The Pelican State of Louisiana sits in the Southern Region of the United States and, uniquely, it subdivides itself into parishes, instead of counties. With a strong French and Spanish heritage, plus an infusion of Creole and Cajun culture, Louisiana, especially New Orleans, its largest city, is a very happening place in terms of music and the performing arts in general.
Six Louisiana golf associations are affiliated to the USGA, the largest of which is the Louisiana Golf Association, formed in 1920, and currently the governing body for men in around 100 clubs throughout the state. The Louisiana Women’s Golf Association (founded five years after its male counterpart in 1925) caters for lady golfers and they compete in a number of annual competitions under the auspices of the LWGA.
Two courses that were unveiled in the late 1980s close to the state capital of Baton Rouge are regarded amongst the best in state. The first of these is the private Nicklaus layout at the Country Club of Louisiana and the second is Arnold Palmer’s public track at The Bluffs Golf Resort. Usurping both courses at the top of the state rankings is the Squire Creek Country Club layout in Choudrant, a new millennium offering from Tom Fazio.
Our Louisiana Best In State Rankings were last updated in May 2016. Click the link to read the story.