A comfortable pace of play on scenic greens filled with placid lakes awaits golfers at the Contraband Bayou Golf Course at L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles in Louisiana. The 18-hole, par-71 course was designed by Tom Fazio, and it’s the only public course from the noted golf architect in the state. Contraband has been named the “Best Places in Play in Louisiana” and “Best Casino Courses” several years running by Golfweek Magazine. Not resting on its laurels, L’Auberge has revamped the greens with a heartier grass, moved hole No. 1 for a better flow of play and added a concrete cart path for easier navigation over the past three years.
Amenities at Contraband Bayou Golf Course include new GPS systems in golf carts, iced towels and water throughout the course. There’s also the popular iced apples in Jack Daniels barrels at holes No. 1 and 10, beverage cart service, a driving range and practice area, and a relaxing clubhouse that sells whatever you may need for your next round. From the ease of reserving tee time to a finishing cocktail, everything at Contraband Bayou Golf Course is meant to provide a comfortable but challenging golfing experience.