You probably already know that Natchitoches is the original Louisiana French Colony and the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory. That of course means that there is a lot of historical sights to see. But if sightseeing and shopping for antiques isnít your leisure activity of choice, then maybe golf is! The cane River Cottage and Guesthouse is located within 30 minutes of all the areaís finest courses including the following:
- Cypress Bend Golf Club At Cypress Bend Golf Resort, 1719 Cypress Bend Pkwy, Many, LA 71449, (318)256-0346, resort. This parkland style course has eleven holes that play alongside Toledo Bend. The designer took full advantage of the rolling hills and dramatic scenery offered by the water serving as a backdrop. The greens have quickly matured and roll well for a new course. The back nine has more water frontage. The rolling hills and the wind blowing off Toledo Bend make it a course that requires imagination and a complete selection of golf shots.
- Mansfield Golf & Country Club, Oxford Rd, Mansfield, LA 71052, (318)872-2959, private. This traditional course features narrow fairways lined by mature trees and small greens with "turtle back" shapes that are kept at medium speed. Water hazards come into play on a couple of holes. The terrain is predominantly flat, but there is some mounding and rises in elevation that will cause uneven lies.
- Natchitoches Country Club, 955 Hwy 3191, Natchitoches, LA 71457, (318)352-5538, private. This small course presents a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. The fairways are wide, and the greens are in excellent shape. There are additional tees that can be used when playing an eighteen-hole round.
- Northwestern Hills Golf Course, NSU Recreation Complex Hwy 1 Byp, Natchitoches, LA 71497, (318)357-3207, public. This course has typically wide-open fairways, but a scattering of pine and willow trees can alter your shots. In addition, water hazards come into play on two holes. There are additional tees that can be used when playing an eighteen-hole round.
A good website to look up additional information on these courses is linked at the bottom of this page. It displays a page with all Louisiana golf cities and allows easy click-through links for links all over the Bayou State.
The Cane River Cottage and Guesthouse are located about nine miles south of downtown historic Natchitoches in a secluded 200-acre wooded environment. We are nestled on the gently flowing Cane River and offer overnight accommodations for up to six couples at a time. Our well furnished and fully equipped kitchen facilities with King bedrooms are the perfect base for your stay in the Natchitoches area.