Best golf courses: Louisiana

If you are setting out on Louisiana's Audubon Golf Trail, there is no better place to start your journey than in the heart of "uptown" New Orleans. In Audubon Park you will find the city's oldest golf course and one of the Trail's great little treasures. Audubon Park Golf Club is an Audubon International Sanctuary Course, the first property in the state to achieve this certification. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the top courses in Louisiana on our customised maps.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
New Orleans
von Hagge, Robert

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New Orleans

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Robert von Hagge, Michael Smelek & Richard Baril
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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New Orleans
Griffiths, Denis

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New Orleans

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Significantly redesigned by Denis Griffiths in 2002.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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New Orleans
Jones, Rees

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New Orleans

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Original nine-hole City Park layout (1902); expanded to 18-holes (1921) and 27-holes (1922), which became known as the South or No.2 course. Post-Hurricane Katrina (2005) design of the South course by Rees Jones & Greg Muirhead (2017). North courses designed by William Wiedorn & Joseph Bartholomew (1956).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Baton Rouge
Schreiner, Craig

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Baton Rouge

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Craig Schreiner
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Monroe
Bechtol & Russell

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Monroe

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Roy Bechtol and Randy Russell
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Baton Rouge
Palmer, Arnold

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Baton Rouge

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Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Baton Rouge
Toms, David

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Baton Rouge

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The first signature design by David Toms (a Louisianan and major championship winning professional golfer).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Lake Charles
Fazio, Tom

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Lake Charles

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Tom Fazio
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Baton Rouge
Maxwell & Crace

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Baton Rouge

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Max Maxwell and Nathan Crace
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Alexandria
Bennett, Dave

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Alexandria

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Dave Bennett
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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New Orleans
Nicklaus, Jack

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New Orleans

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Jack Nicklaus
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Lake Charles
Eckenrode, Todd

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Lake Charles

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Todd Eckenrode
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Lake Charles
Roquemore, Rocky

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Lake Charles

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Rocky Roquemore
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Baton Rouge
Young, Mike

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Baton Rouge

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Mike Young
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Lake Charles
Tucker, Kevin

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Lake Charles

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Kevin Tucker
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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New Orleans
Garl, Ron

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New Orleans

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Original design by Robert Bruce Harris (1961). Redesigned by Ron Garl (2008).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
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New Orleans
Toms, David

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New Orleans

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David Toms & Ken Morgan
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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New Orleans
Schmidt, Lee

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New Orleans

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Lee Schmidt

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Alexandria
Lipe, Jim

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Alexandria

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Jim Lipe
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Shreveport
Sutton, Hal

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Shreveport

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A Hal Sutton Signature Design
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Baton Rouge
Ferris Land Mgt

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Baton Rouge

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Ferris Land Management: Links course (1998); Lakes course (2002).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Alexandria
Smyers, Steve

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Alexandria

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Steve Smyers
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
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New Orleans
Dye, Pete

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New Orleans

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Pete Dye, with PGA Tour playing consultants Steve Elkington & Kelly Gibson.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
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Lafayette
Burandt, Frank

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Lafayette

Designer

Frank Burandt

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