Contraband 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 Best Places to Play in Louisiana in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and Best Casino Courses of 2010 - 2015; the readers of Southern Gaming Magazine named it Best Course 2013 in the mid-south region; in June 2011, the course earned the Gold Tee Award from Meeting & Conventions Magazine; and in 2013 Casino Player Magazine and Southern Gaming Magazine both named Contraband Bayou Best Golf Course.
During the summer of 2010 L’Auberge Lake Charles 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. In early 2013, L’Auberge installed new concrete cart paths to the course.
An interactive touchscreen GPS in every cart improves your game. Our skilled team members offer 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.