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4.0
296 Reviews (296)
5 Stars
90
4 Stars
147
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.0
88.4%
Recommend this course
267 out of 296 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.1
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.5%
Recommend this course
29 out of 31 reviews
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3.9
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.7%
Recommend this course
54 out of 63 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 72
Length 6823 yards
Slope 129
Rating 71.6
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Joseph Bartholomew Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1956
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Emerald Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joseph Bartholomew (1956) Garrett Gill (2011)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Louisiana (2020 #14)

Reviews

4.0
296 Reviews (296)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 15
Bunkers 11
Forced Carries 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Seniors 13
Walkers 12
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 18
Worth the Drive 6

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice public course to play

Very friendly staff inside and outside. Range was closed "due to recent rainfall" so could not loosen up. Nice practice green for putting but no chipping allowed, even bump and run. On the course the fairways had not been cut recently and there was a mix of grasses and or weeds but still playable. The rough had a mix of stuff too and was also uncut probably because of the recent rainfall. The greens had recently been punched and sanded over but rolled well. I was just visiting the area and did not find New Orleans very appealing so most likely will not return but if I were a local or visitor looking for a decent and budget friendly golf course to play I do recommend it.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Despite the rain

Course is always in impeccable condition, despite the daily rains that have impacted the area. Staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful at all times! Highly recommend this course to everyone; great value for a challenging layout with well-manicured tee-boxes, fairways and greens! 5 STARS!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Had a great time at this course. Employees were nice and accommodating. Price was reasonable and fair. The restaurant connected to the clubhouse had great food! Whenever back in NOLA I'll play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Value

Played this course for the first time, and it is a really good value for what we paid. Conditions are good, greens rolled well, but not blazing fast. Pace of play was a bit slow (fivesomes out there), but we still finished in 4 hours. I've paid more for worse courses, that's for sure. I'd be happy to go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Very nice

For the money you cannot beat this course. Nicely maintained, wonderful oak and cypress trees., and nice club house. More impressive is there are adding more amenities. Great city owned corse, Whoever runs this course should run the whole city.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent condition

The course, tee boxes, fairways, and especially greens are always in impeccable condition! Sand bottles provided on carts to repair divots. Staff is extremely friendly and efficient. Highly recommended!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Too Many People Booked at Once

Large match group and several players saying the round was taking forever because of a group of about 60 playing a match and basically taking up the whole course while players who had paid for a round had to wait long times. Disorganized, water coolers not filled up on a very very hot day. No cart beverage service. Won't be back.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad timing.

I booked online through golf now.. the course and the online tee time managers need to do a better job of listing events at the course.. I had a tee time for 839. No where did it say that the course was having a tournament that day. So I HAD to be off the course for 1130. I drove 45min to play the course. The pace of play was so slow that I possibly could have finished all 18 but had to stop at 9 holes because it was so slow.. just a crappy round

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course to play

Golf course is okay, however the golf carts are too noisy, They sound like lawn mowers. No light snacks at the turn. (Hot dogs, hamburgers, or tuna sandwiches are not available). Only large restaurant meals are available.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Always excellent!

Greens great condition. Fairways well cut.
Staff always friendly.
And clubhouse restaurant (Munchies?) was excellent. Smilie our waitress was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Marshals

Marshals need to limit fivesomes and pair up singles and twosomes more to improve pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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