Golf Professional - David Gary
For more information and tee times - Please call the Pro Shop at (337) 291-7151.
Location - 2129 N. University Ave., Lafayette, LA 70507
In its first full year in operation, The Wetlands continued its impressive opening stride, hosting more than 20 tournaments through the year. Two of the more notable events included the LPGA Louisiana Pelican Classic, where 150 tour players competed for spots on the LPGA Tour; and one of the qualifying tournaments for the Nationwide Chitamacha Open. Local-themed events included a summer junior clinic (75 youth golfers attended), a Parent-Child Invitational, a Ladies Invitational and the Fall Four Ball, a men’s invitational.
2007 also saw The Wetlands become the 13th member (and the only course in the true Acadiana area) of the Audubon Golf Trail. This state-wide network of mid- to high-end public or daily-fee courses is promoted through state tourism websites and more.
For its first full year, the course roughly kept pace with its 2006 opening, with golfers enjoying just over 28,000 rounds. Revenue generated by The Wetlands amounted to $985,000.
The Jay & Lionel Hebert Municipal Golf Course
Golf Course Manager - Wayne Wills
For more information and tee times - Please call the Pro Shop at (337) 291-5557.
Location - 121 Shirley Picard Drive, Lafayette, LA 70501
Lafayette’s original municipal course opened for play in 1927. "Ole Muny" as it is traditionally called was the home course for the PGA duo of Jay and Lionel Hebert. The course underwent extensive renovations in 2010 and reopned for play in 2011. All greens and tee areas were completely renovated and updated, lakes were improved and several new bunkers were added. Since its reopening, the number of annual rounds has steadily increased as more golfers are beginning to appreciate the improvements. Located inside the city, it is easily accessible and is a favorite with golfers who prefer to walk because of its design.
Hebert Municipal is the host for many area benefit and company tournaments. The Sherriff's Youth Golf Summit draws over 200 young golfers annually. It is also in the rotation as host course for the Lafayette City Championship which annually attracts 60 of the area's best golfers.
Les Vieux Chenes
Golf Professional - Todd Robertson
For more information and tee times - Please call the Pro Shop at (337) 837-1159.
Location - 340 Rue des Vieux Chenes, Youngsville, LA 70592
2007 saw over 39,000 rounds played (a four percent drop) at Les Vieux Chenes, though corresponding revenue rose by four percent, coming in at $616,354. Les Vieux Chenes’ staff was also busy with a number of course improvements, both minor and major. Some of the improvements include:
- Yardage markers were raised and repainted in every fairway; yardages were also noted on cart paths.
- Walkways (for golfers choosing to walk the course) were cut from all tees to fairways.
- A full-service club repair area, including a loft and lie machine, is now available to all golfers.
- Fifty percent of the old irrigation heads (from the previous irrigation unit) were elevated.
- Course staff underwent training by the Louisiana Golf Association on the administration of the handicap computer system and its services; a new marshal and starter program was implemented.