Carter Plantation Golf Club

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Carter Plantation Golf Club Est. 2003

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Carter Plantation Golf Club: The first signature golf course design by native Louisianan David Toms - laid out in the attractive and quiet woodland environment of a historic plantation home - this excellent Stay & Play venue is one of the standard bearers for the Audubon Golf Trail - a backdrop of tall pines and cypresses, set against Louisiana swamp, creates a predominantly natural feel to the front-nine, while the back-nine is more noticeably flanked by housing - the simplicity and strength of this well-crafted design, absent of tricked-up, weak or gimmicky holes, belies its undoubted challenges - although relatively flat, with gently rippling fairways, there is plenty of stylish bunkering and an array of small ponds, that will need to be avoided - pot bunkers as well as high-lipped, more expansive sand traps defend the often large and extravagantly sloping greens - slick run-off areas will carry your ball down and away from the putting surfaces, while dark, silent pools lie in wait beside some of the nicely elevated greens - accurate shots will be needed into the pudding-bowl greens at the par-3 3rd and 12th holes - an enchanting woodland backdrop and tee-to-green shot across water, arguably makes the 5th the best of the par-3s - occupying a more open setting, the near-island green of the 17th also creates a memorable "short" hole - the long-par-5 13th finishes opposite the 17th in this more airy and spacious setting, the same small lake menacingly lurking at the back and leftside of the 13th green.

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Making Contact

Carter Plantation Golf Club
23475 Carter Trace,
Springfield, Louisiana LA 70462
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Office   +1 (225) 294 7555
Pro Shop  

  +1 (225) 294 7505

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Golf Pro
Bill Caldwell (Director of Golf)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Relatively flat terrain.
Surroundings: Woodland and wetland.
Designer: The first signature design by David Toms (a Louisianan and major championship winning professional golfer).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7104 5693 5057
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.4 67.6 69.8
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How2Get There?

43 miles E of Baton Rouge

Essential information

Green Fees:
2012 visitor fee, 18-holes: Mon-Thur $75; Fri-Sun $95. Golf cart included. Reduced afternoon (from 1pm) and twilight (from 2pm) rates. Contact the Carter Plantation for details of special Stay & Play packages. [Above rates based on best info available at the time. Contact club for current actual rates, seasonal and other discounts]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Carter Plantation is a member of Louisiana's Audubon Golf Trail. | The plantation itself dates from 1804, when James Rheims acquired the acreage in a Spanish land grant. The plantation property was acquired by George Richardson in 1856, and lived in by his daughter Amanda who was married to Judge Marcus T. Carter. The property has continued, sometimes through the female line, in this family for seven generations. The house itself (a smallish white building that stands behind the driving range) is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a beautiful representative of a middle class plantation home.

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Latitude (decimal): 30.4106800106
Longitude (decimal): -90.5737245083
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