(WESTLAKE, LA) - The National Golf Club of Louisiana - opened last year and managed by Billy Casper Golf (BCG) - has been selected by the Adams Golf Pro Tour Series to host the 2010 Southwest Louisiana Open, March 25-28.
The 72-hole, stroke-play tournament will be contested between 132 golfers competing for a $100,000 purse. The field will be cut to the top 40 players, and ties, after 36 holes. Practice rounds will be Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday is the Pro-Am and the tournament starts at 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 25. The event is open to the public.
"We're proud the Adams Golf Pro Tour Series chose The National Golf Club of Louisiana to host this event," says Ron Brown, General Manager of The National Golf Club of Louisiana. "Our staff will ensure the course is in top condition and offer a tough but enjoyable test for all golfers."
The National Golf Club of Louisiana is the centerpiece of a new, 600-plus-acre, master-planned residential community in Westlake. Stately Louisiana soft-pines and dramatic vistas highlight golf-course architect Dave Bennett's par-72, 6,946-yard layout featuring 14 lakes, 80 bunkers and some of western Louisiana's largest and most challenging greens.
Five sets of tees offer equally fun and challenging rounds of golf for recreational and accomplished players. Premium TifSport fairways and rough, and MiniVerde greens, will keep their deep green color year-round and provide excellent playing surfaces.
The expansive practice area boasts a one-acre, all-grass driving range; 12,000 square-foot putting area; two 3,000-square-foot short-game areas and 1,500 square feet of bunkers. From the driving range, golfers take aim at 14 target greens from 50- to 400-yards. The practice range is open year-round.
BCG oversaw construction and grow-in of the course and now the company directs course and property maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse operations, food and beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management.
No stranger to professional golf tournaments, BCG-managed Ka'anapali Golf Resort (HI) has hosted the Champions Tour SKINS Game since 2008, St. Johns Golf & Country Club (FL) has hosted PGA TOUR Qualifying School five times and the USGA PubLinks Amateur Qualifier four times, Jennings Mill Country Club (GA) has hosted the Nationwide Tour Athens Regional Foundation Classic, among others.
To reserve a tee time at The National Golf Club of Louisiana: www.nationalgcla.com, 337.433.2255.