Briarwood Golf Course. Briarwood Golf Course features small greens that are in prime condition and water in play on several holes. Locals say that people should come to Baton Rouge if you want to relax, play golf and eat good Southern food. Stephan Kay redesigned two holes in 1987. For more information, call 225-753-1989.
City Park Golf Course. City Park is a hilly, 9-hole public golf course that's open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. until dark on weekdays and 6 a.m. until dark on weekends. Tee times are required on weekends and holidays. Locker room facilities are available for both men and women. For operating schedules, cost, lesson and league information, call 225-387-9523.
Clark Park Golf Course. Clark Park is a 9-hole course open seven days a week from 7 a.m. until dark on weekdays and 6 a.m. until dark on weekends. The newly renovated Baton Rouge course features a lighted driving range. First Tee of East Baton Rouge, also located in this facility, runs a number of clinics and junior programs during the summers. Tee times are required on weekends and holidays. Call 225-774-5946.
Carter Plantation Golf Course. Carter Plantation Golf Course is an 18-hole, par-72, 7,000 plus-yard course, the first golf course to be designed by PGA champion and LSU All-American David Toms. The golf and residential community features 63 rooms and suites situated in nine separate villas, a swimming pool, a fitness center, a full-service spa, walking trails and birding and wetland study areas. For information, call 225-294-7555.
Copper Mill Golf Community. Just minutes from downtown Baton Rouge , Copper Mill Golf Community is centered around 18 holes of links-style golf on a public course with natural grasses, pot bunkers and distinctive water features. Copper Millis an ideal setting for everyone. For information, call 225-658-0656 or visit www.coppermillgolf.com. Rated America's Best New Courses by Golf Digest.
Emerald Hills Resort. Set among rustic splendor in the serene woodlands of Kisatchie National Forest , Emerald Hills Resort provides a relaxing yet exciting retreat for business and pleasure. The 18-hole championship golf course features manicured greens and lush fairways for challenging and exciting rounds. The resort also features lodging, banquet/wedding facilities, two swimming pools, practice greens and Mulligan's Bar and Grill. For more information, visit www.emeraldhillsresort.com.
LSU Golf Course. Located 3 miles from downtown Baton Rouge on a 250-acre setting adjacent to LSU, this 18-hole links style course features 419 Bermuda fairways and tif-eagle greens. The facility features a 30 station, lighted driving range, a lighted 9-hole pitch and putt course, a fully-stocked pro shop that specializes in custom club fitting, and locker rooms and showers. PGA instructors are on hand for lessons and pointers. Free wi-fi service is available in the pro shop and on the course. Hours of operation are from 6am - 9pm, 7 days a week. Green fees are on the moderate to low end. Tee times are required on Saturdays and Sundays only. For more information on the course layout, green fees or driving directions, call 225-578-3394.
Pelican Point Club. Pelican Point offers an unmatched British-style links golf experience in Southwest Louisiana . The ideal location near Baton Rouge , combined with the prime condition of two championship courses, make Pelican Point the area's most popular golf destination. Built in 1998 on the site of an old sugarcane plantation, The Links course features subtle changes of elevation combined with multi-tiered, sloping greens, some guarded by Scottish-style pot bunkers. While 36 holes challenge experienced golfers, Pelican Point offers multiple sets of tees that make both courses a pleasure. The Lakes Course features a set of beginners' tees on the front nine. Women enjoy playing 4,900 yards from the ladies tees on this course, the host course for their Executive Women's Golf League. The semi-private facility features a 12,000-square foot clubhouse with banquet facilities, a junior Olympic-sized pool and lighted tennis courts. For information, call 225-746-9252.