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Regions • Greater New Orleans
Greater New Orleans beckons visitors to experience all that the region has to offer - from exciting nightlife, river cruises and historic sites to creative cuisine, unique watering holes and craft breweries. But it’s the sub-sea level topography tied to surprising elevation changes that will have golfers bragging when they return home.
Starting on the north shore of the vast Lake Ponchartrain is the Ron Garl-designed Money
Hill in Abita Springs. Garl did very little earth moving, feeling that "Mother Nature did the real work here." Constant elevation changes through- out the course and a 150-acre artesian spring-fed lake that comes into play on the final five holes, create a challenging, yet scenic layout. As with most private clubs, they offer reciprocal play to other clubs’ members. Oak Harbor in Slidell boasts generous landing areas framed by mounds, native grasses, lakes and greens framed by railroad ties.
The Big Easy golf scene is big, but not necessarily easy. The booming 7,400-yard TPC Louisiana leads the challenge in New Orleans as the annual host to PGA TOUR players in the Zurich Classic. The breathtaking scenery on the Pete Dye-designed golf course stretches 250 acres along the western Mississippi River delta. The course features more than 100 bunkers and five ponds, which come into play. TPC Louisiana was named the fourth “best new upscale golf course” by Golf Digest when it debuted in 2004 and it’s consistently included in Golfweek’s “best courses
Northshore Area New Orleans Area
you can play,” plus it’s the Audubon Golf Trail’s most requested golf course.
Also on the west bank of the Mississippi River outside New Orleans is English Turn, designed by Jack Nicklaus. The course hosted a PGA TOUR event for many years and its 18th hole was ranked the hardest hole on tour many times. The layout is memorable for its challenging greens, water in play on 17 of the 18 holes and the signature fifteenth island green. Most notably, an on-site golf villa can be rented and comes with playing privileges at this private club.
In the historic Uptown neighborhood across from Tulane and Loyola Universities, is the Golf Club at Audubon Park. The course opened in 1898
and recently underwent an extensive renovation
Top Left Photo: St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square; Bottom Left Photo: Catching redfish on the Northshore Top Right Photo: Bourbon Street Jam 47
Audubon Park on the Audubon Golf Trail

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