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FlockUp225
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
225
Member since May 2015
36 posts

Does LSU golf course close in 2021?
Serious question. Just know I wish it was kept up better because the layout is great. And yes I know there is constant posts about the course. And I think my coolest driving range moment was hitting balls at LSU when the baseball team was starting a game on a weekday.

I’m out there every other month (was a lot more a couple years ago) to hit balls for the most part, occasionally I’ll play and regret it after I get on the first green or lose my ball off not a bad drive.

- terrible conditions, I’m not sure one aspect of the course is good. Sometimes the driving range has some good grass
- too cheap to make a profit, does LSU bail them out? Or give them funding at all? I don’t see the funding besides it staying open
- what are the talks about making the course parking? The course is prime real estate for more apartments and parking for LSU
- the student workers are cutting the grass, they make roughly $8-10 an hour. Like they care if they screw something up. They also sometimes have 3 workers at the front desk. Nothing against them, just doing their job.
- spur of the moment post, I'm sure I’m missing stuff.

Does it get the boot in 2021?


BabyTac
Louisiana Tech Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Jun 2008
7715 posts

re: Does LSU golf course close in 2021?
No funding from LSU without fans in the stands.


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CoachChappy
LSU Fan
Member since May 2013
27100 posts

re: Does LSU golf course close in 2021?
I would be very sad. I’ve had a lot of fun out there. Those Fred’s tournaments were a blast! I loved playing early and sitting on the porch, heckling and betting on people.


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nerdmachine
Missouri Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2019
169 posts

re: Does LSU golf course close in 2021?
When I lived in BR from 2017 to 2019 it was in decent shape. I’d practice and play it all the time, loved walking 9 after work and seeing the stadium on hole 7 tee box around dusk. Just a good time. That being said it’s problems are obvious. They need a real superintendent, hire one and make more of those students work on the grounds crew. Also increase the rates $5 to $10. The fact that Mizzou can maintain AL Gustin so well (our student course by campus, not where the team plays either) and LSU can’t is pathetic. If LSU made an effort to maintain that course it’s in a great location and has a fun layout. Could be a real valuable asset to BR.

I worked on golf course grounds crews in college, some of the issues I have with maintenance of the course is pure laziness. Edge the bunkers, rake them, or fill them in. Cut down and maintain trees/bushes. Edge around ponds. Mow the damn rough consistently. It’s not hard, have some pride in your work. Yeah you need an expert for the greens but otherwise everything else is straightforward


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Shaun176
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2008
1942 posts

re: Does LSU golf course close in 2021?
I think it is part of LSU recreation, so it is supported by the student rec fee.



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Schmelly
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Jan 2014
10904 posts

re: Does LSU golf course close in 2021?
Covid gonna buy it some time. It’s open until LSU decides what it’s gonna use the land for and wants to spend the money. Until then, it’ll stay a goat ranch & over flow parking for Bama & UF. Nothing like parking cars on the 9th fairway lol


tigerbank24
USA Fan
Member since May 2015
336 posts

re: Does LSU golf course close in 2021?
quote:

Nothing like parking cars on the 9th fairway lol


Ironically, 9 is probably one of the best kept(by LSU standard) holes out there


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greenwave
USA Fan
Member since Oct 2011
3353 posts

re: Does LSU golf course close in 2021?
Legit want to play the course just so I can see what y'all are talking about


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BMoney
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2005
14444 posts

re: Does LSU golf course close in 2021?
quote:

Legit want to play the course just so I can see what y'all are talking about


No you don't. Seriously.


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KillTheGophers
Yale Fan
Member since Jan 2016
4652 posts

re: Does LSU golf course close in 2021?
I hope not.

Louisiana is a great weather state for golf - we need courses staying open - not closing.





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tigerbait17
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2014
667 posts

re: Does LSU golf course close in 2021?
Don't waste your money baw (even though it is very cheap).


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jacksajester
LSU Fan
Metry
Member since Jun 2014
808 posts

re: Does LSU golf course close in 2021?
They’ve been trying to close this course since Christ was a boy.


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40 Rouge
LSU Fan
Red Stick
Member since Feb 2009
2521 posts

re: Does LSU golf course close in 2021?
I’ll do my part to keep it open now that Santa Maria is charging $12 for a bucket of range balls.


BatonScrewedTiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2017
121 posts

re: Does LSU golf course close in 2021?
I’m not a huge fan of Santa Maria, but it’s the closest course so I would at least go to their range once a week or so. Ever since they put in the turf range I’ve been exclusively going to LSU.


nerdmachine
Missouri Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2019
169 posts

re: Does LSU golf course close in 2021?
LSU’s range is solid imo. So is the short game area. Or at least it was when I was there in 2019


zippyputt
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2005
2794 posts

re: Does LSU golf course close in 2021?
I walked the front 9 this afternoon. Pretty good shape tee to green, for winter, and no budget. The only downside was the greens are bare dirt 80%. Not sure what happened but they seemed to have lost the grass. It’s trying to come back. Still fun and it’s probably what it was like the 30’s 40’s with bare “rolled” greens. That said, it cost me $13 and change to walk all I could, and this includes 50 cent bag of tees and a $4 club brush. I just walked right on. Go play because there are some really cool holes, especially the front 9.


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