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."