Lake Charles Offers, Golf, Casinos and Cuisine

By Dave Daubert

I found a new destination for those of you who like to play all day and all night. Lake Charles, Louisiana’s Playground has beautifully appointed casinos and great golf courses to enjoy, whether it is a buddies’, couples or family trip.

There are two luxurious casino hotels next to each other, The Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino and L’Auberge du Lac Resort just a short distance from Lake Charles Airport.

My host was the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau, which gave me a full buffet of things to do and see while visiting their friendly and lovely region. The city is the fastest growing city in the U.S. One thing Louisiana has always been noted for is its extraordinary flavors in its dining offerings and Calcasieu Parish came through with exceptional gourmet dinners.

After a hearty breakfast at Favorite’s Southern Kitchen in the Hotel, I had the opportunity to play Gray Plantation with Director of Golf Jonathan Jester. The parkland-style course has its challenges along with some beautiful scenery and warm southern hospitality. My advice is short grass equals better scoring. If you get a chance, ask PGA Professional Jester for a lesson in their complete Golf Academy. More