May 1, 2012 — Lafayette, LA — We are pleased to introduce The Bluffs Country Club and Resort as our ninth installment of the LGA Feature Club. The Bluffs has been a valued supporter of the Louisiana Golf Association since its inception in 1988. The Palmer golf course has hosted numerous LGA Championships, as well as the SEC Conference Championship, United States Senior Challenge, and several other prestigious events.
Below is a listing of future and past LGA Championships, as well as their respective Champions, held at The Bluffs Country Club and Resort:
2013 Mid Amateur
2013 Net Amateur
2005 Senior Amateur – Darell Beniot
2003 Mid Amateur – John Davis
2002 Amateur – Grady Brame
2001 Mid Amateur – Grady Brame
1999 Senior Four-Ball – Todd Lusk and Ronnie Melancon
1997 Mid Amateur – Tommy Brennan
1994 Four-Ball – Bob Cooper and Brian Bateman
1994 Senior Four-Ball – Van Lee, Jr. and Monroe Mitchell
1993 Mid Amateur – Grady Brame
1992 Amateur – Brian Bateman
1992 Senior Amateur – Dickey Myer
1991 Amateur – Eddie Lyons
1991 Four-Ball – Ben Hargis and Grady Brame
1991 Senior Four-Ball – Charlie Kennon and Dickey Myer
1991 Club Team Championship – Belle Terre Country Club
The Bluffs is located just north of Baton Rouge in West Feliciana parish. Arnold Palmer was granted complete freedom to route this 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 community planned. The Palmer golf course was designed for championship play from the Grey tees at over 7,100 yards, but its flexible routing allows for a challenging, yet enjoyable golf experience from its variety of tees.
The Bluffs is a family-friendly, premier semi-private golf course offering top-notch amenities and service levels. In addition to an 18-hole, par 72, golf course, The Bluffs offers a practice area, golf shop, multiple meeting areas, and The 19th Hole Bar & Grill.
Buff Thompson has recently been hired at the Chef at The Bluffs. On your next visit to the club, we encourage you to visit the 19th Hole for a drink, appetizer, or meal. Located next to the Bluffs Cottage and overlooking the 18th hole of the Palmer golf course, The Chapel is surrounded by a custom built white picket fence with cross detail. It also has an outdoor bell tower. The Chapel is available for rent for weddings and other events.
The Bluffs has multiple membership plans available, including family, individual, junior, sports, and more. Please visit their website for more information on all The Bluffs has to offer.
Deidre Mansur, Event Manager
Buff Thompson, Chef and Food & Beverage Manager
Tom Agazzi, PGA Golf Professional