Lakewood Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Lakewood Golf Club Est. 1961

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Lakewood Golf Club: After being ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, the "rebirth of this legend" has further enhanced New Orleans' growing reputation as a great golf destination (and still one of the most interesting and lively cities in North America) - the rebirth and complete course redesign included two fascinating features - with many hurricane damaged trees around the now quite open course, a wood-carver was commissioned to create life-like sculptures from some of the tree trunks - its worth paying a green fee just to see these carvings (... amazing what an artist can do with a chain-saw) - after the hurricane, the new owners (the Fire Dept Pension Fund), put out the threat of the course's extinction, while putting into the new layout several flame-shaped, fiery-red bunkers - this signature bunkering is found at the par-5 1st and par-4 18th, while a Fleur-de-Lys and a Maltese Cross also feature in the bunker design - fairway-flanking sandy waste areas and several small ponds will also need to be avoided, not least at the par-3 17th, surrounded by water on three sides - new tree planting will help break-up the openness of this relatively flat and open course, adding to its overall look and challenge - housing is only found around one part of the course perimeter - a classic and well-maintained parkland course that took a battering in the mid-2000s, but which has bounced back in fine style - a new clubhouse is on the plans for 2010/11.

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Making Contact

Lakewood Golf Club
4801 General de Gaulle Drive,
New Orleans, Louisiana LA 70131
USA
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Office   +1 (504) 373 5926
Pro Shop  
Fax

 

Email  
Website   www.lakewoodgolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Brad Weaver (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Parkland and residential
 
Designer: Original design by Robert Bruce Harris (1961). Redesigned by Ron Garl (2008).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7002 5917 5432
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.3 68.4 71.5
 
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How2Get There?

6 miles SE of downtown New Orleans

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: Mon-Thur $90; Fri-Sun $110. Reduced twilight (from 2pm) and super-twilight (from 4:30pm) rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. 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
Walking permitted at certain times (check with Pro Shop for information).

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

Well before Hurricane Katrina struck in late-August 2005, the private Lakewood Country Club was on the verge of bankruptcy. In May 2003 the property was bought by the New Orleans Firemen's Pension and Relief Fund for $6 million. The Fund commissioned a full renovation of the course, which after enduring Hurricane Katrina along the way, eventually cost something close to $9 million. The course re-opened in 2009 as a public-access facility under its new name, Lakewood Golf Club.

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Location

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Latitude: (29.914727)
Longitude: (-90.005364)
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