Lakewood Golf Club

4801 General de Gaulle Drive,

New Orleans, Louisiana LA 70131

  • Office

    +1 (504) 373 5926
  • Golf pro

    Brad Weaver (Head Golf Professional)

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).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7002
5917
5432
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.3
68.4
71.5

Location

Latitude:

29.914727

Longitude:

-90.005364

How to get there:

6 miles SE of downtown New Orleans

Lakewood Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1961

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.

List of courses: Louisiana

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: Mon-Thur $90; Fri-Sun $110.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted at certain times (check with Pro Shop for information).

Practice facilities

Limited

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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    555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    +1 (504) 581 1000

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