Famous for its historic French Quarter, renowned for its jazz heritage and for its fabulous Cajun cuisine, the "Big Easy" is also a golfer's paradise. Every season is golf season on these breathtaking layouts featuring moss-draped oaks, towering southern pines, cypress lagoons and enough sand to offer a challenging day for all levels of golfers.
Hidden Oaks Golf Course
Hidden Oaks boasts a challenging 18-hole championship layout that covers 6,761 yards of picturesque landscape. Par is 72, and with plenty of water, Hidden Oaks brings out the best of your shot-making skills. Address: 200 Oak Dr., Braithewaite, LA. Call 504-682-2685 for more information.
Lakewood Country Club
Nestled between century-old oak and cypress trees, Lakewood Country Club has hosted 26 PGA Tour Events and is located less than four miles from downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter. The 18-hole championship golf course is a challenging par 72 layout, measuring over 7,000 yards from the championship tees and perfect for golfers of all skill levels. Address: 4801 General DeGaulle Dr., New Orleans, LA 70131. Call 504-393-2610 for more information.
This Jack Nicklaus designed Par 72 championship golf course presents a unique challenge to golfers of any level. Water comes into play on every hole, as giant sand and waste bunkers guard many holes, and numerous grass depressions and mounds line the sculptured fairways. Huge tiered greens challenge putting strokes. Address: One Clubhouse Dr., New Orleans, LA 70131. Call 504-392-2200 for more information.
Eastover Country Club
With a course that's challenging and fun for beginners and professionals alike, the Eastover is a great course for the money, featuring a well-designed course with a challenging track and well-guarded greens. Address: 5690 Eastover Dr., New Orleans, LA. Call 504-245-7347 for more information.
Four 18-hole golf courses make up this exceptional golf complex. Located just 10 minutes from downtown, the Championship West Course offers wide tree-lined fairways that lead to large Bermuda greens. Plenty of bunkers and lagoons dot the East and North Courses as centuries-old oaks and beautiful cypress and pines enhance the terrain. Address: One Palm Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124. Call 504-482-4888 for more information.
Located 15 minutes from New Orleans, this course is a worthy adversary to even scratch golfers, but it plays a manageable 6,261 yards from the regular men's tees. Sound strategy is always a premium on this championship layout. Danger lurks in the form of water that comes into play on 12 of the holes. Service is the best around the area on this green. Address: 201 Oak Harbor Blvd., Slidell, LA 70458. Call 985-646-0110 for more information.