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4.4
188 Reviews (188)
5 Stars
100
4 Stars
64
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
92.5%
Recommend this course
175 out of 188 reviews
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4.1
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.9%
Recommend this course
30 out of 33 reviews
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4.3
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.2%
Recommend this course
49 out of 52 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

4.4
188 Reviews (188)

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 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course > Staff

Course great! Staff, less than poor. No assistance, no communication, young girl at front desk showed no interest in being there, let alone in golf, no help with bags - two young guys, sitting by bag drop, playing on their phones, not really interested in helping their guests. Unfortunately for a nice course, I will not return simply due to the poor staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Contraband Bayou

Outstanding course—excellent staff-courteous and efficient.
Bunkers are being rebuilt and should the best around very soon!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome course

Course is awesome. Rated it a 4 because most of the bunkers are being worked and are still not playable. Other than that, course is in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
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

Course conditions

The golf course was in great condition and the staff was fantastic. will do it again real soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed

I was very disappointed. The course was not in shape to play. They are working on the course all over. The bunkers are all being reworked. The greens were not in good shape at all. All dead grass and what was there was clumps. Would not have went if I would have known the course was in that kind of shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout but in the middle of post freezing / hurricane damages.

Went to LC for a weekend golf / gambling getaway. Was able to secure relativity cheap greens fee and now understand why. First the course layout is very nice especially the back 9 which has more woods / trees than the front. Golf carts were relativity new and in good shape - also had the onboard screen for yardage and layout. However the condition of the course was poor - greens were thin and weedy - tee boxes were were thin too. Fairways were thin too but appeared to just need fertilizer and warm weather to grow. The sand traps were in the process of being rebuilt and were not playable - this was unfortunate as the design of the traps would offer a challenge. Hope the rebuild and grow / maintenance improves b4 I’ll play there again.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 56
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Been a lot of years since playing Contraband

This course still shows signs of having to recover from the two hurricanes. Most traps are still with a clay base after having the wind scour all the sand. A few have had the sand replaced with high quality soft sand. Wind was howling at over 20 mph. First few holes are into the prevailing southeast wind. Being a senior, I found I had to move up to silver after three holes. The fairways are nice. The greens a bit unpredictable due to new grass coming in after the freezes. Rest rooms on the course were locked. No snack bar. No crackers although the cart ladies were frequently coming around. Golf carts have the GPS.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
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
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Recovering after the hurricanes

Contraband is a fine course. I have played it when it was manicured-- in perfect condition.

This time, work is being done to recover from the damage of multiple hurricanes. A forest of trees is down and is being cleared. The greens are bumpy with little sprouts that need to be eradicated.

Despite all that, our threesome enjoyed the day and the play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Course

Course was in very good condition, especially in recovery from hurricane damage.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good and bad

Great layout little pricey limited staff experience and friendliness

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very good course for the money

Course was in very good shape (other than bunkers). Fairways had a few thin spots but overall very playable. Greens were ok, rolled true but speed was inconsistent. Had a great time and our threesome played 18 in 2 and a half hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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