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3.8
547 Reviews (547)
5 Stars
233
4 Stars
198
3 Stars
75
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
80.1%
Recommend this course
488 out of 547 reviews
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3.0
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
2.4
Value
3.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
55.6%
Recommend this course
25 out of 45 reviews
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3.6
104 Reviews (104)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
75.0%
Recommend this course
78 out of 104 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

3.8
547 Reviews (547)

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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome course! Very scenic and well laid out. Staff is very friendly and the restaurant is spectacular with local seafood.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Needs new blood

I have played Atchafalaya for the last 5 yrs. The course seems to be in downward spiral. The tees were awful, missing tee markers, poor turf. rest of the course seems to be fine. The carts are awful as well. They used to have GPS units in each. None or damaged now. torn seats, and missing front windshields. My cart drove and rattled like it had been rolled over. The best part of the experience is the free range balls. Staff was courteous, but restaurant service was very slow.

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

Atchafayla at Idlewild

Course is finally getting back in great shape. Greens were beautiful although slow. I would highly recommend to play Atchafayla now that they have greens repaired. Well done an accolades to the superintendent.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful layout

I love the course layout the greens are being worked on so they were slow brought my wife and she enjoyed the scenery and the great lunch options

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

Much improved

played here some time at the end of summer and greens were horrible and in some cases non existent. However this round was a much better experience, there were some greens that have a few issues but not even close to as bad as a couple months ago, they are doing a great job with the winter greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

COMING ALONG

You can’t beat the character of this golf course. The setting and layout are special with a good bit of the course having private surroundings. However the course itself needs some TLC. Tee boxes given a D- with many of the markers missing. Bunkers given a C- to D grade for lack of fill and grooming. Fairways given a B grade for just being a little bare and hard in places but satisfactory otherwise. Greens given a B- to C grade for being soft and slow with some having patches of bare spots. Can’t help but be disappointed when one knows where this course was at one time when it was in its prime. Currently, if you can play it in the $30 range, it is worth it.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/19/2023

Hello, 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. We appreciate your feedback as we work to make any necessary improvements. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon at Atchafalya at Idlewild.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very enjoyable course to play

Course is great only problem is golf carts hardly any have range finders on them

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
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Commented on 11/24/2022

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 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not worth it.

Carts did not have GPS as advertised. Greens haven't been mowed in days to weeks and were impossible to putt. There were two temporary greens that were impossible to play. This should have been stated online. Greens fees should have been extremely discounted due to the poor conditions. On the positive side, the club house and restaurant were very nice!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/15/2022

Hi,

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.

Thank you for visiting Atchafalaya at Idlewild. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not worth it

Course was in terrible shape. Greens hadn't been mowed in days (?week) and were impossible to putt. 2 holes had temporary greens (reportedly for over 2 months) that were not puttable. Minimal to no yardage markers or GPS on carts. No marshal to keep slow players moving along on a weekend. Excellent clubhouse and restaurant. Great potential but the course need much work.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/10/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback on your recent round with us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and we apologize if we missed the mark. Please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop with any additional concerns. Thanks for choosing The Atchafalaya at Idlewild.

Played On
Reviews 2
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always something

For last number of years there always seems to be some sort of issue with this course. The latest of which is the greens. The greens on 2 and 5 remain unplayable and they’ve moved the hole off the green. We just skipped these and played 10 and 11 again. Before this it was the bunkers and the fairways to an extent. They have gotten those better but now the greens. Besides holes 2 and 5, the rest were like shag carpet. I’m sure they are doing something to try to repair them, but that should be made known to the people playing the course and reflected in the rates. Also, the carts used to be equipped with GPS, that wasn’t available on my cart. They should not be allowed to say “GPS included” when that is not actually the case.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/07/2022

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback on your recent round with us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and we apologize if we missed the mark. Please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop with any additional concerns. Thanks for choosing Atchafalaya at Idlewild.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

A Big Letdown

This course has the bones and the layout to be great! The greens are in terrible shape and some of the fairways are rough. If this course received some TLC it would be top tier. The golf carts don’t have GPS in them anymore which is advertised to have them. Got this round on a hot deal and felt that even that was overpriced for the very poor condition of this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/28/2022

Hello. Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Atchafalaya at Idlewild.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout and nice place. Greens/golf carts could use some work

Love the layout of this course. The golf carts could use some work. They had gps on the golf carts but out of the whole fleet of golf carts available only 7-10 of the gps work. The greens were thick and slow prolly to not cutting them for winter treatment. A couple greens were not playable as the winter treatment killed most of the grass on the greens and had to have a temporary green.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/30/2022

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 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in shambles

This course use to be one of my favorite within an hour drive of Lafayette. Lately is has just gone from bad to worse. Practice areas are still nice but as soon as you get to the first hole the disappointment sets in. Not to mention a couple holes are completely shut down and the only sign to tell you about it was a small sheet of paper by the check in desk.

Greens were so soft you left foot prints as you walked. also the carts are just as bad as the course, all tires are worn through my cart crapped out on us with 2 holes left to play and we could only go in reverse to finish the round.

I never leave reviews but at this point Unless they significantly lower the price per round i hope to save others from playing a course that should ultimately close for a month for repair.

On a positive note they do have some of the best French fries around.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 10/29/2022

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.

Thank you for visiting The Atchafalaya at Idlewild. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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