It should be free to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Garbage

Don’t even know why they charge a green fee, they’re more dirt and crabgrass then anything. Impossible to putt and half the time you can’t even find your ball in the fairway.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Goat Ranch

Fairways and greens are atrocious. It’s sad to know that I am an LSU alumn and our golf course is literally the worst in the City possibly State. It was my home course and used to be great about a year ago, but has gone down hill. The young staff are college students who don’t care about maintaining the course. Serious improvements need to be made and it is a fun course layout, but conditions are so terrible. I would much rather pay to play at City Park or Webb even tho they aren’t really too hot themselves.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rene Cab

Greens were in terrible shape. Course was in bad shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

All the greens were destroyed by previous freeze.

Overall course conditions was very poor. I live out of town, I was the only one on the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The worst greens I’ve ever seen.

Greens are the absolute worst I’ve ever played. Sand all over, weeds. Putting feels like rolling the dice rather than taking a shot. Some holes couldn’t tell where the fairway ends and the greens begin. Driving range is terribly uneven. I wish I had thought about taking pictures. It’s that bad. Staff was friendly, but they’re gonna need to do a better job of upkeep if this course wants to survive the long run. Thankfully it’s cheap. I wouldn’t recommend going to this course in its current state.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

By far the worst course I’ve ever played.

Only one green was in satisfactory condition. The other 17 were atrocious.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The only green on the greens were the weeds

Title says it all. By far the worst greens I have ever played on, and by far the worst condition that the course has been in over the past 10 years.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worst course ever played

The greens were not kept in good condition. The pace of play was slow with a course ranger who was basically useless. The overall course just looked run down. I won’t be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sad conditions for an SEC course.

It’s just sad. With the multi-millions that flow through this university,, you’d expect at least decent playing services, but that’s far from the case. Tee boxes are dirt and dirty. Weeds on the putting green makes it impossible to put straight. The fairways are so bumpy I thought my golf bag was going to come out of its strap. The turf is so hard it’s very difficult to hit a clean shot. There’s very little signage and once I got lost trying to find the next hole and fortunately I could use my golf app to determine if I was on the correct hole.

The poor state of the course is unfortunate because LSU has the means to make this course more playable.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Worst Course Ever

This is by far the worst course you can play on. The whole course looks like a cow pasture. The greens are a sand pit and the only “ green” on them is the weeds. Not even worth 15 dollars to play 18 holes. Bring 3 balls per hole because you will lose your ball in the fairway. This course should shut down already. Not even worth calling it a golf course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

LSU should be embarrassed

This may just be the worst golf course in the state! The greens were more sand and dirt than grass, and the fairways not much better. The front 9 feels like an apocalyptic wasteland. The rough is more like hay. We lost more balls just in the grass than we could count. The course layout must have been designed by Stevie Wonder, because there is no continuity. Holes are everywhere with virtually no signage or directions. To have the "preeminent" university in Louisiana have its name on this thing is embarrassing. I guess this is what an $80 million budget hole looks like. It's a microcosm of the state of LSU at this point.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Need to stop going here

I used to go here a lot during my first year. Stopped after manager was incredibly rude to friend and I when we complained about course conditions: “this isn’t Augusta National.” Maybe, but you also shouldn’t lose balls that are 2 feet off the fairway because grass is up to ankles. Shanked a shot in front of a tee box on another hole, couldn’t find the ball because grass is so long it is impossible to see it. Just do yourself a favor and go to Webb.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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