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Finishing touches being made at Mallard Cove

Published: Oct. 1, 2021 at 6:22 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Golfers in the Lake Area will soon have a new place to tee up, as finishing touches are being made on the new Mallard Cove Golf Course.

The project that started over three and a half years ago is finally making some headway.

Mallard Cove will be ready to welcome golfers within the next couple of weeks.

“The golf course is a golf course design inspired by golf courses in Scotland,” Sterling Golf Course CEO Rene Rangel said. “Most people know, that play golf, it’s the home of golf.”

The architect of Mallard Cove, Jeff Blume, told us a lot of work went into this project.

“There’s a lot of people that brought this together,” Blume said. “Mayor Hunter was a big part of it. Kevin Melton over at Chennault was a big part of it, the staff at the city was a big part of it.”

Blume said one of those people who brought the project together is no longer with us.

“Chad Theiland, who donated the property from Morganfield - and donated it the day he passed away,” Blume said. “That’s a big reason this golf course is here.”

Blume said the course is not just for those who play professionally, it’s equipped for those at all levels.

“The course will accommodate all levels of play,” Blume said. “It is a championship golf course. It will be the longest golf course in the city. It will play as challenging as you want it to play. It’s got all kinds of variety built into the putting surfaces with hole locations...”

The next step for the new golf course is the clubhouse, and bids start next week.

After that, it could take anywhere from a year to a year and a half to complete.

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