The Best Course to Play on New Orleans Golf Vacations

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With so many other big draws — music, food, architecture...your industry's trade show/convention —  I'll concede that you're probably not going to take a New Orleans golf vacation so much as you might play a round or two while you're on vacation (or a business trip) in New Orleans.

So, the obvious question is, if you're only going to play once or twice, which are the best New Orleans golf courses to play?

Well, included in your options are a golf course that currently hosts the PGA Tour's annual stop in The Big Easy and a private layout that previously hosted it. Here's the one that the experts at Golf Odyssey recommend.

"The best and most enjoyable place to play in New Orleans is the TPC Louisiana ($110-$169)," wrote Golf Odyssey's editors in the October 2009 issue. "Located in a suburb 25 minutes from the French Quarter and surrounded by a preserve, this attractive Pete Dye design provides a peaceful and strategic game. Dye's routing offers numerous memorable holes, including the four finishing holes, which annually rate among the toughest closing stretches on the PGA Tour. And, as one would expect at a TPC/PGA Tour venue, the practice facilities are outstanding."

Craig Better is one of the founding editors of Golf Vacation Insider. In addition to traveling to 15 foreign countries, he has twice traveled across America to play golf courses in all 50 United States. Prior to joining Golf Vacation Insider, Craig was a freelance writer who contributed to GOLF Magazine, Travel + Leisure Golf, Maxim Magazine, USAToday.com, and co-authored Zagat Survey’s book, America’s Top Golf Courses.
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I've been here once before and I will definitely come back. This course was the icing on the cake on my New Orleans vacation.

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Glad you agree, JD. $55 for this course is an absolute steal!

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I HAVE PLAYED THE TPC AND IT IS TRULY A NICE COURSE . PLAYED AT 2PM AND GOT THE PM RATE WHICH AT TIME WAS $55 ....... PLUS NO ONE WAS THERE SO WE HAD COURSE PRETTY MUCH TO OURSELVES !!! LAYOUT WAS VERY NICE AND WE REALLY ENJOYED IT .....

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