NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - City Park unveiled its new golf course Tuesday. The plan has been in the works since before Hurricane Katrina, and now, more than a decade later, it's a reality.
The storm destroyed the previous east and west courses at City Park, but the new Bayou Oaks golf course will sit on their historic footprint north of Harrison Avenue.
Like before, golfers will be able to play under 100-year-old oak trees and near natural bayous. City Park's CEO said the multi-million-dollar project will bring a championship-level course back to New Orleans while also providing the park with financial sustainability.
"It's part of the park's long-term plan. We will have two golf courses instead of four, and the championship golf course has the opportunity to really bring championship golf back to the park, the park hosted many championship golf tournaments years ago so, now we have a first rate offering, I think, for the area golfers," said City Park CEO, Bob Becker.
The new Bayou Oaks golf course will open to the public April 21st.