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.
(Closed in 2021)
Baton Rouge
Palmer, Arnold

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(Closed in 2021)

Nearest city

Baton Rouge

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Baton Rouge
Ferris Land Mgt

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Private club

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Baton Rouge

Designer

Courses designed by Ferris Land Management: Links course (1998); Lakes course (2002).

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

Designer

Jack Nicklaus

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Lake Charles
Tucker, Kevin

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Visitors welcome

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Lake Charles

Designer

Kevin Tucker

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

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Visitors welcome

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Baton Rouge

Designer

Mike Young

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New Orleans
Jones, Rees

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Visitors welcome

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New Orleans

Designer

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).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Lake Charles
Fazio, Tom

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Visitors welcome

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Lake Charles

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Alexandria
Bennett, Dave

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Visitors welcome

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Alexandria

Designer

Dave Bennett

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

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Visitors welcome

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Shreveport

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A Hal Sutton Signature Design

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

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Visitors welcome

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New Orleans

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

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

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Visitors welcome

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Baton Rouge

Designer

Max Maxwell and Nathan Crace

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

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Visitors welcome

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Lake Charles

Designer

Todd Eckenrode

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

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Visitors welcome

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Monroe

Designer

Roy Bechtol and Randy Russell

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

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Visitors welcome

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Lake Charles

Designer

Rocky Roquemore

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New Orleans
Toms, David

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Visitors welcome

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New Orleans

Designer

David Toms & Ken Morgan

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
New Orleans
Schmidt, Lee

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Visitors welcome

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New Orleans

Designer

Lee Schmidt

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

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Visitors welcome

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Alexandria

Designer

Jim Lipe

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

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Visitors welcome

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New Orleans

Designer

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

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New Orleans
von Hagge, Robert

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New Orleans

Designer

Robert von Hagge, Michael Smelek & Richard Baril

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New Orleans
Griffiths, Denis

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New Orleans

Designer

Significantly redesigned by Denis Griffiths in 2002.

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Baton Rouge

Designer

The first signature design by David Toms (a Louisianan and major championship winning professional golfer).

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

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Visitors welcome

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Baton Rouge

Designer

Craig Schreiner

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

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Visitors welcome

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Lafayette

Designer

Frank Burandt

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Alexandria
Smyers, Steve

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Alexandria

Designer

Steve Smyers

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Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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