One of the advantages of RV travel if you are a golfer is that you have the opportunity to play on different courses away from home.
At rvlife.com, you can learn about the many golf course options available to you by reading “The 19th Hole,” the blog written by Rick Stedman, who also writes “The RV Golfer” column in this monthly magazine.
Each Saturday, Rick posts a new blog based on his extensive experience as a golfer and his wide contacts in the world of golf. Rick is an avid golfer with a passion for the game and extensive knowledge of courses across the country.
Here is a recent post alerting RVers to a place where you cannot only play golf, but also park your RV at a casino resort, and gamble, dine and be entertained.
The 19th Hole: RV-Golf at Louisiana’s Paragon Casino Resort
By Rick Stedman
Featuring the 18-hole championship Tamahka Trails Golf Club and more than 200 RV spaces, Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana, offers all the amenities of a first-class resort. The golf course, which opened in 2000, is one of 16 upscale courses that comprise Louisiana’s much-heralded Audubon Golf Trail. Tamahka Trails Golf Club, which is open to the public, also has hosted three U.S. Open Qualifiers.
The par-71 Tamahka Trails Golf Club stretches to 7,019 yards from the tips. Master golf course architect Steve Smyers coupled his “new school” design with a passionate appreciation of Scotland’s legendary courses to create 18 holes of pure perfection. Its numerous and often massive bunkers evoke a lunar landscape—and always require strategy. Starla Clark serves as general manager.
At Tamahka Trails, all carts feature state-of-the-art GPS. The practice facility includes 50,000 square-feet of hitting area, a 10,000-square-foot putting green, and practice greens dedicated to bunker play, chipping, and pitching. With its panoramic views of the course, the clubhouse is a great place to refresh before heading off to the Paragon Casino for action of another kind.
Paragon RV Resort offers more than 200 spacious sites with all of the amenities you expect to make your stay comfortable and convenient. Executive sites are also available. Complimentary shuttle services are provided to the casino, where you will find numerous dining choices, shopping, a three-screen cinema, gaming, and more.
In addition to offering more than 500 well-appointed rooms and upscale suites, the resort offers a world of complete relaxation at Spa La Vie. Schedule a massage, manicure, pedicure, or a full day of treatment. Paragon Casino Resort features nonstop concerts and comedy entertainment at the Mari Showroom concert stage.
Another attraction is the weekly gator show. Paragon’s wildlife specialist shares fascinating facts about these intriguing bayou dwellers each Saturday in the Atrium at noon, 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. The show is free, open to the public, and fun for all ages. For a full list of events and other amenities, visit the website at paragoncasinoresort.com.