The University Club (Baton Rouge)

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The University Club
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Club information
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Established October 22, 1998
Type Private
Owned by Private corporation
Operated by Private corporation
Total holes 18
Website The University Club
Designed by Jim Lipe and David Toms
Par 72
Length 7,700 yds

The University Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the home of the LSU Tigers and LSU Lady Tigers golf teams.[1][2] The University Club is a private facility that was built to be the permanent home of LSU Golf. The University Club is a 7,700 yard, Par 72 Championship-Caliber, 300-acre course.[3][4]

The University Club was developed on land donated to the Tiger Athletic Foundation (TAF) and subsequently leased to The University Club. The Tiger Athletic Foundation is a private, non-profit corporation which serves as the fund-raising and development arm of the LSU Athletics Department. Membership in the club is offered to members of the Tiger Athletic Foundation and then extended to the general public, who first must become members of the Tiger Athletic Foundation. The club is owned and managed by a corporation made up of LSU supporters.[5] While the Tiger Athletic Foundation is the club’s biggest supporter.

Course history[edit]

The course was originally designed by Jim Lipe and opened in 1998. The course was later redesigned by former LSU All-American golfer David Toms and the original designer, Jim Lipe in 2010.[6] It's redesign took advantage of the natural topography keeping in mind the Louisiana wetlands that surround the golf course.

Tournaments[edit]

The University Club was chosen to host a Regional Tournament for the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships.[7]

Mary and Woody Bilyeu Golf Practice Facility[edit]

The Mary and Woody Bilyeu Golf Practice Facility functions as the golf-learning center for the LSU Tigers and Lady Tigers golf teams.[8] The clubhouse lobby and team meeting room showcases the history of both the men’s and women’s golf programs at LSU. The facility also contains locker rooms for the men's and women's teams and an office for each coach. The practice facility features a 100-yard-long tee box and 10,000-square-foot putting green with bunkers around it.

Club Amenities[edit]

The University Club is also home to the Chuck Winstead Golf Academy, which is considered to be a state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor instructional facility.[9] The Academy is located on the University Club's driving range and is the largest practice facility in Louisiana.

Besides being the home of the LSU men's and women's golf teams, the private club offers its members other amentiites. The University Club is equipped with a five lane swimming pool. A covered cabana includes snack bar services, restrooms and shower facilities. The pool caters to all members of the club offering lap swimming, open swim and pool parties. In addition to the pool, The University Club has four clay tennis courts and offers tennis lessons.[10]

A full-service grill/restaurant named the UC Grill is located on the property. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and an early dinner. It also hosts many private events including wedding rehearsal dinners, graduation parties, Christmas and seasonal events, corporate dinner meetings and golf outings.[11]

Residential properties[edit]

The University Club is also a gated residential community.[12] It offers three separate areas to live within the neighborhood named Audubon Lakes, Lake Crest and New Orleans Courtyard Village.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The University Club". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  2. ^ "The University Club". universityclubbr.com. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  3. ^ "University Club of Baton Rouge". Golf Digest. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  4. ^ "University Club". worldgolf.com. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  5. ^ "The University Club - FAQ". universityclubbr.com. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  6. ^ "The University Club". universityclubbr.com. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  7. ^ "Regional field released for 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships". NCAA. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  8. ^ "The University Club". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  9. ^ "Chuck Winstead Golf Academy". universityclubbr.com. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  10. ^ "Activities". universityclubbr.com. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  11. ^ "UC Dining". universityclubbr.com. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  12. ^ "Living". universityclubbr.com. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 

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