A Tom Fazio-Designed Championship Golf Course

Contraband BayouContraband Bayou® Golf Club, designed by world-renowned golf architect, Tom Fazio, complements the lowland marsh features of the natural Louisiana environment to enhance a unique 7,077 yard, par-71 championship golf course. A combination of aquatic and natural vegetation on the edges of eight spectacular lakes challenges golfers of all skill levels. This enjoyable course is the only public Fazio course in Louisiana; that means your tee time is just a phone call away. Golfweek Magazine voted Contraband Bayou one of the 2010 Best Places to Play in Louisiana.

During the summer of 2010 L’Auberge embarked on a major revamp of the greens at Contraband Bayou, replacing them with Champion Ultradwarf Bermuda grass, a much heartier turf and a better putting surface. The course layout was also restructured, moving Hole #1 directly in front of the clubhouse to improve flow of play.

ProLink GPS in every cart improves your game. Our skilled team of employees offers an unmatched level of friendly guest service.

Your experience is complete with beverage cart service that includes sandwiches, cool drinks and snacks. After play, stop by the clubhouse to shop a wide variety of quality men’s and women’s golf apparel or hit the driving range to hone your skills. 

Hole 13

Course Highlights

  • Only public Fazio course in Louisiana
  • 18-hole, par-71 championship course 
  • Driving range and short game practice area
  • Four sets of tee boxes on each hole provide a challenge for all skill levels
  • Eight spectacular lakes facilitate drainage and act as an irrigation reservoir

Tee lengths

  • Championship 7,077 yards
  • Middle back 6,531 yards
  • Middle front 6,015 yards
  • Forward 5,091


  • Longest hole – 611 yards Par 5
  • Shortest hole – 169 yards Par 3
  • Par 3 holes – 4
  • Par 4 holes – 11
  • Par 5 holes – 3

Construction Highlights

  • Construction start date: September 2003
  • Completion date: September 2004
  • Greens renovation: June 2010 
  • 400,000 cubic yards of dirt moved to build the course
  • Approximately 7 miles of sub-surface drainage


Hole 15


Vegetation & Ornamentals


  •     Tees, fairways and roughs:        419 Bermuda
  •     Greens:                                  Champion Bermuda   

Native grasses                                                

  •     Little Bluestem
  •     Big Bluestem
  •     Switch Grass
  •     Indian Grass


  •     White Water Lily
  •     Louisiana Iris
  •     Pickeral Weed
  •     Bull Rush

Trees (Planted to date) 

  •     Loblolly Pine             275
  •     Live Oak                   60
  •     Willow Oak               45  
  •     Cypress                    45
  •     River Birch                75
  •     Red Maple                6
  •     Silver Maple              5
  •     Crape Myrtle             60


  •      Contraband Bayou® Golf Club is part of L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort, a luxury resort on 242 acres of land on the Contraband Bayou in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  Located two hours from the Houston metropolitan area on I-210, commonly referred to as the Loop, at Nelson Road, the second exit from I-10, from the West. 


  •      Bill Belcher – Head Golf Professional, PGA

          (337) 395-7220, wbelcher@ldlmail.com  

  •      Billy Rase – Golf Superintendent

          (337) 395-7220, brase@ldlmail.com

Media Contact

  •      Kerry Andersen, Director of Community and Public Relations

          (337) 395-7631, kandersen@ldlmail.com


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