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Best golf courses in 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 a member of Louisiana's Audubon Golf Trail, and an Audubon International Sanctuary Course, the first property in the state to achieve this certification.

The Golf Club, Park and world-wide sanctuary programme derive their names from John James Audubon (1785-1851), a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter and painter. Audubon's stunning paintings and cataloguing of the birds of North America captured the spirit of the new American nation of the United States. If you can, try to get along to the clubhouse for Sunday brunch, its a gourmet delight of local dishes and flavours.

Here is a rundown on the best golf courses in Louisiana.

 Louisiana Golf Map   To make the most out of your golf trip, look up the location of the courses on the Louisiana golf map. It will help you with your planning to play the best courses during your holidays. On the maps we have indicated golf hotels and Stay & Play resorts with the following symbol Stay & Play Golf Resorts
Where2Golf has applied a rating to each golf course visited. The rating scale, 5 (highest) to 1 (lowest), attempts to provide an indication of the golfing experience you can expect at each rated course. 

click on the green arrow in the toolbar OF the table below to sortStay & Play Golf Resort.Private course – for members and their invited guests only.Unrated course – not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.2-star: reasonable standard. Good value, especially if better courses not available.3-star: a good course with many fine features.3+ (3-gold): a good course with many fine features. One of our top-rated 3’s.4-star: a must play course - excellent standard.4+ (4-gold): a must play course - excellent standard. One of our top-rated 4’s !5-star: simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.5+ (5-gold): simply the best - golf courses don’t get better than this. One of our top-rated 5’s!
Atchafalaya 4b.gifVisitors welcomeNew Orleansvon Hagge, Robert
Audubon Park 4a.gifVisitors welcomeNew OrleansGriffiths, Denis
Beaver Creek, LA 3b.gifVisitors welcomeBaton RougeSchreiner, Craig
Black Bear, La. 4b.gifVisitors welcomeMonroeBechtol & Russell
Bluffs, The (LA) 4b.gifVisitors welcomeBaton RougePalmer, Arnold
Carter Plantation 4b.gifVisitors welcomeBaton RougeToms, David
Contraband Bayou 4a.gifVisitors welcomeLake CharlesFazio, Tom
Copper Mill 4a.gifVisitors welcomeBaton RougeMaxwell & Crace
Cypress Bend, LA 4b.gifVisitors welcomeAlexandriaBennett, Dave
English Turn 4b.gifRestrictedNew OrleansNicklaus, Jack
Golden Nuggett CC 4a.gifVisitors welcomeLake CharlesEckenrode, Todd
Gray Plantation 4b.gifVisitors welcomeLake CharlesRoquemore, Rocky
Island, The (Louisiana) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeBaton RougeYoung, Mike
Koasati Pines 4b.gifVisitors welcomeLake CharlesTucker, Kevin
Lakewood, Louisiana 4a.gifVisitors welcomeNew OrleansGarl, Ron
LaTour 0.gifVisitors welcomeNew OrleansToms, David
Oak Harbor 4a.gifVisitors welcomeNew OrleansSchmidt, Lee
OakWing 4a.gifVisitors welcomeAlexandriaLipe, Jim
Olde Oaks 4a.gifVisitors welcomeShreveportSutton, Hal
Pelican Point 3b.gifVisitors welcomeBaton RougeFerris Land Mgt
Tamahka Trails 4a.gifVisitors welcomeAlexandriaSmyers, Steve
TPC Louisiana 5a.gifVisitors welcomeNew OrleansDye, Pete
Wetlands, The 3a.gifVisitors welcomeLafayetteBurandt, Frank
 

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