The Country Club of The Golden Nuggett

2550 Golden Nugget Blvd,

Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

  • Office

    +1 (844) 777 4653 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (337) 508 4653
  • Golf pro

    John Hurt (Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Relatively flat terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Wetland, resort setting and several holes alongside the Bayou Contraband waterway.

  • Designer:

    Todd Eckenrode

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6909
6105
5312
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.4
70.8
70.6

Location

Latitude:

30.203784

Longitude:

-93.267006

How to get there:

5 mi SW of Lake Charles.

From New Orleans: take I-10 west towards Lake Charles. Merge onto the I-210 Loop W via exit 34. Take exit 3 for Golden Nugget Blvd.

The Country Club of The Golden Nuggett

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

Est. 2015

The Country Club of The Golden Nuggett, home to a well-rated open parkland layout, is located on a peninsula of land that juts out into Bayou Contraband. Complementing the course is onsite accommodation in the Golden Nuggett Hotel & Casino, and right alongside is the 18-hole Contraband Bayou golf course, complete with its own hotel and casino. Course description, images and other details to follow soon.

Stay&Play at Golden Nuggett: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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: $159 (non-resort guest); $129 (resort guest).

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

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Lake Charles is the fifth largest city in Louisiana, behind New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport and Lafayette. Located on Lake Charles, Prien Lake and the Calcasieu River, it is a significant regional centre for the oil and gas industry, as well as being Louisiana's biggest gaming market ... courtesy of the L'Auberge du Lac and Golden Nuggett casinos.

Published ranking

Louisiana: 5th best course in Louisiana (Golf Digest, 2023/24).

Where2Stay

  • Golden Nuggett Casino Hotel4-star

    2550 Golden Nugget Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70601.

    +1 (844) 4 NUGGET

    Visit website

    The Golden Nuggett Hotel & Casino resort offers an 18-hole championship golf course, 740 guest rooms, several onsite dining options, Vegas-style casino, Spa, swimming pools, private beach front, marina and shops.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Golden Nuggett.

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Contraband Bayou (next door).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Gray Plantation (6 mi).

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Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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