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Feed Your Soul with Great Food, Great Music and Great Golf
 The sportsman’s paradise of Louisiana is all about golf these days. The Audubon Golf Trail is comprised of seventeen of the state’s top golf courses and resorts. The Trail was named for artist John James Audubon. Members offer a compilation of challenging courses, high standards of customer service and quality maintenance.
The Trail begins in North Louisiana with Black Bear Golf Course, Golfweek’s Best in State for five years. An on-site lodge and Poverty Point Reservoir State Park lakefront cabins both make great stay and play package options.
Heading south, Cypress Bend Resort on the Texas-Louisiana border sits on the bluffs above Toledo Bend Lake. The resort offers an 18-hole course, accommodations, dining and spa facilities. The Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville boasts Tamahka Trails golf course, table games, slots, poker, a 500-room hotel and a spa. Oak Wing Golf Club is located at the former England Air Force Base in Alexandria.
In the southwest corner of the state, Gray Plantation is Lake Charles’ Audubon Golf Trail offering. The course is surrounded by marshland and lakes which create challenges and beauty.
Moving east along I-10, one of the newest additions to the trail, is Koasati Pines at Coushatta Casino Resort in the small town of Kinder. It offers a unique 19th “gambling” hole, a par 3 island green,
perfect for tiebreakers and wagers. Just a few minutes away is Lafayette’s trail site, The Wetlands. Southeast of there, deep in Cajun Country, is The Atchafalaya at Idlewild along US Highway 90, featuring dramatic elevations with spectacular views of the Atchafalaya Basin. Another new course on the Trail, LaTour Golf Club, nearby in Mathews, is designed by David Toms.
Baton Rouge has become golf central for Louisiana, with four Audubon Golf Trail courses located within 45 minutes of the capital city. They are Santa Maria, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.; Copper Mill, in the suburb of Zachary; The Bluffs Golf & Sports Resort, an Arnold Palmer design with an adjacent inn, is in the quaint town of St. Francisville; and Carter Plantation, Louisiana native and PGA Champion, David Toms’ first signature design offers on-site villas and an exciting test of golf. A few minutes away in Hammond is the newly- added and historic Oak Knoll Country Club.
Louisiana’s most visited city, New Orleans, is home to the historic Audubon Park course and the new Rees Jones- designed Bayou Oaks South Course at City Park. And just outside New Orleans is the TPC Louisiana. Pete Dye designed the course, which hosts the PGA TOUR'S Zurich Classic each year.
As home to the Audubon Golf Trail, Louisiana is more than great food, festivals and music - it's great golf too.

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