If you are staying in downtown New Orleans there is no better way to get to The Golf Club at Audubon Park than jumping the cable car which takes you right outside the clubhouse, but because of logistics for our group we have an executive bus and we are heading through some wonderful avenues of classic New Orleans designed homes, they really do look spectacular.
As we pull up at the clubhouse and disembark a lady decked out in her finest with a hat to match her outfit is heading towards the clubhouse and itís not until I walk in that I see she has joined a larger group who all look fantastic in their outfits and it turns out that they meet here regularly and they were certainly ladies who knew how to lunch.
As you can imagine the gastronomy in this city lives up to all expectations and I would certainly recommend the southern fried chicken and waffles a strange combination I know but it turns out they are a match made in heaven.
Itís off to the first tee and we are informed that there are twelve par 3s and each nine starts with a par four and ends with a par five. The opening hole can be tricky with water down the left and not having any range to warm up on and recovering from my flight, I was a bit apprehensive, but a missed spent youth sees me hit the fairway only leaving myself a wedge to a raised double green that is shared with the 16th hole, which is a nice feature of the course.
Next up is the first of the twelve par 3s and at 148-yards from the goldís Ė there are three teeing options, gold, blue and white Ė with water down the left and behind itís a tough introduction. The total measurement from the back tees for the course is 4220-yards from the gold tees and at todayís standards you may think of giving this course a miss and if you do you will be missing out on a little gem.
I loved the design of the course and with all the par 3s itís a tough little track and a complete test of your golf game, but what I enjoyed most is that it turns out to be the perfect warm up course for any golf tour of the state.
3rd hole with front bunker 13th with Loyola Uni backdrop Double green at 1st & 16th