Atchafalaya Golf Course opened for play in 2005. The course was designed by Robert Von Hagge.
The Atchafalaya Golf Course at Idlewild is surrounded by the rich wildlife and incredible beauty found only in the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin. The 7,533-yard course contains five lakes and ten native wetland areas that encompass nearly 40 acres of this 175-acre layout. More than a half million yards of native soil were used to develop dramatic elevations, creating breathtaking vistas.
The 18-hole course features five sets of tees-each named after wildlife native to the basin-large fairways and generous pin placements. Each of the 18 championship holes is named for a cultural feature within the Basin where over 40 species of indigenous flora thrive. The course also includes a complete practice facility. The raised Acadian-style cottage clubhouse opened in 2007.
Gator tees: par-72, 7,533 yards, 76.4 / 136
Bear tees: par-72, 7,032 yards, 73.8 / 136
Eagle tees: par-72, 6,320 yards, 71.9 / 136
Owl tees: par-72, 5,932 yards, 68.7 / 121
Otter tees: par-72, 5,261 yards, 71.1 / 122
Turtle tees: par-72, 3,893 yards
$46 (cart included), played on Wednesday, April 2012 at 10am
This is a very good golf course. It is well laid-out, and not overly difficult if the player chooses the correct tee to play from. The only real negative is that it is hard to find for the first time. The only signage off of Hwy 90 says something like "golf trail".
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