The Bluffs on Thompson Creek -
An Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course
"a collection of gorgeous, challenging golf holes, perhaps the best of any Palmer design. If any Louisiana course comes close to the ambiance and appeal of a laid-back resort like North Carolina's Pinehurst, it's The Bluffs. Architecturally, there's nothing quite like it anywhere else in America, which makes it worth the journey"
Ron Whitten, Golf Digest, February 2005
Arnold Palmer was granted complete freedom to route his golf course at The Bluffs through each of the diverse landscapes of the property, and eight separate routings were staked and walked before the best 18 holes were discovered. Only after the most dramatic golf holes were found was the surrounding residential St. Francisville golf community planned.
Designed for championship play from Grey tees (over 7,100 yards), the Palmer city golf course at The Bluffs has hosted numerous Louisiana State Championships, the Southeastern Conference Golf Championship, United States Senior Challenge, and several other prestigious events since its opening in 1988. The flexible design makes the course equally enjoyable and challenging for average golfers from its other three sets of tees. Ladies particularly enjoy the Pink tees, which allow them sufficient advantage to play similar shots with similar clubs as the men on nearly every hole.
Grey: yards 7003, rating 73.9, slope 136
Blue: yards 6426, rating 71.2, slope 126
Green (Mens): yards 5726, rating 68.2, slope 113
Green (Women's): yards 5726, 73.2, 123
Pink: yards 4669, rating 67.2, slope 111
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