Because of the weather in New Orleans, golf is a year-round activity. There are several great places to play golf in New Orleans. Here are the best places for a round of golf on your vacation to New Orleans. New Orleans is home to the Zurich Classic PGA Tournament that happens every April at the TPC Louisiana Golf Course.
The golf course at historic and beautiful Audubon Park in New Orleans is a 18 hole, 62 par course. The immaculate and well-manicured greens are set among 100 year-old oak trees and four lagoons. The course was designed by Dennis Griffiths and features contoured Bermuda fairways, and manicured Tif-Eagle greens. Audubon Park Golf Course was the first property in the state of Louisiana to achieve certification through the Audubon International Signature Program and was designated as a Certified Silver Signature Sanctuary on July 22, 2004.
The North Course at City Park has been restored and improved after it was ravished by Hurricane Katrina. The course now has four sets of tees ranging in length from almost 5740 yards at the tips to just about 4300 yards from the Gold Tees. It also has a Practice Center with a full-service driving range with 74 range stalls and 2 grass hitting areas.
Take some time to enjoy the rest of New Orleans City Park. It is a large park with lagoons, and the largest stand of centuries old Live Oak Trees in the country.
TPC Louisiana is located across the Mississippi from downtown New Orleans, and was designed by Pete Dye, who created the flagship layout for the PGA Tour. This is a 7,300-yard, par-72 golf course. The property is self-contained, surrounded on three sides by drainage canals, and utilizes so many of the natural resources, especially the cypress trees. This golf course is home to the Zurich Golf Tournament
every April in New Orleans.
If you love water, you'll love English Turn. Jack Nicklaus designed this Par 72 Championship Golf Course with water on every hole. This championship golf course has a unique design that is maintained with meticulous care. It has highly manicured greens, meandering lakes, and magnificent Plantation Style Clubhouse. English Turn is consistently rated one of the most challenging on the PGA Tour.
Lakewood was recently re-designed by Ron Garl, who has upgraded the 18-hole, 7,002 yards, par 72 course with modernized fairways, tee boxes and greens. The highlight of this course is the new 18th hole, which is a tribute to New Orleans firefighters. Dubbed "Fire in the Hole" the 444-yard hole sets a new standard for bunkers. It includes traps in the shape of flames set in red sand that is the only one of its kind in the golfing world.
6. Bayou Oaks Golf Course
Just outside of City Park at 1040 Filmore Avenue is a public golf club called Bayou Oaks. It has four courses, with one course that's great for beginners with some water coming into play, but no bunkers. The longest course is a championship course. There's a pro shop and a practice bunker and a chipping green. Bayou Oaks doesn't have a website, so here's the directions
. Phone 504-483-9396