Dumas Park Golf Course - golf courses

Dumas Park Golf Course - Golf courses, Baker, LA

User Reviews (8)

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TDinBR   Shoots in the 90s [Mar 08, 2010]

Dumas has definitely improved in the last few years. Making the old front 9 into the back 9 was a great idea. Now you no longer have to worry about the holes next to the road being the first ones you hit from to start your round.
The greens have improved as well with not nearly as many "dead spots" as in years past. Still some hardpack areas under the trees but it is still winter here.
By far my favorite thing about this course is the pace of play. No one is in a hurry so it is a great course to take someone to that is just learning the game. We took my friend's son with us yesterday and spent most of the day just letting him take his time and learn his swing. Great course for the price!

Customer Service

Always friendly and even will let you move up your tee time if course is not busy (it usually isn't).

Similar Products Used: Howell Park
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4
Value
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4
RJSims   Shoots in the 90s [Dec 25, 2008]

The course has gone through a much needed face lift. The back 9 is now the front 9, and they have completely redone the the old front 9 (if that makes any sense.). The portion of the course that they have redone has become much more challenging than it was before. Plus paying approx $14 for a round with a cart cant be beat. I enjoy going there as often as I can.

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4
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5
bigbutch   Shoots in the 80s [Jun 11, 2003]

DUMAS IS IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE RIGHT NOW. IT WAS TERRIBLE LAST YEAR BUT, THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE COURSE AND IT'S AS GOOD A COURSE AS YOU CAN FIND FOR $8.

Customer Service

SOME ARE GOOD AND SOME ARE NOT SO GOOD.

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3
Value
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3
golfhacker85   Shoots in the 90s [Jun 02, 2003]

Dumas is an inexpensive municipal course that gets a lot of traffic. It's not great but then again, it's only $8 to walk. Really stretches the golfing dollar. Especially appreciate the fact that you can start at first light on weekends and holidays (1st come/1st served). I won't belabor the point that the two 9's are vastly different. This course is no pushover-- several of the holes really punish a wayward drive or approach shot.

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3
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5
Brenton   Shoots in the 80s [Apr 19, 2002]

This is a good value course. As others have said, $8 isn''t much to pay for a round of golf. The front 9 has improved tremendously in the past 6 months. The back 9 is long, wide open, and has well conditioned greens. As everyone else has said, the back 9 is definitely a different course. I was impressed with the improvements to the conditioning when I played there in early April. It had been since late October since I had played there, so I really took notice that the course had improved.

Customer Service

Ha!

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3
Value
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4
Paul West   Shoot in the 90s [Nov 28, 2000]

No more complaining about the front nine, okay. Holes number one, two, and three do play along major streets, but there's plenty of room to keep the ball in play. However, there are still some dry patches on the front fairways from lack of water and heavy use. The greens on the front nine that had bald/dead areas have been re-done and are much better. Also, the #9 tee-box and landing area around the green have been re-sodded and are much improved. The back is in excellent condition as always and outshines every other BREC facility save Santa Maria. The wide fairways encourage you to let loose whatever driver temptations you had to quell on the front nine. Sparse water hazards on front and back are for decoration and don't come into play unless you're doing something that you shouldn't.

Similar Products Used: None
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4
Value
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5
John Doe   Shoot in the 80s [Sep 21, 2000]

Well, it's $8 for a round of golf. So, I guess that you get what you pay for. One reviewer said that this was the best BREC course in Baton Rouge (it is to laugh...). Have you ever played Santa Maria?

The front nine is the worst in Baton Rouge (and that includes Howell and City Park). Half of the holes are next to major roads and the greens are horrible. Can you say 'craters'? Number 9 is the single worst hole that I have ever seen (although they have been trying to do some repairs recently).

And yet, the practice green is even worse. It's quite incredible, really. There is SOME grass, but you mainly putt on dirt and sand. Nice.

There is a little improvement on 10. Hole 11 is like they put a small green at the end of two football fields (you expect a jet to land on the fairway). Then, out of nowhere, it's like you're on another planet. Holes 12-18 aren't bad at all. The greens are good, the holes are long and it's quite entertaining. The differene is quite astounding. It's like two different courses.

Similar Products Used: Range? Professional? That's amusing...
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1
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3
Lars   Shoot in the 80s [Jun 20, 2000]

Dumas is, in my opinion, the best BREC course in the Baton Rouge Area. They have recently put in some new improvements which have pretty much taken care of every fault which the course had. Although not very challenging, the course delivers a wonderfully diverse 18 holes. The fairways, although usually very dry during droughts, run individually, not back and forth right next to each other, like most public courses in the area. The back nine is beautiful with very well maintained fairways and greens and the finishing par 5 18th is enough to challenge even very skilled golfers. The price is very reasonable at $8 during the week and the staff are friendly and helpful. An extra perk (which may or may not screw you swing up) is the fact that you can hear the lions from the Zoo (which is right through the woods)getting fed from holes 12 and 13. A real treat if you get the chance.

Customer Service

Very friendly staff

Similar Products Used: None
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4
Value
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5
Jeremy   Shoot in the 90s [Jan 17, 2001]

For the price, a good deal. Especially for someone who lives in the neighborhood.

Holes 1 and 2 are too close to the traffic, dangerous. Front nine greens are normally dry, but with the weather down here, what do you expect. Too many bad lies on front.

Back nine is like walking onto a totally different course. Laid out good, good greens, good fairways, wide open. Enjoy walking the back nine especially because it is long and get a chance to be outside and enjoy the scenery. 18th is an excellent finishing hole.

Customer Service

good customer service

Similar Products Used: None
OVERALL
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3
Value
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4
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