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Posting here since the "Southeast" board gets less traffic ... I'm heading to New Orleans for spring break in two weeks and the family is letting me out for one day to knock it around. What's one public must-play? TPC Louisiana came to mind first since the Zurich is in April; I'm not against spending a couple bucks but there's the usual TPC sticker shock, $200-plus. I know there's English Turn, too. Is one of those the answer or am I missing something else?

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~ TPC - definitely not worth $200 but it is the best course and is always in great shape especially since it will be getting ready for the Zurich. If you aren’t concerned about $ then this is your best bet
~ English Turn - Arguably better than TPC, however it was in the absolute worst shape I’ve ever seen the course about 2 months ago. If you get a more recent and positive update on course conditions then this is the course I would recommend
~ City Park South - Very overpriced and overrated but it’s always kept in good shape and is very close to downtown. 
 
Recommendations close to downtown:
~ Lakewood - less packed and a better course than City Park South imo. Nothing special.
~ Audubon - Executive course. Beautiful setting for a laid back and quick round. Spotty conditions though. 
 
Recommendations outside the city:
~ LaTour & Carter Plantation - my two personal favorites. Both about 45min away but are worth the drive. Way cheaper, less crowded and better golf courses than anything you will play in New Orleans besides TPC.
 
 
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Unfortunately New Orleans is just not blessed with good golf. I lived there for 10 years and it’s only become worse since I left. Honestly none of the courses are that great. I would prob say English Turn is the best layout, but condition can be iffy. If I was going to play one round it would be English Turn based on proximity, price, layout. 

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