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4.5
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
89.5%
Recommend this course
38 out of 41 reviews
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4.8
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
15 out of 15 reviews
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4.7
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6729 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.7

The 18-hole Cardinal at Diamondhead Country Club, half of a 36-hole layout on the property, is a semi-private course that opened in 1979.

Designed by Earl Stone, the golf course measures 6,831 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 132 and a 72.7 USGA rating. The course features four sets of tees for different skill levels.

The major challenges for both golf courses are their tree-lined fairways. The Cardinal Course is wooded and was built on gently rolling terrain. It has no parallel fairways and extra-long sand bunkers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1978
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Earl Stone John LaFoy (1978)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

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Reviews

4.5
41 Reviews (41)
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Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Love it, nice

Well managed and maintained. Probably one of the best courses on the coast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Play

First time traveling to Diamondhead Country Club. I played the Pines which was in great shape for it being December 11th! The greens were lighting but made it interesting for sure. There was a 4 some in front of us but no one in front of them. Took us 4:30 to play only problem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a course

This course was well worth the fee. Very well maintained and beautiful layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Getting Better and Better

The work that has been done is showing in every way

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course with a variety of challenges

First time playing at this course and had a great outing. Didn’t score as well as I would I like but still enjoyed the round. Overall tees and fairways were in fantastic but the greens lacked much break due to recent aeration and sanding. I will definitely play again sooner than later.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Suprised

First time playing this course.
Not as beautiful as the pictures.
The layout is good but the course was ok.
Greens were firm to hard with sand on them.
I 3 putted three times and couldn't figure the greens out until back nine.
Shot 78 with 41 on the front and 37 on the back

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

First timer

First time playing this course hole layout was good they were busy but pace of play was fine got a good deal on golf now for a senior some holes I was just putting for par but fun course would definitely recommend

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Always a good go to option from NOLA

I’ve been playing Diamondhead on and off for over 2 yrs now and am never disappointed (unless they have punched the greens). Nice staff. Good food and drink options for apre golf. Easy layout despite the houses surrounding the course (not too close). I typically play the Pines but also really enjoy Cardinal and like having the 2 options. Greens this weekend were in awesome shape! Great job superintendent and greens crew!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Cardinal course

Beautiful course in great condition. Staff was friendly and helpful.Can’t wait to play again !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

We played the cardinal course. The greens were very fast but overall a very beautiful and well kept course. The staff was also very friendly and we ran into some deer on a couple of the holes in the middle of the day. Will be back in the future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

SLOWWWWWW

First i want to say, as a first timer playing the course, i thought the staff were nice and generally welcoming. The course was in good condition. The grass was dormant but well maintained. The bunkering was super nice and well placed. The greens WERE AMAZING! The track meanders through what appears to be a retirement community. That being said...the pace of play was horrendous. I quit after 12 holes bc i literally couldnt take it anymore. Im a patient person.. I drove all the way from new orleans so i really wanted to finish. It took 3 hours to play one nine. Other than that...a decent to ok track with fantastic green complexes. Cheers.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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