‘Golfweek’ names Black Bear top golf course in Louisiana
POSTED: Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 3:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 3:04pm
DELHI, LA — For the third consecutive year, Golfweek magazine has named Black Bear Golf Club in Delhi the number one public access course in Louisiana. The list released in the March 9 issue touted TPC Louisiana at Fairfield in Avondale and Atchafalaya at Idlewild in Patterson along with Black Bear Golf Club in the top five—all of which are part of Louisiana’s Audubon Golf Trail.
“Black Bear Golf Course and Lodge are wonderful facilities owned by the people of Louisiana,” Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne said. “It does not surprise me that Golfweek recognized this gem in north Louisiana and two other great courses on the Audubon Golf Trail. Louisiana has everything it takes to have a great day on the greens—great courses, great weather, great food and great hospitality.”
Golfweek has had Black Bear Golf Course at the top of its list since 2010. The top five courses in Louisiana also include Contraband Bayou in Lake Charles and The Bluffs in St. Francisville. The Best Courses issue, devoted to honoring the nation’s greatest layouts, features Golfweek’s Best Classic and Modern Courses lists as well as a state-by-state listing of the country’s best courses.
Black Bear Golf Club is the course managed by the Office of State Parks. Located just six miles off I-20 in Delhi, the course is adjacent to the Poverty Point Reservoir and State Park. For more information about Black Bear Golf Club, call 318.878.2162 or visit www.BlackBear-Golf.com. For more information on golfing in Louisiana visit www.AudubonGolf.com.