2550 Golden Nugget Boulevard, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601, US
(337) 508-7777
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About Golden Nugget Lake Charles

The Golden Nugget Lake Charles is a casino resort on the shoreline with 1,100 guest rooms and an 18-hole golf course designed by Todd Eckenrode and opened in 2014. Room types start at 500 square feet and range up to suites 1,000-2,000 square feet in size. Amenities for guests include a two-acre pool and lazy river, private beachfront and marina, tennis and spa. The casino floor has slots and over 75 table games and poker room. There are seven dining concepts from a Mexican cantina to Asian cuisine and a Saltgrass Steak House. Lake Charles is located near the Louisiana-Texas border two hours by car from Houston.


Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★★
Year Opened2014
Number of Units500+


RestaurantsFine, Casual, Bar, Buffet
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Beach AccessYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes


Room ServiceYes


Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Golden Nugget Lake Charles


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Type of Golfer
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Expected more; way overpriced

Expected much more from this course as a first time playing. Pro shop is very nice with good merch selection, and looked like a nice restaurant but cannot comment on the food.

I was shocked when I checked in to see that the green fee was $175 dollars. Includes cart but there is no on site range. The layout was average with very few memorable holes. Conditions were average but far better than the neighboring Contraband bayou. Greens rolled fine but were a touch slow.
Cart girls were very nice and well stocked.

I could see paying $70-80 dollars on a weekend to play this course but $175 puts you in the upper tier of green fees and having played many championship courses, this one does not belong in that category. I would not travel to play this course again. Course staff were very pleasant and this review does not reflect the people that work there in any way.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
First Time Playing

Wide open fun

Huge fairways and plenty of open room in front of and around greens, great ideas for hungover gamblers. Front nine holes were all pretty similar, variety much better on the back.
Great location and views of lake, bridges, ships, casinos, even the refineries. Cool spot for golf, and fun holes to go with it.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fast greens

I played the course twice while I was there. The course was in great condition except for 1 hole that was cart path only because of standing water. Also the was no GPS in the carts and the course had not been mapped for any GPS. Is a bit pricey without having that feature but otherwise a really nice course. lots of water but not really in play unless you really get off line and the greens are PGA quality.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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