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3.9
441 Reviews (441)
5 Stars
200
4 Stars
165
3 Stars
56
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
87.8%
Recommend this course
408 out of 441 reviews
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3.9
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.5%
Recommend this course
42 out of 48 reviews
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3.8
108 Reviews (108)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
84.3%
Recommend this course
91 out of 108 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7533 yards
Slope 136
Rating 76.4
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Atchafalaya Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 2006
Golf Season Year round
Architect von Hagge, Smelek and Baril (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared Shirt Required, No Denim Allowed

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

3.9
441 Reviews (441)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Amazing Food 14
Dinner 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Water Hazards 18
Undulating Greens 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 16
Locals 16
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15

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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Love Atchafalaya

A great course that I play several times a year. Love the layout, greens are in good shape. My only issue is the abundance of sand in most of the bunkers,way too much powdery sand (noticed issue at several Audubon GT courses) . Otherwise I enjoy coming down here for the peaceful surroundings.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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Commented on 01/07/2022

We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing The Atchafalaya at Idlewild, and we hope to see you again soon.

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

Work on bunkers is nearing completion, Atchafalaya should be in great shape by the spring/summer! Best course layout in our area!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Golf carts are horrible. No control of number of players in a group.

Golf carts are horrible. Our cart barely made it through the round. Was told there were no other carts. Seats have big holes in some carts. Better off walking with a pull cart. The day we played there was a group of six partying drunk golfers teeing off on every tee box ahead of us on the front nine. We skipped holes 7 and 8 to get in front of them. Then on. The 10th tee there were six more in that group. No Marshall or any control of number of players per group. On the back nine the bathrooms were locked on the course. Bad experience. Must be having funding issues with course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/13/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting The Atchafalaya at Idlewild, and we hope to see you again in the future.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Couse is in need of some help

I'm sure at it's peak, the course was very nice. They do have condition issues on the greens and most of the bunkers are in such poor condition they cannot be played out of. They are repairing some at this time but still a long ways to go. Been playing here recently due to my home course being closed since Hurricane Ida. Layout is good and challenging. Hopefully, the grant money is put to good use. Finally, the carts available are all in very poor condition. A new fleet is really needed but I do understand how difficult it is to get carts right now.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/17/2022

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

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Reviews 20
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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 Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap Don't know
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 Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap Don't know
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 Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Round to celebrate good blessings !

Was a member= Hurricane Ida took a right hook to my house trying to rebuild and move out of state . Staff at golf course real nice folks ! Mr. Ed Enjoy your retirement ! To my new friends who i played golf with at the Course - I will miss you guys ! My wife and I needed a stress free day and enjoyed our round of play ! Bunkers coming along ! Wild life aways a plus ! If you want a good round of golf Atchafalaya is a good hidden place to play . Will be back to play a few more rounds before i leave the Bayou State - Will miss my Home Course !

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Unfortunately, no other options

It saddens me to see what this course has become. The number of golfers in the US grew last year, and many other courses in the Southeast are flourishing. Some courses are struggling with poor conditions because of too many people playing them. That is not the case at Atchafalaya. A non-existent qualified workforce and other local factors have caused this course and its employees to be hoping for a complete shutdown. Unfortunately, for the remaining local golfers, there are not many other decent options. Fortunately, for this course, it is one of few options. I struggle to recommend spending the $50-$70 fee to play, but I also have no idea what the better alternative would be. Atchafalaya will be greatly missed when it closes. If you do book a tee time, keep in mind that certain holes may be closed due to ongoing renovation.
Pace of play is great since the course and clubhouse are empty.
Due to location and conditions, this should cost closer to $35 right now.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/22/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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