Belle Terre Country Club redoing greens

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The installation of new paspalum greens is expected to be complete by the end of September.

Until then, golfers are invited to play on temporary greens at a reduced rate of $20. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the temporary greens course will play as a par 67.

Golf manager Greg Venturatos said the new paspalum greens will enhance the quality of the course.
“It’s a stronger grass, and the saltwater in our pumping system doesn’t damage it,” Venturatos said.

He added that a sturdier grass will allow Belle Terre to withstand a range of weather conditions. The paspalum greens are also more consistent during the wintertime.

“The fairways are excellent, and the layout is one of the best in the area. It’s a championship golf course that’s going to be made even better with these greens. It should be a great combination when it’s all done,” Venturatos said.

Belle Terre’s course was designed by Pete Dye (1925 – 2020), a legend in the golf world who had a hand in the design and construction of countless courses not only in the United States, but across the world.

The course is open to the public, and membership is not required. However, Venturatos said locals can benefit from special membership packages being offered right now. To learn more, call the Pro Shop at 985-652-5000 and ask for Greg.

Located at 111 Fairway Drive in LaPlace, Belle Terre Country Club also offers tennis courts, a Junior Olympic sized swimming pool, elegant venue space for weddings and events, and a bar and grill for casual dining.

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