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4.3
322 Reviews (322)
5 Stars
156
4 Stars
119
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
89.8%
Recommend this course
296 out of 322 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
89.5%
Recommend this course
17 out of 19 reviews
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4.3
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.1%
Recommend this course
51 out of 56 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 71
Length 7077 yards
Slope 130
Rating 74.0
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Contraband Bayou Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2005
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Ultradwarf Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (2005) Beau Welling (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Food & Beverage

Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Spa

Available Activities

Swimming

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
322 Reviews (322)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 14
Bunkers 13
Undulating Greens 7
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 13
Locals 11
Group Getaways 10
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 13
Near Local Attractions 12
Convenient to the City 10

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course; Mosquito City

Contraband Bayou is one of my favorite courses to play in Lake Charles. The course is always in great condition, but bring your mosquito spray; otherwise, you will be miserable. If they can control their mosquito problem, I’d play there more often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course is mosquito friendly

Nice layout but be careful waking up mosquito’s when you get close to the rough or in sand traps, carts should be equipped with Off spray

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in great shape for this time of year

Greens were in good shape and running pretty fast overall. No complaints for tee boxes and fairways either. Overall good round of golf!

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
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of the best in Louisiana

This a great resort style course. You can have your best round ever or your worst round at any time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Contraband is a great Tom Fazio course.

I love this course from the layout to the scenic views. Some of the tee boxes were under repair and 3 of the 18 greens were not in the best shape. Other than that, the course was in excellent shape and I throughly enjoyed our round.

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

Great time

My wife and I had a great time playing this course. It was our first time out there, will definitely go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course, got a great deal! Only glitch was one temporary green.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course

Better have your A game on. The rough made this course a handfull. Fairways were in excellent shape along with the greens. Rough was a full swing to just get to the ball. Had a great day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 55
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course condition

The course is in good condition but some tee boxes are under renovation, thus they moved to temporary tee boxes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens

Greens were dry and sandy. Two greens were completely lost, burnt.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course

I play this course at least once a week due to the proximity to my house and how empty it is in the evening. Overall, the course is in great shape. They seem to be having some struggles with the heat this summer, though. A few of the tee boxes were just dirt and/or dead grass and some of the greens have pretty big patches on them. One of them was completely brown. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is because I think the course is a bit overpriced for the condition and they don’t have any real food. However, I do really appreciate their ice and water stations on course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dwayne’s Experience at Contraband

The course is in pristine condition and the staff extremely friendly and very professional. I would highly recommend this facility and course to anyone interested in having a great golf outing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not a fan

If your ball isn’t in the middle of the fairway you’ll lose it two feet in front of you. I waited around countless times watching groups in front, and behind me walking around searching for their ball in this odd fluffy grass that simply devours balls the second they land. To add to it, tee times were jammed in so poorly I was unable to play at a pace anywhere near reasonable. Will not be recommending, or going back.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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