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Award-Winning Courses for Lake Charles Golfers

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Southwest Louisiana is a golfing destination for players looking for beautiful scenery, challenging courses and year-round play.

One of 12 courses showcased on Louisiana’s prestigious Audubon Golf Trail, Gray Plantation features an 18-hole, par-72 championship course in a natural setting of tall pine trees and abundant waters. Mallard Cove Golf Course, which hosts the Lake Charles City Championships each year, offers players a par-72 championship-designed course peppered with 25 large bunkers and water hazards on 12 of its 18 holes. 

World-renowned course architect Tom Fazio designed Contraband Bayou Golf Club, which takes advantage of the lowland marsh features of the region to challenge golfers of any skill level. Golfweek voted this 18-hole, par-71 course one of 2013’s “Best Places to Play in Louisiana.”

A short drive from Lake Charles, in Sulphur, is Frasch Park Golf Course, which offers 18-holes of flat terrain, surrounded by mature trees and a canal running through its center. In nearby Westlake, well-known golf architect Dave Bennett created the National Golf Club of Louisiana, one of the state’s most challenging greens.

These distinguished courses, plus the area’s five public courses, offer a variety of designs and picturesque landscapes that guarantee novice and seasoned golf-lovers will have plenty of opportunities to play.