Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge Country Club
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Baton Rouge, LA 70809-2299
This very private country club had a course designed by Joe Finger. But in 2007, Rees Jones, working with accomplished architect Greg Muirhead and David Toms (Louisiana native and 2001 PGA Championship winner) undertook a complete redesign and reconstruction of this course. All fairways and tees were completely rebuilt, while Toms contributed to the redesign of all eighteen greens.
As this is a private club, guests are permitted only with a member.
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vbush - 4/29/13
Oscar Bravo - 11/3/09
I had a rare opportunity to play Baton Rouge Country Club in October, 2009. As many locals know, BRCC is known as the GÇ£Augusta of Baton RougeGÇ¥ and not much is known about the course because of its exclusivity.
From the tips, the course plays a lengthy 7013 yards and has a rating of 74. Nearly the entire course slopes down into a valley then gently rises towards the back of the property; with the holes running parallel to each other. The fairways are very tight and are bordered by huge live oak trees that have been growing for than 100 years. In 2007 the course was shut down for 10 months for a redesign of the green complexes and bunkering by famed golf course designer Rees Jones and tour player David Toms. Rees Jones, who is best known for Congressional Country Club, Bethpage Black and Torrey Pines has definitely left his fingerprints on this private layout. I visited Congressional earlier this year to see Tiger WoodsGÇÖ tournament and the greens at BRCC do resemble the mounding and bunkering at Congressional.
Regardless of what tee box you choose, many of the holes began with a downhill drive then an uphill approach to a green complex that is well guarded by mounds and bunkering, making the approach longer than the yardage indicates. The greens are often tiered and are severely sloped. And, as far as I can tell, the speed of the greens are by far the fastest IGÇÖve every played in the state of Louisiana! Icy fast and pristine conditions make down hill putts and chips nearly impossible for the weekend golfer. My gracious host and member mentioned to me that the club members GÇ£wanted tour conditions without having to host a tour event.GÇ¥ It seems as though the member got what they wanted. I just wonder how many of the members are able to hit those 175 approach shots that stick to sloping, marble top greens!
My round there marked the last remaining private layout yet to be played in Baton Rouge. And, I can now say that Baton Rouge Country Club was by far, the most well condition course I have every played in the area. Gorgeous!
corykitchen - 8/2/12
guzzlingil - 7/4/10
BoyWonder1112 - 4/23/08
cgburner - 9/5/07
Best Score: 80