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3.8
123 Reviews (123)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
60
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
84.0%
Recommend this course
114 out of 123 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.0
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
2.5
Value
3.3
Layout
3.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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3.6
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
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4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
87.5%
Recommend this course
7 out of 8 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7002 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.1

Lakewood Golf Club is one of the South's premier golf destinations. Opened in 1961, the course has hosted the New Orleans Open 26 times over the years. Beautiful cypress and oak trees frame the golf course, providing a beautiful backdrop throughout the round. When Ron Garl renovated the course in 2009 he managed to obtain its original character while modernizing the layout with new fairways, tee boxes, and greens. Strategically placed bunkers and fairway contouring were also added. Lakewood Golf Club is owned by the New Orleans Firefighters Pension Fund and as a tribute to New Orleans Firefighters, the final hole was redesigned and renamed "Fire in the Hole." Called so because the traps are arranged in a set of flames against a backdrop of red sand. You won't find anything like the bunkering on this par 4.

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Course Details

Year Built 1961
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert B. Harris (1961) Ron Garl (2009)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

3.8
123 Reviews (123)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Water Hazards 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
Advanced Golfers 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 12

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Reviews 36
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Not in its normal shape

Typically Lakewood is in great shape with regard to tee boxes, fairways and greens. The tee boxes had some bare, uneven spots. The fairways were a little bare but I attribute this to a lack of rain this year. The greens were fast, which I like, but had several sandy spots.
The staff is always great and I really like the layout.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overpriced

Friendly handicappers course. Wide open. 5.5/10 course

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 167
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Did a golf trip to New Orleans. Learned on the way that the south has been experiencing a drought… and it showed. To be fair I am not going to rate or comment on the course conditions. Instead, given the rest of my experience I am choosing to assume that with some rain the course conditions would be fantastic, and I do look forward to returning one day to find out.

Things I Liked
- Really great customer service. The gentleman checking me in was very helpful in getting me ready to get out and golf.
- The greens were in good shape and rolled very fair.
- Holes #17 and #18 are demanding. Everything before that I would consider to be golfer friendly.
- The fleur-de-lis and fire flame bunkers are unique.

Things I Did Not Like
- Non-resident rates. Though I would rather pay the course directly, that level of mark-up led to me retreat and purchase an online deal.

Thing Important to Me
- Very walkable. I wouldn’t take a cart to play this course.
- Cool branded ball marker.
- There were water coolers out on the course.

Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I was asked if I would recommend course to friends. I was disappointed in the greens. But I do understand because of the heat wave that’s going through New Orleans right now that they’re struggling like everyone else is greens. Fairways and bunkers were all in pretty good shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 108
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of the best in the NOLA area

Always a great course to play. Never played a round here where the course was in bad shape. Some of the best greens in the New Orleans area, and that includes TPC in Avondale and English Turn. Very reasonable prices too for the quality of the course. Plus it's owned by the Firefighter's Pension which is great to support. If you're visiting NOLA and want to play this is the one I would recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great / Chilly Round

Course was in great shape. Greens seemed to have just been sanded which threw me off some but otherwise had a great round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 108
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 108
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I was EXTREMELY disappointed with this course. The Tee Boxes were beyond HORRIBLE. I would really like my money back

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 108
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Weedeater Please

The course has grass that is so high, it's a danger. I know the course is wet, but they could put some guys out there and get that rough down. Tee boxes are spotty. The greens are pretty good. Don't miss the fairway or you may never see your ball again. There is high grass on and around bunkers. Approaching the signature 17th green there is grass at waist level. I am hopeful the course gets back in shape. Until then I probably won't be playing there.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lakewood

We had to wait an hour to play because of their lighting detection system. Not their fault, rules are rules. Greens were ok. They had been aerated and still a little sandy. The rough was too long. When you lose 3 balls 5 feet off the fairway, something isn't right. We played for $33 on the twilight rate. Absolutely worth that at that price. Get the mowers going and clean up that rough.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 108
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 40
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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