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2.3
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2.5
Friendliness
3.4
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3.0
Amenities
2.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 67
Length 5737 yards
Slope 114
Rating 67.3

Golf has been played at City Park since 1902 when the nine-hole New Orleans Golf Club opened. At the time it was one of only 80 golf courses in the country. There were four 18-hole courses at the complex before it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The North Course was rebuilt in 2009 and now there is also a 36-hole mini-golf complex. The course is just over 5,400 yards from the back tees and features water on eight holes. Proper club selection is the key to scoring well on this layout. The golf course is popular among both locals and visitors because it's not only player friendly enough to accommodate all skill levels but its location is also easily accessible from anywhere in New Orleans. The affordable rates make it even more appealing and there's also a 74-stall driving range.

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Bayou Oaks at City Park – North Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 67 5737 yards 67.3 114
Blue 67 5402 yards 65.9 110
White 67 4838 yards 63.7 104
Gold 67 4280 yards 64.6 106
Scorecard for North Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 67.3/114 396 177 490 262 420 397 333 336 413 3224 331 165 142 355 361 153 196 400 410 2513 5737
Blue M: 65.9/110 372 166 460 211 403 379 316 323 403 3033 311 155 125 340 340 143 178 380 397 2369 5402
White M: 63.7/104 333 156 408 200 363 330 266 300 353 2709 270 140 110 293 298 136 156 356 370 2129 4838
Gold W: 64.6/106 293 140 380 140 316 273 240 225 343 2350 220 130 96 280 286 116 145 300 357 1930 4280
Handicap 5 17 1 15 7 9 11 13 3 10 14 18 8 6 16 12 2 4
Par 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 36 4 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 4 32 68

Course Details

Year Built 1968
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (2008) Greg Muirhead (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirts are not required. Denim and T-Shirts are allowed. No tank tops. No cut-offs.

Reviews

1.7
39 Reviews (39)

What Golfers Are Saying

This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7

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2.0
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Windy weather
Used cart

NEES quite a bit of work

I play this course frequently. Enjoying it for practice but the short chipping really sucks! The work that's needed is neglected because of the management across the street. They treat the workers poor and neglect having any real serious attention. What can anyone say. The so called big shot management is never available to discuss anything whatsoever. But "This is America!" But I do enjoy the workers on this coarse. And it is a nice coarse to play practice on.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Poor golf Etiquette

Course does a poor job of maintaining pace of play. Allowed a group of 6 and a foursome with a walker on consecutive holes plus another group of 6 a couple holes ahead, which the groups couldn’t play either. Nobody from the course came out to tell them to speed up.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Start Over

Just blow this up, and restart from scratch. Awful. Just awful.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Only if you can't afford someplace else.

I'm a typical budget-conscious muni golfer who's seen a lot of cheaper courses, and this may be one of the worst. The greens were so sandy, rough and sloooooooooow that a couple of them should have had bunker rakes next to them. The bunkers on the other hand had so little sand that it was best to play a clean-contact pitch out of them. On the plus side, the weather was great, and I got paired up with a couple local girls who were a real pleasure to play with. The carts are surprisingly nice, too, complete with GPS.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice place

Course is in good shape and well maintained. Staff was friendly. Carts have gps and tv screen to give you yardage.mostly par 4s and a lot of par 3s. But still challenging enough to play a good game. For an old course it’s a nice course. Will play it again and would recommend to friends.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very poor greens

You get what you pay for. Nice spot for a beginner. For those with a little more experience and money, play the south.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0

Not worth it

Me and my friend played here the other day (both juniors). We were gonna rent a cart and share it. They wouldn't let share a cart, so they charge us 15 bucks each plus a green fee. This rule was apparently established yesterday. Hasn't really rained in about 5 days, so no excuse for bad conditions. Fairway were crazy muddy, huge piles of grass clippings everywhere, mud on greens, and mud in bunkers. Kind and pathetic. The greens were basically unplayable, with weeds everywhere. Not worth the 25 bucks. If you're in new orleans go play joe bartholomew.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

did not get to play. HEAVY RAIN. Waiting on refund. Will rebook thru GolfNow next week.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
1.0
Previously Played
Used cart

awful

Bought a $15 tee time; that is a walking fee.. add another 15/ person for a cart.
Not bad still though right...?
There is no one organizing anything at this course. There were a 4some, 4some, one guy on his own, my twosome, and a foursome behind me all trying to tee off at the same exact time.
Whoever cuts the course either hates oglf or doesn't understand that leaving huge mudtracks in the fairway don't make for a good time. Course doesn't drain... they stopped bothering to pick up the huge clumps of grass clippings, smells like swamp gas...
It is not pleasant.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Basic with no frills

I'll start by saying I love golf. So being able to play honey course had any time is better than not playing at all. They have a decent driving range but the course leaves a lot to be desired. It is a golf course but it is in need of quite a few repairs. It is relatively flat with only a few hazards such as bunkers and water to challenge you. The greens were slow and Shaggy. The Golf Course was pretty saturated due to a lot of rain in the area. That may cause issues with being able to get Workers out on the course and mow the greens. When I'm in the area I will play it again to give it another review.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

course not to play

They advertise a par 72 but in actuality it's only a par 63/64. They only have 1 par 5 and the rest par 3's and 4's. Not even a full golf course but yet they charge full price. I wouldn't play they ever again. Even if they paid me. The north course is a JOKE.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful afternoon

I like great golf courses but above all I like Golf.... On this Sunday afternoon I played with my wife who is beginning and this course was fitting our purpose.
The weather was amazing and the pace was average. The greens are finally back which took forever but they are now playable. The Tees need work and the fairways are OK nothing more or less than expected for a $22 round of golf.
Easy and convenient to the French Quarter.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not bad for price

I have played this course regularly for years. The new greens are a welcomed addition.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

City Course

Pace of play was extremely slow , Marshall was no where to be found on the course but he was in the hazard looking for lost balls.I would come back and play again though but price should be lower than 38.00 plus tax

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun if you know what to expect...

Played Saturday afternoon and got a great deal. Was expecting a long round but surprisingly wasn't overly crowded. Was such a great deal that couldn't expect too much, we had a great time. I do wish the greens were cut lower and were faster and truer (they are very slow, VERY). That's my only gripe, but we did have a great time. Saw a little gator on 17 too. That was pretty cool.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

bad faiways

First and foremost we should have been informed that the regular greens were not playable . The fairways are in pitiful condition. No grass thru out course. Needs complete overhaul. Would love to promote city park golf but definite attention is needed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Very disappointing

The course is obviously undergoing some changes. The layout was horrible, most holes were less than 150 yards and what was supposed to be the greens were nothing more than a 10 or 15 foot area with a hole in the middle. It looks like they just took a spot on the fairway and decided to put a hole in it. To be fair, they are building a PGA course across the street and are supposed to overhaul this course in 2017. In the meantime, I don't intend to play it again

Conditions Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not Golf

Literally can't believe they have the audacity to call this dump a golf course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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