Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Another Lake Charles Destination

I've been meaning to post about this for a few weeks and keep neglecting to do so. Today I stumbled across my note to myself again, and this time I'm doing it before I forget.

Lake Charles, La., is a popular destination for Texans, especially East Texans, for its casinos. There are a couple great golf courses in the area, too: Grey Plantation on the south side of the city, and Koasati Pines in Kinder about 20 miles north (Koasati Pines is part of the Grand Coushatta Casino family). (I think Koasati Pines is the better of the two, but Grey Plantation is the one that gets most of the national acclaim.)

Now there's a new casino and golf course in Lake Charles. L'Auberge du Loc Hotel & Casino opened about a month ago. From the looks of it on its website, the hotel and casino are a bit more upper crust than Grand Coushatta and other casinos in the Lake Charles area.

One of the amenities offered by the hotel/casino is a golf course called Contraband Bayou Golf Club. Its calling card is that it was designed by Tom Fazio, and it is built on what was once marshland. If it's like most Fazio-dezigned resort courses, it will have wide fairways and large greens to acommodate us resort hackers. With the Fazio name attached, you know it will be pretty and in great shape.

If you've already visited L'Auberge du Loc, post a note in the comments and let us know what you thought of the place.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:34 PM

    We tripped over to Contraband Bayou from Baton Rouge planning to play for three days. The course is just ok. Crammed into too small an area, you feel like you are playing in the middle of a highway median. Greens are very firm and the grass is kinda sparse (too new). The design is ho-hum. We cut out a day early. Drink cart girls are very hot though. FWIW.


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