Golf in Indian Country: Wisconsin, Louisiana and Florida

Miccosukee Golf Course
Miccosukee Golf & Country Club

This month, Indian Gaming magazine features tribally owned golf properties in Wisconsin, Louisiana and Florida. The picturesque natural surroundings combined with top-tier amenities are sure to entice golfers of all calibers to these distinctive Midwest and Southeast courses.

Oneida Nation
Thornberry Creek at Oneida

Hobart, WI
Oneida Casino (7 miles away)

Thornberry Golf Course

Located just outside of Titletown in northeast Wisconsin, Thornberry Creek at Oneida offers 27 holes of championship golf at its finest. Nestled atop one of the highest peaks in Brown County, Thornberry Creek at Oneida offers two different scenic courses to entice, challenge and excite golfers of all ages and abilities. Thornberry Creek at Oneida is also the official golf course of the Green Bay Packers.

The two Rick Jacobson designed public golf courses provide unique experiences from hole to hole. Play your way through a forested “Northwoods” setting, prairies and meadows, and tremendous water features as you work your way through one of Green Bay’s most prestigious neighborhoods.

Whether it be a quick nine holes, an excursion with your friends, or a spirited match with your spouse, Thornberry Creek is one of the best courses at quality golf rates in the Green Bay area. The course is the former home of the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, which attracted world-class LPGA golfers to compete on the Legends 18-hole course.

Aside from offering weekly leagues and daily instruction for all players, Thornberry Creek at Oneida also hosts golf outings for up to 220 people all season long. Along with golf packages, Thornberry Creek at Oneida offers an array of dining options on course and in multiple event spaces to fit the needs of each outing and event.

Thornberry Clubhouse

In addition to offering challenging golf, the northeast Wisconsin golf course has a sports pub, restaurant, a 300-person ballroom space, a rustic Tap Room event space, as well as a Beer Garden perfect for outdoor ceremonies and gatherings. For all needs, from golf and hospitality to event spaces and intimate dining, Thornberry Creek has it covered.

Thornberry Creek at Oneida’s wedding reception venue is designed with both contemporary and classic aesthetics in mind. The exceptional planning team custom tailors other spaces and amenities to fit your vision. Whether you prefer modern vibes or enjoy a rustic environment and atmosphere, our professional team will adapt to your vision.

Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
Koasati Pines at Coushatta

Kinder, LA
Coushatta Casino Resort (15 miles away)

Koasati Pines

Ranked #18 in the U.S. on Golf Advisor’s Golfer’s Choice Top 50 U.S. Courses list, as well as currently holding the #1 spot on Best Golf Course in Louisiana for three years in a row, Koasati Pines at Coushatta is part of Coushatta Casino Resort, owned and operated by the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. This spectacular course has regularly captured top honors from golf course publications since its opening in 2002.

Koasati Pines and Coushatta Casino Resort partnered with Notah Begay III, hosting the Inaugural Jr. Golf National Championship. This prestigious tournament was held in November 2020 and featured the nation’s best junior golfers. The three-day tournament was televised on Golf Channel in prime time – a first for a junior golfing competition – airing over two hours of broadcast time.

Koasati Pines

Begay is a Native American professional golfer, the first Native American golfer to have played in the PGA Tour. It was a significant achievement for Native American culture that Coushatta Casino Resort, a tribally-owned property, partnered with the first Native American member of the PGA to present this inaugural tournament. Begay is currently an analyst for Golf Channel and NBC Sports networks.

Designed by Kevin Tucker to be an out-of-the-ordinary golfing experience, Koasati Pines at Coushatta is nestled in the natural wetlands of southwest Louisiana, surrounded by stately pines and huge live oaks, and consistently delivers a golfing experience unlike any other. The beauty of nature seamlessly merges with a dynamic 18-hole, par-72 championship layout, six sets of tees, multiple approaches on three holes, plus a unique 19th “gambling hole” that is perfect for settling personal wagers and tiebreakers.

The serenity of gently rolling terrain and 65 acres of looking-glass lakes submerge players in a relaxing, yet challenging, golf experience. Immaculate greens extend a velvet invitation that is impossible to ignore. At 7,617 yards from the championship tees, it is one of the longest public courses in Louisiana.

Koasati Pines

Tucker snuck in multiple approaches to several holes, but a GPS-enabled cart, included in the green fee, tracks yardage and offers course tips to help golfers plan each shot. The six sets of tees lets golfers tailor the course to individual skill levels, allowing a customized approach for novice and skilled golfers alike.

Novice golfers can take advantage of the 12-acre practice facility with instruction available from onsite PGA staff, and all golfers can round out their gear with name brand apparel and equipment in the full service pro shop, located in the clubhouse.

Socializing before or after play is a popular pastime. Golfers and spectators can enjoy meal and drinks at Eagle Bar & Grill, or schedule a larger social event at The Veranda, with its beautiful outdoor deck and views overlooking the course.

The spectacular natural setting, pristine greens, GPS-enabled carts and friendly staff make Koasati Pines at Coushatta a true delight for avid golfers of all levels.

Miccosukee Tribe of Indians
Miccosukee Golf & Country Club

Miami, FL
Miccosukee Gaming & Resort (7 miles away)

Miccosukee Golf Course

The Miccosukee Golf & Country Club has hosted many LPGA and PGA events, including the Miccosukee Championship. Situated in the heart of Miami, this Mark Mahannah masterpiece is considered by many to have the best layout in the South Florida area.

This picturesque and challenging facility boasts 27 holes, Par-72. Of the 27 holes, 24 of them have water that can come into play. Miccosukee is one of the only golf courses that has a lighted driving range with over 35 hitting bays and is open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. daily. They also have a great short game practice area with a large putting green that can hold over 35 players.

Miccosukee Golf Course

Miccosukee Golf & Country Club features an Olympic-size swimming pool and banquet facilities that can host up to 500 guests for corporate meetings, weddings, quinces/sweet sixteen, birthdays, parties and many other events. Guests can also enjoy great meals at their dining facility or visit their full-service golf shop for the latest in golf equipment, apparel, and merchandise.