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Fri, 8 September 2017

Tamahka Trails Golf Club

Tamahka Trails Golf Club

Tamahka (Alligator) Trails was appropriately named not only for the indigenous creature often seen at the golf course, but also for its untamed and treacherous nature. Like the animal, the golf course can seem docile at times, but wayward shots can quickly fall prey to one of the many dangers incorporated into this entertaining yet deceptive layout.

Tamahka Trails Golf Club meanders through a beautiful 230 acre tract of rolling terrain, which is very unique to central and south Louisiana. The golf course features winding creeks, majestic century-old trees along with native wildlife providing a sense of seclusion and harmony with nature. The course was designed by award-winning architect, Steve Smyers, who thoughtfully incorporated the natural features of this picturesque landscape in creating one of the premier golf courses in Louisiana. This 18 hole, par 71 championship layout will challenge scratch golfers from the back tees, while providing an enjoyable and memorable experience for higher handicappers by offering 5 sets of tees (ranging from 7,019 yards to 4,370).

As implied above, Tamahka Trails is not your run-of-the-mill resort course. To many, resort courses are visually appealing, fairly short in length, wide fairways with very little trouble lurking and receptive greens...a virtual stroll in the park. While Tamahka Trails embodies some of these virtues, it (through purposeful design) requires golfers to think their way around the course if they want to avoid the "alligator's" bite and post a good round. The sentiments of many who have experienced Tamahka Trails are that Mr. Smyers crafted 18 holes of pure golf perfection.


Tamahka Trails Golf Club
222 Slim Lemoine Road
Marksville, Louisiana 71351
United States
Phone: 318-240-6300

Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Steve Smyers
Type: Resort
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Par 71
Length Back Tees: 7019
Slope: 74.4
Rating: 133
Length Forward Tees: 4370
Slope: 69.0
Rating: 125

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