Louisiana’s Audubon Golf Trail is expanding, with the state announcing three additional courses to bring the total number to a perfect 18. The Audubon Golf Trail was named for naturalist and artist John James Audubon, who painted a number of his famous bird studies in Louisiana after being taken by the state’s natural beauty. All 18 courses are coincidentally part of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf Courses, a program dedicated to protecting the environment and preserving natural heritage.
Here’s a look at the three new additions:
LaTour Golf Club in Mathews: Located along the banks of the Bayou Lafourche, LaTour is a David Toms design on 597 acres of beautiful rolling grasslands. Playing 7,232 yards from the tips, there’s plenty of water, pure white sand traps, ideal greens and environmentally friendly native grass to challenge golfers. Not interested in tipping it out? Four sets of tees give the golfer the choice to find the right distance for them.
Oak Knoll Country Club in Hammond: Oak Knoll Country Club is a hidden gem in the Northshore golf community. Shaded by among some of Hammond’s most beautiful oaks, the course offers a fair challenge for golfers of all skill levels, including kids and seniors. The greens are quick here, which makes for a great round.
Koasati Pines Golf Club at Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder: Koasati Pines continues to move up national ranking lists for publicly accessible courses. With six sets of tees to appeal to any player’s talents, golfers will love the pristine greens and beautiful fairways. If 18 holes isn’t enough for your match, the extra 19th hole to settle ties is an island-green par 3.