Bayou Oaks City Park North Course

2.0324000000 2.0 stars from 5 (37)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 67
  • Length: 5737 yards
  • Slope: 114
  • Rating: 67.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.5 stars from 5
Value: 2.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 37 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

16 out of 37 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city  

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"Start Over"


Joshua6902538's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Only if you can't afford someplace else."


nowgolf22's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Nice place"


u4057448's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very poor greens"


Jonathan6321928's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u541690204's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



pedroso04's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Not worth it"


mp1904's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



billcharb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"awful"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Basic with no frills"


gary6550's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"course not to play"


TAYLORMADE1966's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful afternoon"


mconstantin3666's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Not bad for price"


ellie100964's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"City Course"


ewilk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Fun if you know what to expect..."


Raman6154847's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"bad faiways"


geri1101's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Very disappointing"


jmaiorana's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Not Golf"


u336980779's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Not Worth $7"


crouchingfeather's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2015
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Played here and they had temporary "greens" (spray painted areas on the fairway.) The course should be closed down, permanently. It had rained a day or two before and so the course was water-logged. The "greens" were often located under an inch of water... What a joke this course is and has been for years. Shoddy management has run it into the ground I would say. Not worth your time or even $7 to play here, unless you need to practice your anger management.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great value"


u507239421's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Great, easy course. Currently undergoing greens maintenance, and so they're using temporary greens about 20-30y into the fairway until next season. That said, the rest of the course is in excellent shape.

Pretty easy training wheels course. A little bit of easily passable water here and there, as well as the occasional bunker. Most of the bunkers don't come into play with the temporary greens.

Pace is great. People are polite and will always let you play through if you like. Overall a very relaxed experience.

I could see how this wouldn't be a hit for a very experienced golfer looking for the ultimate in course obstacles - but for someone desirous of an enjoyable, casual round - and for $10 - this is an excellent practice course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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