Public Golf Courses in the Baton Rouge Area That Offer Premier Golfing Amenities

By | 2019-05-18T20:01:02+00:00 April 20th, 2019|

If you are a golf enthusiast visiting the Baton Rouge area, and you are looking for a place to to play golf, look no further than the outstanding public golf courses of BREC’s Santa Maria Golf Course and Beaver Creek Park and Golf Course.

Santa Maria 

Enjoy playing golf surrounded by magnificent greens under a blue Louisiana sky at Santa Maria Golf Course, an 18-hole course that is 6,969 yards in length from the championship tees, and lies along the beautiful homes of the upscale Santa Maria neighborhood in Baton Rouge.

Conveniently located near I-10, Santa Maria is popular with local and visiting golf enthusiasts for its 150 – acres of gorgeous rolling terrain. It is considered the best golfing venue in southeast Louisiana and has received Golf Digest’s highest ranking for a municipal course.  It is no wonder that this course is so coveted, as it was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and is a member of the prestigious Audubon Golf Trail. Ensuring the beauty of this course are the 18 lakes and two natural waterways. There are sand bunkers, Bermuda Fairways and mature oaks throughout.

Rounds are categorized by junior rounds for players 17 years old and younger, regular rounds for players ages 18-54, senior rounds for players ages 55 years old and older, and 9-hole rounds. Twilight rounds are after 3 p.m., and junior rounds differ in pricing for before and after the noon hour.

To enjoy the golfing at Santa Maria and to check green fees, you need only contact santamariagolf@brec.org, or call (225) 752-9667 to schedule a tee time, or visit golf.brec.org. The course is open daily from 7 a.m. to sunset, and the beautiful Spanish style clubhouse, which overlooks the par 5 finishing hole, and houses a full service restaurant, a pro shop, a private conference/dining room, and a fitness center, is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to sunset.

Beaver Creek 

Beaver Creek Park and Golf Course, which is located further out from the heart of Baton Rouge in Zachary, Louisiana, is rated number one by Louisiana Golf Advisor, and features a PGA style driving range, large putting green and a short game area, as well as a large practice facility.

Craig Schreiner and Associates designed this breathtaking course, whose other amenities include a playground, a recreation center and a tennis court. Beaver Creek stretches out 152 acres, with a 72 par layout, and embodies a windswept front nine and a sheltered back nine that winds through areas of protected wetlands.

To view pricing and book a tee time at Beaver Creek, visit brec.org.

 

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