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4.2
240 Reviews (240)
5 Stars
117
4 Stars
91
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
94.1%
Recommend this course
224 out of 240 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.3%
Recommend this course
33 out of 35 reviews
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4.1
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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

4.2
240 Reviews (240)

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 48
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Contraband best

Played the course with my wife and we loved the course
The staff were top notch, and made you feel like it was a
country club you belonged to. Pace of play was under 4 hours and the course was in top shape. Can hardly wait to go back and play it again.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Love it

Best course I have played all year. Great staff that make you feel welcome. Good course layout that makes you work the ball left, right and straight. Greens on their way to perfect and I will go back this year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 48
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens in terrible condition

Greens in terrible shape. Especially charging 100 bucks plus for a round. Also, beverage cart Had no club soda, and only vodka is Smirnoff…really.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just a tough review!

I really wanted to give a good review. I play the Golden Nugget quite a bit….. and this course just continues to disappoint. No marshal to control pace of play, random carts with non golfers riding all over the place, they will literally drive out in front of your play…. Staff inside was nice, but not helpful. No one at round to direct or control what happens. Tee boxes rough at best, but I understand there was a quite a bit of improvements underway. Overall…. It was very similar to a typical $40.00 course. Not what I would expect from a resort course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
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 Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Condition was Average

Some greens were a little spotty and some had dry spots around them. Beverage cart girl was the only way to get drinks, nothing available in the club house.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Day

Play here occasionally, never had an issue. Beautiful course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 39
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worth the Trip

The course was wide open due to approaching weather., so pace of play was not an issue. The tee boxes and fairways were in good shape. However, some of the edges around greens kind use some attention. The practice areas were completely jammed packed by Korn Ferry tour guys, because of the tournament at Golden Nugget’s course two days later.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very enjoyable

Contraband Bayou is a nice layout with generous fairways and greens. The Bermuda is well established and the greens roll smooth. It’s well maintained and very enjoyable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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