In Louisiana, you can hit the links at the site of an 1812 battlefield or an old plantation home. Here, golf courses seem a natural part of the landscape. And for good reason: The courses of Louisiana's Audubon Golf Trail—the innovative collection of 16 top-notch courses, covering all five regions of the state—are all members of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, which promotes ecologically sound land management and the conservation of natural resources.
Established in 2001, the Audubon Golf Trail includes courses designed by Hal Sutton, David Toms and Pete Dye. Dye's latest creation, TPC of Louisiana at Fairfield, which opened in 2004, hosts the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, which is an annual draw for golf's heavyweights.
And while the Audubon Golf Trail provides a splendid sample of golf in Louisiana, there are numerous other beautiful and challenging courses statewide. Be sure to swing by.
Kenner, Jefferson Parish’s largest incorporated city, is the home of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Kenner’s Pontchartrain Center, located on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, hosts events year round. You’ll also find casino gaming, outdoor parks and the historic district of Rivertown. Rivertown is a sixteen block historic district along the bank of the Mississippi River in the city of Kenner. This quaint locale includes the Mardi Gras Museum, the Children’s Castle, Cannes Brulee Native American Village, the Louis J. Roussel Jr. Planetarium & MegaDome Cinema, the Louisiana Toy Train Museum and more. Treat yourself to boutique shopping, fine dining and don’t miss the view of the Mississippi from LaSalle’s Landing.