Lakewood Golf Club, previously a private course and property named Lakewood Country Club, is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lakewood Golf Club / Lakewood Country Club first opened for play in 1961. It was designed by architect Robert Bruce Harris. The course was redesigned and reopened in 2009. The designer was Ron Garl who preserved the character of the original course while upgrading the 18-hole, 7,002 yards, par 72 course with modernized fairways, tee boxes and greens - new improvements to an old favorite.
The first of 26 New Orleans Opens was played at Lakewood in 1963. Past champions include Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Billy Casper, Seve Ballesteros, Miller Barber, Dick Mayer, Bill Rogers and Lee Trevino. Lakewood also hosted two USG Championships as well as two Southern Golf Association Championships.
For many years, the men's and women's golf teams from Tulane University used Lakewood as their home course.
Lakewood Country Club was on the verge of bankruptcy when the Firemen's Pension and Relief Fund purchased the property in May, 2003 for $6 million. The private club was closed and the facility was opened for public play on February 28, 2009 after undergoing a $9 million renovation. It was renamed Lakewood Golf Club.
The New Orleans Firefighters Pension Fund has plans to develop the surrounding property into an upscale golf resort including golf villas, a 4-star luxury hotel, condominiums and more in the next few years. The renovated golf course is the first phase the master plan.
Lakewood is a daily fee facility, offering traditional membership with initiation deposits and membership dues.
$21 (cart included), played on Thursday, October 2011 at 2pm
Good day. Course in excellent shape. Pace of play faster than usual for time of day & day of week.
Member (cart included), played on Sunday, June 2011 at 6am
course is great fun and challenging with nothing but upside as the new remodel grows in. island green 17 is a great place to try and get a hole in one. the cart girls are the best anywhere
$31 (cart included), played on Sunday, April 2011 at 4pm
This course will only get better with time.
$76 (cart included), played on Wednesday, April 2011 at noon
Played in great weather and scored well. This course presents a challenge for golfers of all skills. Look out for hidden water if you have never played there before. Greens were quick and hard to read -- nothing broke as much as it looked like it should. Course was in very nice shape. It is not as good as English Turn, but at half the price is a lot of fun.
$51 (cart included), played on Wednesday, October 2009 at 10am
Too many holes on a small piece of Real Estate. When busy it could be hard hat only material.
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