course details

about the South louisiana golf course

Carter Plantation is home to PGA champion and Louisiana native David Toms’ first signature design and the course was a recipient of Golf Magazine’s “Top 10 Courses You Can Play” (PDF). The spectacular 18-hole, 7,000-plus yard, par-72 golf course winds through three distinct Louisiana landscapes – live oak flats, cypress wetlands, and upland pine forests.

Hours of Operation

Golf Course & Pro Shop: 7:30am -6pm

Closed on Tuesdays

Restaurant: Hours vary. Please visit our restaurant’s page for more information.

Carter Plantation is an honored member of the Louisiana Audubon Golf Trail. Following a strict evaluation process including course playability, conditioning, amenities and customer service, The Louisiana Golf Commission moved to add the course to the nationally recognized trail. As a member of the trail, Carter Plantation is part of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf Courses, a program dedicated to protecting the environment and preserving the heritage of the game of golf. In addition to meeting Audubon Golf Trail criteria, Carter Plantation is equipped to professionally cater group and tournament outings with expert PGA of American service standards.

The visually stunning daily fee course has a Louisiana Golf Association slope rating of 133 and a course rating of 73.9 from the championship tees. Both the front and back nines consist of two par-3s, five par-4s, and two par-5s. Eighty-six strategically placed bunkers offer surprise and challenge to the golfer. Carpeted with Tifeagle on the greens and Tifsport on the rolling fairways, each of the holes offers four or five tee positions, with water coming into play on eleven of the holes. Great effort has been made to preserve the plantation’s native wildlife habitats, and indigenous grasses and plants have been extensively incorporated into the landscaping.

A double-ended driving range, three practice greens, and practice bunkers are additional features of the course.

Course rules

USGA Rules Govern Play Except for the Following Local Rules

Out of Bounds: Defined by white stakes or lines.
Drop Areas: Free drop from staked trees and flower beds.
Cart Policy: Keep carts on the path around all tees and greens.
Dress Code: Proper golf attire is required at all times. Must have a collared shirt. No denim pants or shorts. Must wear soft spikes.
Pace of Play: Pace of play target time is 4 hours and 11 minutes per 18 holes as rated by the Louisiana Golf Association. Your position on the golf course is directly behind the group in front of you. Play ready golf!
Lost Ball: Please limit search time to two minutes. Entering homeowner property surrounding the course is considered trespassing and is prohibited.
Divots:  Please replace divots, rake bunkers, and repair ball marks.

Please note that we do not allow outside food or drinks. 

Call the pro shop on the day of your tee time if you would like to know if it is cart path only or 90 degrees. (225) 294-7555

Prices include green fee, cart fee, and unlimited range balls. Rental clubs are available.

The driving range closes at 5 pm during late fall/winter months.