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4.0
386 Reviews (386)
5 Stars
184
4 Stars
141
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
90.4%
Recommend this course
360 out of 386 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.7%
Recommend this course
49 out of 60 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
116 Reviews (116)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
86.2%
Recommend this course
100 out of 116 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

4.0
386 Reviews (386)

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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Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/07/2021

Hello, Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing The Atchafalaya at Idlewild.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/01/2021

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at The Atchafalaya at Idlewild. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Thumbs up

Course was great. The only reason I rated the conditions three stars instead of 5 stars was because there was work going on in many areas where by digging was taking place and the ground was chopped up.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect course no need to play anywhere else

Finally letting grass grow on fairways how wonderful and more enjoyable round now

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/27/2021

Thank you for reviewing us. 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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Wooded Scenery Course

Course is Beautiful, Minor construction which is expected. Greens were nice and fast. Only draw back is the driving range litters the 9th hole with balls. Other than that it was awesome and the restaurant was fantastic

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Need to finish work on bunkers

Course lost their bunkers last year due to a hurricane that produced a lot of rain. Apparently took time getting funding. They started rebuilding them months ago but it looks like they’ve stopped midway. They’re in horrible shape right now. Also, some of the tee boxes lacked grass. Greens were slow and thick. Course is usually in much better shape. I was disappointed at the lack of progress.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/11/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the sand traps is important to us. We are working to get everything at the course up to par. The current condition is not the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing The Atchafalaya at Idlewild. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Need work

Before covid the course was fairly decent and now it's looking a hot mess. The price they charge now is not worth the money. Sand trap (what is that ) mud all over the place. Carts not in good condition. Long story short it needs some work BAD

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/14/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing The Atchafalaya at Idlewild. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor conditions

Have not played the course in 8 months. Was excited to see changes that were suppose to be made to improve it. Course should be open not for public play. Course is under construction on many tee boxes and different sections of the course. Sand traps are not even playable. Not sure why the price went up on Golfnow when course is under repair. Customers should be notified on course conditions before asking for a higher price. Not satisfied at all. Will not play course again until construction is complete.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/11/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We understand your frustration with the construction projects underway. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thanks for choosing The Atchafalaya at Idlewild.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairway has very little grass and ground is very hard

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/11/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round, and we appreciate your feedback regarding the fairways so we may work on any necessary improvements. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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

Rick's Review

Unfortunately, the front nine was closed for some maintenance
While disappointing, it has be done, right?
The fairways had recently been aerated ... again disappointing, but it has to done
Love the hole layout & the greens are rounding into shape (not quite there, yet)
Good course for levels of golfers

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course work

Front9 were closed due to sanding of the greens I was not aware until I arrived at the course. If I have as aware of this I wouldn’t have played today
Cart path only witch changes pace of play

Conditions Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/05/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at The Atchafalaya at Idlewild!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Used cart

This layout is great. The traps obviously need more sand

We loved it all We will return Nice design
Challenging but not crazy hard Pick up the driver
and keep the ball in play. FIX the traps soon

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Was Fun but could use some work

I brought a couple of golfers, one who had never played this course and another who played it when it 1st opened… I think both had a good time and pace of play was fine.. no waiting.. only complaint I’d say was the conditions of the bunkers.. none were raked, none had rakes and were pretty much unplayable .. I know they have worked on fixing them but I’m not seeing much maintenance to keep them up … fairways could have a little more grass in them but seen where they were recently aerated which is understandable.. hopefully they will let the grass grow especially on pitch shots to the greens using high degree wedges.. the greens were fine, good speed, good shape… all in all it was a good round of golf…

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/26/2021

Thank you for reviewing us. 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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Midweek play

Everything was nice except the sand traps which was under renovations. The fairways were recently airated.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/27/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We strive for a 5-star experience, so we welcome your feedback. We work hard to maintain the course for everyone's benefit, which means aerifying the greens as part of our regular maintenance schedule. The greens will be healed soon and in pristine condition. Please come back soon for the 5-star experience you expect at The Atchafalaya at Idlewild.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love playing at Atchafalaya beautiful scenery peaceful atmosphere

Sand traps need to be finished, fairways need to be cut less, need more grass under golf ball for 3wood shots on fairways, other than that a wonderful course don’t care to play anywhere else.

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