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Lafayette is probably the most trashed, dirty city I've ever seen. And I mean actual trash. It's like no one ever heard of a trash can or recycling. These people should be ashamed of themselves. Not to mention the courses were so bad and the city looks worse than Detroit in most places.

I just had to move hotel (60 miles) and drive to Baton Rouge instead of in the morning due to non-working wi-fi. Now it doesn't work here! I am going to raise some hell over the phone and try to get a free night comped. Either that or make them wish I'd stop calling and complaining about it. It's getting ridiculous.

I started with a 188 mile drive, and I wish I hadn't bothered, Lafayette was so bad, maybe the WORST major city with courses I've ever played in.

I haven't played more than 1 'good' course in at least 4 days and 16+ rounds!!

Why people want to live down here I'll never understand.

Lafayette, LA- Acadiana Yellow (I assume that's what it's called):I won't even go into length, it's not worthy of a scathing review. Hard to find first hole if you enter wrong entrance. Not very well marked. Extremely rough and nasty, super tight fairways that turn too sharp and punish too harshly. Poison ivy up the ***, even under baskets, you will be covered head to toe. I was going to WALK OFF the course after the 3rd hole if not for having come so far out of my way to play here. I feel bad for anyone who lives here and only has this course to play. It's just terrible. Terrible.

Lafayette, LA- Acadiana Blue:Half like Yellow, the rest slightly playable and a few open holes. One hole blocked by fallen tree, the rest blocked by poor fairways and design.

*I drove to the 9 hole course in town, but it was PACKED with college kids sitting on fairways, so it was unplayable at the time. I planned to play it later until I had to switch cities, so I never got to it.

Lafayette, LA- Pa DavisThis course was actually playable, though it has not been mowed in at least a month, has fallen trees and limbs lying around all over the course, blocking some shots and making it hard to navigate. I couldn't find tee #2 until after playing #6, and so couldn't someone else who walked up to me to ask me as I was leaving and he was on hole #1. Un-intuitive layout. Mostly open and long holes through tall trees, with some low limbs and some bushes around their bases sometimes. Rollers would be great if not for high grass and tree debris everywhere. The park itself was littered to the point it seems someone intentionally left all that trash there to make it look trashy. If cleaned up, mowed, marked well- it would be a fun course, a 3.5/5 star course.

What a major waste of a day.

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Comment by David Barish on October 21, 2008 at 3:31pm
Want to fee better about the Dirty South? Take this advice from a fellow Yankee. Get the album of the same name from the Drive By Truckers and put it in your CD player in your car. You will be very happy. Happy trails.
Comment by Gilligan on October 20, 2008 at 11:42pm
LOL... Yeah, OK. Sounds like you had a bad day... we had a hurricane, sorry the park hasn't recovered yet... I guess people are too busy fixing their houses and other people's houses.

I'm not a great player and I can finish smooth on both courses at Acadiana (regular tees, not gold). The course certainly isn't that tight and difficult.

Pa Davis is WAY too open, if you liked that better than it's obvious you need to work on the control aspect of your game.

I'm not super pro Lafayette but it's not NEARLY what you just painted. Try waking up on the right side of the bed and visit again... maybe not after we just had a major huricane come through.

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