Location: Avondale, Louisiana
Designed By: Pete Dye
Total Yardage: 7,425 Yards
Known for its zesty dishes and famous Mardi Gras festival, Louisiana boasts more than beignets and unbeatable jazz music—it’s also home to TPC Louisiana, one of the best golf courses in the South. Designed by master visionary and architect Pete Dye, the course finished construction in 2004 and has been a staple of the PGA TOUR ever since. Featuring lush fairways, an abundance of water hazards, and over 100 bunkers, TPC Louisiana isn’t a walk in the park. Since 2005, the course has hosted the annual Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Featured Hole: 18th (Par 5, 585 Yards)
Stretching from the tee box to the green, the 18th hole at TPC Louisiana features a lengthy canal along the right side of the fairway, with sandy trenches acting as a bumper to protect any balls from hurtling toward the gutter. While the water hazard is intimidating, there are minimal trees on this hole, giving you an unobstructed view of the pin. The fairway starts straight before taking a slight right turn approximately 300 yards out, with a pair of bunkers sitting dead center. Finishing the final hole unscatched should be doable as long as you avoid sailing your tee shot to the far right.