University Club Golf Course
Baton Rouge, LA

Client:
LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation
Baton Rouge, LA

 

University Club Plantation and Residential Community is a 900-acre planned residential community and country club within the alluvial plain of the Mississippi River plantation corridor, south of the Louisiana State University (LSU) campus. University Club Plantation features a 27-hole championship golf course, with 22 holes surrounded by mixed density home sites. The golf club and residential community are unified with a traditional Italian Renaissance theme throughout the clubhouse, tennis and swim club facility, driving range, practice holes, and natural trails within the expanded wetland areas.

Moore Planning Group, LLC (MPG), Landscape Architects • Site Planners, responsibilities included initial site analysis of environmentally sensitive wetlands, topographic and drainage pattern analysis, and inventory of form driven constraints. Additionally, MPG was instrumental in directing the conceptual community development master plan. Working with a team of architects, engineers, and golf course designers, MPG assisted in transforming a challenging wetland site into an environmentally sensitive development. The preparation of conceptual plans and illustrative sketches provided MPG with an opportunity to assist the developer with communicating the development concept to city officials and the community at large. Nearly 1,000 members prior to the start of construction is evidence of the successful development and presentation of the project.

University Club Plantation provides a national level golf course for the LSU golf team and an ecologically unique environment for the residential community.