The National Golf Club of Louisiana in Westlake, Louisiana, USA | GolfPass
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4.2
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
95.8%
Recommend this course
69 out of 71 reviews
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4.4
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
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0
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
14 out of 14 reviews
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4.2
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
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1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 21 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6946 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.5

The National Golf Club of Louisiana is the cornerstone of the Westlake community. The course wanders through towering stands of beautiful Louisiana soft pines that provide an idyllic setting. The layout measures more than 7,000 yards from the back tees, offering plenty of holes that will please long hitters. The challenging greens are known to be some of the largest of any golf course in the area. The size of the greens can accommodate a variety of hole locations, allowing the course to play differently each time. You'll be tested with 80 strategically placed bunkers and 14 different lakes that come into play throughout. The generously wide fairways are seemingly docile but the subtle slopes and rolling terrain can be unforgiving. Accuracy and proper club selection are the keys to scoring well at The National Golf Club of Louisiana.

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Course Details

Year Built 2009
Fairways TifSport
Greens MiniVerde
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dave Bennett (2009)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "NGLA Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.2
71 Reviews (71)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 10
Bunkers 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 9
Locals 8
A Weekend Splurge 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 8
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Course is great. Pace is SLOW

Had a 9:40 Tee time on Saturday morning. The range is in good shape. Practice putting and chipping greens are not reflective of the green conditions on the course (Greens on the course are much faster). We teed off 15 minutes after our scheduled tee time due to the course backing up already. GPS cart had us at 10 minutes behind pace after just 3 holes and we finished our round in just over 5 hours and not once did any marshall come out and ask anyone to pick up the pace of play. Makes for a long frustrating round when you are waiting that long between shots. The course is in great shape all around but if they don't enforce the pace of play as they track on the carts then you might as well find somewhere else during these hot summer days.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best All Around Course

This course is one of the best for the price in the area. Great staff and restaurant. As of late, the fairways are 8/10, Greens 7/10, and outside cuts & bunkers 8/10.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course for the money !

Great course but they had just aerated the greens and only had 9 holes open.
Would have been nice if there was a notice posted.
Only complaint is there are a lot
of fivesomes playing during the week.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Recommended

Highly recommend. Fairways were in good shape. The greens were in great shape and true. The pins placements were tough on some holes so you had to decide to play to wide open space or challenge your game. No Marshall on the course but pace of play for our threesome was good. Plenty of water but only in play if you missed badly. Great service on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow Sunday

Great course, but pace of play can be a little slow. We had a tee time a little after 11:00am and there were many groups of 5 in front of us which can really slow things down.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 49
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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 49
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
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 Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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