Inside the course: Le Triomphe Country Club

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Flowers and water grace the front of Le Triomphe Country Club, home of the Chitimacha Louisiana Open.
March 23, 2009
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Fast facts
Course Superintendent Scott F. Poynot
Original architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. (1985)
Redesign Steve Wenzloff (2003)
Par value 72
Number of TOUR events as host venue 18 (including 2009)
Course ranking Ranked 7 (out of 33) in difficulty on the Nationwide Tour in 2008
Yardage history 7,006 (2006- present)
  7,061 (2005)
  7,079 (2004)
  7,004 (1998-2003)
  6,954 (2007)
  6,978 (1996)
  7,004 (1994-1995)
  6,978 (1992-1993)
Grass Bermudagrass (Tees, fairways, rough); Bermudagrass overseeded with velvet bentgrass (Greens)
Tournament Stimpmeter 11.5 ft
Sand bunkers 106
Water hazards 10
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Course record
Player
Brenden Pappas
Year
2007
Round
1st
Finish
T20
Holes-in-one
There have been 12 aces recorded at Le Triomphe Country Club
Player Hole Year
Paul Claxton 3 2008
Garrett Osborn 6 2008
Daniel Fox 11 2005
Sean O'Hair 6 2005
Ted Purdy 8 2003
Doug LaBelle II 3 2003
Marco Dawson 8 2002
John Kernohan 3 2000
Jeffrey Lankford 3 1998
Jeff Traylor 6 1997
R.W. Eaks 11 1996
R.W. Eaks 6 1994
2008 Rankings
Most Difficult Hole
The par-4 485-yard 14th A reachable par 5 that will offer many eagle opportunities. A deep pot bunker guards the front of the green. The three-tiered green will offer some problems if your approach is too far from the pin.
2008: 0 eagles, 82 birdies, 262 pars, 60 bogeys, 5 double bogeys, 0 others.
Easiest hole
The par-5 544-yard 7th An accurate drive into the fairway is a must. Water and bunkers come into play and make the tee shot demanding. A long iron followed by a short iron shot will find an undulating green.
2008: 17 eagles, 215 birdies, 139 pars, 29 bogeys, 8 double bogeys and 1 other.
Le Triomphe Country Club2008 rankings Last 17 years
Hole Par Yards Avg. Score Rank Avg. Score Rank
1 5 555 4.748 17 4.598 17
2 4 386 3.98 13 3.894 14
3 3 225 3.298 3 3.183 3
4 4 392 4.049 11 4.088 7
5 5 560 4.77 16 4.575 18
6 3 190 3.093 9 3.084 8
7 5 544 4.509 18 4.789 16
8 3 172 3.108 7 3.043 11
9 4 465 4.061 10 4.092 6
10 4 400 3.963 15 3.921 12
11 3 181 3.12 6 3.045 10
12 5 559 5.139 5 4.809 15
13 4 446 4.44 2 4.324 2
14 4 485 4.443 1 4.372 1
15 4 445 4.002 12 4.048 9
16 3 182 3.095 8 3.106 5
17 4 378 3.971 14 3.902 13
18 4 441 4.222 4 4.182 4
Course origins
Le Triomphe is one of a few Robert Trent Jones Jr. courses in the area. The forgiving fairways have some fairway bunkers alongside their borders and water hazards come into play on a few occasions. The club began hosting Nationwide Tour events in 1994. --Source: Golf Course Superintendents Assocation of America
Tournament course history
Course Location Years
Le Triomphe Country Club Broussard, La. 1992-present

The Nationwide Tour returns to U.S. soil this week for the first domestic event of the 2009 season -- the Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by Dynamic Industries in Broussard, La. Learn more about this venue.

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